.. I think I have a major soft-spot I definitely have one for the Lumberjacks http://themeforest.net/user/Lumberjacks?WT.ac=item_profile_text&WT.z_author=Lumberjacks
Since they announced themselves here and I got a glimpse of their burly lumberjack chap I was very intruigued – then when they got a dribbble invite in a thread and posted some awesome happy lumberjacks celebrating I just thought ‘WOW’
Im really not one for saying this kind of thing out loud (in a sense) the fact that I keep going back to their items and admiring everything from the products to the brilliant thumbnails (I mean cmon, a lumberjack in a tux!!) I just wanted to say in my own small way how blown away I am.
‘Things that wasn’t ours, but we used them anyway.’ and ‘A gentleman’s respect.’ – now thats a way to credit the resources used. Just pure whimsical awesomeness and I bloody love it!
There stuff has really made me take a look at my own (lack of) branding and in comparison my items look kind of lacklustre to me now. The only other author who make me step back and up my game (releasing over half my TF portfolio since) is the magnificent tommusrhodus. Sometime quality just smacks you in the mouth and demands you pay attention and these chaps ooze this.
Before anyone reading this pukes from they retinas ill finish saying one thing, Envato is the best community of designers, developers and just general creative thinkers there is and I couldnt thank them enough for the drastic change in my life signing up here has given me.
Just needed to get it from my chest
They’ve got cool branding and they’re really great guys! Hence why I decided to “support them” Now all they need is a kick-ass designer (Sorry, don’t mean to offend, but the designs are not as great.) and they’ll make a kill!
Definitely cool guys, I hope to see some WordPress themes from them aswell and I hope they’ll also have sales, since “cool stuff” doesn’t really appeal the untrained eye of the everyday buyer, I hope they’ll not be dissapointed. I saw many authors having this much confidence (Heck, even I did.) but after getting hammered by reality, you kinda slow down.
I hope they’ll stay as cool and classy forever.
By the way – did you see the guys over at Umbrella Studios? These guys.. oh my!
I can definitely see what you are saying. It’s their avatar that does it for me, not to mention their items so far look pretty great and they seem to be pumping them out relatively quickly. I’m hoping their recent item feature will bring them some more sales to a much deserving item.
I definitely agree with you guys on their branding it works very nicely and the name itself is rather unique rather than just having [username]themes or [username]labs, not meaning any offence to those who do have a username like the above myself included.
Well, looking at my boyfriend’s face-forest I got a thing for bearded beasts, so yeah, lumberjacks all the way! I’m literally in love with their branding.
Gotta be crushing for Kriesi forever tho – obviously: he’s Austrian!