“41 Birmingham is a boutique apartment development in Alexandria, a suburb undergoing a renaissance in the south of Sydney. What began as the manufacturing centre of the colony of New South Wales is being transformed into a thriving hub of Sydney’s clever, artisan economy.” Surry Hills based graphic design studio Garbett, formerly Naughtyfish, were “engaged to create the marketing campaign which comprised of the visual identity, brochure, website, print & digital advertising, art direction, styling and together with SJB architects, the design of the display suite.”
San Francisco-based architecture studio Síol recently commissioned multidisciplinary design agency Mucho to develop a new visual identity solution that would embody “their philosophy of conceptual, clean architecture for both interior and exterior design.” Based around a customised sans-serif logotype executed as a blind deboss, the identity conveys the familiar architectural themes of light and shadow formed within three-dimensional space and a practical, corporate efficiency.
Daniel Hopwood is a small bespoke London-based multidisciplinary design studio – working within the fields of architecture, landscape architecture and interior design – that offers its clients a creative, practical and personal service.
The studio’s identity, created by Two Times Elliott, takes the often ornamental detail of monograms of the past—a traditional distillation of a craftsman’s pride in product quality and individualised service practice—and gives it a very contemporary, geometric resolution with a solid sense of structure— through a simple consistent line weight and negative space—and a duality that mixes an H with what looks like a table and chair pictogram. Set alongside the broad, generously spaced characters of a sans-serif logo-type and a striking economical single red spot colour, the identity achieves a nice but subtle thematic union of layout, build, furnishing and functionality while the use of an uncoated, mixed-fibre, recycled substrate and a blind deboss across the collateral add a crafted, sustainable undertone that conveys an appreciation for material and material texture.