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Freewheel by Collins, United States

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Logo and brand identity by New York based graphic design studio Collins for Freewheel, a wi-fi only mobile phone service

Freewheel is a dedicated Wi-Fi only mobile phone service launched by American cable television company Cablevision. Freewheel allows people to break free from contracts by providing unrivalled communications accessibility without large and expensive data plans and hidden fees. This is made possible by a network of over a million Wi-Fi hotspots.

Freewheel’s egalitarian intention and connectivity is effectively expressed by its visual identity, created by New York based studio Collins, through a unifying flag-based graphic device, which then expands into a bold, dynamic and brightly coloured visual texture of lines and intersections and a similarly styled logotype. These go on to link print communication, packaging and website with a youthful and empowering quality.

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Globetouch by Bunch, United Kingdom

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Brand identity and business cards for global mobile communications platform Globetouch by graphic designs studio Bunch

Globetouch is a UK communications business and platform owned by operators and providing a wide range of mobile devices with access to a global and cloud-based ecosystem through an extensive network of offices and data centres.

This extensive network and global reach is expressed throughout Globetouch’s brand identity, created by Bunch, using a modern pared-down colour palette inspired by migratory birds, a G that matches the tilt of the earth, patterns that draw on binary code, and a photographic library that touches upon exploration, travel and data.

These assets connect a variety of print and digital communications including, but certainly not limited to, brand guidelines, business cards, stationery, brochures, packaging and website.

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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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