Established by Italian duo Giuditta Brusadelli and Augusto Arduini, The Clocksmiths is a graphic communication and brand identity design studio whose philosophy revolves around bringing order and detail to complex systems.
Their visual identity and stationary solution—designed in house—neatly leverages the associated patience, precision, professionalism and crafted quality of a clocksmith – through the fine line weights, generous letter and line spacing, traditional lock-up and copper foil print finish of the logo-type. And infuses this with the confident durability and industriousness of uppercase characters, concrete grey substrates, blind deboss and a weighty duplex business card, the subtle technological utility of the secondary typeface and the contemporary restraint of the layout.
Addition is a new Australian digital development group who recently commissioned graphic design studio Thought Assembly—formally Studio Verse, the agency behind Addition director Zann St Pierre’s personal logo-mark reviewed on BP&O back in 2011—to develop a visual identity and business card solution.
Based around a generously spaced logo-type built from consistent, single line weight sans-serif characters with unusual cuts and omissions—an abstraction that leaves room for ‘addition’—the logotype delivers a proprietary twist to a familiar neutrality with a underlying sense of construction that, alongside the finer technicality of a grid detail, could form the basis of something a little more expansive in the future. A neat triplex business card made from a tactile, uncoated, navy blue material choice with a white centre and a blind emboss, tempers the ‘unfinished’ and conceptual nature of the logotype with a corporate professionalism and the technological subtlety of an electric blue print treatment on the reverse.
Lo Siento have recently completed branding and packaging work for Triticum, a Spainish bakery founded by Xevi Remón. Based around a combination of a weighty, uncoated, unbleached substrate, rubber band, sticker, stamp and greaseproof paper. The structural design solution delivers a familiar, earthy, traditional and practical sensibility alongside the more distinctive and proprietary qualities of a non-adhesive, product specific form that allows the boxes to completely foldout. A smart concept that unites commodity and craft, and treats bread making with the same reverence as cakes and pastry.