Lo Siento have recently completed branding and packaging work for Triticum, a Spainish bakery founded by Xevi Remón. Based around a combination of a weighty, uncoated, unbleached substrate, rubber band, sticker, stamp and greaseproof paper. The structural design solution delivers a familiar, earthy, traditional and practical sensibility alongside the more distinctive and proprietary qualities of a non-adhesive, product specific form that allows the boxes to completely foldout. A smart concept that unites commodity and craft, and treats bread making with the same reverence as cakes and pastry.
Longton is a Melbourne-based multidisciplinary design studio, established in 2012 by Michael Longton, that offers its clients holistic design solutions built on Michael’s past experience – under his previous agency And – with large, international businesses such Sony Music, Billabong, Stussy and Warner Music. The studio’s visual identity - an unusual, modernistic arrangement of neutral sans-serif characters, recurring circular forms and a single consistent line weight – has a reductionist quality with the underlying qualities of a logic game or mind map. Its expanded letter-forms – isolated by generous spacing but collectively united by the container – establish a simple, proprietary value that perhaps reflects the arrangement or coming together of external sources – be that information or experience – into a single and cohesive resolution.
Sweet Greek is a food store run by Kathy Tsaples, located in Melbourne’s Prahran Market, that sells classic sweets and authentic, freshly baked, ready-to-eat Greek cuisine. The store’s visual identity, created by Studio Brave and Elise Lampe, mixes the very loose, hand rendered and personal qualities of a logo-type and monogram with ancient, classically illustrated meats, olives and laurel wreathes. Executed across a tactile, uncoated board with craft treatments such as string, stickers and the texture of a hand stamped print finish with a single, economical, cobalt blue – reminiscent of china dining sets and the national flag – these elements convey a culinary honesty ideally representative of authentic, Greek products made from simple, local and good quality ingredients.
Michael Barley is a Texas-based commercial photographer with experience in the corporate, advertising and healthcare sectors. His visual identity and business cards, developed by 3advertising, is a lovely mix of simple typography and a crafted and communicative business card solution that adds a tactile dimensionality to the vivid detail of Michael’s photographs.
Back in November 2011 premium soy wax candle brand Rewined launched a new packaging solution created by Charleston-based independent design agency Stitch. I described the project in my original post as neatly resolving the themes of candle and wine craft, vintage and heritage through a diverse but coherent combination of earthy textures, a recycled letter-pressed label, hand stamped stickers, a simple identity solution that draws together origin and local industry through a classic circular crest lock-up with aged and humanist imperfections, alongside a bright ‘wax’ seal token and hand signed detail.
Stitch have recently published images of a number of other brand assets that share and expand on the craft cues and textures of the product with the addition of a lovely two ply, uncoated, unbleached board and a light veneered business card with sticker detail, the brass screws of the catalogue, the deep green of a tape and the grain sack-like qualities of a string-tied canvas bag.
Victor Martinez is a MX based architect and studio founder described by client Carlos Caballero as having a ‘great sensitivity to aesthetic balance’, ‘spatial intelligence’ and believes that ‘function rules over all things’. Supermodernist design bureau Face recently developed a new visual identity for the studio which combines a structural monogram, a personal and practical hand-stamped print treatment and the raw tactile and architectural textures of an uncoated substrate choice.
Daniel is a hotel located in the Austrian cities of Vienna and Graz with a smart, urban, luxury proposition and a history dating back to 1886. Daniel’s visual identity, designed by brand specialist Moodley, reflects the contemporary simplicity, high quality, personal service and heritage of the brand through a stamp based logo-mark, plenty of white space and subtle texture.
Jorge Diego Etienne is a Monterrey (MX) based industrial designer and studio owner. His new identity, created by multidisciplinary design agency Savvy, neatly contrasts technical and professional precision with a sense of personal handcraft through a complimentary combination of tall geometric letterforms and curved terminals – executed across a monogram and logo-type, the utilisation of grids, guides and fine lines, uncoated material choices, a blind emboss and the modular sticker and hand stamped print finish of the collaterals. The colour palette offers a similar juxtaposition and duality through the clinical and efficient use of white space and the contemporary creativity (and single colour restraint) of a vivid red.
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.