'Almost a decade has been spent working directly with individuals and businesses, providing creative ways to capture and communicate with target audiences, and beyond.' - Aidy Brooks
Maha Quest - Album Art Design
Art Direction / Illustration / Digital Design
The challenge with this piece was to represent the process of transition from an organic realm to the digital. The tree and hill was at the clients request and due to the surreal nature of the subject matter I set the scene at dusk. This enabled me to play with the lighting, introduce a starry sky and create a more dreamy feel to the artwork.
Forage & Fire - events and pop up shop
Art Direction / Branding / Photography / Film & Production
Forage & Fire was established by two highly experienced chefs from Bristol: Kieran Jefferson and Alex Bluett. The purpose of the business was to bring unusual and unsung foraged ingredients to everyday people, imparting knowledge and changing perceptions of foraged food in the UK. The choice to use the pine cone was to utilise its historic and symbolic reference to enlightenment and its links to the pineal gland. The logo is intended to work on a literal and subtle level in communicating the concepts behind the brand.
To find out more: www.forageandfire.kitchen
Full Screen Tour - film, music and art in the Alps
Art Direction / Branding / Photography / Live Art
I was approached by three highly ambitious, creative, business owners who were venturing out to the French Alps to provide a 3-stop tour of film screenings, live music and art. They were looking for a unique identity that would embody the 'spirit of adventure' and appeal to the extreme sports communities, based in the Alps. I was invited along to re-create the artwork live, on each of the tour stops. Additionally, I created a large back drop of the artwork to be displayed behind the bands / DJ's. To add a personal touch, each canvas created on the night (6 in total) was auctioned off to crowds that attended. The response was profound and I worked alongside some truly inspiring people. Perfect.
For more info: http://www.full-screen-tour.com/
Minirig - portable speakers made in UK
Art Direction / Graphic Design / Illustration / Photography / Stand Design / Live Art
When I saw the opportunity to enter into the Minirig design competition, I sprung into action. The design was to be engraved onto the new Bluetooth Minirig so I created a to-scale, vectorised version of my design for ease of production. The design journeys along the evolution of sound through the ages: (from right to left) a bone wielding, stone bashing caveman, a chanting tribal drummer, an old English gent and gramophone with the last stage of evolution being the Minirig itself. It was an absolute privilege to win the competition and as a result I am currently working with Minirig on re-vamping their brand through graphic design, product photography, website design, stand design and live art at UK events.
Find out more: www.minirigs.co.uk
Minirig design for Vice Magazine - June 2016
Stand design, live art and marketing material for Minirig stand at BPM, N.E.C Birmingham, 2016.
Aidy Brooks - One Man Brand
Art Direction / Branding / Visualisation
The challenge presented by this document was to find a persona that could consolidate all of my creative skill-set into one playful brand image. Based on the all singing, all dancing 'one-man-band' of past times, the design set out to communicate the diversity of my traditional practices within modern tools and equipment.
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