Design of an Ocelot and a pattern of flowers


An ocelot in the front of the knife, with flowers sorrounding the Victorinox logo. On the otherside, embroidered flowers similar to traditional mexican clothing.

Which animal(s) did you choose as a visual and why?

An Ocelot. This animal lives in parts of Mexico and South America. I like how the ocelot is present even in antique cultures like Aztec

What culture or region does the animal stand for?

The Aztec culture. And also represents a big portion of central and south america.

What story does your design tell?

I wanted to project a little of folk, with the ocelot as protagonist. That's why the flowers pattern. I hope that in the moment you see this knife, you think of mexico or south america.

What style did you choose for your design and why?

I tried to recreate the way embroidered flowers looks like in the clothing of some antique cultural groups of nahuatl speakers. A piece of clothing on which I based was principally the Huipil.

Please make sure you have filled out your country of origin in your profile! It’s important that the regional Victorinox team understands the cultural background of your design.


Have you used any third-party material? Even if you’ve modified or combined it, please know that in this project no stock material is accepted. See “Guidelines, regulations & comments” (in the brief)

I haven't use any third party material

To be featured on facebook as the Victorinox "Pick of the Day" please write a short statement about you (see more details in the brief).

Hi there! I'm Mel Trasfi (26) from Mexico. I'm a graphic designer and illustrator. I created this design for Victorinox because I think the best way of represent an animal of the world is with an element of that same country.

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