High Speed - Purple Paradise

High Speed - Purple Paradise

Featuring awesome NZ fungi from the wild! This top was inspired by the fungi on our local trails and the blue fungi on our $50 note. We also added in some other cool native fauna that we come across while exploring our NZ paradise. The graphics are hand drawn and complemented with a palette of bold bright colours.
September 02, 2021
High Speed Men’s

High Speed Men’s

We've been inspired by riding and hiking around Aotearoa, and have decided to bring the native to you. This one was inspired by the NZ $50 note. We threw in the funky blue fungi and added some other cool native things we come across on the trails.


November 17, 2020
The ZESTY .B design in the making

The ZESTY .B design in the making

The ZESTY .B design in the making. Here are a few notes about the design. We start with choosing flowers that have a variety of different shapes and sizes. We then draw the flowers by hand, they were then scanned and converted into graphics, while retaining all the hand drawn aspects. A lot of flowers did not make the cut and were left out.

Careful colour consideration is done, using a combination of Pantone colour charts, swatches and imagined colour palettes. The colour is always one of the hardest aspects to make work especially when working with such a wide range. Even the slightest change in tone of one colour can affect the whole graphic. You will note that the aqua greens were too bright and had to be de-saturated.

Placement of each hand-drawn flower is also very important. To start with we worked with the overall layout and from there in shuffled things around so that the placement was aesthetically pleasing. We wanted the majority of one side covered with the graphic, as if it were bursting out the side. Even small things like the angle of the leaves add to the energetic display.

We wanted this design to carry on around the torso. Yet we felt that one side needed to have a bit of space otherwise the design would be too overwhelming. We also did not want to cover the entire back with graphics, this would also be too much, so we designed the panelling with two bottom pieces. These are strategically placed for a number of reasons.
The back ground of the shirt is made up of hand drawn horizontal lines condensed and stretched out.
November 26, 2018
SKETCH .R design in the making

SKETCH .R design in the making

SKETCH .R design in the making

November 25, 2018