All smiles for the Old Friends Brewery

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With the increasing popularity of Craft Ale the industry has embraced good design and given the industry some much needed freedom.

Personality is still a key ingredient when it comes to both producing a distinctive ale and a successful design, so it’s not surprising that with this latest offering from the talented team at The District it has bags full.

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The Design Conference

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Two things might strike you about this design conference. Firstly, the very heavy inclusion of the word ‘The’ in its title, suggesting the only design conference you need to bother about. Secondly, based off the first point why would you ‘The’ design conference be taking place in Brisbane, Australia, hardly renown for being a hub of creativity.

With a mission to deliver one of the best design conferences of 2016, the team at The Design Conference (TDC) approached this years conference from a different angle.

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Build brings strength and power to Nike

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It seems so simple and obvious, but these are the hardest things to get right let alone successfully combine to form the bases of a branding system. Yet this is exactly what the team at Build have done with their latest work for Nike.

Build were commissioned to work with the Nike brand team on the new look and feel for Track and Field, 2016. Seemingly inspired by the lane markings of the running track, Build have established a strong combinations of line work to create a graphically system able to express a variety of striking patterns.

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Mowgli reimagined

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How do you take Rudyard Kipling’s classic, together with one of Disney’s most iconic animations and retell the story to a new, young generation? Bravely London-based illustrator Robert Hunter took on this mammoth challenge and delivered a stunning, stand alone story that takes a new generation on this journey of discovery.

Robert’s work is grounded in traditional drawing with a process of continue refinement and reworking till the final creation is one of true craft and perfectly captured detail.

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Beautiful Meme provoke debate for D&AD festival

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Sifting through the endless design blogs (oh yes, the irony is not lost here), copy can often get overlooked by the clean visual form or general aesthetics.

With this years D&AD festival theme, Beautiful Meme have managed to put the content front and center highlight the fact that we, as designers, think in terms of words as much as think in terms of visuals.

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ManvsMachine explores infinite possibilities

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Going beyond just some campaign visuals for the latest product range, ManvsMachine have delved deep to developed a progressive brand collaboration which is pushing the performance and innovation of the brand itself.

I don’t often use these words, but truly stunning exploration work by the outstanding team at ManvsMachine. The devil is in the detail and you can see this throughout the project. One of the heroes of this work is the customisation of the Objektiv Thin, a Dalton Maag typeface, to reflect the human and organic sensibility of the Flyknit ethos.

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A&E… Simple!

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How do you encourage people to go to the Pharmacy before heading to A&E? Take out A&E… Simple!

Manchester City Council’s in-house design department is anything but. With a mantra of ‘we’re in-house but not out of touch’  M-Four existing as an exciting future thinking agency that area delivering some truly awesome pieces of communication.

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Bag of personality for startup Mucho

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Pun-laden tone of voice, vibrant colours and a bunch of playful, dynamic logos is not instantly a great combination, but thankfully in the right hands it packs enough personality without one element over powering the other. Step in the guys from For The People and their experience in knowing when you have just the right combination.

The strong and distinctive tone of voice really raises this startup web and mobile platform from just another online tool to being something you want to engage with. Together with the playful animation Mucho is well on it’s way of sneaking into the heart of consumers.

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