Journal

CC/27 - SS19 Core Collection

Jon Wheeler

CC/27 - SS19 Core Collection

The SS19 Core Collection  is a range of staples created with familiarity, simplicity and timelessness in mind. The collection’s minimalism is intended to provide some contrast against the brand’s heavy graphics-based approach to design. Each new collection presents a different set of challenges, and this one was no different. As with any sizeable project, there’s always plenty of setbacks lurking in the dark, awaiting the most inconvenient moment to rear up and throw you off course. This is the first time I’ve worked with shorts and caps, and I enjoyed the challenge of bringing it all together. I’ve realised that...

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CC/26 - One Year On

Jon Wheeler

CC/26 - One Year On

It’s a little strange to think, but today marks exactly one year since the launch of Clouds & Cups. It was on a sweltering, humid morning at Glebe Markets that this brand made its entrance into the world. It’s been a pretty interesting journey so far. For the first time in a long time, I feel as if these last 365 days haven’t gone as fast as the previous sets. Ramping up my commitment to learning and growing has resulted in a more emotionally and mentally intense year. It seems that being busy and constantly exposing yourself to challenges will...

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CC/25 - Measured Irreverence (SS19)

Jon Wheeler

CC/25 - Measured Irreverence (SS19)

  This collection is a little trip down memory lane. Inspiration struck one night when my mates and I were sitting around, reminiscing on all the delinquent behaviour that accompanied high school life. Looking back, I’ve realised that a healthy dose of measured irreverence went a long way in navigating that confusing phase of life commonly known as teenagehood. In hindsight, you realise how much you can actually get away with when you’re still a little punk in school with no responsibilities. Knowing that now makes me wonder whether I should have pushed the limits even more, but at the...

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CC/24 - Spring, Sweat, and Tears

Jon Wheeler

Spring has well and truly perked it’s head up, and I thought I’d share a little behind the scenes to give you some context for what's to come. I’ve taken plenty of notes from the winter that’s just passed (read here), and I’m excited for what’s planned. As to be expected, there’s been many a speed bump so far, but I’m trying to steamroll over them as best as I can. There’s two summer collections underway - one consisting of a handful of tees, and another with some tees, shorts, and caps. It’s always a stab in the dark when...

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CC/23 - Free House

Jon Wheeler

CC/23 - Free House

  Earlier this week, the boys from Free House were very kind in having me on the airwaves to chat about design, my story with C&C, and just life in general (you can listen to the recording here). Free House is a segment on Sydney’s Radio Skid Row 88.9 FM. Every Monday afternoon, they host local DJs to serve up an aural feast for house and techno heads, breaking it up with some loose chats in between with the city’s creatives. Free House is comprised of four fine, young gentlemen: Latif, Donnie, Angus in Sydney, and Jackson, who runs the...

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