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Rendez-vous des créateurs 2014 by Marks

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Visual identity and printed paper bags designed by Marks for material and print finish exhibition Rendez-vous des créateurs 2014

Rendez-vous des créateurs 2014 was an event that took place in September at experimental meeting, performance and exhibit space Flux Laboratory in the Swiss town of Carouge. The exhibition was an opportunity for those servicing the graphic design chain to show off finishes, materials and techniques under the title “onomatopoeia of printing”. Participants included silk screen printer Atelier Fuerm, binder Bubu, hot stamper H+M, material manufacturer Winter & Company and electro-static flocking specialist Bastcolor amongst others. The exhibition’s brand identity, which extended across invitations, flyers, posters, brochures, coasters, wine labels, shopping bags, signage and website, was developed by graphic design studio Marks.

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Here East by dn&co. United Kingdom

Opinion by Robert Holmkvist.

Logo, custom typeface and print with coloured paper and open stitch detail by dn&co. for commercial space Here East

Here East is a 1.2 million sq ft commercial space developed by Delancey and housed within the former Olympic Press and Broadcast Centre near Hackney Wick in East London. Here East is described as an ecosystem looking to attract businesses from the design, technology and modern manufacturing sectors who are looking to scale, and those of scale looking to behave more creatively. So far BT Sport, Lougborough University, Infinity and Hackney Community College have all signed up for space.

Here East’s brand identity, developed by dn&co., reflects its intentions of bringing together specific business types and the connected nature of its space through a contrast of digital generative elements and physical handcrafted detail. The studio was also responsible for Here East’s broader brand strategy alongside Poke, who designed the website, and architects Hawkins\Brown.

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Soma designed by Manual

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Visual identity and packaging design by Manual for water filtration brand Soma

Soma is a water filtration brand that is described by Manual, the design studio behind its brand identity and packaging treatment, as bringing together sophisticated design, sustainability and charity. These values are evident within Soma’s first product, a glass water carafe that uses a 100% compostable filter, its packaging, and the commitment to charity donations that comes with each sale.

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