Le Col SS21 – F*ck it, Fake it
Cycling has always put emphasis on place – From the Alpine climbs of Galibier, Croix de Fer and Stelvio, to the steep streets of Siena – where you ride holds weight. In testing times with restrictions on travel and hopes of winter sun abroad, hopes of our Spring Summer photoshoots evaporated with each announcement. Like everyone, dreams of switchbacks and short sleeves were dashed.
Having explored options to shoot in Tenerife, and then Mallorca, and then turning our own frustrations into an opportunity to go back to the drawing board and be more creative. It became clear from the process, that actually, do we want to be seeing images of other people riding those iconic and sunny roads? Social influencers were flouting the rules, and our patience, time for Plan C – F*ck it, Fake it… time to be more playful, embrace our home roads and put a bit of fun back into cycling, like so many have found in lockdown. Own it.
Concept & Execution: Limited Edition Design
Client: Le Col
Photography: Michael Blann
Retouch: Phil Borg
Production: Squire & Thom Green
Bug is back, showcasing music videos on the big screen, hosted by Adam Buxton.
Each event has its own model bug crafted from pieces of dismantled film and music equipment. Each bug is photographed from overhead, mimicking old taxidermy, and is coupled with big bold typography and a paired back colour palette.
BUG’s objective is to give big-screen exposure to the most awe-inspiring new work in music videos. That means everything from work by well-known masters of the medium to young newcomers working on zero budgets. The sub-heading of BUG – The Evolution of Music Video – refers to the new democracy in videomaking created by the digital revolution – both in creating and distributing work. BUG is all about brilliant visual ideas, and as such BUG consistently unearths amazing new filmmaking talent. See more here.
Le Col Autumn Winter photography
A small selection of our photography direction for Le Col Autumn/Winter 2018 campaign shot by Russ Elis in the Yorkshire Dales.
Stryyk. Zero-proof spirits.
We’ve spent the last six months working closely with the Stryyk team to realise the initial concept and bring the first two products to market. Our strategy and positioning is inspired by the idea of enjoying a night out without compromise. A love of going out, being part of the story and not missing out. An innovative approach, for an innovative product, removing the stigma of ‘not’ drinking, by delivering a product with the taste and complexity to build a proper cocktail with zero-proof.
A bold approach that needed a bold brand, unapologetic and full of energy. We’re not about kooky craft, forced aspiration or self-importance. Uniquely summed up as; All the spirit. None of the alcohol.
Stryyk emulates the flavours of gin and rum. Stryyk Not Gin is a blend of juniper, rosemary and basil, while Stryyk Not Rum combines clove, oakwood and grapefruit. Stryyk is 100% natural with no sugar, no fat, no carbs and no artificial flavours.