Ambrose + Harper


DEETS


PROJECT INFO

Product Concept
4 Weeks

SCOPE

Concept Art
Packaging Design
Painting
Illustration
Brand / Vis ID



REQUIREMENTS

Objectives

The objective for this packaging project was to design a sustainable paint product without the use of conventional paint cans.


With the niche market of craftsmen in mind, I branded a line of sustainable paint motivated by principles of legacy and tradition. The craft of painting is resurrected as an artistic ritual and mindful practice. Starting with compressed blocks of eco-friendly paint powder, the compact package includes all materials and tools needed to hand-mix your own paint, and create the perfect tint in small batches - just add water. With Ambrose & Harper, the preparation of the paint becomes very much a part of the process as the painting itself.


My grandfather Ambrose is the source of my inspiration as a designer and for this product—his presence in my life as an artisan, teacher and beloved community member has strongly influenced what I value in this world. Each handcrafted component of this product is made from reclaimed wood, fabric or leather, staying true to the principle of tradition—passing heirlooms from one generation to the next.



What's Unique?

Everything organic from the apron to the wooden box and the leather bag were handmade specifically for this project. Other items were repurposed as well.


Environmentally Friendly Packaging

Shelving & Display-Friendly—Easily shippable on pallettes

Environmentally-friendly paint product

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ROOTS

“The preparation of the paint becomes [as] much a part of the process as the painting itself. … Each handcrafted component of this product is made from reclaimed wood, fabric or leather, staying true to the principle of tradition — passing heirlooms from one generation to the next.”

These were the skull patterns I lillustrated—they were on the bottles itself as well as the covers on the packaging, meant to be reused as decor or keepsakes.


BTS

Process

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