Twice Fashion by SocioDesign, United Kingdom

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Branding for Chinese luxury accessory brand Twice by London based graphic design studio Socio Design

Twice Fashion is a Chinese luxury accessory brand established by Tina Tian and Dr Mirko Wormuth in 2007. Since then it has grown to become one of the country’s top accessory brands, with stores in Beijing, Tianjing and Chongqing. Twice Fashion is described by SocioDesign, the London based graphic design studio behind its rebrand, as having helped shaped China’s ‘fast’ fashion industry.

With the intention of building on their success in mainland China, while also setting the stage for a move into the international market, Twice Fashion worked with SocioDesign to develop a new visual identity treatment. This included logo, logotype, packaging, bags and business card design, with consideration given to the brand’s existing visual language, reworking it where necessary, and its global aspirations.

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Vinoteca by dn&co, United Kingdom

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Branding and menu design for London restaurant group Vinoteca by British graphic design studio dn&co.

Vinoteca is a group of London based restaurants, founded by business partners and friends Brett Woonton and Charlie Young, that were inspired by the wine bars of Spain and Italy. Aside from the restaurant experience, and as a testament to the quality of their wine list, these restaurants also operate as local wine retailers.

dn&co. were commissioned to refresh and formalise Vinoteca’s brand identity. With an emphasis on balance and clarity, and a desire to convey Vinoteca’s welcoming and easily digestible take on the complex world of wine, dn&co., in opposition to the simplicity and clinicality often favoured by similarly positioned restaurants, embraces material colour and texture, typographic reduction and flourish, space and rich photography. This extends across menus, wine lists and labels, business cards and website.

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Borders Railway Opening Celebrations by KVGD, United Kingdom

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Branding for Borders Railway Opening Celebration by Glasgow based graphic design studio KVGD

Borders Railway is 30 miles of new track, built largely upon the old Waverley Line, that runs between Edinburgh and Tweedbank within the Scottish Borders. Its commissioning saw the end of a fifty year wait for train services to be reinstated in the region and is the longest new domestic railway to be constructed in Britain for over 100 years.

The line was opened by Her Majesty The Queen, accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh, on September 6th, and was marked by a journey from Edinburgh, aboard a steam engine, and by the unveiling of a plaque at Tweedbank station.

Stark Events commissioned Glasgow based graphic design studio KVGD to develop a visual identity for the opening of the railway. This included logo design, commemorative brochure, tickets, plaque and brand guidelines, and also extended to badges, flags, tote bags and banners.

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