Brand

Pink Tartan

 Identity Material · Packaging · Poster · Book · Signage · Social · Storefront · Web

Art direction, typography and graphic design for the fashion house’s brand image. Working across the spectrum of print, web, internal and retail. Designed in collaboration with president Kimberley Newport-Mimran and Pink Tartan.

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Vbeauté

 Identity Material · Campaign · Packaging · Poster · Training Material · Book · Signage · Web

Visual, type, design, packaging and literature material across the cosmetic brand’s image. Working with all surfaces and contexts–print to digital; internal to retail display. Designed under the direction of CEO Julie Macklowe.

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First Aisle

Identity Material · Web · Social · Event Marketing Design

Brand image design for the promotion and events company. Developed a graphic system across traditional print material, web, social media and event marketing.

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Packaging

Korallreven – An Album By

Multi-country LP · CD · Digital · (Acéphale/Hybris)

Art direction, typography and design for the Swedish group’s debut LP. An object designed to interplay and harmonize with other artist product. Coordinated with the design and typographic palette of peripheral packaging and promotional material. Designed in collaboration with Korallreven and Acéphale.

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Korallreven – Honey Mine & The Truest Faith

7″ · Digital · (Acéphale)

Art direction, typography and design for the Swedish group’s teaser releases. Objects designed to interplay and harmonize with other artist product. Coordinated with the design and typographic palette of peripheral packaging and promotional material. Limited edition maroon/white splatter and rose vinyl pressings. Designed in collaboration with Korallreven and Acéphale.

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Thunderheist – N2S2 & S/T

Multi-country 2x LP · 12″ · CD · Digital · (Ninja Tune/Big Dada/Beat)

Art direction, typography and design for the Canadian act’s debut LP and singles. North American, European and Asian packaging execution across double LP, digipak, jewel case, digital and 12″.

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Midnight Juggernauts – The Crystal Axis

Multi-country 2X LP · Digital · (Acéphale/Siberia)

Art direction, typography and design for the Australian group’s sophomore LP. Limited edition tie-dye double vinyl pressing. Designed in collaboration with Midnight Juggernauts and Acéphale.

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Air France – No Way Down/On Trade Winds

2X 10″ gatefold · (Acéphale/Sincerely Yours)

Art direction, typography, design and layout for the Swedish group’s early discography collection. Limited edition double black vinyl pressing. Designed in collaboration with Air France, Eric Berglund and Acéphale.

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Memory Tapes – Seek Magic

Multi-country LP · CD · Digital · (Acéphale)

Art direction, typography and design for the American artist’s debut LP. Limited edition blue/white haze and solid blue vinyl pressings. Designed in collaboration with Memory Tapes and Acéphale. Oil painting by Tomory Dodge.

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Rusko – Everyday

12″ · Digital · (Mad Decent)

Art direction, typography and design for the English artist’s single. Designed in collaboration with Rusko and Mad Decent.

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J Wow – Odedo

12″ · Digital · (Mad Decent)

Art direction, typography and design for the Brazilian artist’s debut on Mad Decent. Designed in collaboration with J Wow and Mad Decent.

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Poster

Poster and flyer design work for various clients across print, digital and other surfaces.

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Clients

Logos
Corporate

Aritzia · Heineken · Holt Renfrew · Judith & Charles · Nike · Pink Tartan · Toyota · Vice · Vitamin Water · V Beaute

 

Music

Air France · Arts & Crafts · Benzi · Big Dada · CFCF · Deckstar · Dim Mak · Diplo · Doss · Estasy · Faux No · Feist · Felix Cartal · How To Dress Well · J Wow · Janaelle Monae · Kay · Kingdom · Korallreven · Mad Decent · Memory Tapes · Midnight Juggernauts · Modular Records · Nicola Roberts · Ninja Tune · Rusko · Sincerely Yours · Thunderheist · Tough Alliance · Yelle

 

Creative & Agency

Antarctic · Bellavance · Beyond · Bruce LaBruce · Fashion Calendar · First Aisle · Istoica · Jeremy Laing · Justin Borbely · Natalie Petozzi · New Real Films · Prep Hair · Soda Pictures · Wendy Morgan

Contact

Them Finest is an independent New York based design studio specializing in Art Direction, Graphic Design, Brand Identity, Typography, Packaging & Web Development. Working with clients across corporate, fashion, music, lifestyle, film and media industries, Them Finest creates results-driven work that intrigues with purpose.

With over 10 years experience in visual design and surrounding fields, creative director Rory Johnstone has been a go-to eye for the established and the ascending in an ever-changing media landscape. Rory’s stark and cohesive style to refining visual identity is sought after by brands, creatives and influencers the world over.

 

I welcome new clients and am always open to new projects. Would love to hear from you.
-Rory

info@themfinest.com

 

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