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Hhaul

Paper-

haul

- Subscription Boxes -

#Paperhaul is the subscription box by Crafty Creatives for the stationary addict. Each box contains a selection of stationary items and a roll of exclusive custom washi tape and features a different illustrator every month.

 

Each stationary box follows a particular, preset theme. For me it was, "a stylized theme influenced by 1940s/mad men/film noir - all with a feminine twist." So I was looking at femme fatales, smoking guns and lipstick. I used a mixture of hand drawn elements on the postcards and stickers, combined with a digital aesthetic for the cards.

Brand

#Paperhaul

 

Project Brief

To create a coordinated collection of stationery for #paperhaul members.

 

Tools

Hand-Rendered, Adobe Illustrator & Adobe Photoshop

...#Paperhaul is a box that brings you a surprise collection of high quality design-led postcards, tags, stickers, craft papers and more, all lovingly assembled into a different theme each month...

Short animation of the Paperhaul Film Noir products by Rory J Murphy

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POSTCARD

SET

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.

Preliminary skech of man and woman about to kiss drawn in HB clutch pencil on cartridge paper
Final preliminary skech of a woman having shot the man she was kissing in the previous image drawn in HB clutch pencil on cartridge paper
Final artwork for Kiss Me Deadly postcard of man and woman about to kiss drawn in indian ink on bristol boards
Final artwork for Beautiful Deadly postcard of man and woman about to kiss drawn in indian ink on bristol boards

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WASHI

TAPE

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.

Washi tape featurig icon vector artwork of film noir trope like cocktail glass, lipstick, a smoking gun and earrings.
Washi tape featurig icon vector artwork of film noir trope like cocktail glass, lipstick, a smoking gun and earrings.

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STICKER

PACK

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.

Sticker pack featuring artwork of various film noir architypes like the fall guy and femme fatale

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THE

NOTEBOOK

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.

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Short animation of the Paperhaul Film Noir products by Rory J Murphy
Preliminary skech of man and woman about to kiss drawn in HB clutch pencil on cartridge paper
Final preliminary skech of a woman having shot the man she was kissing in the previous image drawn in HB clutch pencil on cartridge paper
Final artwork for Kiss Me Deadly postcard of man and woman about to kiss drawn in indian ink on bristol boards
Final artwork for Beautiful Deadly postcard of man and woman about to kiss drawn in indian ink on bristol boards
Washi tape featurig icon vector artwork of film noir trope like cocktail glass, lipstick, a smoking gun and earrings.
Washi tape featurig icon vector artwork of film noir trope like cocktail glass, lipstick, a smoking gun and earrings.
Sticker pack featuring artwork of various film noir architypes like the fall guy and femme fatale
Short animation of the Paperhaul Film Noir products by Rory J Murphy
Preliminary skech of man and woman about to kiss drawn in HB clutch pencil on cartridge paper
Final preliminary skech of a woman having shot the man she was kissing in the previous image drawn in HB clutch pencil on cartridge paper
Final artwork for Kiss Me Deadly postcard of man and woman about to kiss drawn in indian ink on bristol boards
Final artwork for Beautiful Deadly postcard of man and woman about to kiss drawn in indian ink on bristol boards
Washi tape featurig icon vector artwork of film noir trope like cocktail glass, lipstick, a smoking gun and earrings.
Washi tape featurig icon vector artwork of film noir trope like cocktail glass, lipstick, a smoking gun and earrings.
Sticker pack featuring artwork of various film noir architypes like the fall guy and femme fatale
Short animation of the Paperhaul Film Noir products by Rory J Murphy
Preliminary skech of man and woman about to kiss drawn in HB clutch pencil on cartridge paper
Final preliminary skech of a woman having shot the man she was kissing in the previous image drawn in HB clutch pencil on cartridge paper
Final artwork for Kiss Me Deadly postcard of man and woman about to kiss drawn in indian ink on bristol boards
Final artwork for Beautiful Deadly postcard of man and woman about to kiss drawn in indian ink on bristol boards
Washi tape featurig icon vector artwork of film noir trope like cocktail glass, lipstick, a smoking gun and earrings.
Washi tape featurig icon vector artwork of film noir trope like cocktail glass, lipstick, a smoking gun and earrings.
Sticker pack featuring artwork of various film noir architypes like the fall guy and femme fatale
Short animation of the Paperhaul Film Noir products by Rory J Murphy
Preliminary skech of man and woman about to kiss drawn in HB clutch pencil on cartridge paper
Final artwork for Kiss Me Deadly postcard of man and woman about to kiss drawn in indian ink on bristol boards
Final preliminary skech of a woman having shot the man she was kissing in the previous image drawn in HB clutch pencil on cartridge paper
Final artwork for Beautiful Deadly postcard of man and woman about to kiss drawn in indian ink on bristol boards
Washi tape featurig icon vector artwork of film noir trope like cocktail glass, lipstick, a smoking gun and earrings.
Washi tape featurig icon vector artwork of film noir trope like cocktail glass, lipstick, a smoking gun and earrings.
Sticker pack featuring artwork of various film noir architypes like the fall guy and femme fatale
Short animation of the Paperhaul Film Noir products by Rory J Murphy
Preliminary skech of man and woman about to kiss drawn in HB clutch pencil on cartridge paper
Final artwork for Kiss Me Deadly postcard of man and woman about to kiss drawn in indian ink on bristol boards
Final preliminary skech of a woman having shot the man she was kissing in the previous image drawn in HB clutch pencil on cartridge paper
Final artwork for Beautiful Deadly postcard of man and woman about to kiss drawn in indian ink on bristol boards
Washi tape featurig icon vector artwork of film noir trope like cocktail glass, lipstick, a smoking gun and earrings.
Washi tape featurig icon vector artwork of film noir trope like cocktail glass, lipstick, a smoking gun and earrings.
Sticker pack featuring artwork of various film noir architypes like the fall guy and femme fatale
Short animation of the Paperhaul Film Noir products by Rory J Murphy
Preliminary skech of man and woman about to kiss drawn in HB clutch pencil on cartridge paper
Final artwork for Kiss Me Deadly postcard of man and woman about to kiss drawn in indian ink on bristol boards
Final preliminary skech of a woman having shot the man she was kissing in the previous image drawn in HB clutch pencil on cartridge paper
Final artwork for Beautiful Deadly postcard of man and woman about to kiss drawn in indian ink on bristol boards
Washi tape featurig icon vector artwork of film noir trope like cocktail glass, lipstick, a smoking gun and earrings.
Washi tape featurig icon vector artwork of film noir trope like cocktail glass, lipstick, a smoking gun and earrings.
Sticker pack featuring artwork of various film noir architypes like the fall guy and femme fatale
Short animation of the Paperhaul Film Noir products by Rory J Murphy
Preliminary skech of man and woman about to kiss drawn in HB clutch pencil on cartridge paper
Final artwork for Kiss Me Deadly postcard of man and woman about to kiss drawn in indian ink on bristol boards
Final preliminary skech of a woman having shot the man she was kissing in the previous image drawn in HB clutch pencil on cartridge paper
Final artwork for Beautiful Deadly postcard of man and woman about to kiss drawn in indian ink on bristol boards
Washi tape featurig icon vector artwork of film noir trope like cocktail glass, lipstick, a smoking gun and earrings.
Washi tape featurig icon vector artwork of film noir trope like cocktail glass, lipstick, a smoking gun and earrings.
Sticker pack featuring artwork of various film noir architypes like the fall guy and femme fatale