Opinion by Richard Baird.
More Than Human is a Vancouver-based record label, established by Gareth Moses, that specialises in the release of limited edition vinyl from electronic musicians such as the Passenger, Plays:Four and Kemper Norton, who’s latest EP is described as “political, weird, epic, moving, captivating, disturbing, haunting and deep”. The label’s logo and record sleeves were developed by Swedish graphic and product design studio Bedow and feature the work of artist Josef Albers and photographer Erik Undéhn.
We Make Stuff Happen is a London and Brighton-based creative marketing and production company that specialises in exhibitions and events with past campaigns that have included covering an entire building in clothes, placing a car in a block of ice and putting an open air cinema on top of a skyscraper. Their visual identity, created by Maddison Graphic, features a stacked uppercase logotype set in Merkury with plenty of space, surrounded by a three-dimensional, single line weight border and printed across an uncoated Colorplan Mist substrate with a contrasting black block foil print finish.
Fisix is a line of cosmetic products that includes shower gels, shampoos and hydrating skin balms, developed by four marathon running friends who ‘couldn’t find a range that met their needs as sportsmen’, branded and packaged by multidisciplinary design agency Mucho.
Mucho’s design solution unties the diagrammatic, geometric forms and typographical, sans-serif utility and neutrality of the pharmaceutical and sports science industries with the subtle fashion and on-trend design sensibilities of a tightly spaced, lowercase serif logotype, italics, and a flat, economical, unisex grey and pastel colour palette. A smart balance of formulated effectiveness and the more exclusive, restrained qualities associated with high fashion and professional cosmetics.