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Beanworks by Paul Belford Ltd, United Kingdom

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Coffee packaging for roaster and supplier Beanworks designed by Paul Belford

Beanworks is a UK wholesale coffee roaster and supplier, coffee machine specialist and barista training school. It prepares its beans using a customised vintage Italian drum roasting machine that allow it to digitally monitor process, and produces a range of single and multi-origin coffee varieties. Although the roaster embraces contemporary artisanal coffee culture, when it comes to naming conventions it favours the utility of numbers, over a current preference for the quirky. This juxtaposition of artisanal practice and an element of wholesale utility makes its way into a packaging design and brand identity treatment developed by London based graphic design studio Paul Belford Ltd.

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Kate Wallich by Shore, United States

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Custom Franklin Gothic logotype and business card for director and choreographer Kate Wallich designed by Shore

Kate Wallich is an American award-winning choreographer, dancer and director whose work has been commissioned and presented nationally and internationally by arts organisations such as On The Boards, The Frye Art Museum and Northwest Dance Project, amongst many others. Alongside Lavinia Vago, Kate Wallich is also founder of Seattle based contemporary dance company The YC, and teaches her own brand of movement classes from her studio in Seattle, Washington.

Kate’s personal brand identity, developed by graphic design studio Shore, and which included business cards and website, utilises bold custom typography as a way to explore the physicality of dance, establish a personal and distinctive tone of voice, and capture some of the unique aesthetic qualities that permeate all of Kate’s activities and ventures.

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Decontoured by Bunch, United Kingdom

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Blind embossed business cards designed by Bunch for Milan based fashion label Decontoured

Decontoured is a Milan based, by appointment only, fashion label that provides a bespoke service for redesigning existing garments. Its philosophy is firmly rooted in an aesthetic sustainability and value that transcends seasonal fashion trends, and acknowledges a shift in consumer behaviour from the mass-market towards conceptual products and personalised practices. The label’s approach is one of collaboration, craft, innovation and sustainability, and celebrates beauty in imperfection. These values are drawn together and conveyed throughout its new brand identity treatment designed by Bunch, using custom typography, garment detail, photography, material choice, print finish and contrast. The project also included labels, business cards, posters and website.

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