/// WELCOME ///

Flyingmachines is a design, illustration and art direction company based in London, founded by Caspar Williamson in 2007.

Recent projects have included packaging and merchandise for independent and major record labels such as Universal Records, EMI and Rough Trade, as well as large-scale interior graphics for Spotify, Samsung and MTV.

Flyingmachines has also had the pleasure of being recognised by leading design publications Creative Review, Design Week, Elle Décor, and FHM Style.

Williamson received a D&AD Awards 'In Book' listing in 2010 for his contribution to Nobrow Press' summer 2009 issue ‘gods & monsters’.

/// BERLIN RESIDENCY AT DRUCK BERLIN FESTIVAL 2015 ///

At the beginning of August, Flyingmachines founder Caspar Williamson was lucky enough to be asked to come and do a residency at Motherdrucker Print studios in Berlin. After spending an amazing week with Dolly and her team at Urban Spree, the second in the series of Williamson's 'Animal Series' prints - Panda Bear - was created and produced in the studio. The first two colours were laid down, followed by the third (white) and fourth (glow-in-the-dark) live over a two day period at Berlin's premier Screenprint event, Druck Berlin 2015. Want to say a huge thanks to all the crew for their help and support, and see you next year!

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Some of the series are available via Print Club London's shop, and can be purchased direct from the Flyingmachines eBay page using PayPal here for Pandas and here for Polars.


/// NEW SCREENPRINTS FOR BLISTERS SOUND SESSIONS ///

Extremely happy to be included in Print Club London's annual group show BLISTERS: SOUND SESSIONS. My design was inspired by the very awesome band Polar Bear, and their album In Each and Every One. It is now totally sold out!! But a new, very special edition is on the way.



/// RECENT LOGO WORK ///

A selection of favourite logo marks that have been produced from the studio recently.

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/// CHARLIE SIMPSON - LONG ROAD HOME ALBUM ARTWORK ///

Was a pleasure to work with Charlie Simpson on his new album campaign for sophomore record Long Road Home. Flyingmachines designed both the offline and online content, including a brand new website.



/// LOW TECH PRINT ///

In 2014 Flyingmachines' founder Caspar Williamson had his second book published worldwide through Laurence King Publishing.

Featuring a global showcase of 100 of the crafts most exciting and influential practitioners, Low-Tech Print is an exploration of hand-made printmaking techniques and how they are used in contemporary design and illustration. It examines the huge recent resurgence in the popularity of printmaking, with chapters on screenprinting, letterpress, relief printing and other printing methods.

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/// MORENO BOXING ///

Flyingmachines was approached to help new London gym Moreno Boxing with their brand strategy, position and visual identity. The results of which we are pretty chuffed with.

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/// MTV WALL GRAPHICS ///

Here are some photos from MTV's Media Transition Services room at their head office in Camden. Flyingmachines has been working closely with the team at MTV to produce a new and inspiring work environment for their broadcast team. This will be seen on the main public tours of MTV HQ from this day on! Was a pleasure working with the team at Onward Display again who took care of all the installation and printing of the vinyl graphics.

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/// NEW POSTER CAMPAIGNS FOR ANOMALY LONDON & AMV BBDO ///

Have enjoyed working closely with some of the top agencies around London this summer, including Anomaly, Grey London and AMV BBDO. Here are a couple of poster campaigns, for Mini and Doritos. The 'Mariachi Doritos' poster was chosen by AMV BBDO as part of their nationwide fly poster campaign that is accompanying the full Doritos campaign later this year.

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/// TALK IN COLOUR ///

Recently Flyingmachines was asked by the quite phenomenal Talk In Colour to produce the cover and inlay illustrations for their debut album 'Collider-Scope'. Here are a selection of the images. Inspiration was taking from the album title!

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/// ILLUSTRATION WORK FOR SAMSUNG OFFICES ///

Here are some pieces from a very large illustration job for Samsung / Cheil Worldwide Group. These were developed in to giant wall graphics and displayed in their head office in Kings Cross.

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/// THE RIFLES CAMPAIGN ///

Carrying on the great relationship we've formed with the good folk over at ATC Management, Flyingmachines was trusted with the total re-brand, art-direction and design of The Rifles third album 'Freedom Run'. Not only does the packaging look lovely, along with chief snapper Patrick Ford, we're also pretty happy with the photographic wizardry we worked on this one too.

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/// CM?K PROJECT ///

Been working on some personal projects lately that are being developed into campaigns. The CM?K project started out as an investigation into the relationship between hi-res photography and the CMYK printing process. With all the projects, one of the four core colour values was tweaked to produce really cool results. For example, the yellow channel was changed to lemon yellow/cream on the plane image, and the magenta channel was changed to red on the boxer image. All the channels were then converted to half-tone lines and then overlaid again like a screen print to create this effect.

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