Aspira Urval is a banking, finance and insurance recruitment specialist with offices in the Swedish city of Stockholm. Its new brand identity, designed by BVD, draws its inspiration from the name and the themes of ‘elevated ambitions’ and ‘reaching new heights’. These are visualised as a generously spaced, uppercase, sans-serif logotype with an adaptive ascender that changes depending on its context. It is a simple abstract nod to growth that draws a proprietary quality from a fairly neutral set of characters and extends across print and digital experience. A single font choice, a variety of good quality, dyed and uncoated boards, a black block foil and blind deboss print finish, each chosen to reflect care and quality of service, introduce a tactile, visual and communicative breadth to the logotype and balance a corporate familiarity and consistency with a sense of individuality.
Echo is an American investment firm founded by, and working for, ‘Millennial’ entrepreneurs in the consumer packaged goods sector. The firm emerged from the Denver based Consolidated Investment Group with a mission to support and collaborate with young trend-setting companies with revenue streams between $1m and $10m, and products that are innovative, first-to-market, have positive social impact and good ethical standards.
Echo’s brand identity, created by Californian graphic design studio Trüf, mixes a bold geometric logotype, logo animation and patterns with multiple weights of Gotham with the intention of conveying the firm’s forward-thinking and Generation Y nature whilst maintaining a consistent professional image.
Adlin Inc. is a consulting company that looks to help start-ups, and those that should behave like start-ups, to focus and act on customer-centric business decisions quickly and effectively. Adlin Inc. was founded by Tamara Adlin, a customer experience and e-commerce specialist who is described by Apartment One, the design studio behind the company’s brand identity, as having a bold and dynamic personal style. These qualities, as well as Tamar’s vibrancy and individuality, were the inspiration for her visual identity, which included logotype and business card design as well as a website informed by her ‘whiteboarding’ and post-it approach.