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Huckleberry Roasters by Mast, United States

Opinion by Richard Baird.

New packaging for Colorado coffee roaster Huckleberry by Mast

Huckleberry is a Colorado based coffee roaster established in 2011 by Koan Goedman and Mark Mann. Huckleberry recently worked with local graphic design studio Mast to rework their packaging in a way that would make the most of some well-established assets (which included Mackey Saturday’s distinctive wordmark) and would add more of the personality of its founder’s. This was achieved through the introduction of bright spot colour, geometric pattern alongside hand drawn wordmark, playful copywriting, and a naming convention based on Goedman and Mann’s personal musical inspirations.

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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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Hubbards Toppers by Coats, New Zealand

Opinion by Richard Baird.

New packaging for Hubbards Toppers by Coats Design, New Zealand

New Zealand health food business Hubbards have launched Toppers, a family of 4 mixes to add to muesli and yoghurt, aimed at the growing market of  ‘tinkerers’, a consumer group that want to customise their breakfast and snacking experience. Hubbards worked with Auckland based graphic design studio Coats to convey the promise of each mix in a compelling manner and in a way that would comfortably sit within a brand language described as quirky, engaging, honest and down-to-earth. This is achieved through bold custom lettering, illustrative detail, bright colours, visual and material texture.

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