Opinion by Richard Baird.
Ona is a Spanish boutique travel agent providing its clients with personal, unique and private tours, day trips and stays in Barcelona and Catalonia. Its experienced guides offer professional insight into local culture, gastronomy, history, architecture, art and design, and provide round-the-clock assistance. Ona’s brand identity, designed by Mucho and based around the tagline “Tailored travel experiences”, is an unusual and distinctive mix of interactive monogram, business cards with light marble and green block foil detail, a website of light and then tinted photography, and monolinear iconography.
Yksi elämä is a Finnish project set-up with the intention of encouraging people to become more interested in their own well-being and to improve public health care on both a professional and organisational level, as well as society in general. The project is a collaborative endeavour between the Brain Association, Diabetes Association and Heart Association of Finland.
Design studio Tsto were asked to create a visual identity for Yksi elämä that would reflect its forward-thinking and encouraging nature in a playful way. Bright colour, white paper, irregular letter-form alignment and a very smart use of negative space across the character work effectively draw a distinctive, youthful yet sophisticated quality from what is a simple logo-centric approach and an ink economy.