I have had the great pleasure of designing flyers and collaborating with folks at the Random Tea Room, a fantastic tea and herbals store here in Philadelphia. I will be working with them to co-curate an art show in January that addresses the backwards nature of consumer culture, medicine, health and environmental politics. To me, I find this event to be perfect timing considering the recent revelations being exposed about the TPP. Anyone interested in submitting work, please do!
I just finished some awesome logo and labelling work for Alyssa Schimmel of Velvet Earth Herbs! I had so much fun with this project!
Alyssa is a talented herbalist who is starting her own line of tea blends, tinctures, salves and tonics. Be sure to look out for her and her classes atHydroPose Studio and the Random Tea Room in Philadelphia.
Art Nouveau and old apothecary labels played a large part in the inspiration of this design. I illustrated Alyssa’s favorite herbs for the main logo – Dandelion, Yarrow, Mugwort, Elder and Corn Poppies – working the foliage into a circular shape that starts small and builds up to form a powerful wave. The stages of the moon, significant to Alyssa’s herbal methods and teachings, radiate outward from the the logo along the band that will be used to hold the tea tins shut. I can’t wait to see this on the final product!