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#Paperhaul is an offshoot of Crafty Creatives, a subscription based service whereby consumers are able to subscribe to the service and receive a stationery pack which has been illustrated by a selected artist or illustrator. Inside the pack contains postcards, a greetings card, washi tape, a notebook and some stickers.
The concept behind the postcards was to produce two panels that would tell a story. Here we have familiar tropes of Film Noir - the femme fatale and the flawed hero who could be protector or tool. The postcards were intended to be a comic book panels giving a slice into two separate stories and the viewer would fill in the blanks themselves.
The washi tape collection was meant to invoke familiar Film Noir tropes - the smoking gun, the earrings and lipstick. These were rendered as vector images. On reflection I wish I had used a texture overly.
Initially, the washi tape was a generic pattern that the client ordered and it wasn't until I did some research and found a supplier in China who would be able to produce custom washi tape at a reasonable price. Subsequently my collection was the first to feature custom washi tape.
For the stickers I was very keen to go with a facial rogues gallery of Film Noir characters. Some of these were referenced from existing Film Noir characters and some were created based on characters I had seen.
My approach for the Notebook cover was centred around an exploration of Film Noir title cards and their typography. I did a large amount of research and opted to go for a 3-d relief effect that I thought would complement the concept behind these was to produce two panels that would tell a story.