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Coalition for Engaged Education designed by Blok

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Logo and print design by Blok for LA based education organisation the Coalition for Engaged Education (CEE)

The Coalition for Engaged Education, formerly New Visions Foundation, is an LA based organisation, led by Dr Paul Cummins, that helps vulnerable children and young adults to realise their potential through an approach to education that respects and inspires them. CEE recently worked with design studio Blok to develop a new visual identity that would mark the organisation’s new national ambitions.

The result, a logo that is both wordmark and icon, stationery and posters bound by a broad colour palette and uncoated papers, is described by Blok as reflecting CEE’s process of transforming and uplifting, and emphasises the system of support it provides its students. Emotive language complements this approach by turning CEE into a verb, with the intention of giving voice to its beliefs and to the students’ own hopes and dreams.

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Collective designed by Hey

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Logotype and notepad with sleeve by Hey for content, communication and design agency Collective. Featured on bpando.org

Collective is a new Istanbul based agency that is described loosely by Hey, the design studio behind its brand identity, as producing content, communication and design work. Its has an ideology, like the name suggests, based around a collaborative approach, developing projects with an extended network of people with a variety of skills. Hey recently created an visual identity treatment for the agency that draws its distinctive character and impact from a contrast of type detail, type size and colour, as well as good quality materials and print finishes.

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Loot designed by Savvy

Logotype, stationery and print designed by Savvy for Mexican surf and lifestyle store Loot. Featured on bpando.org

Loot is a surf and lifestyle store retailing distinctive products for a modern and global consumer and offers an alternative to the more commercial items from retailers typically found in its touristic location in the Mexican city of Zihuatanejo. Loot’s brand identity, designed by Savvy, draws its character and distinction from Zihuatanejo’s past as a hotspot for pirates, and visualised as a combination of regional historical elements and modern pop culture, allowing it to be relevant to both the local community and international shoppers.

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