Apr 22, 2010
Tom Lane is the guy behind Ginger Monkey, living in Bristol, the UK, he has produced some incredible works for big clients such as Sony Ericcson, Mercedez-Benz, Coca-Cola, BT, BMW, Miller and many others. We can also see his works on popular magazines like Computer Arts. So in this post we will show you some of the new pieces from his recently updated website.
I design, illustrate and make things.10 years ago I caught a bug, an insatiable need to create, a need to get better at creating. I've been chasing the sense of achievement that comes from putting an idea down, seeing it grow, take shape, and have it exist 'out there'. I'm one of those lucky people that make a living doing what they love.
What can I say about Uber, great project, great people to work with. I was brought in to come up with an approach to their branding that was new and exciting and embodied the theme of 'Bloody/Beautiful'... Tom Lane
Gee a lollipop
I had the idea to illustrate the letter G to form one of the big, swirly lollipops you sometimes see in movies, on TV, or at fares. I wanted to make it look lovely and lickable. I started with a rough sketch, intended to simply get the idea down, and then worked out most of the form in a more detailed sketch... Tom Lane
I began this piece wanting to experiment with embellishing an existing typeface (affair) to create an elegant and organic flow between the characters... Tom Lane
I became heavily inspired when looking through a great book on 60's album artwork...
Force of Nature
The idea here was to create a symmetrical illustration that blended and fused a pattern with animals under the theme 'the full force of nature'... Tom Lane
Tied into my Eye-i piece, as this too was heavily inspired by a couple of psychedelic album covers from the 60's...
Caffè Eleganza Brand
Probably my furthest ranging project to date. I wore a lot of hats for this one. It started with putting together the initial plans for the building and carried right through to branding the business, setting out an identity, plus a spot of interior design to bring it all together.... Tom Lane
Here's a first look at my new streetwear and artwork label. I’ll be making a lot of the new pieces I’ve been working on, and some new ones in development, available as limited edition prints and tshirts... Tom Lane
I was asked by Orion Books to create a typography led design for Lisa Hiltons book... Tom Lane
These were just a few of Tom's new works. He is one of my favorite designers out there, I believe I don't need to explain why after these examples.