Saturday, September 8, 2012

A New Look

A 'New Look' for Fanantique

If you've been following along for a while, you'll know that the past year has brought about some massive changes and both my business, 'Fanantique' and my career as an illustrator have been somewhat neglected.

Now that things are slowly starting to get back on track, I have put some time into re-branding everything and am trying to consolidate everything I do into one cohesive identity . It is not easy!

To gather inspiration, I looked over both the current Fanantique and Lizzie Lamb branding; logo design, fonts, colours along with some of my favorite images and promotional graphics created.

 Above: The Current Fanantique logo & colours
Below: An advertising image created for a sale
(photography by Rob Luxford of Vivid )

My very favorite Fanantique image is this one below, of the gorgeous Anna Boulic in this fabulous 1950's dress. I am sure you have seen this image around the place on the Fanantique website and facebook page.

While having a think about all this, I spotted an image I had hanging above my desk and drew a quick interpretive sketch of it.
I then scanned the image and had a play with it in Adobe illustrator, adding some color and tweaking the design. (I'm thinking about trying to upload a tutorial soon)

below: The iconic image that inspired me, Dior's 1947 New Look

This rough sketch was scanned and then colour shading and pattern added to create the below drawing.

I was pretty happy with the image, so used it as my starting point to create my new business card (I love polka dots!) I just got the cards back from the printer and they turned out well. I actually went with rounded corners and they turned out great.


  1. Glad to hear that things are getting back on track for you. It's been a big year for you and Gabor and you are due some smooth sailing ahead. The business cards look great and I can't wait to see how it all comes together in the coming months. :)

  2. Thanks Rusty! We have still got some hurdles to get over but things are getting better.

  3. That vintage Dior photo is gorgeous! :) What a divine blog you have here!

  4. @dreamndigital, isn't it? I just love the models pose in that Dior photo. Thanks for your kind words!


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