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 […]
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 […]
Croissant inspired rockets, subtle usage of glitter and packaging designed with ‘hyperdrive’ ventilation slots — what’s not to like about this project! Melbourne studio A Friend of Mine (AFOM) must of had a ridiculous amount of pleasure working on the branding for Lune Croissanterie. I wonder how much ‘taste testing’ went into the research of this project?!
It’s that time of year again down in the Southern Hemisphere, the best of the best are on parade courtesy in New Zealand’s national design awards, Best. With the usual suspects notching up a handful of nominations each it’s also great to see some new smaller agencies coming through, along with, for the first time, a number of recognised names from over the ditch. With the awards beginning to develop a following overseas it would […]
It’s been a while since our last profile so we’re thrilled to be back with a chat with a much sought after modern day hero of design. He’s a young chap yet his career has already packed a basket load of finery in the last few years; most recently his journey has led him across the world to take up his first Creative Director role at Interbrand Australia. With Australia’s flourishing design industry we were […]
So last week we brought you the news of Nicknack’s recent success at the 2013 Rebrand 100 Awards, well we may have been keeping something from you… they only did the double! Take a look at the second project of Nicknacks to pick up a gong, this was the challenge they faced: “With a steady decline in the number of families with Lutheran backgrounds the Lutheran Laypeople’s League brand was suffering from a lack of awareness […]
Our friends over at Adelaide based Nicknack have been rather quiet of late, and we recently found out why, they’ve been busy scooping up international gongs that’s why! To be more specific, Nicknack‘s work for transport and logistics company SFC did the scooping over at the 2013 Rebrand 100 awards. In their own words, Nicknack describe the challenge… “Although SCF Group had grown into a leading organisation within the Australian Transport & Logistics sector, customers […]
More handsome new work from Perth’s Zebra ~ this time much more clinical and understated than the last treat we featured (Moodmakr) ~ Gem Bar is a contemporary, boutique bar in Singapore that needed a refresh of their visual identity to reflect a recent renovation. The new interior design theme had an industrial, warehouse feel to it and the graphic elements took cues from there. Zebra developed the logo as well as the associated branded items, […]