Creative problem solving can be mistakenly labeled as being a gift accessible only to a few selected individuals. The idea that you have to gained spiritual enlightenment or trained for years under a master when in really, it’s all about allowing yourself to look at things from a different perspective. The principles of this can often be furiously guarded by an agency as a way of extracting more money out of a client. As designers we require the client […]
Living identities start as a grand vision, but all to often stops at a simple animation. Australian Design Radio’s new mark goes beyond that first stage and truely breaths as a digital living mark. Australian Design Radio (ADR) is a podcast based in Sydney, Australia that aims to provide the global creative community with conversations and commentary on Australian Design. Eighteen months and over thirty episodes after launching, the team decided a complete overhaul of the brand was in […]
Keeping a keen eye on its surrounds, A Friend of Mine have lovingly crafted a honest and raw identity which draws on its surrounding history. Embla is Christian McCabe’s (of The Town Mouse) new low-key wine bar / restaurant based in Melbourne’s inner city. A Friend of Mine crafted a down-to-earth brand identity, centred around a custom typeface based on neighbouring hand painted vintage signage to reference it’s contextual surrounds, alongside a textured torn paper collage to […]
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.
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.’
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, […]
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 […]
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.