What is Farb and how did it all started?
FARB is an illustrative design studio from Maastricht, The Netherlands. Our name comes from the German word “Farbe”, meaning “colour”. With FARB we wanted to add our own bit of colour to this world, as it is an essential part of everthing! We started about 3 years ago, almost immediately after we finished the course Communication- and Multimedia Design in The Netherlands. We decided to start our own studio because we wanted do things our own way.
Where do you get your inspiration from?
Everyday life, the work of others, music, movies, colours… pretty much anything can be an inspiration to us. We usually start by defining the feel of what we’re trying to visualize. From that perspective we’ll start to look for shapes, styles, elements, colours and everything else that can be of use. Sometimes you nail it right away, some other times it takes a lot of experimenting.
What tools do you use?
Pencil, paper, illustrator, photoshop, flash, wacom, the internets. We don’t work offline a lot although we start almost every piece of work with a rough sketch on paper.
Where do you want to be with your company in the next five years?
We’d like to continue what we’re doing now, but maybe on a slightly larger scale. We’d like to work for a lot more different brands and agencies to strengthen our personal portfolios/resumés. Maybe our focus will lay more on creative-/art-/strategic direction in stead of mainly the creation-part.
Did you win any awards?
Nope. Not yet.
Any cool upcoming projects?
Right now: A european brand-site for a big clothing empire and an exclusive Exposif-wallpaper for Maxalot.
Check them out at: http://www.farb.nl/