We Make Stuff Happen is a London and Brighton-based creative marketing and production company that specialises in exhibitions and events with past campaigns that have included covering an entire building in clothes, placing a car in a block of ice and putting an open air cinema on top of a skyscraper. Their visual identity, created by Maddison Graphic, features a stacked uppercase logotype set in Merkury with plenty of space, surrounded by a three-dimensional, single line weight border and printed across an uncoated Colorplan Mist substrate with a contrasting black block foil print finish.
James Braund is a Melbourne-based photographer with a background in journalism, an approach ‘characterised by an unfussed, direct methodology’ and over twenty years of experience in the design editorial and advertising fields.
Arising out of a ‘desire for a more contemporary look aimed at designers and art directors’, James’ new identity, developed by Hofstede – an agency committed to typographical craft and detailing – conveys his methodology by leveraging the economy, utility and contemporary sensibilities of a heavy, uncoated, unbleached mixed fibre board, an urban combination of cool and warm concrete greys, the restraint and what Hofstede describe as the robust typographical choice of Akkurat executed with a stacked, uppercase confidence and a good eye for letter and line spacing. This type-only approach is elevated by the high quality finish of a foil set within the reductionist context of broad unprinted regions used across the collateral. The result is a modern aesthetic neutrality and fine detailing that neatly frames the rich detail of James’ photography.
Trap is a East Sussex (UK) based independent recording studio releasing music from artists such as The Drug Models Love and Ursula Points. The label’s new identity, developed by Red Design, mixes a bold typographical choice and a playful logo-mark that together appears contemporary in its simplicity and literal in its ideation.