Interbrand’s Melbourne office have recently completed the design for Australia Post’s new domestic parcel range. Developed to aid the continuing increase in on-line shopping the solution provides a more ‘straightforward, hassle-free’ design language that builds on AP’s new identity system – also created by Interbrand – by taking an expected but well executed utility of ample white space, large stretches of flat colour, a clear, consistent and communicative format, iconography and simple language choice and fusing these with the subtle, proprietary detail and contrasting sizes of a custom sans-serif typeface.
Based on the ‘matrix of intersecting, wireframe boxes’ that surround the theatre’s architectural structure, the original identity drew on the ‘heritage of theatre, while alluding to the contemporary nature of the performances’ with a proprietary typeface that mixes slim and broad humanist characters, sharp junctions, terminals that look like stencil cuts, simple geometry, dual lines and a fluorescent tube finish. This has now been expanded on under the theme of ‘new light’ with a neat direction that allows the typography to play an integral role in illuminating theatrical scenes through photography executed across the collaterals. The result is a clear juxtaposition of light and shade, delivering a strong sense of space and dramatic performance.