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John Lewis Childrenswear by Charlie Smith Design, UK

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Brand identity and tags for John Lewis Childrenswear Department by Charlie Smith Design, London, UK

London-based studio Charlie Smith Design worked with British department store John Lewis to develop the visual identity system and packaging for their childrenswear department. The system needed to appeal to girls and boys aged from 2 to 14 (and presumably their parents), and connect a broad range of accessories and garments that included denim, swimwear, shoes and underwear.

The result is as a contemporary and playful typographic treatment that uses structure to call out gender, colour to identify different sizes, and materiality to deliver both contrast and continuity between identity and products.

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Terence Woodgate designed by Charlie Smith Design

Packaging for lighting design and manufacturer Terence Woodgate designed by Charlie Smith Design

Terence Woodgate is a lighting design and manufacturing business, founded by industrial designer Terence Woodgate in 2014, that looks to “fully optimise the benefits of LED technology”. Charlie Smith Design recently worked with Terence Woodgate to develop a visual identity for the business and modular packaging treatment for its first line of products as well as manuals, fitting instructions and website.

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