I created this brand, logo and website for a company called Crazy Coffins who make bespoke coffins. They have some great designs and often exhibit their creations in museums and galleries worldwide.
Crazy Coffins approached me to design and setup a website for their bespoke / crazy coffins section of their company called Vic Fearn based in Nottingham. After receiving the brief of what they wanted as their online presence, I realised that they didn’t have a logo / brand setup. So that was the first step to be done, which formed the basis of their website and future marketing.
Crazy Coffins logo design
To create their logo design, I provided them with multiple variations, in different styles, for them to choose from. After initial feedback, we focussed on a couple of the options, which were then fine-tuned. When the final amends were done, it was then time to begin work on the site and other brand elements.
Bespoke web design
The website was created using HTML and CSS predominantly, alongside a fair amount of image editing and preparation. I did a major update of their old site to make it fully responsive. This made the site more accessible on all screens and devices. I also added some new CSS transitions to improve the interactive aspects. The company has had a lot of press coverage over the last few years, so it’s updated regularly with the latest exhibitions and news stories.
I created some online forms that enable users to get in touch with them to commission projects, request them to exhibit somewhere and share ideas, suggestions or comments. There are also galleries that were designed to show the exhibitions and events that they have been involved with.
A lot of the coffin photographs needed extensive retouching. This was to replicate the style of a photographer, who took some amazing photos of their coffins. These used in a booklet created for an exhibition in Germany. The retouching involved the masking or cutting out of the products from their backgrounds. This enabled me to create a standard grey background, along with shadows and directional light sources for the new photographs, to provide some consistency between the images.
Crazy Coffins are a great company to work with and I love their fun and interesting takes on a usually morbid topic.