Vivant Creations wanted to develop a winter-themed range of homewares based around a new set of inspirational quotes and positive affirmations. Stephen had worked closely with Vivant on their other products, giving him a detailed understanding of their existing designs. He began by working through a selection of fonts and typeset arrangements for the quotes, then iterated on potential colour palettes to suit the winter theme. The outcome was a set of six compositions that captured the haunting beauty of winter while simultaneously celebrating the joy of life.

Design Direction: Vivant Creations
Creative Direction: Stephen Franklin
Graphic Design: Stephen Franklin
After the main compositions had been approved, Vivant directed Stephen on applying the designs to a range of homeware products such as these scented candles.
Dream - type and illustration composition on square canvas.
Dream - type and illustration composition on square canvas.
Beautiful - type and illustration composition on square canvas.
Beautiful - type and illustration composition on square canvas.
Enjoy - type and illustration composition on square canvas.
Enjoy - type and illustration composition on square canvas.
Learn - type and illustration composition on square canvas.
Learn - type and illustration composition on square canvas.
Peace - type and illustration composition on square canvas.
Peace - type and illustration composition on square canvas.
Explore - type and illustration composition on square canvas.
Explore - type and illustration composition on square canvas.
Vivant supplied Stephen with base stock illustration artwork, which he customised to suit the typographic compositions and colour palette of the winter theme.
Franklin developed a pattern for the exterior of the candle box packaging and produced the finished artwork to the print supplier’s specifications. Only three of the compositions were chosen for use with the scented candles.
Enjoy - type and illustration composition on scented candle glass container.
Enjoy - type and illustration composition on scented candle glass container.
Enjoy - type and illustration composition on scented candle box packaging.
Enjoy - type and illustration composition on scented candle box packaging.
Learn - type and illustration composition on scented candle glass container.
Learn - type and illustration composition on scented candle glass container.
Learn - type and illustration composition on scented candle box packaging.
Learn - type and illustration composition on scented candle box packaging.
Beautiful - type and illustration composition on scented candle glass container.
Beautiful - type and illustration composition on scented candle glass container.
Beautiful - type and illustration composition on scented candle box packaging.
Beautiful - type and illustration composition on scented candle box packaging.
Four of the composition artworks were also adapted for use on fabric as seen with the place mats and cushion cases below.
Dream - type and illustration composition on fabric place mat.
Dream - type and illustration composition on fabric place mat.
Beautiful - type and illustration composition on fabric place mat.
Beautiful - type and illustration composition on fabric place mat.
Enjoy - type and illustration composition on fabric place mat.
Enjoy - type and illustration composition on fabric place mat.
Learn - type and illustration composition on fabric place mat.
Learn - type and illustration composition on fabric place mat.
Enjoy - type and illustration composition on fabric cushion cover.
Enjoy - type and illustration composition on fabric cushion cover.
Dream - type and illustration composition on fabric cushion cover.
Dream - type and illustration composition on fabric cushion cover.
Learn - type and illustration composition on fabric cushion cover.
Learn - type and illustration composition on fabric cushion cover.
Beautiful - type and illustration composition on fabric cushion cover.
Beautiful - type and illustration composition on fabric cushion cover.
Half page ad for the Spirit Range.
Half page ad for the Spirit Range.
Half page Spirit Range ad in place on a full-page grid.
Half page Spirit Range ad in place on a full-page grid.
Stephen also produced the design layouts used for marketing the Spirit range on the website, email marketing, and print publications.

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