Yksi elämä is a Finnish project set-up with the intention of encouraging people to become more interested in their own well-being and to improve public health care on both a professional and organisational level, as well as society in general. The project is a collaborative endeavour between the Brain Association, Diabetes Association and Heart Association of Finland.
Design studio Tsto were asked to create a visual identity for Yksi elämä that would reflect its forward-thinking and encouraging nature in a playful way. Bright colour, white paper, irregular letter-form alignment and a very smart use of negative space across the character work effectively draw a distinctive, youthful yet sophisticated quality from what is a simple logo-centric approach and an ink economy.
Biju is bubble tea brand and cafe located in London’s Soho district that looked to bring and translate a product and experience well-established in South East Asia to the UK in a way that would appeal to a modern discerning market. This was achieved by focusing on fresh, natural and high quality ingredients, a simple menu with an emphasis on taste, a focus on the social aspects of sharing tea, and a brand identity design by ico that ties each of these together. ico’s brand identity extended to signage, branded cups, business cards and uniforms.