ÅKA is a hair salon, developed by stylist and makeup artist Alex Kormann, located in the Hillegersberg area of Rotterdam (NL). The salon’s name and visual identity, created by multidisciplinary design agency DC, utilises the high fashion and architectural sensibilities of a bold and well spaced sans serif set alongside a mono-line weight twist on the classic barber’s pole to convey precision, contemporary style and personal service.
Onsagers is an Oslo based consultancy that specialises in the protection of intellectual property through patents, trademarks, design and law. Since its establishment in 1945 Onsagers has grown, aided by merger with Defensor in 1997, to become one of Norway’s leading IPR firms. Its new identity, developed by brand and packaging design agency Uniform earlier this year, is a simple but bold combination of a mono-line weight logo-type, icons and a striking, authoritative, white, black and bright yellow colour palette.
Rich Brilliant Willing is an award winning Manhattan based contemporary furniture and lighting design studio established in 2009 by Rhode Island School of Design graduates Theo Richardson, Charles Brill and Alexander Williams. The studio’s new identity, created by New York studio Project Projects, is an interesting mix of two dimensional monogram and three dimensional axis, a smart reference to the bespoke and structural nature of the products and the combined design experience of its three founding partners.