In response to a change in leadership and the acquisition of new staff, Norwegian architectural firm Ottar commissioned Tromsø and Oslo-based design studio Tank to develop a new name and brand identity—which would go on to include a logo, stationery set and responsive website—that would better reflect the quality, professionalism and scale of the firm’s work within the health and education sector, whilst maintaining an “innovative and modernist expression”.
Single Origin is a Sydney-based coffee specialist with a roast works in Botany and a cafe in Surrey Hills. Single Origin approached Maud to create a brand identity solution—which included logo design, stationery and packaging—that would reflect the low-key nature of the brand, the founders’ desire to avoid any notion of commercialism and help them expand into new markets. In a ‘category rife with style over substance’, Single Origin is described by Maud as a ‘beacon of integrity’.
Highlights last month included new packaging from Marx Design for coconut water brand The Coconut Collective, an animated logo by Alphabetical for production studio Giant Owl, the restraint of Shaz Madani’s print and brand identity solution for photographer Giles Duley, and the bright colour palette, industrial robustness and fine technicality of Mash Creative and Hype Type Studio’s packaging work for uBear.
However, there were five projects that really stood out for me that have made it into BP&O’s top five, a feature that brings together what I believe to be the most interesting of the month for another opportunity to be seen and shared.