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Bindle designed by Swear Words

Logo and copper block foil stationery design by Swear Words for Bindle

Established by Catherine Blackford in 2012, Bindle is an Australian mail-order, gift-box service that bundles handmade artisanal food, drink, home and kitchenware products for occasions and individuals under labels such as ‘A Bit On The Side’, ‘Breakfast In Bed’ and ‘For The Hostess’.

Drawing on the name bindle, a folded canvas sheet carried as a small sack over the shoulder with a stick, the service’s identity, developed by Swear Words, utilises a printed textile pattern across the tactile, earthy textures of an uncoated, unbleached material choice and a string tied detail across the boxes alongside the high quality of a copper foil treatment to, like their work for Crabapple Kitchen, provide a contemporary finish to traditional, communicative craft cues but infused with the underlying theme of travel that conveys the delivered nature of the service.

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Julia Denes designed by Sammut

Logo for contemporary handmade jewellery designer Julia Denes by Studio Sammut

Julia Denes is a designer of handmade contemporary fine jewellery created from high-grade materials. Her visual identity, developed by Australian design agency Studio Sammut, is incredibly simple but delivers a nice balance between classic and craft-technique, contemporary aesthetics, detail, consistency and quality through the well spaced characters of Austin, its smart contrast of sharp and circular serifs, heavy vertical and light horizontal strokes – drawn out by the fine line border of the business card – and the light, geometric and broadly spaced sans-serif letter-forms of the secondary typeface below. A black letter-pressed print treatment delivers a light depression across the surface of a weighty uncoated cream substrate adding craft texture and a tactile quality to the high fashion cues of the typography.

The result has a reductionist sensibility that cleverly communicates the key propositions of material, quality and design across a few simple but communicative assets that appropriately frame the intricacies and organic detail of the jewellery.

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Christopher Elliott by Studio Brave

Logo created by Studio Brave for Australian interior designer Christopher Elliott

Christopher Elliott is an Australian interior designer based in Melbourne with a modern luxurious and clean architectural style. His new visual identity, created by Studio Brave, neatly unifies and communicates the practicality and functionality expected of modern architectural spaces and the fine detailing and high quality of the fabrics, fixtures and furniture that fill these. This is achieved through the juxtaposition of the tall and light uppercase and reductionist forms of a mono-spaced logo-type, light monolinear shapes, plenty of space and the grid-based layout of the website, set alongside the very classic qualities of a tactile, letterpressed, cream, uncoated substrate, gold metallic spot colour and the gilded edges of Christopher’s business card.

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