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Investec 2014 Team Conference designed by Garbett

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Print with geometric illustration for Investec 2014 Conference by Garbett

International banking specialist and asset management group Investec’s 2014 annual team conference took place in Port Douglas, a coastal town located in the tropical north of Queensland, home to the Great Barrier Reef and the rainforest of Daintree and Cape Tribulation.

The conference’s identity, designed by Sydney-based Garbett, draws on themes of travel, tropical destination and for the most part avoids any hint of corporate convention. This is achieved through simple geometric illustrations across beach towels and tote bags, a bright colour palette, the generosity of dyed papers, die cut detail to create luggage tags and a passport-like notebook and the dual nature of the language choice. The result is a playful summer holiday aesthetic with a practical edge.

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Bear Paws designed by B&B Studio

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Packaging design and character illustration by B&B Studio for pure fruit range Bear Paws

Bear Paws is a baked and shaped pure fruit snack range available in four distinct flavour combinations and produced by the British health food brand Bear Nibbles. To draw attention to endangered species such as pandas, polar and sun bears, the brand recently launched a limited edition pack design alongside a pledge to donate 5p per sale to the WWF. This limited edition packaging, which features illustrated character detail and Bear’s distinctive colour palette, was developed by B&B, a London-based design studio who have worked with Bear Nibble since its inception, establishing naming, developing identity and creating packaging treatments for its cereals and baked fruit products.

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Reachin’ designed by Karoshi

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Duplex and die cut business card design by Karoshi for Myeloma charity event Reachin'

Reachin’ is a regular charity event established in 2012 to engage with a younger demographic and raise awareness and funds for Myeloma UK, an organisation dedicated to finding a cure for Myeloma, a rare cancer of the bone marrow. Money made from each event is complemented by the online sale of branded t-shirts, vests and tote bags.

Designed by Karoshi, Reachin’s brand identity draws its inspiration from the architecture of the Turner Contemporary art gallery, the venue of its first and forthcoming events. The building’s clerestory windows, mono pitched roofs and glass facades informed the creation of a grid-based system and the use of dynamic geometric shapes to cohesively bind a simple logo design, poster layouts, patterns, business cards, stationery, merchandise and a changing event-based colour palette.

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