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Thus Spoke Veruca

Here it is, the second-to-last wine release of the year from Rigour & Whimsy! Thus Spoke Veruca is a more classic take on Northern Rhône style red wine (85% Syrah / 15% Viognier) as compared to their previous release, Multiverse, which I posted about a month or so ago. With Thus Spoke Veruca, their new wine release, you can expect a much broodier, full bodied red wine that definitely stands up to cooler fall weather (which I’m not at all angry about). Label design by me (or Frank Luca Creative if you’d prefer), with artwork by @famoisdead. 💥🍷

Rigour & Whimsy’s Thus Spoke Veruca, a Northern Rhone inspired blend of Syrah & Viognier.

Rigour & Whimsy’s Thus Spoke Veruca, a Northern Rhone inspired blend of Syrah & Viognier.

Thus Spoke Veruca, red wine being poured from height into a stemmed wine glass.

Front label design of Rigour & Whimsy’s Thus Spoke Veruca Okanagan red wine.

Aerial view of a product shot of a wine cork.

Back label design of Rigour & Whimsy’s Thus Spoke Veruca Okanagan red wine.

Front label design of Rigour & Whimsy’s Thus Spoke Veruca with a glass of wine.


Multiverse

Finally sharing this lovely & weird (only in the best way) & juicy wine! Multiverse is the newest release from my friends Rigour & Whimsy ~ a non-vintage red blend of Syrah / Viognier, combined with an amber blend of Roussanne / Marsanne. The result of this seemingly unconventional wine is a bright, floral, & textured light red that pairs perfectly with nearly any situation! 

The Multiverse label was designed by me & it features otherworldly artwork by the incredibly talented Okanagan-based artist Aaron K. Metz. ✨🍇

Rigour & Whimsy’s Multiverse, a non-vintage blend of Syrah & Viognier, combined with a blend of Roussanne & Marsanne.

Front label of Multiverse featuring artwork by Okanagan-based artist, Aaron K. Metz, alongside a glass of light red wine.

Multiverse, a light red wine being poured into a stemmed wine glass.

A glass of Multiverse, alongside a bottle featuring the label that was designed by Frank Luca Creative.

Detail of the back label for Multiverse, designed by Frank Luca Creative.

A freshly poured glass of Multiverse, in front of the bottle showcasing the label artwork created by Frank Luca Creative.


Small Victories

A couple of months ago I shared a pre-order for an upcoming book that features an image I made. I am very happy to say that it turned out beautifully & I am grateful to have been included in this publication alongside some really talented fellow photographers. A huge thank you to @booooooom for putting this together & for being such an invaluable resource to the creative community.

The book sold out quickly, but if you’re interested in seeing which other photographers were included, you can see the full list of contributors through this link to their shop: Small Victories Book


Postcards!

This is a set of four high quality 6” x 4” postcards, each featuring a photograph that is uniquely Kamloops-inspired. The back of each card features a custom design. Printed on 100lb Moh Superfine Eggshell cardstock.

For those interested, my first batch of Good Goods is now available! I have created a set of four unique high quality 6” x 4” Kamloops-inspired postcards, each with their own custom back design. These postcards are printed on 100lb Moh Superfine Eggshell cardstock by the good people at Mitchell Press. These turned out exactly as I envisioned them & the paperstock feels so good in your hands, honestly I cannot recommend Mitchell Press enough.  

I am in the process of setting up a webshop for these (& possibly some prints!) but currently they’re available direct from me. If you’re in Kamloops, they’re $6 each or a set of all four for $20! If you live elsewhere, I’ll happily ship ‘em to you for $24 all-in!

Shoot me a message here or give me a follow on Instagram & shoot me a message there to sort something out!


December Playlist

Cover design for December playlist.

Twelve months of playlists concluded, this time with fourteen songs. My goal at the beginning of this year was to make sure I got outside of my musical “comfort zone” as it were. I feel as though I was mostly successful. I discovered many new artists & was able to add quite a few new additions to my record collection. As things stand, I won’t be partaking in this monthly ritual again. Even though it was fun creating 12 custom covers for each of the playlists, I know it’s best that I use my creative energy elsewhere this coming year. With that being said, I’m sure a few playlists may appear periodically as music & art are both important factors in my creative process. For now though, please head to the link here to listen on Spotify: December 2020 Playlist

1. A Winged Victory For the Sullen “Desires Are Already Memories”

2. Matty & Mandaworld “Warm You” 

3. Helios “Never Will You Be Without”

4. Dal “Fontanel”

5. Alaskan Tapes “Real People in Real Places”

6. Kelpe “A Wall Between”

7. You’ll Never Get To Heaven “Closer”

8. Sunken “Over the Days” 

9. Leon Bridges & Lucky Daye “All About You” 

10. Jacaszek “Encounter Me in the Orchard”

11. M. Sage, Lake Mary, Patrick Shiroishi & Chris Jusell “Sugar Maple Turn”

12. Liane La Havas “Weird Fishes”

13. Nils Frahm “My Friend the Forest”

14. HTRK “New Year’s Eve”

14 songs with a total playing time of 62 minutes.

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