Treadwell is a Kansas-based floor installation business that specialise in no-nonsense solutions that last. Perky Bros, the agency behind their name, visual identity and website, describe Treadwell’s philosophy as about ‘standing upright, walking the walk and empowering clients to move forward with confidence, secure in the knowledge that they’ve chosen the right product and the right people for the job’. The agency distilled this philosophy into an identity that unties the perceived strength of buffalos and geometry with the contemporary, on-trend restraint of a single consistent line weight and matching logotype.
Opinion by Richard Baird.
Bedroc is a Tennessee-based consultancy firm that takes complex business issues and simplifies them with technology to reduce risk, optimise efficiency and creating revenue for its clients (ROC). The firm’s visual identity, created by multidisciplinary design agency Perky Bros, avoids the conventions of the industry and instead favours a direction that draws an analogy between bedrock and technology—the physical stability, sub-surface and base nature of bedrock and the in-depth and founding technological principles and practices of the business—through a logotype and collateral combination that has a layered and earthy quality.
New York-based studio DIA have developed the brand identity for Fin Collective, a new custom surfboard business from Rick Malwitz, a craftsman who began producing boards in 2004 from a ‘dusty basement in landlocked Philadelphia’. DIA’s solution establishes a minimal but professional platform which avoids the over-enthusiastic, excessive energy and sharp design cues typically associated with the industry, in favour of a restraint and consistency that conveys high quality, craft and Rick’s close personal relationship with the sport, through an abstract logo-mark, uppercase logotype, personal photography and broadly-spaced lowercase typography.