I recently designed a new minimal look for a potential Sushi Restaurant, love the graphic simple nature of the design. It could potentially expand into a full scale identity system. The project is purely speculative at the moment.
Parsons Branding recently completed their own brand identity. The beautifully crafted design system is a showpiece for their core offer. The is firm based in Cape Town, South Africa and have been building a reputation for high end brand strategy and quality creative for over 10 years.
Herbst Architects are producing some of New Zealand’s best modern homes, and now they have a string of awards to prove it. Lance and Nicola Herbst have a special gift in defining both style and elegance, the trick is they can do it without indulging every available modern convenience. Their work endeavours to have a positive and meaningful contribution to the environment, rather than just another self serving monument.
Violaine & Jérémy continue to produce some incredible work, I wanted to keep everyone across some further work showcasing their font sets. This collection of typography stands a long way a head of almost any other ornate collections. The detail and love that has gone into this work is beyond most of us. So enjoy a few extras listed below.
Graphic Designer Nick Barclay has decided to pay tribute to cities and their 3 favorite colors through his minimal poster series 'Three Colors Cities'. For the city of New York, the yellow is reminiscent of the color of the taxis, the green is for the Statue of Liberty and the gray refers to the skyscrapers. On the poster of London, we find the red buses and phone booths. You get the idea, it's a fantastic and highly stylish use of the Swiss design style. The approach is something worth bookmarking if you need some killer typography examples.
Leroy van Drie used a clever combination of photography and illustration to create this high impact campaign for the Encore music scene in Amsterdam. The campaign visuals represent the hip-hop and R&B culture and translate both movement and rhythm into static poster designs. The carefully overlaid doodles and typography give a distinctly creative and human element to the work. The visual energy is a great way to help captures the viewers attention.
This stunning 100th anniversary book was created for Lenz & Staehelin (one of the leading Swiss law firms) by graphic design agency Raffinerie. The book covers many of the events that impacted the company over that time. It's divided into six chapters and shows how the company has transform over a century. The focus is always on the employees, who shape the book, but also the law firm, with their contributions, photographs and impressions. It's a stunning typographic piece that will look as good in another 100 years.
This graphic booklet by Sunda Studio masterfully blends color, minimal layouts, and typography together to enhance the writers content. The simple editorial format guides the viewer through an intriguing journey on the 'perception of time'. The brochure itself extends into a traditional flip book, where the viewer can enjoy a truly analogue motion experience. It's a wonderfully crafted piece of work, that deserves all the attention it's gained.
Creative agency Violaine & Jérémy have once again impressed us with some bold new branding for Mamie restaurant. The new Paris establishment is run by Jean Imbert and his inspirational Grandmother (who we suspect is responsible for his passion in food). The approach is done in the V&J signature style, where the typography takes a lead role in styling the overall design. The concept is supported by a range of full colour vintage illustrations, which depict hand drawn organic vegetables and ingredients.
Savvy Studio recently completed this new branding project for Kate linens. Kate underwent a brand restructure to simplify their many sub-brands and put them under one umbrella. The goal was to establish themselves as a market leader hospitality linen. The new brand evokes ideas of quality, design and effortless luxury - with the key message being everyday ease.
The Wirra Willa Pavillion is a modern glass and sandstone structure on the edge of a natural dam. This stunning piece of architecture is separate from the main residence and provides a place from which to experience the beautifully established landscaping and luxurious natural environment of this rural property.
SocioDesign are London based design agency specialising in design, strategy and brand guidelines. They help transform brands and businesses through carefully crafted design and rigorous strategic thinking.
The Violaine & Jérémy studio recently launched a fantastic new font offer - the VJ-Type foundry. Violaine & Jérémy specialise in design, typography and font creation, and recently committed to started a bespoke type foundry. Many of the fonts now available for license are custom fonts they produced for commercial projects already delivered.
Regal Finesse Pro is an exceptional typeface designed by Panos Vassiliou as part of a typography project for Grazia magazine.
This clever piece of typography design was produced for the Russian Student Industrial Design Contest in Yekaterinburg. It was held during Innoprom exhibition as a key part of the Global Industrial Design Forum. The Forma logotype was produced by 12 Points - a small design consultancy in Russia. They specialize in corporate identity and brand design - they have a special interest developing effective complex and coherent visual design systems.
Dimitry Gerais is a Russian designer and brand storyteller who knows exactly how to bring hospitality branding to life. From a logo design through to the over arching brand story and strategy, Dimitry is a master craftsman. The work is completed under his niche hospitality, restaurant and gastronomy design firm nineteen. His agency is dedicated to helping restaurants and gourmet brands create their unique individuality.
