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Sam Flaherty designed by Sam Flaherty

Logo designed by Sydney based freelance graphic designer and art director Sam Flaherty

Sam Flaherty is a Sydney based freelance graphic designer and art director with a client roster that has included Citibank, Penguin Publishing and Panasonic. His visual identity, a juxtaposition of machine production and hand-finish – communicated through stamp and marker detail, craft material and personal language alongside modernistic non-hierachical, sans-serif typography, grid-based layouts, conventional print techniques, a limited colour palette and plenty of space  – bound together by a contrasting circular logo-type – neatly reflects his belief in ‘clear, concise messages through design elegance and reduction’. It is a design solution that resolves a personal but professional approach through a smart combination of creativity and restraint, an aesthetic that is consistently reflected throughout Sam’s portfolio.

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ReGen designed by Studio Brave

Logo and business card designed by Studio Brave for drug and alcohol treatment and education agency Regen

ReGen, formerly known as Uniting Care Moreland Hall, is a not-for-profit drug and alcohol treatment and education agency established in 1970 for the Victoria and Tasmanian regions of Australia. Following the recent name change Studio Brave developed a new visual identity that would better reflect the ReGen’s evidence based practices and the positive, practical outcomes it achieves, through a combination of vibrant colour, a simple linguistic device and a weighty sans serif typeface.

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Newtown Social Club by Liquorice

Packaging designed by Liquorice Studio for cafe and coffee shop Newtown Social Club

Newtown Social Club is a cafe and coffee shop located in the Fitzroy district of Melbourne. Following a recent refurbishment, brand design agency Liquorice Studio developed a new visual identity for the cafe that juxtaposes organic, natural wood prints, hand stamped print finishes, a pastel colour palette, unbleached and uncoated material choices alongside the utilitarian and geometric qualities of a neutral typeface, grid based layouts and perforated self adhesive labels. The result is an earthy craft-based aesthetic executed with a consistent, small-scale sense of practicality that neatly reflects the cafe’s interior, locality and handmade, hand selected products.

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