Profile

Sawdust is the work of London based duo Rob Gonzalez and Jonathan Quainton. We have been working together since 2006.

Artworks:
With a particular interest in the atmospheric and enigmatic, our work explores ideas associated with ambience, emotion, future, tension, light, shadow, geometry, letterforms and sound. Ethereal narratives and aesthetic exploration are recurring themes in our works.

Commissions:
We have created bespoke imagery, typography, motion and identity work for clients including; WIRED, Apple, Netflix, Nike, NASA, The New York Times, Microsoft, Adidas, Converse, Audi, Coca-Cola, Reebok, National Geographic.

Contact

Representation

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

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

Links

Awards

D&AD
Typography
Nomination
2019
Type Directors Club
Communication Design
Typography 40 Annual
2019
Communication Arts
Award of Excellence
Typography
2019
Creative Review Annual
Selected Work
2017
D&AD
Typography For Advertising
Wood Pencil
2017
Communication Arts
Award of Excellence
Typography
2017
German Design Award
Typography Nomination
2017
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 &
Illustration Awards
Typography / Illustration
2016
AI—AP
American Illustration
34 Annual Award
2015
Design Museum, UK
Designs of the Year (DOTY)
2015
Communication Arts
Award of Excellence
Typography
2015
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

Cyberpunk Vol. 3
Superchief Gallery
Los Angeles & New York, US
2022
Cyberpunk Vol. 1
Superchief Gallery
Los Angeles & New York, US
2022
Cabinet Of Collaborations
Dutch Design Week
Eindhoven, Netherlands
2021
CommUNITY
San Francisco Design Week
San Francisco, US
2019
The Dolby Art Series
Dolby Gallery
San Francisco, US
2017
TfL: The Language of London
KKOutlet
London, UK
2016
The Coca-Cola Bottle:
An American Icon at 100
High Museum of Art
Atlanta, Georgia, US
2015
Designs of the Year (DOTY)
Design Museum
London, UK
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

Publications

Books
64GB
Victionary
Amazing Layout Design
Dopress
Archetype
OFFF
Book 4
Beautiful/Decay
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
Interactive Annual 26
Communication Arts
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
The History of Graphic Design Vol 2,
1960 — Today
Taschen
Trend Bible
Type for Type
Victionary
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
Magazines
Brand Magazine, HK
Campaign, UK
Cap & Design, Sweden
Chois Gallery, US & China
Communication Arts, US
Comm. 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 Calendar, UK
Design Week, UK
Eight:48, UK
Feld 100, Germany
Form, Germany
Gràffica, Spain
Grafik, UK
Graphic Design Ann. 2014, UK
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

Speaking

Design vs Music
Tromsø, Norway
2016
OFFF
Mexico City, Mexico
2016
OFFF
Barcelona, Spain
2015
Plug & Play
Porto, Portugal
2013
4 Cubes (Specular)
Monogram
Vortex
Horizon
Reveal
Netflix
The Sea Beast
Mareas
Azul
Océano
WIRED UK
Bearing Witness
Meta
Tokyo Olympics
Circle of Circles
LOVE Etiam
Momentum
Transient Fault
Into the Aether
Mimetic Polyalloy
Which?
Products of The Year
Reebok
Les Mills
Mews
Wordmark
Chicago Booth Review
Pivot
AutoStore
Router
Neuro X — Typeface
WIRED UK
07.20
Smart Energy
Smart Meters
Microsoft
Fluent UI
LOVE
LIFE
Fall and Rise
2.0
Anti-Modularity
The Hollywood Reporter
Coronavirus
Adidas
Creators Unite
New Scientist
Antimatter
Equinox
Make Yourself A Gift
Mucho x SFDW
Community
Another Planet Entertainment
Gryffin
The New York Times
Do You See What I See?
WIRED UK
Back to Life
Texas Monthly
The State
Converse
Identity
Fedrigoni
November l3th
IBM
Paradigm Shift
WIRED UK
Display Typeface
Shoreditch Town Hall
More Light More Power
WIRED US
Nu—Nerds
WIRED UK
The WIRED World 20l7
Quainton — Typeface
Computer Arts
Top 30 Studios
Audi Magazine
The Untaggable Issue
WIRED UK
Horizons
OFFF
Archetype
OFFF
Practice Being Stupid
Buzzworthy
Logotype
Creative Review
Creative Leaders 50
Creative Review
Cover
WIRED UK
Monogram & Wordmark
Toumba Magazine
PAOK FC 90
Audi Magazine
Display Typeface
WIRED UK
The WIRED World 20l6
Nike Basketball
LeBron James Typeface
WIRED US
23.l0
Entertainment Weekly
Spectre of Death
Esquire
l000th Issue Of Esquire
Fast Company
Fast Company New York
WIRED US
Beautiful Diversity of Autism
The New Republic
&
Nike Basketball
Kobe Bryant Typeface
Nike Basketball
KD7 Logotype
Fast Company
Innovation By Design
WIRED US
Dystopian Futures
Tim Greatrex
Identity
WIRED US
Marie Curie
Variety
Broken Hollywood
Coca-Cola
l00 Years Of Coke
Nike Basketball
Kevin Durant Typeface
Dolby
The Dolby Art Series
The New York Times
This is Your Brain
WIRED Italy
l50 Best Gadgets
Men's Health
Monogram
IBM
Solutions
IBM
Solutions
Shanghai Ranking
Ranking of World Universities
Bleep
Winter Series
Men's Health
Pain
Nike Basketball
Maya Moore Logotype
WIRED UK
Display Typeface
WIRED US
22.05
Fast Company
Most Innovative Companies
Fast Company
Most Innovative Companies
Nike Basketball
Blake Griffin Logotype
The Kitchen
Logotype
Marshmallow Laser Feast
Logo Mark
Milk
Lunetta — Typeface
Fast Company
Innovation by Design
Shanghai Ranking
Ranking of World Universities
WIRED US
Copper Wire
NewModern — Typeface