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Faymus by Studio Brave, Australia

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Branding and animated logotype for Faymus by Studio Brave, Australia

Faymus is a Melbourne based property developer committed to building intelligent and sustainable spaces and ecosystems for tomorrow’s living in a way that is sensitive to the heritage and diversity of local communities. Property developed by Faymus is rooted in a philosophy that anticipates rather than follows change, interlinks tradition and innovation, and, working collaboratively with affiliated professionals, covers planning, build and interior design.

This philosophy and the extent of Faymus’ projects is communicated across their new brand identity, created by Australian graphic design Studio Brave, through a contrast of type, colour and image, and extending across duplex business cards and website. This was developed by Studio Brave alongside campaign work for other Faymus projects, one of which was The Hugo, also featured on BP&O.

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Talawa by Spy, United Kingdom

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Branding, stationery and business cards for UK all black theatre company Talawa by Spy

Talawa, Jamaican patois for “small but feisty”, is an all black theatre company that looked to address the lack of opportunities for minorities and their marginalisation at the time of its founding in 1986. Since then it has established itself as one of the most successful theatres of its type in the United Kingdom.

“Our work is informed by the wealth and diversity of the Black British experience, and through that we create outstanding work by cultivating the best in emerging and established Black artists. We invest in talent, develop audiences and inspire dialogue with and within communities across the UK and internationally. By doing so we enrich the cultural life of all.” – Talawa

Talawa has a diverse portfolio of productions, from Shakespeare to African classics, Oscar Wilde to new Black British, and from Nobel-prize winning playwrights to musicals. Some of these have gone on to win awards, tour internationally, and have provided many of its staff and performers with the skills necessary to go on to develop successful careers in radio, film and television.

London based Graphic design studio Spy worked with the theatre to develop a new brand identity and visual language that would help convey the theatre’s powerful spirit. This went on to include an animated logo, stationery, business cards, posters and website.

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