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STRP Biennial 2015 by Raw Color, The Netherlands

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Branding by Raw Color for Dutch art, technology and experimental pop culture festival STRP 2015.

STRP brings together art, technology and experimental pop culture, and connects these to a broad audience, and through its light art, interactive art and robotic performances, lectures, workshops, music and film events, offers a glimpse into the future. This culminates with the STRP Biennial, an indoor art and technology festival that provides visitors with an opportunity to experience the extent to which new technology reaches into popular culture, the arts, and their everyday lives. This year’s biennial took place in Eindhoven, hosted over 29,00 guests, and featured a visual identity created by graphic design studio Raw Color which covered a variety of print communication including brochures, posters and business cards.

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Latin American Design Festival by IS Creative Studio

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Poster and visual identity for Latin American Design Festival by IS Creative Studio

The Latin American Design Festival is an organisation that promotes Latin American Design internationally and looks to highlight the social potential of design using lectures, workshops, exhibitions and complementary activities. This year’s festival took place in the Peruvian city of Lima with guest speaks that included Jessica Walsh, Brandlab and Anagrama.

LAD’s visual identity, developed by IS Creative Studio and extending across posters, lanyards, programmes, flyers, presentation graphics and signage, leverages the universal ISO A series paper standard, a diverse and bright colour palette and an economy in print, as a way to represent different countries and cultures, and the graphic language, standards and creativity that connects them.

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Reachin’ designed by Karoshi

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Duplex and die cut business card design by Karoshi for Myeloma charity event Reachin'

Reachin’ is a regular charity event established in 2012 to engage with a younger demographic and raise awareness and funds for Myeloma UK, an organisation dedicated to finding a cure for Myeloma, a rare cancer of the bone marrow. Money made from each event is complemented by the online sale of branded t-shirts, vests and tote bags.

Designed by Karoshi, Reachin’s brand identity draws its inspiration from the architecture of the Turner Contemporary art gallery, the venue of its first and forthcoming events. The building’s clerestory windows, mono pitched roofs and glass facades informed the creation of a grid-based system and the use of dynamic geometric shapes to cohesively bind a simple logo design, poster layouts, patterns, business cards, stationery, merchandise and a changing event-based colour palette.

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