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Twice Fashion by SocioDesign, United Kingdom

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Branding for Chinese luxury accessory brand Twice by London based graphic design studio Socio Design

Twice Fashion is a Chinese luxury accessory brand established by Tina Tian and Dr Mirko Wormuth in 2007. Since then it has grown to become one of the country’s top accessory brands, with stores in Beijing, Tianjing and Chongqing. Twice Fashion is described by SocioDesign, the London based graphic design studio behind its rebrand, as having helped shaped China’s ‘fast’ fashion industry.

With the intention of building on their success in mainland China, while also setting the stage for a move into the international market, Twice Fashion worked with SocioDesign to develop a new visual identity treatment. This included logo, logotype, packaging, bags and business card design, with consideration given to the brand’s existing visual language, reworking it where necessary, and its global aspirations.

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The National Insti­tute of Dra­matic Art by Maud, Australia

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Black block foiled corporate handbook designed by Maud for The National Insti­tute of Dra­matic Art

The National Institute of Dramatic Art is a national education and training organisation for the performing arts in Australia, and is respons­ible for developing the talents of some of the country’s biggest stars. With the continued demo­crat­isa­tion of per­form­ance through digital platforms such as Youtube, and concerns that this had the potential to undermine NIDA’s con­ser­vatoire approach, NIDA pursues a tech­nical mas­tery as a way to preserve a high stand­ard of education.

NIDA looked to design studio Maud to help redesign its visual identity system in a way that help a world-renowned organisation maintain its international presence, prominence and authority within an increasingly accessible field, and broaden its appeal beyond the dramatic arts to include per­form­ance skills across a wide range of industries. The project included logotype, signage, prospectus, business cards, brand guidelines and brochure.

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Husler & Rose by Post, United Kingdom

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Visual identity and black block foil print for Husler & Rose designed by Post

Husler & Rose is an online boutique and occasional pop-up store that retails thoughtfully designed, carefully constructed and long-lasting furniture, homeware and lifestyle objects sourced from across the UK and Europe, professionally and sensitively restored by owner and furniture maker Ben Rowland.

Inspired by Herbert Bayer’s Bauhaus posters and the jazz record sleeves of Duke Ellington, London based graphic design studio Post created a new brand identity treatment for Husler & Rose that included logotype, postcards, business cards and promotional pieces. These capture the crafted and considerately designed nature of the store’s curated catalogue through the high quality finishes of white ink and black block foil, hand stamped detail, geometric patterns and a contrast of serif, script and sans-serif typography, across dyed papers and unbleached boards.

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