Think & Son &
Seymours Irish Biscuits
Nov 20 -
Think & Son
With degrees in Visual Communication and Film Production, Annie Atkins cut her teeth in filmmaking on the crew of historical drama The Tudors, making vintage-style graphic props for use on set. She went on to specialise in the creation of artefacts, signage and documents on a wide range of period productions.
After working on Oscar-nominated animation The Boxtrolls, Annie was called in by Wes Anderson as Lead Graphic Designer on The Grand Budapest Hotel, which went on to win the Academy Award for Production Design. Annie spent most of 2014 working on Spielberg’s historical thriller Bridge of Spies, set in 1960s New York and Berlin and scripted by the Coen brothers. She is now back home working from her studio in Dublin, where she is also a photographer and film poster designer. In 2011, Annie first collaborated with Eoghan Nolan, an award-winning copywriter and former Creative Director of McCann-Erickson, Irish International BBDO and Leo Burnett. In 2011, he founded Brand Artillery. The campaign created by Brand Artillery for Glasnevin Cemetery won the only Gold Bell given for Irish advertising at the prestigious Institute of Creative Advertising & Design (ICAD) Awards 2014, also taking Silver & Bronze. Those top honours marked 26 years since Eoghan’s work was first recognised at ICAD. The enormously popular Glasnevin posters have become collectors’ items and were featured in the documentary One Million Dubliners” which took its name from the campaign. Annie and Eoghan now work together under the name Think & Son.
Annie Atkins is gespecialiseerd in het creëren van artefacten, borden en documenten voor een brede reeks periodeproducties. Ze heeft gewerkt aan het voor een Oscar genomineerde The Box Trolls als hoofd grafische vormgeving en aan de film The Grand Budapest Hotel, welke een Oscar heeft gewonnen voor productievormgeving. Eoghan Nolan is een prijswinnende copywriter en de voormalige directeur van McCann-Erikson, Irish International BBDO en Leo Burnett. Eoghan werkte voor het eerst samen met Annie in 2011. Ze werken samen onder de naam Think & Son.
Seymours Irish Biscuits
Seymours Irish Biscuits is a family-owned specialist bakery producing individually hand-cut biscuits made in small batches. The bakery in Bandon, West Cork is about 8km west of the family dairy farm that supplies the fresh milk and creamery butter for the biscuits, giving a superlative taste that no other biscuit bakery can match. The bakery was set up in Bandon in 2008 and today the small team of bakers supplies Seymours’ sweet and savoury biscuits to Ireland’s finest food stores.
Seymours Irish Biscuits è un panificio di proprietà familiare specializzato nella produzione di biscotti tagliati a mano separatamente fatti in piccole partite. La pasticceria situata a West Cork usa latte fresco e burro del caseificio per i suoi biscotti artigianali preparati quotidianamente, dando un gusto superlativo che nessun altro biscotto fatto in pasticceria può raggiungere.
Packaged biscuits, baked by Philip O’Connor of Seymours Irish Biscuits in West Cork. The biscuits are wrapped in sheets of a fictional local newspaper and packaged in wooden French poplar boxes, to be given away at Liminal as keepsakes. The biscuit labels were designed to illustrate three parts of Ireland: coastal (Skibbereen), urban (Stoneybatter), and Northern (Cushendall). Food packaging from around the world features all kinds of Chinese whispers and legendary animals such as the iconic lion on the tin of Lyle’s Golden Syrup. Think & Son’s biscuit packaging features illustrations of missing cats, tugs of war, and slain fish that all hail from local tall stories told around Ireland.
Specialising in designing graphic props for period filmmaking, Annie Atkins steps into the shoes of the character she’s designing for rather than designing as a contemporary graphic designer. If she were a local baker, what stories would she commemorate on her biscuit packaging? She called in master storyteller Eoghan Nolan and together they came up with three slices of local Irish legend and urban myth, which were then sent to scenic artist Alan Lambert to be interpreted as full-colour illustrations.
Paint, paper, printing, round French poplar boxes, biscuits.