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custom series 9: what does it mean to be human?

by lostasylum | June 11th, 2009 

Sometimes, loaded questions like these are the ones that are hardest to answer. There is no textbook answer, and a subjective answer doesn’t really cut it most times either. But that exactly what we were tasked with doing.

Our clients knew the questions they wanted to ask, they knew the theme for their camp, but they didn’t know what design would go well with the questions and the theme in order to publicise their upcoming camps for 2009.

We had worked with this client previously in 2008 and we’d like to think that they liked our work, which is why they came back to us =). In any case, they suggested doing postcards that could be sent out as publicity material. The challenge was how to create something that would embody their theme: human.

After putting our thinking caps on and providing the proposal, our final design proved to be something that the client liked and perhaps some of you may have received these publicity postcards….

We’ve decided to be a little more creative in our photo display and thus decided to compile them into a presentation style format… we hope you like it!

Don’t forget, you can always contact us via email here: admin[at]simplyblatant[dot]com, even if it’s just a query or a quotation… have a great weekend folks!




custom series 8: the hopeless romantics…

by lostasylum | May 25th, 2009 

What makes a wedding special? Some say it’s how grand it is, or who makes it to the wedding celebration. For us over here at blatant© believe that the personal touch is what makes a big difference, which is why we’re big on customised wedding cards. Otherwise, you might as well source for ready made cards. Yup, we tell it like it is… that’s why we’re blatant©… =)

Anyway, back to this week’s custom series, this week we’re gonna talk about the card we did for a very romantic couple. The story goes like this… The handsome prince wanted to propose to his princess, but he wanted to do it differently. He actually went through pains to draw their memories before finally proposing. Romantic eh?

When we were approached to do their wedding cards, the couple wanted something that would include the proposal images. It was a great joy working with them because they gave a lot of input and were very easy-going. So we discussed, designed, proposed, and it was agreed…the result is a rather unique wedding card:

The drawings that were used in the proposal were digitally redrawn and added on the first fold of the card, along with the line: “since we’ve spent SOOOOO much time together…”. Little eyes were added to the letters “O” because it just added to the cuteness of the card.

The inside fold of the card shows the drawing of the couple getting married (based on drawing in front) with the punch to the statement in the front… “we might as well spend the rest of our lives together”.

Green was used as the main colour because their wedding theme colour was green and it would only be fitting that we created a card that would go with the actual wedding day colour theme.

As you can see, this will be a wedding card that even when this romantic couple look back in 10 or 20 years’ time, they will look at the card fondly, remembering the day when they decided to “pak toh” together for the rest of their lives…

It was really satisfying to know that the couple were very happy with the final product and we will try our best to continue making couples happy.

You can always request for a meet up by emailing us here: admin[at]simplyblatant[dot]com. We’ll be more than happy to show you our portfolio, offer ideas and just discuss over a cup of coffee or tea. And yes, the first meeting is totally FOC. Curious yet? =)




custom series 6: F1 Fever Is Here!

by lostasylum | March 11th, 2009 

For many passionate fans, 2 Nov 2008 marked the beginning of a LLLLOOONNNGGGG mourning period until the magical date of 27 March 2009 came along… for those still in the blur, 2 Nov 2008 was the date the Formula 1 (F1) 2008/09 season came to a close….. and 27 March 2009 will be the start of the F1 2009/10 season….

But it’s not just the F1 race fever that seems to be taking hold in this part of the world. If you would’ve noticed around you, F1 shirts seem to be the rage these days. IT companies, delivery companies, even certain high ranking bank officers seem to have taken a special affection to this style of shirts…

Well, blatant© was asked to come up with a simple design for this groundwater specialist company in the same vein. Their specifications were simple: it must be a colour that will not dirty easily, formal enough to be worn by the corporate staff but also can be worn by technicians and field workers, and must have their company logo as well as their suppliers’ logo…..

There were a few things that we decided the course designing this shirt…. Firstly, we didn’t want the design to be too plain because it would look boring. We also decided against the colours of black and white because white would get dirty easily while black would kill the technicians who needed to work under the sun.

In the end, we proposed a 3 colour design that we produced for Drilco Technologies:

Here’s a close up of the embroidery work…

Well, if you’re already roaring to go and get your F1 shirt for your company, organisation or even your group of friends, then your first step is to drop us a mail at admin[at]simplyblatant[dot]com. From there, we’ll design something that will have you grinning all the way from the office to the Sepang racetrack!




custom series 5: the tall, the short and everything in between..

by lostasylum | February 26th, 2009 

And so, today’s story is about a couple from different ends of the spectrum. No, not in terms of personality, but quite literally… =)

Of course, both were slim and beautiful in appearance… but the main thing that made this couple stick out in a crowd was the fact that the guy was really tall while his bride was really… erm.. let’s just say she wasn’t well endowed in the height department…

So, when they wanted to get married, they thought that artwork that emphasized their short and tall combo would be something cute, and they also requested for a more cartoon-ish feel about it….

Based on their requirements, this is what we came up with (their names have been blurred out to protect their identity)…

Something worth noting is that again, the simplicity is what brings out the beauty in this card… you buy some nice fancy paper sheets (please don’t paper from your dustbin!!!), ribbon, and tracing paper (transparent type) and voila, you’ve got something that looks really great..

And the best part is, all the tastefully done decorations only served to make the design more eye-catching…. And, they reproduced the design for their wedding ceremony cards as well.. using the same fancy paper! Looks great doesn’t it?

So, excited about creating your own wedding cards yet? If you’re ready with an idea, drop us a line at admin[at]simplyblatant[dot]com and we’ll be happy to be part of your wedding card preparation!




custom series 3: The Viking vs the Chinese

by lostasylum | February 12th, 2009 

Simplicity due to lack of creativity doesn’t usually look too good. But when simplicity is the end product of an idea thoroughly processed, then what you get is beauty in its minimalist form…..

The groom was a strapping young Malaysian Chinese who had fallen in love with a Norwegian beauty. That was the easy part. The hard part was when they decided to tie the knot. How would you go about creating a wedding invite that would not lean too heavily on one heritage and downplay the heritage of the other?

Well, being provided with the ideas by the very creative groom of fusing their heritage, this was the end product of when the Viking Ship squared off against the Chinese Junk:

The card in itself was very minimalist and the printing on the grainy paper made it look very nice….

Perhaps some of you may prefer something more elaborate, with more colour, more folds or more patterns. Whatever it is that you would like for your wedding card, we can help you create something unique that you can be proud of and cherish for a long, long time.

If you have any queries or questions, do drop us an email at admin[at]simplyblatant[dot]com and we’ll be sure to get back to you within the week. Happy planning!




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