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Happy Maple by Garbett, Australia

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Brand identity and packaging by Sydney-based graphic design studio Garbett for donut bakery Happy Maple.

Happy Maple is a Adelaide-based bakery dedicated to producing small batch 100% vegan donuts, baked not fried, made from gluten, tree nut and peanut free recipes. Orders are by phone, e-mail or through their pop-up stores. There is no website, just a social media presence with lots of donut images, a personable approach to communication, and a cheerful brand identity created by local graphic design studio Garbett.

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Bronuts by One Plus One Design, Canada

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Branding for Bronuts by Canadian graphic design studio One Plus One

Bronuts sells handmade donuts and freshly brewed coffee to the local community of the Exchange District in Winnipeg, Canada, and, as the name suggests, is run by two brothers. Bronuts’ location draws a variety of customers, from young professionals and corporate offices to college students. It has a warm interior of light wood, white tiles, exposed architectural surfaces and low-hanging bulbs.

Much like its interior, Bronuts’ brand identity, created by graphic design studio One Plus One Design and which including stationery, packaging and signage, comfortably sits between hipness and accessibility, and is thoroughly current. This is reflected within the geometric sans-serif characters of the logotype, the simple, playful and communicatively clear donut and coffee cup iconography, the cleverness of a logo with a glaze that doubles as a smile, doughnut patterns and the straightforward application of these assets across interior and packaging. This also extends to a limited colour palette and the uncoated and debossed surface and three-ply weight of a letterpress business card.

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