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 • Apple • The New York Times • WIRED • Converse • Adidas • Coca-Cola • IBM • Audi • Creative Review • TFL • National Geographic

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
Third Floor
22–27 The Oval
London, E2 9DT

studio@madebysawdust.co.uk

Representation

UK & Europe
Bernstein & Andriulli
+44 (0) 20 7645 3337
sam@ba-reps.com

US
Levine/Leavitt
+1 212 979 1200
agents@llreps.com

Publications

Books

  • 64GB, Victionary
  • Amazing Layout Design, Dopress
  • Archetype, OFFF
  • 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
  • Designs Of Our Time, The Design Museum
  • Designers Universe, Sandu
  • Fedrigoni 365
  • Gr4ph1c D1git5, Victionary
  • Geometrix, Sandu
  • Graphic Beats, Monsa
  • Handmade Type Workshop, Thames & Hudson
  • Hands On, Victionary
  • Inspo Finds Collection I
  • Less Is More, Victionary
  • Los Logos 6, Gestalten
  • Los Logos 7, Gestalten
  • Los Logos 8, Gestalten
  • Los Logos: Compass, Gestalten
  • Making a Splash, Victionary
  • MIN: The New Simplicity in Graphic Design, Thames & Hudson
  • Minimal Graphic Design, MaoMao
  • Monogram Logo, Counter Press
  • Music and Entertainment Graphics, LinksBooks
  • NewGraphicDesign, Carlton
  • Unmasked, OFFF
  • Page Unlimited, Sandu
  • Responsive Logos, Sandu
  • Selected B, Index Book
  • The Graphic Design Idea Book, Laurence King
  • Trend Bible
  • Type Player 3, Sandu
  • Type Plus, Unit Editions
  • Typefaces Endowed With Extraordinary Feature, Designerbooks
  • Typography Annual 5, Communication Arts
  • Typography 37, TDC
  • Typography 38, TDC
  • Typoholic, Victionary
  • WOLDA Annual 2008
  • The History of Graphic Design. Vol 2, 1960 — Today

Magazines

  • Brand Magazine, HK
  • Campaign, UK
  • Cap & Design, Sweden
  • Chois Gallery, US & China
  • Communication Arts Annual, US
  • Computer Arts, UK
  • Computer Arts Collection, UK
  • Computer Arts Projects, UK
  • Creative Cloud, UK
  • Creative Review, UK
  • Digital Arts, UK
  • Design 360
  • Design Calendar, UK
  • Design Week, UK
  • Eight:48, UK
  • Feld 100, Germany
  • Form, Germany
  • Gràffica, Spain
  • Grafik, UK
  • Graphic Design Annual 2014
  • Gym Class, UK
  • Icon, UK
  • IdN, HK & US
  • Ingenuity, China
  • Inspire, Sweden
  • Inspire, Taiwan
  • Lürzer’s Archive, Germany
  • Novum, Germany
  • Photoshop Creative, UK
  • Print, US
  • Stylesight, Japan
  • The Drum, UK
  • Wired, UK

Awards

Top 30 Studios, UK
Computer Arts, 2019

D&AD
Typography, Nomination, 2019

Type Directors Club
Communication Design, Typography 40 Annual, 2019

Communication Arts
Award of Excellence, Typography, 2019

Top 30 Studios, UK
Computer Arts, 2017

Creative Review Annual
Selected Work, 2017

D&AD
Typography For Advertising, Wood Pencil, 2017

Type Directors Club
Communication Design, Typography 38 Annual, 2017

Communication Arts
Award of Excellence, Typography, 2017

German Design Award
Typography, Nomination, 2017

Top 30 Studios, UK
Computer Arts, 2016

D&AD
Crafts For Design, Wood Pencil, 2016

Type Directors Club
Communication Design (x2), Typography 37 Annual, 2016

Communication Arts
Awards of Excellence (x2), Typography, 2016

Creativepool
Top 100 Influencer, 2016

Greek Design and Illustration Awards
Typography / Illustration, 2016

Top 30 Studios, UK
Computer Arts, 2015

AI—AP
American Illustration 34 Annual Award, 2015

Design Museum, London
Designs of the Year, 2015

Communication Arts
Award of Excellence, Typography, 2015

Top 50 Studios, UK
Computer Arts, 2014

Computer Arts Collection
Graphic Design Annual, 2014

World of Logo Design Awards
Best of Nation, 2008

MIXX Awards
Gold, 2008

D&AD
Illustration, Nomination, 2007

Interactive Marketing &
Advertising Awards, 2006

Exhibitions

CommUNITY
San Francisco Design Week, 2019

Fedrigoni 365
Protein Gallery, London, UK, 2017

The Dolby Art Series
Dolby Gallery, San Francisco, US, 2017

TfL: The Language of London
KKOutlet, London, UK, 2016

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

Speaking

Design vs Music
Tromsø, Norway, 2016

OFFF
Mexico City, Mexico, 2016

OFFF
Barcelona, Spain, 2015

Plug & Play
Porto, Portugal, 2013

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