I stumbled across this rather lovely living room shot on Pinterest and on further investigation, found out it was the living room of British artist/interior designer Rory Dobner.
This gig poster for band Now The Rabbit Has The Gun features um…a rabbit with a gun. It might not be the most original concept for the band name but it’s soaked in history. With Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd scenes in the background, this character also gives a cheeky wink to the “Golden Age” of American animation. A time where cartoons like Mickey Mouse, Bugs Bunny, Donald, Daffy, Popeye and Tom & Jerry took the world by storm.
I’m a fan of the Avett Brothers. I guess it’s odd to me because no one I know ever mentions them so I assume they must either be uncool or a dirty secret.
Upon researching “blind rabbit care” last week, I stumbled across some gorgeous burger porn from Jacksonville, Florida.
I’m loving this design for 2009 R. Müller Riesling by Octavin. Also known as “bunny wine” and produced from grapes grown in the Landwein Rhine region of Germany and is a sweet reisling.
A collection of vintage crate labels from Pinterest. I can’t imagine that Tofu the bunny would be any good at farming carrots or apples, though he is very good at working the land.
Three Beans is an Auckland coffee roaster now based at City Works Depot and the branding for their Gangster Rabbit blend caught my eye. I’m not sure if this little dude is me before or after a coffee. Probably after. Order from their website here.
From the Cottontail Studios website: “Ryan Gosling. David Beckham. George Clooney. What do these hunks all have in common? They’d all look even better in this shirt. There’s nothing more rugged and manly than a guy who loves rabbits, and now you can inform the general public by wearing this shirt. Wear it to support the bunny-loving men in your life, or to let people know how manly you feel when you cuddle your furry wingman. As always, 50% of the proceeds from the sales of this shirt go directly to rabbit shelters in need!” Cottontail Studios have this awesome shirt for sale for just $20. Get the man in your life one here. Here’s the original photo:
The age of the rabbit has come. ‘nuff said.
Choices US artist Jermaine Rogers has just released a new vinyl figure of a knife-weilding rabbit titled “Choices”. “This 8 inch vinyl figure strikes an alert pose, wide-eyed and aware. Our little bunny must make an important choice…and he holds the instrument to carry out his decision. What bunny’s choice is and what the implications of his decision will be is for you to decide. ‘Choices’ (regular edition) figure is limited to 500 pieces worldwide.” The Koala and I have quite a collection of rabbit shaped vinyl toys already, but I want this one so bad!
The nostalgia of the road-side inn with pub and rooms upstairs has come a long, long way. The Wild Rabbit in Kingham, Oxfordshire, UK doesn’t conjure up tired, old rooms where pungent travellers rest their weary heads (after drinking and eating too much in the pub downstairs). Far from it. Built in 1950, The Wild Rabbit was renovated last year to a high standard. With a very nice restaurant and traditional village pub attached, guest are welcome to stay in one of their 12 very comfortable rooms. Their rooms have sweet names such as the Hare, Otter and Mouse rooms.
Badger beers had a brand-wide redesign by starting with their Hopping Hare beer. The result is fresh while still being very English countryside. The typography is very playful with strong illustrated elements. This redesign was done by UK advertising agency Brand Opus. Check out this and more of Brand Opus’s portfolio here: http://www.brandopus.com
I’m quite fond of the branding for Shiner’s Wild Hare Pale Ale. The copy was clearly written by advanced lagomorph experts. Lepus texianus hopus aleicus STYLE: Classic American Pale Ale ABV: 5.5% IBU: 32 A mature individual stands 9.5 inches tall and weighs 12.0001 ounces. Renowned for its assertive temperament and hoppy characteristics. It has a distinguished heritage, being the product of high alpha Bravo and U.S. Golding hops, as well as two-row barley malt with a blend of Munich and caramel malts. Note the Wild Hare’s handsome red pelt and distinctive neck band, which helps distinguish it from others out in the wild. The beer enthusiast is its only known predator. More info on their website here: http://www.shiner.com/beer/wild-hare
Check out this linocut design by artist Mark Hearld for St Jude. The design is called “Harvest Hare” and the wallpaper is printed in the UK using water-based inks and paper from sustained forests. Available in blue slate, corn and chalk white. Also available in other colours as cushion covers and fabric. More info on Mark Hearld’s printmaking here: www.stjudesfabrics.co.uk/collections/mark-hearld
Ragbit is an Indonesian clothing label with designs by Riayu Putri Narindra from Bandung, Indonesia. I like the juxtaposition of old style illustration with contemporary geometric fonts and shapes. You can see this project and others on Riayu’s Behance page here: http://www.behance.net/riayuputri Please do, she has some great food related designs.
I bought one of these cute Petite Bunny Gloss Bars by TONYMOLY a while ago because of the adorable packaging. Turns out I really liked the product as well. The colours are cute and subtle and each comes with a delicious flavour. I got the winking one but there is something very alluring about the angry one on the end. You can get them for around $10US from many online retailers.
This very sweet scarf-wearing rabbit illustration is by Donna McKenzie. She sells her prints on Etsy and you can see this image and more on her website: www.donnamckenzieillustration.com I love how suddenly regal or gentlemanly this rabbit looks. I’ve been wearing a scarf most days, I hope I look this fancy. Tofu the bunny doesn’t wear a scarf, he has a nice fluffy dewlap the doubles as a scarf. Hope you are keeping warm this winter! The winter solstice happened upon us over the weekend and I’m very much looking forward to longer days. Walking to work in the dark feels so wrong.
Happy Monday Bunday! I love finding rabbit inspired graphic design out in the wild. Especially when they are relevant and fresh like this branding project. Ignitec is a product design company specialising in 3D prototyping. I love their leaping rabbit logo which represents leaps and bounds in their innovations and also the speed, agility and endurance of their work. This logo was designed by Maria Grønlund and you can see more of her work over on her Behance page here: http://www.behance.net/MariaGroenlund
Happy Monday! Hope you all had a lovely weekend. The Koala and I had the best weekend in ages. I think when the week is long and hard the weekends feel particularly short and sweet. I couldn’t find the artist responsible for this amazing image which I found via Tumblr. If you know who I can credit this to please let me know! I would love to know of the context, if it is a stand alone painting or if it is movie. It looks very 1960’s sci-fi pulp. It is so awesomely bizarre. I’d love it as a print in my office. Edit: Thanks to Kara La La La, I now know this is by Joel F. Naprstek. With his name I was able to find more about this piece: “Art by Joel Naprstek for “Just a Couple Of Space Rogues Playing Name That Tune.”, written by Adam Troy-Castro. See Joel’s work here: http://jfnstudios.net/index.html