Designs and illustrations for posters, book covers, zines, packaging, typography, and invitations. Her work titled "Art, Nature, and Evolution" (below) was selected to appear on the front cover of The British Journal of Aesthetics, an Oxford art journal in 2014.
During Laura’s 2nd year of her graphic design degree she designed a Zine, for a book of lyrics for an Angus and Julia Stone song, Paper Aeroplane. She wanted to capture the mood of the song using photography and typography. She chose to use an Angus and Julia Stone song because she listens to their music when she paints. Particularly she was able to capture the atmosphere of the song, and create a similar feeling to that of being in “the zone”, replicating the how artists of any art form feel while creating. She wanted to reconnect with photography in this project, she studied photography previously. Paper stock was sourced from Melbourne, and have at least 3 different types of gsm. Recycled paper, called Botany Naturaliste (230gsm) was used, which she felt aesthetically suited the theme and style of Angus and Julia Stone’s music. She used this paper for the front and back covers, Laura then used Saxton Smooth Brilliant White (100gsm, 140gsm, 250gsm) for the pages. Because of it’s smooth, soft surface that suited the photos and enhanced the mood of the overall book.
Laura also made a music video for the same song, it’s a stop motion animation, using drawings. It can be viewed by clicking the button below.
Toy Packaging Design
This box design was created for children’s toys, in this example Russian Nesting Dolls are used, however it could suit many other types of toys. This box was designed to be easily opened by a child, without the use of a tool, such as scissors or a knife, or help from an adult. This was done by incorporating a perforated strip and pull-tab into the box design, the top half of the box comes off after the tab is pulled, which was inspired by the Russian Nesting Dolls’ function. The box was also designed to fit together easily on the shop shelve. Inspired by the shape of the doll, the boxes sides are designed to curve out, following the middle section of the doll. By also designing an inverted version of this design, the two boxes fit together like a puzzle when placed side by side.