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Madeleine Blanchfield designed by A Friend Of Mine

Logo for Madeleine Blanchfield Architects designed by A Friend Of Mine

Madeleine Blanchfield is a Sydney-based architectural firm described by A Friend Of Mine, the design studio behind their new brand identity, as having a tactile and understated approach with an appreciation of light and detail. Qualities reflected through the subtle but tactile combination of material, print finish and ample space across the firm’s stationery.

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The Beaufort designed by The Company You Keep

Logo for Melbourne-based themed dive bar The Beaufort, designed by The Company You Keep

Design agency The Company You Keep (TCYK) have recently finished working with bartender Dave Kerr on the naming, branding, collateral design and signage for The Beaufort, a themed dive bar located on Melbourne’s Rathdowne St. The agency’s visual identity solution, a combination of a quirky, well rendered, bespoke logo-type – built from unusual but original uppercase characters inspired by iron dock cleats and American sporting insignia of the 50’s and 60’s – set along a classic curved baseline and executed with a more recent single consistent line weight and rounded terminals.

Alongside a neat anchor monogram, type heavy collateral layouts and retro imagery -with an on-trend watery blue tint and a red overprint treatment across a simple white substrate – delivers a distinctive and nautical personality with a sporting undertone and a contemporary simplicity.

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Sweet Greek designed by Studio Brave

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Logotype for Melbourne food store Sweet Greek designed by Studio Bravo

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 loose and personal qualities of a hand rendered logo-type and monogram with illustrations of meats, olives and laurel wreathes. Executed across a tactile, uncoated board with elements associated with craft such as string, stickers, the texture of a hand stamped print finish and a single, economical, cobalt blue—reminiscent of china dining sets and the Greek national flag—these elements convey a culinary honesty representative of authentic products made from simple, local and good quality ingredients.

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