A face-to-face approach

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Are you the type of person who walks around seeing faces in the everyday? Well if so, chances are you’re a ‘happy’ type of person and if people are happy, they are more productive at work (so the research and studies tell us).

The latest offering from London based SomeOne is a brand strategy, for Personal Group, one of the UK’s leading brands in employee benefits, which focussed around ‘Work Happy’ – a mantra that neatly distills the core idea.

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Ravensbourne goes elastic

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Ravensbourne is a specialist creative institution which is making an international impact with ambition and forward-thinking. Transitioning from a college to a independent University status, Ravensbourne were looking to evolve their identity to reflect these new changes.

So, what does a creative University look like? Well, the team at NB Studio’s took on that challenge with their take on a University Crest that goes far beyond the tradition.

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Driving with wit

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Driving schools are not known for their clever and well considered branding, let alone one that can successfully combine a playful take on the rules of the road and the design icon that is the British road signs.

UK based Afterhours has delivered a clever and witty interpretation of the guide to driving through the abbreviation for the Latin nota bene, ‘nb’ which means ‘note well.’

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Expanding what an art centre can be

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Creating visual identities for the arts is a complexed business. Capturing the spectrum of passion and culture whilst balancing the publics perception rarely leads to a unifying vision. The trick to success seems to be in finding that happy medium of artistic expression and community engagement which thankfully Manual have managed to find.

First up, who are Yerba Buena Centre for the Arts. YBCA is a new kind of art centre, whose work spans the realms of art, civic engagement and public life, much of the San Francisco community knew them only as a venue or host for performances and events.

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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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