Shared values

News

As designers we love to find those delightful moments where the play between positive and negative reveals a real gem. Well, TheSumOf has done just that with their latest identity work for  Street + Garden.

As street furniture specialists Street + Garden marked their twenty fifth anniversary the decision was made to re-evaluate their brand in order to celebrate past achievements and be better positioned for future success.

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Turning the attention back

News

UK’s Sawdust has crafted a new word mark that aims to shape your perspective.

Online publisher Buzzworthy provides selected curators the freedom to write within their areas of interest. By doing so they aim to turn the attention back to the talented writers and the varying interest that shape their points of view.

Sawdust’s use of subtle directional arrows creates intrigue as well as elevating the idea of simple wayfinding.

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To-do lists get a facelift

News

Designers hate being ruled by the clock, but have to admit that more often than not it’s something that actually becomes useful in tracking projects.

Reinvention is becoming an inevitable part of organisations competing in the digital product world but it takes some guts to totally rip-up the past and start again from scratch. For The People have done just that together with project management software Streamtime, making the product once again fresh and relative to the industry it serves.

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A face-to-face approach

News

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

Awesome agencies

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

Awesome agencies

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

Awesome agencies / News

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

Packaging

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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