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.
Therapy used to be thought of some what of a dirty word, talked about in whispers and in secret. Gone are the days and in with a bold typographical dance that aims to reflect the various emotional ‘mind’ states. The use of humor and happy faces within logos seems to be a bit of a slow trend starting to spread, but that said, the simple use and playfulness of the single letter forms is a […]
When you see something so simple, you think how have I not seen this before and more importantly, why didn’t I come up with it. Helsinki’s finest Bond have a knack of producing stunningly simple executions that are anything but and with Coffee & Co. they’ve done it again. Based around a monochromatic colour palette, the stark contrast between the colours allows the hand writing typography to dance across the page and balance out the […]
Bold by name, bold by nature. This hub of solid creative thinking and blended disciplines spans all three Nordic capitals. Bold was founded in 2011 by creative director Oskar Lübeck and CEO Carl-Fredrik af Sandeberg together with one of Scandinavia’s leading advertising agencies, Åkestam Holst, and after only three years Bold was crowned the best design agency in Sweden.