Regional Associates are a dynamic, interdisciplinary and international architecture and research consultancy “committed to developing new models for the integration of environmental, social and economically sustainable projects” within the fields of eco-tourism, public infrastructure and private residential projects.
Regional Associates’ new visual identity, designed by Oslo based multidisciplinary and international design agency Commando Group, reflects the consultancy’s decentralised, flexible and mobile approach to architecture and research through an expanding and contracting monogram device that fits a variety of formats in print and online, a sans-serif logotype and the edge painted detail of the business cards.
Curious Space is a London-based scenographers—a specialist scene setter—that creates “unique and inspiring spaces for museums, galleries and more”. Their visual identity, developed by Mash Creative and May Ninth, ‘splits apart to create a physical space that intrigues whilst the type can sit either horizontally or vertically in numerous layouts within the dotted grid”, establishing a flexible and unusual yet structured solution that extracts a proprietary value from the near-neutrality of Gotham’s geometric sans-serif characters.
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.