Original Pirate Material

Original Pirate Material.

Music plays a large part of what we do here at Foundry. We’re inspired by it and love working with it, and to it. The way that music can tap into our emotions is truly powerful.  The way it can often spark memories, feelings and can even provide new perspective – it’s an amazing creative stimulant.

We recently made some time for ourselves to create a concept piece that was inspired by one of our favourite albums of all time. The streets, Original Pirate Material. Our objective was to create a icon that represented each of the 14 tracks on the album.

This is what we came up with.

The notebook

Welcome to the notebook.

We’ve gone and made ourselves a blog – It’s called ‘the notebook’, partly because it’s good looking like Ryan Gosling and secondly because the poor use of grammar will probably make you cry. For both of these reasons we think it’s worth a look. We’ll be working away at filling it with informative design articles, studio insights, artistic endeavours (that we don’t get paid for) and random thoughts that keep us awake at night. Happy reading Mum!

Our new home.

Our old new home.

It’s been a busy time over the past couple of months here in Geelong Street. We’ve been renovating an unused warehouse and turning it into our design studio and a creative hub that we share with Canberra based apparel company Multiply Mfg. Co. and local photographers Lightbulb Studio.

It’s taken a good amount of construction, painting, sanding and polishing. Along with a healthy share of blood, sweat and beers. But after all of the hard work, and looking at the photos, I’m sure you’ll agree, that the outcome has been nothing short of amazing.

We’ve created a studio/warehouse that will be an exciting creative workspace for the years to come. So whether you need apparel, photography, graphic design or just some general creative advice – chances are, we’ll be able to help.

Come in soon for a coffee and chat, we’d love to show you around!

Night Moves.

Night Moves.

We’ve been working on our night moves again with Lightbulb studio and our pals at Little Flexi. This time we’ve created some of our favourte illustrations and patterns with a light painting tool called the pixel stick. This bad boy lets us paint the streets in the most legal way available – no clean up or swift getaways needed.

It creates a light projection that we capture by camera using a long exposure. It’s a pretty nifty piece of gear and we’ve got a few more projects in the mix with this little guy. Stay tuned to this Bat channel – there’s more coming soon!