Opinion by Richard Baird.
VonHof crafts bicycles in small batches by hand for mountain, road and cyclocross categories from its location in Hoboken, New Jersey. Keeping true to the process of crafting bikes, one that produces a range that is uniquely poised, handsome and of exceptional quality, New York graphic design studio Franklyn took a boutique approach to VonHof’s brand identity. This included wordmark and a system of typographic, pattern-based and informational components to be used in print (across bikes and promotional materials), and online.
Limelight Sports is a London based agency that specialises in grass roots sports consultation, organises high profile events and campaigns such as ‘SwimBritain’, ‘Nike She Runs 10km’ and the London Duathlon, and creates programmes designed to engage with a mass audience by utilising mobile and location based technologies and social networking platforms to connect competitors and spectators during live events. Design agency Studio Blackburn where commissioned to create a new brand identity for Limelight Sports, which went on to include logo, website, stationery design and brand guideline development, that would better reflect what Blackburn describe as the sophistication of Limelight’s approach.