Giles Duley is a British documentary photographer and photojournalist with ten years of editorial experience within the fashion and music industries and who now works internationally with many NGOs to document those fighting adversity. He is known for capturing humanitarian issues, the consequences of conflict and the human spirit with dignity, creating through his photographs an “intimacy and empathy” for lives that differ from ours only in circumstance.
His brand identity, a combination of a familiar but well executed sans-serif logotype, the subtlety of a blind emboss and deboss print finish, and an uncoated, unbleached, mixed fibre set of boards created by London based Shaz Madani, neatly avoids appearing flashy or individually expressive, and instead has a modesty and truth to materials that feels appropriate for the themes of Giles’ work. It is a small project with few assets but with a sensitivity and restraint not often seen so well handled.
Independent London-based design agency Studio Jubilee have recently updated their website and portfolio. Their brand identity work for South Australian photographer Peter Ahrens—which included a new logo-type, website and stationery set—really stood out for its use of a weighty fluorescent white material choice and tactile print process to enhance a reductionist single font approach.
The project is accompanied by a great write-up, published below, that brings to the forefront the level of physical detail and nuance which underpins what is a limited set of assets to complement Peter’s philosophy and offer contrast to the detail of his work which will be appropriately positioned at the heart of communication. To some this will seem basic but to those familiar with material weights, letterpress print finishes and hierarchical communication this is a solid example of a contemporary restraint.
Haverstock is a UK based architectural practice that specialises in public-sector projects with a strong humanistic approach that enables “clients and the people who use the buildings to have a voice, and to shape the way their building ends up”. Following the retirement of Haverstock’s founding partners design studio Spy was commissioned to develop a new brand identity for the firm—which included a new logo, logo animation, website and stationery set—that would reflect a new era now led by “younger partners with fresh ambitions and perspectives”.