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We've kept this labour of love under wraps for the most part but are stoked to finally be able to share it. We initially came up with this idea upon celebrating Vault's ten year milestone. If not for our unhealthy obsession of setting ourself targets and putting (almost) everything on the line to achieve them, we doubt we'd still be around today surrounded by a great team and a body of work we're all proud to be associated with. Using that as inspiration and our love for type, we came up with a series of posters from 0-9, one of each of our 10 years. We'll be releasing more of these numbers over the next couple of months, and what's more, you'll be able to purchase prints on our store which is right around the corner!
We're OFF to OFFF
Hang onto your sangrias because Vault is heading over to speak at one of the world's coolest events celebrating creativity next month - OFFF. The spectacular three day festival, beginning on the the 6th of June, sees creatives from all over the world descend on the stunning capital of Catalonia to inspire, collaborate and overall have a grand old time. We're excited to be sharing some of our stories and seeing lots of old and new faces. We'll be speaking on the Roots stage on the 7th at 17.00 so come along and don't be afraid to say hello!
To the 5 Boros!
Over the weekend, some of Vault's finest took part in the five boro bike tour along with 32,000 other riders. The 40 mile track proved testing at times but nothing a cold brew couldn't fix at the end. Despite suffering from a bad case of "saddle butt" this morning we had a great day out!
For our latest illustration we switched lanes and decided to tap into our inner rev head by delving into the crazy world of NASCAR. We envisioned our team as an elite pit crew bustling around a piping hot Dodge Charger that's just pulled in. Equally heated is the debate of who from the team is actually behind the wheel, an argument which fittingly reminds us of the time we took a go kart out on the streets of New York.
This concept piece we created for Puma was originally developed in the post-Olympic haze, but sat idly by waiting for a few final tweaks to get it over the line.
A Feather In Your Cap
Native Americans are renowned for their ornate and beautiful headdresses but after digging a little further into the subject, we discovered that only the strongest and bravest warriors wore them and that each feather symbolized a brave act. With that for inspiration we wanted to create our own interpretation of the ultimate warrior with a zombie twist. We designed the piece in Illustrator before converting it into a paper sculpture using C4D.
Secretly, we're wishing we each had our own custom headdress to rock in and out of the office, but the powers that be concluded that "refilling the water cooler" and "taking out the trash" didn't classify as brave enough acts. Plus, we wouldn't have been very popular on the subway during rush hour. Guess, this will have to suffice for now...
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JK got DIY on this behemoth of a desk. Rumour is that he chopped the tree down with his bare hands!
We thought it only fitting to show a bit of love to the 5 boroughs that we call home with this typographic collage. Guaranteed to keep you distracted during early morning monday meetings.
Check our facebook album for progress shots
Our latest experiment took us into the wonderful worlds of type and architecture. We plucked inspiration from the likes of M.C. Escher and Frank Lloyd Wright, then applied Vault's hand-crafted aesthetic and the result was this candy colored castle complete with flowing paint and snow capped mountains.
Hustle, Hit, Never Quit.
Our latest artwork celebrates the return of Derrick Rose to the game, in full glory both on the court and as part of Adidas' new line-up of glorious high-tops.
Well, we say 'return', but since D Rose is now out injured, we have our fingers, toes and laces crossed that he makes it back soon. In the mean time we thought we'd send some good vibes his way through this mash up of a little known German company's logo and his signature shoe.
We tricked out the iconic Adidas logo with all the bells and whistles found on the shoe from the marbled rubber sole to Rose's signature adorning the top. It's laced up and ready for action much like we anticipate Rose to be in the coming weeks! All in for D Rose.
It's no secret around here that we Vault49ers are avid beer aficionados. Over a few relaxing brews our minds wandered into the wonderful world brewing the golden elixir. We envisioned a tangle of tubes travelling to and fro, hovering assitants ferrying tools about and a freshly brewed Beck's, condensation and all, appearing through a white mist. After mopping up the drool, we proceeded to realize our own special line of art-inspired Beck's and couldn't be happier with the results.