Category: sweet core projects

We’re always up for a challenge, and for the fourth year in a row we were given the task to create a unique and personalized digital holiday greeting for Landis Communities.  Landis Communities offers support to Lancaster’s older adults and dependent-living community guided by joy, compassion, integrity and stewardship.

We were challenged to do something different and fun that kept with the Christmas spirit. It took a lot of brainstorming, sketching and reworking, but we feel this vintage stop-motion card was the perfect complement to this amazing organization.

After our planning was complete, we hand drew and crafted each piece, including the type. The scene and characters were brought to life with over 700 individual frames stitched together and edited to create the final piece.

The vibrant characters and stylized landscape capture the nostalgia of the season through its vintage aesthetics and warm message.

We were delighted to work with the Landis Communities team again this year on this special project. You can check out the full video and images of our process below!

The Candy Factory’s Coworking spotlights interesting people, small businesses and non-profits. From planning, design and print, The Sweet Core constructed a one-of-a-kind zine to highlight professionals and creatives from all disciplines. Inside, readers will find bright and informative articles back-dropped by interesting photographs and imagery. Coworking‘s simple layout and size makes for the perfect reading companion in a coffee shop, downtown pub or restaurant.

unnamed (3)Prints are limited to 100! Coworking instructs readers to “Read Me, Love Me, Take A Picture With Me, Post Me, Read Me Again and Share Me!” By snapping a quick photograph and sharing using #coworkingzine, you can help share this amazing piece! Additionally, readers can check out a digital version online.

Coworking serves as a wonderful testament to Lancaster’s unique local community and beyond. This is our creative representation of a collaboration and creative and professional development.  The Sweet Core and The Candy Factory are passionate about building relationships, fostering the community and celebrating people doing amazing things! We hope that people will draw creative inspiration from this zine and can’t wait to see where this piece takes us!


Listen to why we started the CoworkingZine


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Coworking in the Fall – This month we designed an interior sign for The Candy Factory, the coworking space we run our business from and also manage. This sign (or interior art) took up an entire wall and pulled key words from the Candy Factory Mission.  Gather, Imagine, Create, Thrive and Cowork.  Color was key, we needed this sign to marry well with the other colors found in this creative space. This color palette reflects these colors including colors found in the pillows, tables, walls and cement. ~ enjoy


About the sweet core Color Inspiration Project Color plays such an important role when it comes to design. When helping to brand a client we spend a good bit of our discovery process reviewing colors and how they affect us, how we interact with color and how those colors are seen in the environment around us. The color inspiration project is a fun side project for the creative team here at the sweet core. We take images of colors that speak to us, colors that are seen in everyday life and create interesting and usable color palettes from them.  Hope you enjoy and feel free to use any of the color palettes we create. We’d love to see what you come up with.