Independent branding agency Robot Food have taken it upon themselves to launch a brand for tattoo care products, having noticed a lack of credibly branded products in that sector. The new brand is called Electric Ink and was largely developed in-house.
Custom illustrations in contemporary tattoo style were developed by London artist Tom Gilmour. These dominate the packaging, giving it credibility and making it stand out.
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While identifying gaps in the market, the agency discovered that people with tattoos were largely underserved in terms of care and maintenance. Although one in three young adults have tattoos, there was a clear space in the mainstream market for a credible specialist brand that Robot Food was determined to fill.
After developing the name and brand positioning, Robot Food designed the identity and packaging. Tom Gilmour, a London artist with hugely relevant credentials, was brought on-board to bring the brand’s supporting illustrations to life. Tom specialises in hand-drawn black and white illustration, tattoo imagery and flash sheet creation. He created a contemporary interpretation of traditional tattoo art for the range, resulting in a design style that blends technical excellence with credibility, standout and desirability. The overall aesthetic is hugely relevant with a strong nod to tattooing’s sub-culture roots.
The creative team also partnered with a product developer with a health & beauty background. Together they formulated a range of quality skin products aimed purely at those who are inked. Made with unique active ingredients and vegan-friendly, Electric Ink launches with three products in Superdrug stores nationwide from mid-March, alongside selected tattoo shops, barber shops and lifestyle fashion retailers.