Giles Duley is a British documentary photographer and photojournalist with ten years of editorial experience within the fashion and music industries and who now works internationally with many NGOs to document those fighting adversity. He is known for capturing humanitarian issues, the consequences of conflict and the human spirit with dignity, creating through his photographs an “intimacy and empathy” for lives that differ from ours only in circumstance.
His brand identity, a combination of a familiar but well executed sans-serif logotype, the subtlety of a blind emboss and deboss print finish, and an uncoated, unbleached, mixed fibre set of boards created by London based Shaz Madani, neatly avoids appearing flashy or individually expressive, and instead has a modesty and truth to materials that feels appropriate for the themes of Giles’ work. It is a small project with few assets but with a sensitivity and restraint not often seen so well handled.
uBear is a high-end mobile phone, tablet and laptop accessories business located in Los Angeles, California. Their visual identity, developed by Hype Type Studio and Mash Creative, included a new logo, stationery set, packaging and responsive website.
By utilising the bold graphic detail of diagonal stripes, sans-serif type, a bright and diverse colour palette, fine diagrammatic illustration, foils and varnishes and a simple bear icon, Hype Type Studio and Mash Creative’s solution effectively infuses familiar technological cues, a robust and practical industrial sensibility with an accessible, high quality, and distinctive dimension.
Obbio, a compound of obvious and bio, is a high quality organic supermarket built on a warehouse concept “where traditionally goods were sold without intermediaries.” Designed by Mayuscula, Obbio’s brand identity—which included logotype, illustration, packaging and signage design—juxtaposes etched illustrative detail alongside the utility of a modular grocery box device and stencil cut typography to resolve traditional values and modern convenience.