Quarterly Co. describes itself as ‘a new way to connect with the people you follow and find interesting’ and is an on-line subscription based service that delivers, on a quarterly basis, curated products selected by influential bloggers, designers and artists. Each package is built around a unique concept or story reflective of the philosophies of each contributor providing the subscriber with a tangible link to the people they follow in the digital world. Contributors include, among others, Amanda Hesser & Merrill Stubbs, Josh Rubin & Evan Orensten (from Cool Hunting) and Tina Roth Eisenberg. Quarterly’s visual identity, created by web, app and brand design studio Oak (who also developed the service), is an interesting combination of a utilitarian postal aesthetic, retro illustrative details, badge and san serif logo-type.
Phillip Boulding is a UK based jewellery business that crafts and retails bespoke pieces for both the male and female markets. The brand’s identity, created by multi-disciplinary, digital design consultancy Stylo, utilises an elegant PB monogram across a sophisticated combination of a blue and copper stationery treatment that really captures the individuality, quality and crafted nature of the collection.
HEMA is an international retailer established in 1926 with over 400 shops across the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxumberg and Germany. HEMA typically sells own brand products across a variety of categories including clothing, food, gardening tools, office supplies and homeware. Studio Kluif has been involved in the branding and packaging of these products since 2002 and this year was responsible for creating the packaging for the new bedding range ‘Dekbed’. Following the playful and loose illustrative style utilised across other Hema ranges, Studio Kluif has crafted a detailed ‘to-bed’ visual narrative confidently executed in a single colour.
SMETS is a luxury department store located in the heart of Brussels (with two more locations across Luxembourg) with over 3.500 square metres of fashion, design, art, food and beauty. Following last December’s BP&O review of the SMETS identity, independent design agency Coast has recently published some further images outlining how this new visual identity has been executed across a wider variety of collaterals and touch-points.