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Marwood designed by Everything In Between

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Logo and box design with linen embossed texture by Everything In Between for London-based tie and neckwear brand Marwood

Marwood is London-based tie and neckwear brand founded in 2010. Its collections, handcrafted from British lace and cloth, are sold internationally to boutique stores such as Barneys New York, Tomorrowland Tokyo, Liberty London, and through online retailer Mr.Porter. Multi-disciplinary design studio Everything In Between (EIB) recently developed a new visual identity, label and packaging solution for Marwood that shares the tactile qualities of the product – through material choice and texture – but also delivers sharp professional contrast in their use of geometric form, type and a glossy black ink treatment.

The most obvious aspect of EIB’s solution is its restraint. Appropriately placing material colour, texture and handmade quality at the very forefront of communication through the utilisation of an unobtrusive, unbleached, recycled, mixed-fibre tag and the complimentary implementation of what looks like a linen emboss across the earthy brown of the box.

The logo-type’s broadly spaced, uppercase letter-forms – built from a contemporary single line weight, reoccurring diagonal strokes and the subtle extension and flourish of the R, set within the bold monochromatic fill of a diamond container (perhaps a reference to the fold and stitch on the reverse of a tie) – introduces significant contrast, amplified by a gloss black ink treatment, which works really well to cut through the organic detail of the product and add a sense of fashion, consistency and business professionalism to the theme of expert craftsmanship. The result is simple and consistent, rather than diverse yet coherent, a choice that suits the open and confident display of quality and rich detail.

Logo and mixed fibre label design by Everything In Between for London-based tie and neckwear brand Marwood

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Logo and mixed fibre label design by Everything In Between for London-based tie and neckwear brand Marwood

Logo, tag and stitched in label design by Everything In Between for London-based tie and neckwear brand Marwood

Logo and box design with linen embossed texture by Everything In Between for London-based tie and neckwear brand Marwood

Logo and business card by Everything In Between for London-based tie and neckwear brand Marwood

Logo and tag by Everything In Between for London-based tie and neckwear brand Marwood

Print by Everything In Between for London-based tie and neckwear brand Marwood

Print by Everything In Between for London-based tie and neckwear brand Marwood

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  • shaughnmcgurk

    It’s always enjoyable to see an identity or piece of graphic expression that is rooted in something tangible.

    I remember a beautiful property brochure, designed by Cartlidge Levene ,that used the layout of the buildings windows as the basis for the document’s grid. Probably only appreciated by another graphic designer but still sweet enough to inspire a ‘smile in the mind’.

    I can’t believe that another tie manufacturer hasn’t used the diamond shape created on the rear of the tie as the inspiration for a holding device and wider graphic vocabulary. A deft piece of observation and executed with admirable restraint. The scintilla of whimsy delivered by the flourish on the leg of the R prevents it from becoming po-faced and reflects the adornment that the ties and brightly coloured socks would deliver to a sober suit. The identity lets the product be the hero – as it should.

    • http://bpando.wordpress.com Richard Baird

      Couldn’t agree more and really appreciate the additional opinion, I think I’ll be adding ‘scintilla’ to my vocab list.