Addition is a new Australian digital development group who recently commissioned graphic design studio Thought Assembly—formally Studio Verse, the agency behind Addition director Zann St Pierre’s personal logo-mark reviewed on BP&O back in 2011—to develop a visual identity and business card solution.
Based around a generously spaced logo-type built from consistent, single line weight sans-serif characters with unusual cuts and omissions—an abstraction that leaves room for ‘addition’—the logotype delivers a proprietary twist to a familiar neutrality with a underlying sense of construction that, alongside the finer technicality of a grid detail, could form the basis of something a little more expansive in the future. A neat triplex business card made from a tactile, uncoated, navy blue material choice with a white centre and a blind emboss, tempers the ‘unfinished’ and conceptual nature of the logo-type with a corporate professionalism and the technological subtlety of an electric blue print treatment on the reverse.
By purchasing overcapacity from international telecom networks, Fogg Mobile provides a fixed cost mobile data traffic service for people who want to avoid unexpected roaming bills when travelling abroad. Through the animate and evolving qualities of computer generated imagery and a combination of unbleached paper, stitching, flat coated colour and silver polypropylene, Fogg’s visual identity, created by Kurppa Hosk and developed by Bunch, delivers an interesting physicality and travel utility to a digital service alongside the more conventional technological cues of recurring geometric typographic form.
Opinion by Richard Baird.
Bedroc is a Tennessee-based consultancy firm that takes complex business issues and simplifies them with technology to reduce risk, optimise efficiency and creating revenue for its clients (ROC). The firm’s visual identity, created by multidisciplinary design agency Perky Bros, avoids the conventions of the industry and instead favours a direction that draws an analogy between bedrock and technology—the physical stability, sub-surface and base nature of bedrock and the in-depth and founding technological principles and practices of the business—through a logotype and collateral combination that has a layered and earthy quality.