Matthias Arnt of Lichtecht Architecture creates some of the worlds best architectural concepts and visualisations. His work takes conceptual design to the next level, he balances a line between believability and surrealism. Lichtecht has a distinct advantage of most visualisation firms in that they are also a crew of architects - rather than just being high end illustrators.
Design and branding agency Collins were given the task to create distinctive new look for the Tribeca Film Festive. The Festival needed a strong visual identity system that would assist filmmakers in reaching the broadest possible audience. It needed to enable the international film community and general public to experience the power of cinema, and promote New York City as a major filmmaking center.
The new Mobilia branding is a great example of well considered minimal design and typography. This sophisticated approach creates a brilliant parallel to the craftsmanship, detail and minimalism seen in the Mobilia furniture collections. The stunning design work by Caterina Bianchini Studio plays with primary colours, mixed pastels, illustration, patterns and a handcrafted typeface.
If you're into email marketing you've probably already seen the new brand and design system for Mailchimp. It's a great piece of work by one of my favourite design agencies Collins. They still definitely feel like the new kid on the block - so it’s hard to believe they were founded in 2001 making them nearly 18years old. They were set up way back then to help businesses and creators easily send email marketing.
Design agency Pacifica have masterfully put together this new brand identity design system for retail giant Zippy. Zippy is a well-established clothing label, with over two decades of retail experience. It's an optimistic, dynamic and innovative family brand which develops affordable clothing for kids aged 0 to 9 years old.
After 20years in the market (yup time flies) vitaminwater asked Collins to revitalize their brand with a refreshed strategy, design system and visual language. The brand needed an injection of energy in order to keep competing with the high number of copycat brands.
These limited edition graphic sketchbooks caught my eye. They are a brilliant choice for anyone who loves art, design or just coming up with ideas. There's an extensive range of cover and internal layout options, each design giving you a nudge to create something new and inspirational. Only limited runs available check out the full range and available at abukoo.
This incredible piece of modern architecture by Saota Architects is situated just above the shoreline of the Benguela Cove Wine Estate in the Overberg region in South Africa. This beautiful piece of architecture takes full advantage of the views over the Botrivier Lagoon and Overberg Mountains. The indoor outdoor flow has been carefully designed to create some irresistible modern living spaces. There is a thoroughness to the approach, detailing and finishing on this house that reflects on how skilfully it's been put together.
Simple is an award winning integrated marketing agency with specialists spanning a full range of marketing disciplines. They cover a wide range of skills including branding, graphic design, digital and advertising all rolled into one sparkling package. Simple recently completed this stunning new identity for Dr Kien Ha (renowned Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) specialist). They developed a personal brand to reflect the high quality nature of Dr Ha’s services, and to complement this a brand for his private practice.
LMNOP is a small New York based creative agency specializing in designing brand identities with a playful, yet minimal edge. LMNOP is driven by the desire to bring style and energy to businesses of all sorts. They work across a variety of mediums and collaborate with clients to help bring their ideas and inspirations to life.
48North is bold new business rethinking the use of Cannabis in Canada.Their main focus being to challenge preconceptions and opening possibilities. This beautiful communication platform was created by crew at blokdesign. The intent was to celebrate the stories of women who use the plant, and then tell how their journeys lead towards health and wellness.
Milan based design and stationery store Write Sketch & recently collaborated with Veuve Clicquot on a series of exclusive limited edition notebooks. Write Sketch & have extensive experience designing and developing high-quality notebooks.
If you still love some manual note making and sketching then you'll love this. Ideally suited photographers, it's discrete, fits on your pocket and has all the grids and layouts you need for planning your next photoshoot.
The team at тень have created a beautiful and clever visual identity for the Brovdi Art Fund. It captures the creative essence of the organisation with ease, and is a great case study for how to increase the depth and dimension of a brand system.The design uses a ‘creative window’ within the brand mark to express, extend and inspire the audience. Motion, painting, design or any form of artistic expression can be captured within the window.
Designer Tomba Lobos created these beautiful graphic wrappers for is own chocolate brand.
Greek firm decaACHITECTURE designed this stunning minimal “Ring House” in the dramatic landscape just south of Crete. The natural environment provides an incredible backdrop for this incredible house and swimming pool design. The use of local materials helps the structure fit comfortably into the landscape, while the feature pool shines like glass against the rugged surroundings.
This week Clase Design Studio in Barcelona caught my eye. Their contemporary approach to design, strategic thinking, art, culture and strong conceptual execution makes for a highly engaging body of work.