Fort Standard is a New York based industrial design studio using long-lasting natural materials and traditional production methods in an innovative way to produce products, lighting and furniture with a simplicity, high functionality and an attention to detail. As the studio explain online, their ability to act as both designers and manufacturers not only informs their process, but yields smarter products that exemplify an understanding of materials and the balance between form and function. Built around a custom logotype, geometric logo, contrasting type and a multi-pass screen printed business card and letterhead, Fort Standard’s new brand identity, created by Studio Lin, manages to distill and reflect their philosophy through shape, material and process with few assets.
Believe In recently published images of their print and brand identity work created for the Mall Galleries’ exhibition Colours Of The Kalahari, the first major display and sale of southern African Bushman art ever to be held in London. The exhibition represents the latest generation of contemporary San artists from an unbroken line that stretches back 20,000 years, and includes 150 pieces from 30 leading artists, each honouring their ancestors and their ancestor’s way of life through oil, lino cut, intaglio, embroidery, print, Xhosa or photographic approaches.
KVGD is a Glasgow based graphic design studio run by Kerr Vernon that works within the fields of brand identity design and print, has a ‘be nice, do good work’ philosophy, and a reputation for producing engaging, thoughtful and crafted projects. The studio’s client base is diverse, local and national, and includes businesses such as gallery, event and creative workspace The Whisky Bond, eco-friendly goods co-op Greencity Wholefoods and the restaurant Ox and Finch. KVGD recently implemented a new visual identity treatment which included logo, duplex business cards, promotional booklets and website that, through brightly coloured papers, type from New Zealand foundry Klim, letterpress print finish and open stitched detail, draws out the crafted nature of the the studio’s work.