tomato was founded in 1991 as a collective comprising artists, designers, musicians and writers. the group develops cross platform, multi-media projects; both commercial and research based.
tomato engage in publishing, exhibitions, live performances, public speaking and hosting workshops as well as working with clients in the areas of advertising, architecture, fashion, public installations, music, television, film and graphic design.
design and art direction for dave swindell’s photographic journal, spirit of ibiza ’89.
dave’s book gives a unique insight into how Balearic Beats and the spirit of ibiza changed the face of music and life on this much-loved island, and had a dramatic influence on london and the uk.
the book expands upon the eponymous exhibition which took place at the printspace gallery in may and has been shown over the summer at the hotel es vivé in ibiza — which was selected from the extensive collection of photographs taken in ibiza and london by dave swindells, who documented the scene during his many years as nightlife editor at time out.
spirit of ibiza ’89 was produced by ernesto & juan leal at [ourhistory].
Project for Indie rock band Heavenstamp. The work includes sleeve art, merchandise design, direction for two promos and production on three audio remixes. Photography by Darrel Chandler, Post production Time Based Arts with Paul Kavanagh Studio. Music production with Martin Green and Skitzofari.
Two bag designs for the Porter/Lowprofile collaboration. designs draw on childhood memories of travel with family. Parafin wax coated canvas and leather combined with traditional pre-plastic fastenings and rope netting promote an artisan aesthetic.
typography, design and branding for the micro-brewery based in east london. launched at the end of summer with a pale ale, golden, blonde and a stout and now being seen on the shelves at all hotspots around london. print done by kinkajou productions in farringdon.
Tomato were asked to contribute sketches from their work process to the Fondo Ambiente Italiano project, a foundation that protects Italy’s artistic assets. “Hand of the graphic designer”, designed by AG Associates, is a collection of 367 drawings by designers from around the world.
graham wood and patrick burgoyne approached us (and many others) with a request for work to be donated to the japan tsunami relief effort.
balance created by kedge using crashed renders from zbrush, whilst light through trees was dylans making, placing cherry blossom on cyanotype paper to create a series of photograms, light and water did the rest. the last piece by simon depicts an imagined flower.
some originals to be auctioned at a later date, the artwork also pictured can be purchased along with many others at designersforjapan.com