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Playground by Character, United States

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Brand identity and bright red business cards with white foil detail for venture fund and start-up studio Playground by Character

Playground is an American venture fund and start-up studio that takes a hands-on approach to mentoring the next generation of entrepreneurs. It was established with the intention of removing typical operational burdens associated with product development, drawing on the first-hand experiences of its four founders, freeing entrepreneurs to focus on what makes their idea great. Playground not only funds new ventures but offers time, expertise and a space designed to foster creativity and to help ideas flourish, with both machine shops and labs furnished with the latest technologies.

Drawing on the name and the company’s belief that play is integral to the process of new product development, alongside expertise, and with a desire to avoid the visual conventions of the venture capital industry, San Francisco based studio Character developed a brand identity for Playground that mixes the conviviality of a bright red colour palette with contemporary type choices, high-quality materials and print finishes, and plenty of motion online.

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DNA Development by Face, Mexico

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Brand identity, white and copper foil business cards for real estate investment and development business DNA development by Face

DNA development is a New York based, privately held and vertically integrated real estate investment and development business that looks to create beautiful, functional and liveable spaces. This intention is reflected throughout their new brand identity, designed by Mexican graphic design studio Face, across business cards, stationery, notebooks and website.

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Equals Consulting by Spin, United Kingdom

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Brand identity and business cards for Equals Consulting by Spin, United Kingdom

Equals is a UK independent cost and project management consultancy. Although not the largest, it is described as being an industry leader with a wide variety of clients. Equals recently worked with London based graphic design studio Spin to develop a new visual language that would be confident, bold and cohesive. This extended across stationery, business cards, book and manual templates, technical documents, signage, web design and implementation.

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InsideSource by Mucho, United States

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Brand identity and branded tote bag by Mucho for office space planning, design and project management company Inside Source

InsideSource is an American office space planning, design and installation business with 25 years experience and past clients that have included Facebook, Box, Shutterfly and Tango. InsideSource worked with graphic design studio Mucho to help them better express who they are and what they do through a new visual identity. This was achieved using a modular and custom type-based system that runs across tote bags, stationery, business cards, website and fleet.

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