All posts tagged: typography

Container branding goes global {Nicknack}

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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 […]

Strange Love {Marx Design}

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Love is sometimes strange, I’m sure we all know that by now but what is StrangeLove? Well my friends, let me first set the scene. Marx Designwere tasked with packaging StrangeLove into a gift piece that cafe owners would want to display on their counter. The problem being, StrangeLove is in fact an energy drink. And we all know what that conjures up in a designers mind, 2 for $5 star bursts, bright shouty colours and vomit […]

Have No Fear {Pearlfisher}

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Pearlfisher is set to further celebrate it’s double decade of design with the launch of a book entitled ‘Have No Fear’. The ‘Have No Fear’ book is a collaborative work that has been designed, written and produced by Pearlfisher’s studios in London and New York. It is a celebration of graphic design and is made of 20 powerful beliefs that have defined Pearlfisher as an agency over the last 20 years. Each of the 20 […]

Curious {Auckland}

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It seems Auckland is the place to be for tasty design these days, adding to our recent post on the lovely Hardhat we now have packaging specialists Curious to introduce to you. With a generous handful of international packaging awards under their belts, these guys know their stuff. Recent lovelies include a big old shake up of New Zealand favourite Phoenix Drinks. With the name now well and truly etched in Kiwis’ brains (once you’ve […]

A Beautiful facelift for English Ballet

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The English National Ballet are launching a radical new brand and advertising campaign that uses Dalton Maag’s Aktiv Grotesk for their new logo. The campaign, by creative agency The Beautiful Meme, features stunning photography of English National Ballet dancers wearing couture garments by Vivienne Westwood. Dalton Maag’s Aktiv Grotesk was modified to create a unique logotype for the ballet company. The starting point was Aktiv Grotesk Bold, with the spacing and leading of the individual […]

A drop of dutch courage

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2012 was undoubtedly the year of the craft beer. With new varieties being launched left right and centre we were spoilt for choice down here in the South Pacific when it came to an evening tipple. One such beer that lept onto our shelves late last year was Cavalier Courage. While this fine blend is indeed a tasty drop it’s far from being the latest fad, the difference being this beer has a story to […]

Twenty Years of Design by Famous VS

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Think back to 1992, the world of graphic design was a very different place. For me it was more about making my mum birthday cards and pictures of our family to stick on the fridge. For the world, graphic communication was still dominated by print. The internet was in it’s infancy and smart phones were a mere daydream. Branding was king! The AGDA  (The Australian Graphic Design Association for the Brits) is the peak national organisation for professional […]

Helms Workshop {Austin, Tx}

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Huge fan. Huge. Of Texas’ finest Helms Workshop. Huge, for emphasis. True craftsmen of the all-Americana typographic cunning, an art that I’ve always found absorbing. Back to Helms, naturally an award-winning creative firm with a broad range of clients but for me, it’s their packaging work that’s particularly right on point. Helms “combine smart, strategic thinking with wild-eyed creativity in a highly collaborative environment, producing powerful ideas and unexpected solutions that bring big results to businesses […]