Spinning back in time for nostalgia-obssessed Sydney artist, Alanka.

Spinning back in time for nostalgia-obssessed Sydney artist, Alanka.

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Alanka’s debut EP, Pieces, is a collection of songs about memories and past experiences, a tapestry of the artist’s life. Her work – and life – is entwined with the feeling of nostalgia, a past golden era of 1960’s New York soundscapes, poetry, fashion and art-deco architecture.

Alanka’s debut EP, Pieces, is a collection of songs about memories and past experiences, a tapestry of the artist’s life. Her work – and life – is entwined with the feeling of nostalgia, a past golden era of 1960’s New York soundscapes, poetry, fashion and art-deco architecture.

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Being mindful to these influences, I created individual graphic elements, and combined them with the repeating patterns found in the art deco period. This was coupled with photography by Angelo Kehagias, to subtly show the idea of a collection of fragments, memories, and pieces. In researching the period, I was also inspired by the opulence in the art-deco era so a touch of gold foil was added to the borders of the packaging.

Being mindful to these influences, I created individual graphic elements, and combined them with the repeating patterns found in the art deco period. This was coupled with photography by Angelo Kehagias, to subtly show the idea of a collection of fragments, memories, and pieces. In researching the period, I was also inspired by the opulence in the art-deco era so a touch of gold foil was added to the borders of the packaging.

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client
Alanka

discipline
illustration
lettering
packaging

year
2014

credits
EP Photography — Angelo Kehagias
Folio Photography — Mark Lobo

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I'm Nat Carroll, an art director, graphic designer, illustrator and strategist. Most days you'll find me tucked away in my studio down on the south coast, next to the ocean and amongst the trees. I'm a wonderer, I'm a wanderer. An escape-artist, and adventure-seeker. I'm a tragic plant-lady, vinyl, book and dog-rescuer. A foodie, music and arts lover. I'm mesmerised by all the patterns, shapes, lines and colours.

Oh hallo there!

I'm Nat Carroll, an art director, graphic designer, illustrator and strategist.  Most days you'll find me tucked away in my studio down on the south coast, next to the ocean and amongst the trees. I'm a wonderer, I'm a wanderer. An escape-artist, and adventure-seeker. I'm a tragic plant-lady, vinyl, book and dog-rescuer. A foodie, music and arts lover. I'm mesmerised by all the patterns, shapes, lines and colours.

Oh hallo there!

I'm Nat Carroll, an art director, graphic designer, illustrator and strategist. Most days you'll find me tucked away in my studio down on the south coast, next to the ocean and amongst the trees. I'm a wonderer, I'm a wanderer. An escape-artist, and adventure-seeker. I'm a tragic plant-lady, vinyl, book and dog-rescuer. A foodie, music and arts lover. I'm mesmerised by all the patterns, shapes, lines and colours.

Oh hallo there!

I'm Nat Carroll, an art director, graphic designer, illustrator and strategist. Most days you'll find me tucked away in my studio down on the south coast, next to the ocean and amongst the trees. I'm a wonderer, I'm a wanderer. An escape-artist, and adventure-seeker. I'm a tragic plant-lady, vinyl, book and dog-rescuer. A foodie, music and arts lover. I'm mesmerised by all the patterns, shapes, lines and colours.

Oh hallo there!

I'm Nat Carroll, an art director, graphic designer, illustrator and strategist. Most days you'll find me tucked away in my studio down on the south coast, next to the ocean and amongst the trees. I'm a wonderer, I'm a wanderer. An escape-artist, and adventure-seeker. I'm a tragic plant-lady, vinyl, book and dog-rescuer. A foodie, music and arts lover. I'm mesmerised by all the patterns, shapes, lines and colours.

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© Nat Carroll — 2018 — Art direction, graphic design, illustration and strategy — For creative, entrepreneurial and purpose-driven types. 

I acknowledge the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and the traditional custodians of the lands where we live, learn and work.

© Nat Carroll — 2018 — Art direction, graphic design, illustration and strategy — For creative, entrepreneurial and purpose-driven types

I acknowledge the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and the traditional custodians of the lands where we live, learn and work.