Profile

Sawdust is the creative partnership of Jonathan Quainton and Rob Gonzalez. We specialise in bespoke and innovative typography, brand display typefaces, visual identities and image-creation for clients including;

 

Nike • Wired • The New York Times • It’s Nice That • Coca-Cola • AKQA • Esquire • Creative Review • Audi • Fast Company • Bleep • IBM • Honda • ESPN

 

At the heart of what we do is a desire to create work that is both explorative and beautifully crafted. Above all else we retain a deeply rooted conviction to not only deliver design that is effective but that exceeds our client’s expectations.

 

We have been published in numerous books and magazines and are frequent contributors to design publications worldwide. We have received awards of excellence for our typography and identity work and have been nominated for the Design Museum’s annual Designs of the Year, 2015. Our work has also been exhibited at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia.

 

We are based in London, United Kingdom.

Contact

Sawdust, Unit 2.01
12–18 Hoxton Street
London N1 6NG

+ 44 (0) 20 7739 9787
studio@madebysawdust.co.uk

Representation

Bernstein & Andriulli

London
Sam Summerskill
+44 (0) 207 645 3337
sam@ba-reps.com

New York
+1 212 682 1490
info@ba-reps.com

Press & Publications

Books

  • 64GB, Victionary
  • Amazing Layout Design, Dopress
  • Beautiful/Decay Book 4
  • Black & White & Gray, SendPoints
  • Brand Identity Now, Taschen
  • Brochure & Layout, Hightone
  • Choi’s Package
  • CITIX60, Victionary
  • D&AD Annual 2007
  • Design Firms Open For Business, Steven Heller & Rita Talarico
  • Designers Universe, Sandu
  • Gr4ph1c D1git5, Victionary
  • Geometrix, Sandu
  • Graphic Beats, Monsa
  • Handmade Type Workshop, Thames & Hudson
  • Hands On, Victionary
  • Los Logos 6, Gestalten
  • Los Logos 7, Gestalten
  • Los Logos: Compass, Gestalten
  • Making a Splash, Victionary
  • Minimal Graphic Design, MaoMao
  • Monogram Logo, Counter Press
  • Music and Entertainment Graphics, LinksBooks
  • NewGraphicDesign, Carlton
  • Page Unlimited, Sandu
  • Selected B, Index Book
  • Trend Bible
  • Type Player 3, Sandu
  • Type Plus, Unit Editions
  • Typography Annual 5, Communication Arts
  • Typoholic, Victionary
  • WOLDA Annual 2008

Magazines

  • Campaign, UK
  • Chois Gallery, US & China
  • Computer Arts, UK
  • Computer Arts Collection, UK
  • Computer Arts Projects, UK
  • Creative Cloud, UK
  • Digital Arts, UK
  • Design Week, UK
  • Eight:48, UK
  • Feld 100, Germany
  • Form, Germany
  • Grafik, UK
  • Graphic Design Annual 2014, Computer Arts Collection, UK
  • Icon, UK
  • IdN, HK & US
  • Ingenuity, China
  • Lürzer’s Archive, Germany
  • Novum, Germany
  • Print, US
  • Stylesight, Japan
  • The Drum, UK

Online

  •  AA13
  • AisleOne
  • Baubauhaus
  • Bench.li
  • Bitique
  • Collate
  • Collected Visuals
  • Creative Bloq
  • Creative Boom
  • Creative Review
  • Designspiration
  • Designboom
  • Design Envy
  • Dirty Mouse
  • étapes
  • FormFiftyFive
  • ffffound
  • fubiz
  • Grafik
  • Grid Based
  • Human Resources
  • It’s Nice That
  • MagSpreads
  • North East
  • Other Focus
  • September Industry
  • SiteInspire
  • Slanted
  • DesignTaxi
  • The Fox Is Black
  • This is Duty
  • Typeverything
  • TypeToken
  • TypoJungle
  • Visuelle
  • vormplatform
  • we die for beauty
  • YCN
  • 1000Scientist

Awards

AI—AP
American Illustration 34 Annual Award, 2015

Design Museum, London
Designs of the Year, Nomination, 2015

Communication Arts
Award of Excellence, Typography, 2015

Top 50 UK design studios
Computer Arts Rankings, 2014

Computer Arts Collection
Graphic Design Annual, 2014

World of Logo Design Awards
Best of Nation, 2008

MIXX Awards
Gold, 2008

D&AD Annual
Nomination, 2007

Interactive Marketing &
Advertising Awards, 2006

Exhibitions

Designs of the Year
Design Museum, London, UK, 2015

The Coca-Cola Bottle: An American Icon at 100
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia, US, 2015

Comic Sans for Cancer
The Proud Archivist, London, UK, 2014

Secret 7″, Take Cover
Mother, London, UK, 2014

AIGA, InsideOut SF
Terra Gallery, San Francisco, US, 2013

Gerald, Clore Ballroom
Southbank Centre, London, UK, 2013

Gerald & James
Reade Gallery, New York, US, 2013

Enlightened
Barnsley, UK, 2013

Clerkenwell Design Week
Dutch Uncle, London, UK, 2012

This Is Now
TM51, Oslo, Norway, 2012

Art Mosh
Oslo, Norway, 2011

Art Mosh
Munich, Germany, 2011

Art Mosh
London, UK, 2010

Brasilia Prima, Tramando
Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2010

Daydream Network
Saatchi & Saatchi, London, UK, 2006

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