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The Marshmallowist by Veronica Lethorn

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Branding and packaging for The Marshmallowist by Veronica Lethorn

The Marshmallowist is an artisisanal marshmallow brand founded by Oonagh Simms, a pâtissier and chocolatier trained in Paris. She creates what are described as decadent and sophisticated flavour combinations, and sells these from her Portobello Market stall in London, at fashion events, festivals and shops internationally, including Selfridges and Harvey Nichols.

Scottish graphic designer Veronica Lethorn, who is currently based in Melbourne, worked with Oonagh Simms to rebrand The Marshmallowist. This extended to positioning, with a focus on the premium market, and included logotype, customised typography, photography, packaging, print communication and business cards, with window illustration, art direction and product photography by Eve Warren. Together, these were designed to convey a fun and adventurous personality.

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Twice Fashion by SocioDesign, United Kingdom

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Branding for Chinese luxury accessory brand Twice by London based graphic design studio Socio Design

Twice Fashion is a Chinese luxury accessory brand established by Tina Tian and Dr Mirko Wormuth in 2007. Since then it has grown to become one of the country’s top accessory brands, with stores in Beijing, Tianjing and Chongqing. Twice Fashion is described by SocioDesign, the London based graphic design studio behind its rebrand, as having helped shaped China’s ‘fast’ fashion industry.

With the intention of building on their success in mainland China, while also setting the stage for a move into the international market, Twice Fashion worked with SocioDesign to develop a new visual identity treatment. This included logo, logotype, packaging, bags and business card design, with consideration given to the brand’s existing visual language, reworking it where necessary, and its global aspirations.

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Vinoteca by dn&co, United Kingdom

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Branding and menu design for London restaurant group Vinoteca by British graphic design studio dn&co.

Vinoteca is a group of London based restaurants, founded by business partners and friends Brett Woonton and Charlie Young, that were inspired by the wine bars of Spain and Italy. Aside from the restaurant experience, and as a testament to the quality of their wine list, these restaurants also operate as local wine retailers.

dn&co. were commissioned to refresh and formalise Vinoteca’s brand identity. With an emphasis on balance and clarity, and a desire to convey Vinoteca’s welcoming and easily digestible take on the complex world of wine, dn&co., in opposition to the simplicity and clinicality often favoured by similarly positioned restaurants, embraces material colour and texture, typographic reduction and flourish, space and rich photography. This extends across menus, wine lists and labels, business cards and website.

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