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Thanda by Karoshi, United Kingdom

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Brand identity and postcards by UK graphic design studio Karoshi for conscientious interior accessory business Thanda

Thanda is a luxury home accessory business bringing high-end artisanal products crafted by people in South Africa to the UK market. It does this with the intention of helping to support local communities, promoting ecological awareness and proving that sustainability does not have to compromise aesthetic.

Thanda worked with London based graphic design studio Karoshi to articulate and express this positioning and the quality of its products through a new brand identity that would run across stationery, business cards, tags, packaging, promotional materials and website. This included bespoke patterns, custom typography and photography, and detailed product information online.

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Richard Moran by Journal, United Kingdom

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Brand identity and portfolio for UK photographer Richard Moran by Leeds based graphic design studio Journal

Richard Moran is a lifestyle and portrait photographer with over 25 years of experience. He has worked with international businesses such as GSK, Pizza Express and Grey Goose Vodka, and secured a reputation as a passionate, straight-talking professional with a meticulous attention to detail and a portfolio of high-quality and emotive work. With a desire to communicate this and with the intention of building on his success, Richard worked with Leeds based graphic design studio Journal to develop a new brand identity. This included portfolio, business cards and stationery, linked by a white and purple colour palette, plenty of material texture, custom logotype and high-quality print finish. Journal also designed and built a responsive website that gives Richard’s time-sensitive clients multiple ways to view his work.

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Aman by Construct, United Kingdom

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Brand identity and logotype for luxury resort business Aman by Construct, United Kingdom

Aman is a collection of resorts, hotels and luxury residencies that offer access to a wide variety of remote and urban destinations. Its first resort, Amanpuri, was opened in Thailand in 1988. Since then it has expanded across the world, seeking out transformative experiences and awe-inspiring locations throughout Asia, Indonesia, China, Japan, the Americas, North Africa, Europe and the Mediterranean.

Inspired by the earliest forms of alphabets and mark-making, London based graphic design studio Construct developed a new brand identity for Aman that would reflect its values and the high quality of its experiences. This is expressed through custom typography, earthy colour palette, tactile material texture and high quality print finish that links press-pack, business cards and menus.

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Assembly by Blast, United Kingdom

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Branding for Hammersmith property development Assembly by Blast, United Kingdom

Assembly is a new 250,000 sq ft. development project managed by Axa Real Estate, located in London’s Hammersmith, and comprised of 4 office buildings, 3 public squares, bars, restaurants and estate wide amenities. As a business hub the development is strategically positioned between Central London and Heathrow, with easy access to the Underground, road and river networks.

Working with Axa Real Estate, Bell Hammer, CBRE and Knight Frank, graphic design studio Blast, alongside naming, developed a cohesive visual identity system for the entire estate, its offices, retail spaces and public facilities with the intention of creating a sense of place. This was achieved through a stencil cut typographical direction that extends across brochures for the site but also individual buildings, as well as marketing campaign, film and responsive website.

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