⨯  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,  I’m an Australian artist. I create feel-good art, illustration and lettering. Informed by a background in visual communication and art direction, I work with brands, agencies, publishers and people to communicate stories of connection, empowerment and awe. My practice is a sparkly, colourful ode to the wonder and joy I stumble upon in my universe using hand-drawn and digital techniques. A dream-like language of place, nature, words and people are playfully explored from my studio next to the ocean, amongst the trees on the south-east coast of Australia, on Djiringanj Country. Swimming, reading, plant-hoarding, travelling and wandering with my doggo in the forest keep me feeling human.

Hallo, nice to sea you here!

I'm Nat,  I’m an Australian artist. I create feel-good art, illustration and lettering. Informed by a background in visual communication and art direction, I work with brands, agencies, publishers and people to communicate stories of connection, empowerment and awe. My practice is a sparkly, colourful ode to the wonder and joy I stumble upon in my universe using hand-drawn and digital techniques. A dream-like language of place, nature, words and people are playfully explored from my studio next to the ocean, amongst the trees on the south-east coast of Australia, on Djiringanj Country. Swimming, reading, plant-hoarding, travelling and wandering with my doggo in the forest keep me feeling human.

Hallo, nice to sea you here!

I'm Nat,  I’m an Australian artist. I create feel-good art, illustration and lettering. Informed by a background in visual communication and art direction, I work with brands, agencies, publishers and people to communicate stories of connection, empowerment and awe. My practice is a sparkly, colourful ode to the wonder and joy I stumble upon in my universe using hand-drawn and digital techniques. A dream-like language of place, nature, words and people are playfully explored from my studio next to the ocean, amongst the trees on the south-east coast of Australia, on Djiringanj Country. Swimming, reading, plant-hoarding, travelling and wandering with my doggo in the forest keep me feeling human.

Hallo, nice to sea you here!

I'm Nat,  I’m an Australian artist. I create feel-good art, illustration and lettering. Informed by a background in visual communication and art direction, I work with brands, agencies, publishers and people to communicate stories of connection, empowerment and awe. My practice is a sparkly, colourful ode to the wonder and joy I stumble upon in my universe using hand-drawn and digital techniques. A dream-like language of place, nature, words and people are playfully explored from my studio next to the ocean, amongst the trees on the south-east coast of Australia, on Djiringanj Country. Swimming, reading, plant-hoarding, travelling and wandering with my doggo in the forest keep me feeling human.

Hallo, nice to sea you here!

I'm Nat,  I’m an Australian artist. I create feel-good art, illustration and lettering. Informed by a background in visual communication and art direction, I work with brands, agencies, publishers and people to communicate stories of connection, empowerment and awe. My practice is a sparkly, colourful ode to the wonder and joy I stumble upon in my universe using hand-drawn and digital techniques. A dream-like language of place, nature, words and people are playfully explored from my studio next to the ocean, amongst the trees on the south-east coast of Australia, on Djiringanj Country. Swimming, reading, plant-hoarding, travelling and wandering with my doggo in the forest keep me feeling human.

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An Ecologi Member Business 

Giving back to the natural things that most inspire my work, I'm proudly funding the planting of trees and other certified climate avoidance projects through Ecologi.

An Ecologi Member Business 

Giving back to the natural things that most inspire my work, I'm proudly funding the planting of trees and other certified climate avoidance projects through Ecologi.

An Ecologi Member Business 

Giving back to the natural things that most inspire my work, I'm proudly funding the planting of trees and other certified climate avoidance projects through Ecologi.

An Ecologi Member Business 

Giving back to the natural things that most inspire my work, I'm proudly funding the planting of trees and other certified climate avoidance projects through Ecologi.

An Ecologi Member Business 

Giving back to the natural things that most inspire my work, I'm proudly funding the planting of trees and other certified climate avoidance projects through Ecologi.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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