254 Forest is a Brussels-based creative studio – run by Claire Silva Moreira, Frederic Ameel, Jean-Stéphane Garbe, Ismael Moumin and international videographer Pierre Debusschere – that works within the fields of photography, film, music production and post production. Their visual identity, developed by graphic design agency Codefrisko, utilises a distinctive combination of a pearlesque substrate and holographic block foil treatment across the studio’s business card, the contrast of a sharp logo-type and blurred, 45 degree lightning strike – perhaps the flash of a bulb, the energy necessary for creative endeavour or the presentation of perspective -, and the website’s clear sense of foreground and background, to neatly resolve the depth of focus and changing light of still and moving images. Avoiding the more obvious and literal visualisations of the industry.
Britain Creates 2012 is an artistic project that celebrates London’s hosting of the Olympic Games and developed to strengthen the relationship between fashion designers and visual artists. The project’s visual identity, based around an animated BC monogram, was designed by independent creative agency Music.
Radiate Sound is an Auckland based recording and engineering studio that delivers a range of post production and composition services for the television, radio and on-line markets. The studio’s identity, created by freelance designer Bradley Rogerson (with digital work developed by Supply), juxtaposes type size, weight and detail, animation and sound to create a dynamic visual identity.
Size is an independent record label owned and run by Swedish DJ and producer Steve Angello. This month sees the launch of the labels new visual identity, created by ‘supermodernist’ design agency Face in collaboration with Vltranegro, that moves it away from a saturated club aesthetic and appropriates the art-house qualities of high fashion.
Karina Lax is a freelance fashion, music and editorial photographer and part owner of Richmond Pictures. Her visual identity, designed by Manchester based creative partnership Teacake, utilises a simple but elegant KL monogram set against a vivid and cool grey colour palette to capture and visualise a creative yet professional personality.
Rolling Words, designed by San Francisco based advertising agency Pereira & O’Dell , is a smokable songbook created to promote rapper Snoop Dogg’s latest product, a range of Kingsize Slim rolling papers.
Following Channel Four’s recent rebranding of More4 in January they have turned their attention to their popular UK music channel, 4Music. This March, following the trend for more socially engaging TV channels, 4Music will launch a new visual identity system that will include a new logo and on-screen idents created by Box Tv.
My initial opinion was that, in its static form the new logo had lost a lot of the energy of the previous iteration but on reflection this two dimensional version has a far greater flexibility that once animated should recapture some of the lost dimensionality while delivering a more diverse and expressive set of brand personalities.
Read the full story and see one of the new TV idents on The Drum.
The Blind Club is a cinematic production company established in 2010 by James Rhodes and Matt Maude that delivers high quality audio experiences to the music industry. Their identity, designed by Leeds based studio Catalogue, delivers an interesting combination of fine line weights and bold typography to characterise an attention to detail, authenticity and a rich volume of sound.
Trap is a East Sussex (UK) based independent recording studio releasing music from artists such as The Drug Models Love and Ursula Points. The label’s new identity, developed by Red Design, mixes a bold typographical choice and a playful logo-mark that together appears contemporary in its simplicity and literal in its ideation.