Moondah Brook wine label redesign

Client: Personal project

Date: September, 2014

About: A complete redesign of the Western Australia based Moondah Brook wine range for my design course. The brand is one that focuses on a younger, fresh feeling. I used swirls which were used briefly in the previous design, so I brought that to the centre of attention. The white space in contrast with the complex swirls enhances the design, is eye catching and can be somewhat of a trademark for this brand. The wine types are Verdelho, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Rosé.

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DIY Sharpie Mugs! 

Fall is just around the corner. Soon it’ll be time for hot chocolate, warm ciders, and pumpkin spice everything! So to get into the fall spirit, and to have something nerdy to put all those delicious things in, here is a simple DIY mug with sharpies!

What you need:

  • Plain white mug (Dollar Store has these. The cheaper the better.)
  • Sharpies (Oil based. Check the labels!)
  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Access to an oven

Get the instructions here!


A label I’ve heard one too many times..

Some may say I’m in denial..

Others will blame it on age..

You ask me? I’d tell you I’m just silencing my thoughts.

Do I have cravings? Have that itch that never fades? Nooooo…

What I do have is a curse of an overworking mind.

No I’m not running away from my fears, but simply wiping them away.

My biggest enemy always seems to be myself. And I’m just conquering myself for just a few hours, giving myself temporary moments of pure sanity in a perfectly insane world.

Right yeah what we really need is alcohol that’s been labeled with the reason why you’re drinking it.  I look forward to experiencing “Massive Daddy Issues” sherry, “Working An Unfulfilling Job As A Cabbie Even Though I’ve Got A Ph.D” dark stout, and of course, “No Real Problems I’m Just A Straight-Up Addict” extra-strong vodka.  Oh and who could forget “Slowly Cultivating An Atmosphere Of Illusory Safety Until I Can Roofie Someone” light beer?

I mean yes fine it’s fun to joke like aw gee shucks I had such a rough day, gonna kick it fine with a little wine but I can think of a few people who would literally be ready to beat the everloving shit out of someone before they got loaded, and I wouldn’t add booze to that mix for all the cash in the liquor store register.

  • Alcohol
  • The Kinks
  • Muswell Hillbillies

Artist: The Kinks
Track: Alcohol
Album: Muswell Hillbillies
Label: RCA
Year: 1971

So, my buddy Joe got hitched last night.  In celebration we all went to a bar afterwards and didn’t get home until Satan ‘o clock in the morning.  Mrs. Franko and I… well let’s just say our bar bill was in the triple digits and now she’s lying dramatically on our couch plaintively asking our dog to go and make her some poutine.