When I was in need of some personal business cards, I approached Ben Truman, an illustrator from the Gold Coast who's style and old world charm grabbed my attention. As he has similar tastes, it was pretty easy to get my particular idea out and onto paper and he was always good to make clever suggestions .
The tenon saw we used in both the cards and the Bruce Johnston Cabinets work Tee was actually given to my father from my grandfather, in the UK many years ago. So it was always important to me that we used this very saw because to me, it represents strength, honesty, reliability and family. Four things that are very important to me.
Robbie from WeAreFreelancers based in Melbourne, took care of the printing side of things and I couldn't have been more happy with the results.
I don't know what it is about the west, I just cant put my finger on it. I don't know why it humbles me and I don't know why I return. But there's something in its stillness that reminds me of the past. There's a story in the chipped paint and a history lesson to be learnt.
My old man, Bruce
Johnston, has taken it upon himself to build a seventeen foot strip plank sea
kayak. This project would have taken off a little earlier if it wasn’t for a
recent injury leaving him out of action for three months with a snapped
achillies tendon and a broken ambition.
Since then, all has
healed and he has been back in the workshop crafting this beautiful kayak.