Sunday, March 30, 2014

Tumblr.

Hello!

I have found a quick and easy new way to post about things, and it's all happening on Tumblr.
Check it out, I'll be likely to slowly shift there as it is a bit easier and quicker to use!

www.rachel-tribout.tumblr.com


Saturday, March 29, 2014

Scout Ceramics

This is the new visual identity I have created for Scout Ceramics, a collection of creations by artist Molly Kendall. 

 The inspiration for Scout originates in Scout Finch, the tomboy daughter of civil rights activist Atticus Finch in the Harper Lee book "To Kill A Mockingbird". Scout is a symbol of bravery and laughter. 




Tuesday, March 18, 2014

One AGDA

Agda has gone through a rebranding, and what came up is pretty awesome!

A selected bunch of designers and illustrators from around the country where asked to come up with a design that would answer the question "What can Australian design do?" The design had to fit in a half "A" shape.

I collaborated with Futago to create the illustration/design below. The idea was that Australian design can bring the most random things together and create something completely new, innovate, have fun while not taking itself too seriously.

It was fun!


Sunday, March 9, 2014

Thank you!

Hello hello,

Some belated news from the Blueberry HQ!

The Pozible campaign I ran in February was successful and we went over target by 146%. A big thank you to everyone who helped, shared and pledged!

The project is going ahead. The hardcover edition is sent to print; it might take awhile to happen though, so I am expecting to launch the book at the start of July. The limited explorer edition is under way as well, and should take a lot less time. I am just waiting to confirm on the paper stock and it will be going to print! Exciting times!


Below a mock up of how the Explorer Edition will look like.



Sunday, January 26, 2014

A good day!

Hello!

Today there's heaps of things for me to celebrate!  First I became a citizen of Australia, and that's pretty awesome for me. I am French & Australian now! (My french accent isn't gone though, weird ;])

Captain Blueberry was also in the Mercury, a newspaper here in Hobart. (What do you mean, I touched up the photo? No, that's exactly what the photographer took.)


And finally, thanks to all the awesome people who have supported me, shared the Pozible page and gave some money, the Pozible campaign (to raise the funds the get my first book printed) is going really well! We have reached 76% of the target in only 5 days. I am so stoked and grateful and I hope it keeps coming in!


Thanks so much everyone!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Pozible Campaign: The Monsters of Tasmania!

Hallo Passengers,

It's ON!

I have just launched my Pozible Campaign to raise the fund to pay for the print of the children's book I have been working on for the past year! It's very exciting and very scary!

So if you would like to support the project, head to the Pozible page and check out the rewards I have set up for you!


Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Pozible

Hello everyone,

If you have been around this blog already, you might know I have been working on a kid's book for the past year. It's been a great journey and I have learnt so much during this process: illustration, children's book writing, book printing, book design, etc. It's been great.

Now the book is 99% complete, laid out and pretty much ready to print. I have decided to self publish it, which means I will need a bit money to get it printed. And that's where you can help me!

Soon I will be starting a Pozible campaign, which I hope will help fund the printing cost of the book.

People (like you!) will be able to give some money, and generally as a reward they will get a copy of the book and some extras depending on how much they give. It's like a pre-sale.

I will launch the Pozible Campaign next week, and any help from that moment will be super welcome! If you want the book, you will be able to get it that way. If you don't have the money but you want to help, you can just share the campaign page around to your social network, that would be awesome.



Also, I have been working on Captain Blueberry official website, and it will go up very soon as well. It will be on www.captainblueberry.com.au

At the moment though, it is at the final draft stage but you can still check it out HERE.



Saturday, November 16, 2013

A little speedy

A friend of mine likes to brew beers, and recently he made a brown ale and asked a bunch of us to name it. I didn't actually come up with the name, but I loved the name "Brown Whale" that another friend came up with. So I took an hour to come up with a little label, and there it is :-)



Saturday, November 2, 2013

Emerging Writer Fest

On Thursday night I presented my book for the first time to the world as part of the Emerging Writer's Festival roadshow in Hobart. I was a bit nervous but it went very well and I am ready to do it all over again! People's feedback was awesome and I am all pumped to finish the book as soon as possible. The other participants were fantastic too and I had a lot of fun.Thanks Emerging Writers Fest!

I want to self publish this book for several reasons that I'll explain later. I'll be doing a pozible appeal to fund the printing so stay tuned, it's coming very soon!


