Extra Vitamins is a studio that pushes the boundaries of art and design through innovation, play, and experimentation. We delve below the surface to craft thought-provoking work full of discovery and hidden complexity for a variety of clients.
In addition to commissioned projects, we design and sell products in the form of clothing, books, typefaces and objects. This work is often influenced by an ongoing investigation into semiotics, primitive expression, visual synchronicities, and post-internet tendencies.
Extra Vitamins was founded in 2016 by Julia Belamarich and Kyle Warfield and is currently based in Denver, Colorado.
© 2018 Extra Vitamins \ Type: Slant by Extra Vitamins, Filson by Mostardesign \ Cursor Dev by Will Meier
Art Direction \ Visual Identity \ Typography \ Installation \ Publication \ Print \
Web \ Motion
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2017 - NY Art Book Fair
2017 - BMOCA
2017 - Leisure
2016 - Dateline
2016 - MCA Denver
One Good Eye
Illustrated print included in the Record of the Month package for Betty Davis’ self-titled album. The custom type is an evolution of the lettering from one of her other albums. Davis' high energy funk music inspired the neon color palette and her eccentric fashion is reflected in the symbols and patterns.
T-shirt and poster collection designed for Tennis' Yours Conditionally tour. The elements draw on Tennis' 80's-inspired music and fashion, incorporating floral patterns, simple optical illusions, and abstract, energetic shapes. There are 15 unique posters in the series, each with variations of custom letterforms, graphic elements, and photographs (by Luca Venter).
A limited edition cut-out book that explores both obscure and familiar imagery through the layering of stencils. Each page is cut using a desktop plotter, with a few printed transparencies throughout. The content pulls from found stencilized imagery, such as architectural and educational stencils. — 4.5 x 6" \ 20 pages
This body of collages and sculptures, exhibited at Lesiure Gallery, prioritized feeling over meaning. The intermedia work exists in the space between art and design, subverting design’s tendency towards purpose and legibility into an open-ended narrative. Found objects, curated materials, and invented symbols were transformed and arranged to create contained experiences of immediate sensation.
Summer collection of t-shirts, totes, hats and mugs for Huckleberry Roasters. The pieces incorporate an evolving symbolic pattern that is reflective of Huckleberry's brand, with hidden elements such as coffee flowers, beans, steam, latte art, and house plants.
Digital artwork and casette tape design for Melissa Weikart's debut EP, Coffee. The monoline portrait is reflective of Melissa's straight-forward, unapologetic lyrics. The wavy liquid blobs bring the artwork dimension while complimenting the undulating sounds of the piano.
Logo, animation and supporting patterns developed for Denver general modern store, OkHi. The shop specialized in well-designed utilitarian objects, and the logo was designed to reflect that idea. The pattern evolved from the forms within the logo and utilized for window decals and posters.
Digital single and EP cover art for Phoenix-based musician Secret Attraction. Illustrated windows into nostalgic summer scenes compliment the music's warm, dream-pop vibes.
A compilation of 71 photos that call attention to urban peculiarities, chance magic, and things that are cool depending on how you look at them. Perfect bound book with a woven label ironed on the front cover. — 5 x 7" \ 60 pages
A dérive-inspired, self-guided tour of OZ Architecture for Doors Open Denver. The experience was designed to playfully shed light on overlooked elements of urban space. Following the printed map and a series of signs, the participants explored architectural mysteries, aesthetic accidents, synchronistic illusions, and simple interactive opportunities.
An illustrated book inspired by children’s imagery and psychedelics. Each book contains 5 plotter-cut stencil pages and is bound with removable colored rings. — 5.5 x 5.5" \ 24 pages
A series of giant interactive bead mazes and painted floor mats exhibited at DATELINE Gallery. Inspired by childhood toys, colors, shapes, and feels, the installation transformed the gallery into a space for youthful discovery of forgotten magic. —Music: Vibe by Holly Waxwing.
A zine exploring semiotics, asemic writing, and optical illusions. Featuring experimental book elements such as cut-out pages, reflective vinyl, and spray-painted inserts.— 7.5 x 10" \ 14 pages
An imaginary playground painted in conjunction with our Feel Days residency at DATELINE. Included in the Colorado Crush annual mural festival.