Brand Design System | Vitaminwater by Collins

Brand Design System | Vitaminwater by Collins

by Andrew Smith September 28, 2018

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.

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Surforma Brand & Poster Design | By Pacifica

Surforma Brand & Poster Design | By Pacifica

by Andrew Smith September 09, 2018

This new brand and poster design for Surforma (by Portuguese design firm Pacificais intended to target architects, interior designers and furniture brands who are looking for innovative laminate solutions. Surforma means Surface + Form, as such the design takes on a highly graphic and geometric nature.

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Modern Architecture | Vipp Prefab Homes & Cabins

Modern Architecture | Vipp Prefab Homes & Cabins

by Andrew Smith September 06, 2018

For a while now I’ve been admiring this stunning little prefab house. This beautiful home is a fantastic piece of modern architecture that has turned up on my Pinterest feed multiple times - it’s taken until now for me to track down it's origin. So firstly, where did this prefab cabin come from? Well after a bit of research (and seeing the brand on the side of the cabin) I was excited to discover that it’s been developed by a company called Vipp, a designer home decor business in Copenhagen.

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Inspired mid-century architecture | By Luger Maul

Inspired mid-century architecture | By Luger Maul

by Andrew Smith August 28, 2018

This incredible mid-century style home was designed by Austrian architecture firm Luger Maul. The approach is characterized by it's clean simple lines and thoughtful integration with the environment. There's ample use of full height windows and an open floor plan which helps bring the outdoors in. The timber exterior travels all the way through to the interior finishings playing an important role in even the finest bespoke details. This approach also helps add both warmth and texture, not to mention luxury!

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Graphic Sketch Book | Art Cover Design By ES

Graphic Sketch Book | Art Cover Design By ES

by Andrew Smith August 20, 2018

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.

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Travel Photography | Beach Exploration

Travel Photography | Beach Exploration

by Andrew Smith August 17, 2018

If you get the chance to travel to New Zealand it's definitely worth heading up past Auckland to Omaha Beach. There's a bunch of well equipped 'baches' often available for rent on AirBnB. They make a perfect home base for photography explorations.

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Modern Architecture | Benguela Cove Home By Saota

Modern Architecture | Benguela Cove Home By Saota

by Andrew Smith August 15, 2018

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.

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Alchemy Jewellery Branding | Design By Simple

Alchemy Jewellery Branding | Design By Simple

by Andrew Smith August 14, 2018

Simple were engaged by Alchemy to refresh their jewellery brand and infuse it with a luxurious, fashion-focused minimal design style. At the centre of the solution was a befitting gold colour palette. The gold theme was played out through print production processes by introducing gold foils, gilding and other non-standard printing techniques.

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Dr Ha Brand Design | By Studio Simple

Dr Ha Brand Design | By Studio Simple

by Andrew Smith August 14, 2018

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.

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Studio Showcase | Minimal Brand Design By LMNOP

Studio Showcase | Minimal Brand Design By LMNOP

by Andrew Smith August 13, 2018

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.

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Graphic Design | 48 North Brand Identity

Graphic Design | 48 North Brand Identity

by Andrew Smith August 12, 2018

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. 

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Typography Design | Adobe Hidden Treasures

Typography Design | Adobe Hidden Treasures

by Andrew Smith August 02, 2018

Adobe Hidden Treasures is a campaign based around the creation of typographic artworks inspired by Bauhaus. The following project and approach was created by Anna Fahrmaier (Typejockeys) & Birgit Palma on behalf of Adobe.

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Notebook Design for Veuve Clicquot

Notebook Design for Veuve Clicquot

by Andrew Smith August 01, 2018

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.

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Graphic Contemporary Art  By Massimo Colonna

Graphic Contemporary Art By Massimo Colonna

by Andrew Smith July 27, 2018

If you're a purest minimalist and love contemporary graphic art then Massimo Colonna’s new work will make your feet tingle with excitement.

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Photography Notebook Design

Photography Notebook Design

by Andrew Smith July 27, 2018

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.

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Brovdi Art Fund Brand Design

Brovdi Art Fund Brand Design

by Andrew Smith July 18, 2018

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.

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Graphic Art & Illustration : Branco Chocolate Packaging

Graphic Art & Illustration : Branco Chocolate Packaging

by Andrew Smith July 18, 2018

Designer Tomba Lobos created these beautiful graphic wrappers for is own chocolate brand.

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Ring House Design by Deca Architecture

Ring House Design by Deca Architecture

by Andrew Smith July 17, 2018

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.

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Showcase: Clase Design Studio

Showcase: Clase Design Studio

by Andrew Smith July 16, 2018

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.

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Fount Logo Design : By Amy Wilson

Fount Logo Design : By Amy Wilson

by Andrew Smith July 15, 2018

I stumbled across this logo design for an upcoming cycling guild call Fount. The design by Amy Wilson really stuck with me. I can’t quite put my finger on why, but it has a striking retro feel and some interesting little quirks. Cool angled cross bars, the deep color-way, and crafted letterforms and typography. It will be very exciting to see what Amy Wilson does with the rest of the brand identity, let's stay tuned and see how it develops.

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Agency Feature: Stylo Design & Digital Work

Agency Feature: Stylo Design & Digital Work

by Andrew Smith July 15, 2018

Stylo is a small, but brilliant London design consultancy. They specialise in high-end brand and digital projects for a wide range of clients. Their driving passion is to produce the best possible design and digital work for their clients. The style of work is handcrafted, bespoke and carefully balanced between restraint and expressive.