Monday, October 28, 2013

Pagan Cider & visual story telling event

It felt a bit like Christmas when I bought this Pagan Cider pack designed by Futago. I worked with them to create the illustrations featuring on the packaging, and it's very exciting to see them live!


Also, the way it has been designed really makes the illustrations stand out. I want to be an awesome designer like that when I grow up!





I also saw the beer mats and banner (designed by Futago too) at the Tall Ship Festival in Hobart. Very exciting too!



Also, I will be part of an event this Thursday at Mona, come along it should be fun! (Although I am mildly terrorised to have to do the public speaking thing. I'll be presenting the book I have been working on for the first time. 

More info here!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Branding myself.













A bit of blabla today!

I have been recently working on a visual identity for myself.

The idea is to separate a bit from Captain Blueberry, especially after I release the first book about her adventures.

I needed an identity for me, Rachel Tribout, the illustrator and designer.

My first idea was to convey that I see myself as a story teller, not only with illustrations, but I also believe that any brand, people or product has a story to tell, and I want to emphasize on the idea that I am here to help people/brand/etc carry on their story and help them tell it to their audience in the best way.


I also see my brand as fun, creative and dynamic. I want my brand looking at the world differently; looking deep within to find the hidden jewels into things.

So I thought of this: A drawing of a frog with a crown, in reference to the known tale: a princess gives a true love kiss to a frog, who is a prince under a spell, and the frog turn back into a prince. I see this story as a success story that tells you a lot about not judging others too quickly, about tolerance, and about seeing beyond the first appearance to find beauty and love into the ordinary. And it's fun. And I love tales and the fact that we can revisit them to make them our own.

And you know... I am french. 




 I am showing you those although they will stay at the concept level, my final decision was not to go for this option.
It was great fun though!


My new identity is still under process, but the logo is very likely to look like this:

I decided to go for this identity because it feels personal; You already have met me just by looking at my logo! It's simple but memorable, and illustrated. It's a window to what I can do.

In that way I tie it to Captain Blueberry as a twin brand.  Also there's a great potential to have fun with it and therefore tells stories with:



Monday, September 2, 2013

Euca Illustrations and character design

Recently I have had the pleasure to work for an awesome brand called Euca. There's a lot of good things to say about them, but what appeals the most to me is the quality & integrity of their product, their ethics and their eco friendliness.

I developed a koala character based on their logo. The aim of the character is to help Euca promote their brand, add a bit of fun and playfulness while delivering key messages.

It is an ongoing project so you will see more coming soon.



Wednesday, August 28, 2013

PICA Awards 2013

At school we got offered a pretty cool opportunity: We had to design the PICA Awards 2013 poster, and the winner would be chosen by the PICA committee (and as it appeared, Clemenger Tasmania) to be printed and to promote the event.

Guess who won? (Drum Rolls)

Lucky me!

And there is the poster!
(btw it is really hard to show the real color of the poster on screen or through a 4 color print process, it's a Panton 812C, neon/fluo and totally awesome!)



I tried to challenge myself as much as I could on this one, which for me means I didn't illustrate it. It was done in Adobe Illustrator, my least favourite software. I wanted to do a design that was bold and very graphic.


PICA’s brand and concept were about to change to integrate a wider range of disciplines from the creative industry, as well as revising the design categories. They wanted a design that did not focus on the name PICA.
My concept was to portray the unity of the design process from concept to print. It was important to create a design that would allow a smooth transition between what PICA used to be about and what it was about to become. I used the ribbon to represent the success and winning factor, as well as the innovative dimension;  the flowing and bonding qualities were part of the decision to use as well. 
Inspire and Impress represent the design and the printing industry, and both are what creatives and craftsman strive to achieve. 

 

Monday, August 12, 2013

500

I have made this little drawing because we have reached more than 500 passengers there, and you know, it is quite a lot for a little boat like mine ;-)


Sunday, June 30, 2013

Story boarding

I have to do a story board for my animation class, and there it is:

It is what would happen before this page of the book I am currently creating (this pic is a work in progress):


Monday, June 10, 2013

Wandering Tasmania


I haven't been very active on this blog recently and not only Facebook is to blame for once! I am quite busy with commissions that I can't show at the moment, but I am also learning about web design and user interfaces which eats away a lots of my drawing time!

I thought today I would share some photos what I do when I don't work: Exploring the Tasmanian Wilderness (and non wilderness too). It's very beautiful here!

You can also view all those photos (and more) on my Instagram!