Month: February 2012

Cartlidge Levene {London}

Awesome agencies

Founded in 1987, London’s acclaimed Cartlidge Levene are renowned for their intelligent, creative and beautifully crafted solutions. A portfolio built over twenty five years includes award-winning work for a tremendous range of clients including Dyson, Unilever, Nokia, HP Labs, RIBA, Phaidon, Guardian, Tate, Crafts Council and the V&A. Sumptuous print and identity work there maybe, but it’s perhaps their wayfinding and environmental work that has defined their reputation, having worked extensively with museums, galleries, schools, arenas […]

Soulseven {Minneapolis, MN}

Outstanding individuals

Soulseven is the very playful creative studio of Minneapolis based designer Sam Soulek. With smart thinking, clear speak and solid design, not to mention a beautiful eye for illustration, the award winning Soulseven studio is worth checking out.

Hook {Wanaka}

Awesome agencies / LWC

Those Kiwis with a designers eye will have spotted these beauties in the supermarket; turns out the calligraphic gems were the work of Hook based down in Wanaka with help from Peter Gilderdale. The King Series wines were designed to celebrate an ancestral link to pirates operating out of Lundy Island in the 12th and 13th centuries. This is coupled with a pretty swift nod to the family’s rocky relationship with English royalty. It’s always […]

Iron Design {NYC}

Awesome agencies

Effective, appealing commercial design is a skill often overlooked. Iron Design, of New York, have a body of work that is a wealth of fun and efficiency built since ’93. Interesting type mixed with smart colour choices make for a fanstastically solid and consistent body of work. Tw. @DesignIron / Fb. IronDesignInc  

K2L {Manchester}

Awesome agencies

As a rule, we don’t tend to feature “full service” agencies, primarily because we’ve always found that good design is often secondary or even tertiary to other parts of their business and as a result devalues our fair craft. There are few companies that provide exception to this rule, however, and Manchester’s RAR recommended K2L might just be one of them. They certainly talk a good game, and on inspection hold true to that. There […]

Jamie Hoyt-Vitale {New York}

Outstanding individuals

Jamie Hoyt-Vitale, a self confessed problem solver and all round top designer, showcases her wealth of experience on her portfolio site viixii. Working within the music business and now freelancing on her own, Jamie shows a real passion for type-driven design and printing techniques.

Parallax {Adelaide}

Awesome agencies / LWC

This week Cloud 9 has journeyed to an occasionally overlooked corner of Oz, Adelaide. And thank god we did because we have a new design crush, hello Parallex, I think you might be ‘the one’! As a designer myself it is creative ideas that drive me so when I stumbled across the work of Parallax I knew I’d unearthed a gem. Beautifully executed, intelligent yet relevant ideas based design. Now that’s what I’m talking about! […]

Foreign Policy {Singapore}

Awesome agencies

Having picked up an UnderConsideration Brand New Award only last year, Foreign Policy do some incredible work. With branding at their core, where most draw the line and leave it at that with a simple Mark and stationery set, FP take a concept and literally leg it; only looking back to see the line as dot on the horizon, yonder. Their work has been published in all sorts of titles, both in print and online […]