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Graphic Art Poster Designs : By Violaine & Jeremy

Graphic Art Poster Designs : By Violaine & Jeremy

by Andrew Smith July 15, 2018

Violaine & Jeremy continue to impress with their new series of graphic posters for "Le Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord".

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Stunning Modern Farmhouse | Architecture by BDDM

Stunning Modern Farmhouse | Architecture by BDDM

by Andrew Smith July 03, 2018 3 Comments

I recently stumbled across The Deloache Residence by BDDMthis is an incredible interpretation of a modern farmhouse and has been executed with absolute perfection. The combination of white stone and black window frames sets off the beautiful architectural lines of this house. It feels warm and inviting while staying true to it's origins - the landscape architecture is equally well thought through and provides a simple but inviting balance to the structure.

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Graphic Design & Illustration for THÉÂTRE DES BOUFFES DU NORD

Graphic Design & Illustration for THÉÂTRE DES BOUFFES DU NORD

by Andrew Smith July 01, 2018

The parisian institution "Le Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord" commissioned Violaine & Jeremy to develop their visual identity for the 17-18 season. The result is a timeless piece of design, with distinct vintage themes. They enlisted the help of talented to illustrator Anna Kövecses to produce the highly graphic illustrations, which have been masterfully integrated with the bespoke typography.

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Graphic Design | Typography Inspiration

Graphic Design | Typography Inspiration

by Andrew Smith July 01, 2018

These beautiful typography explorations are the latest jaw-dropping pieces of graphic design by Jérémy Schneider and Violaine Orsoni at Violaine & Jeremy. Their work is an incredible illustrative mixture of both modern and vintage styling. 

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Incredible Modern Stone Architecture in Urbino

Incredible Modern Stone Architecture in Urbino

by Andrew Smith June 22, 2018

This incredible project by GGA Gardini Gibertini Architetti is infused with texture, structure and design. The extensive use of stone and timber helps create a striking modern home that draws on Urbino's surrounding medieval and renaissance Italian history.

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Business Cards DIY

Business Cards DIY

by Andrew Smith June 20, 2018

Take a look at this bold new Sans Serif business card template available at Abukoo. The expressive messaging area allows you to craft a more playful introduction when you are meeting prospective new clients or business opportunities. 

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Hello Business Card Design - Editable PDF Template

Hello Business Card Design - Editable PDF Template

by Andrew Smith June 16, 2018

The new 'Hello' series of business card templates are now available on Abukoo. They have an easy to use and quirky design all wrapped up in an editable pdf template. The content can be easily be updated using Acrobat Reader, which means you don't need design software on your computer.

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Minimal Signage Design

Minimal Signage Design

by Andrew Smith June 05, 2018

Incredibly simple signage design for this clothing retailer. I'm not sure where it came from, or who designed it, but it has a beautiful minimal approach to the typography. It's also been expertly manufactured. I'd love to know if anyone can find out where this came from. 

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Minimal Business Card - Editable PDF Template

Minimal Business Card - Editable PDF Template

by Andrew Smith April 25, 2018

It’s always important to make the right first impression when you hand over your business card. The last thing you need is to lose opportunities because of your ugly card. This simple, beautiful and minimal design will help do the talking for you. You won’t scare away potential customers or give the wrong impression.

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TINTIN Logo Design in Blush and Gold

TINTIN Logo Design in Blush and Gold

by Andrew Smith April 21, 2018

Minimal logo design and colour palette for TINTIN. Simple condensed type treatment helps accentuate the vertical nature of the brand name.

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Recipe Book Cover Design For Vitamin Sea

Recipe Book Cover Design For Vitamin Sea

by Andrew Smith April 16, 2018

This recipe book cover design for Vitamin Sea really shows off the brands core color palette and sophisticated design aesthetic. 

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Logo Design for Vitamin Sea Bistro & Bar

Logo Design for Vitamin Sea Bistro & Bar

by Andrew Smith April 14, 2018

Vitamin Sea is a conceptual bar & bistro business. The logo design is suited to a beachside venue with an ocean view. As the name suggests it would lend itself to food with a healthy slant. The graphic styling is a perfect fit for a highend hospitality spaceif you'd like to purchase the design and use it on your new venture get in touch.

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Logo Design and Business Cards for Fanshaw Rose

Logo Design and Business Cards for Fanshaw Rose

by Andrew Smith April 07, 2018

Very simple styling on this logo design for Fanshaw Rose. The typography and word mark help support the relaxing tone and vibe of the business. The subtle color palette is maintained throughout the business cards and letterhead helping the concept to lean towards the female demographic.

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Minimal Business Card Design for LUXIM

Minimal Business Card Design for LUXIM

by Andrew Smith April 06, 2018

I thought a few people would enjoy seeing the minimal business card design for LUXIM. The brand continues express the same stylish aesthetics as the core word mark, but extends the angular graphic elements into the background shapes. The simple clean approach helps elevate the branding into a more sophisticated space, while always keeping the logo as the hero.

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Cover Design | Photography Diary

Cover Design | Photography Diary

by Andrew Smith March 26, 2018

I love finding and creating beautiful everyday experiences. The cover design of this simple letterpress photography diary is definitely one of those things. It's a perfect place to plan, sketch and record your photo missions. The strong use of typography and graphic design all add to the tactile experience. Simple pleasures are always the best.

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