New York-based studio DIA have developed the brand identity for Fin Collective, a new custom surfboard business from Rick Malwitz, a craftsman who began producing boards in 2004 from a ‘dusty basement in landlocked Philadelphia’. DIA’s solution establishes a minimal but professional platform which avoids the over-enthusiastic, excessive energy and sharp design cues typically associated with the industry, in favour of a restraint and consistency that conveys high quality, craft and Rick’s close personal relationship with the sport, through an abstract logo-mark, uppercase logotype, personal photography and broadly-spaced lowercase typography.
Breakwater is a Swedish logistics company that services the marine cargo sector. Their visual identity and stationery, created by Gothemburg-based studio Lundgren+Lindqvist, brings together the themes of open sea, systems and cargo through the vertical and horizontal intersection of a geometric sans serif, simple grid-based layout, plenty of space and a vivid blue and icy white colour palette.
Batishta is a Moscow-based musician who originally began his career with electronic rap group Band’eros. Following a recent split and seeking to establish a solo career, Batishta commissioned design agency The Bakery to develop a new visual identity, website and CD packaging solution for his 5010 album that would position him as a modern urban gentleman and reflect his ‘established celebrity, rooted in street culture and hip-hop’.