Surname & Surname is a new consumer focused brand communications agency formed by London-based PR specialist Blue Rubicon. Their visual identity, recently created by NB Studio, utilises a simple but well executed typographical solution to deliver an alternating union of language which conveys professionalism, communicative creativity at its most elemental, and a thoughtful, evolving brand personality.
Opinion by Richard Baird.
ITI Computers is a Croatian-based software company that specialises in the development of IT solutions for the leisure, tourism and hospitality sectors. Bound by a consistent typographic and monogrammatic design solution but divided by an organic and systematic contrast of context, creative agency Bunch developed a new logo and print solution for ITI and its leading management product Diventa, which delivers an interesting richness to familiar technological cues.
HealGel is a range of high quality skin care products, originally created to aid the repair of post-operative scarring, developed by actress Natascha McElhone – a dermatological biochemist – and a team of cosmetic surgeons. Taking its cues from what looks like medical forms and stat charts, international design agency Pentagram, led by Domenic Lippa, developed a new packaging treatment that delivers a sense of ‘pure information’, fact and clinical effectiveness through grid-based layouts, boxes, a geometric sans serif and slab serif combination softened by a pastel colour palette across a white substrate. It is a distinctive and unique design solution that avoids cosmetic conventions in favour of hard science, a direction that manages to resolve the themes of technological and scientific systems, medical processes and everyday routine with a reductionist, communicative and utilitarian functionality.