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Faymus by Studio Brave, Australia

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Branding and animated logotype for Faymus by Studio Brave, Australia

Faymus is a Melbourne based property developer committed to building intelligent and sustainable spaces and ecosystems for tomorrow’s living in a way that is sensitive to the heritage and diversity of local communities. Property developed by Faymus is rooted in a philosophy that anticipates rather than follows change, interlinks tradition and innovation, and, working collaboratively with affiliated professionals, covers planning, build and interior design.

This philosophy and the extent of Faymus’ projects is communicated across their new brand identity, created by Australian graphic design Studio Brave, through a contrast of type, colour and image, and extending across duplex business cards and website. This was developed by Studio Brave alongside campaign work for other Faymus projects, one of which was The Hugo, also featured on BP&O.

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The Hugo by Studio Brave, Australia

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Branding and brochure for Footscray property development The Hugo designed by Studio Brave featuring illustration by Andy Murray

The Hugo is a new residential property development, made up of 23 apartments, located in the Melbourne suburb of Foostcray. It is a hi-tech building with a distinctive perforated façade, and a design that leverages natural light and air flow. Its apartments were designed to be flexible and secure, with a particular focus on livability, functionality and beauty, and feature interiors reflective of Australia. This is characterised by earthy colours, wools and timber.

The Hugo’s brand identity and campaign material, created by Studio Brave, convey the spirit behind the development and the emerging culture and increasing diversity of Footscray through illustrative panels by local artist Andy Murray and photography by Sayher Heffernan. These capture the area’s vibrant lifestyle in image but also through the collaborative nature of their creation.

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The Marshmallowist by Veronica Lethorn

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Branding and packaging for The Marshmallowist by Veronica Lethorn

The Marshmallowist is an artisisanal marshmallow brand founded by Oonagh Simms, a pâtissier and chocolatier trained in Paris. She creates what are described as decadent and sophisticated flavour combinations, and sells these from her Portobello Market stall in London, at fashion events, festivals and shops internationally, including Selfridges and Harvey Nichols.

Scottish graphic designer Veronica Lethorn, who is currently based in Melbourne, worked with Oonagh Simms to rebrand The Marshmallowist. This extended to positioning, with a focus on the premium market, and included logotype, customised typography, photography, packaging, print communication and business cards, with window illustration, art direction and product photography by Eve Warren. Together, these were designed to convey a fun and adventurous personality.

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