D

Expect the unexpected*

When you’re the type of person who sees things a bit differently you become aware of design opportunities that might otherwise go unnoticed. When it comes to your brand, product or service, these insights will help set it apart from the rest…

read more

For over 25 years DV8 Creative has been seeing things a bit differently. Working with like-minded people, creative in their own fields, we provide a personal and unique design service. Designer Stephen Canning approaches graphic design, branding, web and digital projects with a unique, highly collaborative, customer-focused approach.

Collaboration produces the best quality work – working with people who excel in their fields and work on equal terms, who seek to challenge and be challenged.

The primary collaboration is of course with the client, and by starting with the common goal of strong open communication in this relationship we achieve a high degree of success in bringing their ideas and products to the world.

Design Thinking is a proven toolset to help drive design teams toward decisions based on the experience of the customer. It focuses on their needs and objectives. Working in this process brings fresh insights, often challenging original expectations. So you can expect the unexpected.

The Book of Hours
The Book of Hours is a long poem, with themes relating to colour, movement, natural forces, and the measuring of time. The overall creative objective was to produce this poem in a way that respected the words on the page, and represented them as closely as possible to the way the author saw them at the time of writing.
The Book of Hours is a cross-media publication with a limited-edition hard copy for sale as an art object, and a free digital version available online.
The author wrote on a laptop in Word, using formatting to set the type as he would like to see it. While this is perfect for online viewing we wanted to emulate this experience in printed form.
By binding the pages along the top so that it opened like a calendar the physical experience of the page better matched the interactive digital version.
Client: Jackbooks.
Direction and production: Stephen Canning.
Design: Stephen Canning and Christine Hansen.

Get in touch

PO Box 8426, Symonds St 
Auckland 1150

+64 9 845 3225
+64 27 4788419

//Open toggle on page load from URL with hashtag ID