Dadadum is a Swiss contemporary furniture brand created out of respect for and in homage to the functionality, technical expertise and minimalism associated with Swiss design, and that strives to bring out the beauty of each raw material. The brand draws on the ‘talents of local designers who have made an international name for themselves and whose specifications are to re-establish the notion of Gute Forme as espoused by Max Bill’. Developed by design studio and co-founder Demian Conrad Design, Dadadum’s new brand identity uses Swiss sans-serif typography and a grid based approach that plays with letter space to convey the core values of modularity, playfulness and origin.
Harry Watts is a British photographer who takes a systematic approach to location and explores the relationship between people and objects. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and was selected by Italian Vogue for solo exhibitions in London and Madrid.
Harry’s brand identity, developed by London based studio Birch, is representative of his unique process of removing excess information through the simple combination of a single bold, uppercase and condensed sans-serif typeface, black ink and plenty of unprinted white space, and utilises an unconventional structure, ‘ruthlessly’ pushing text off edges, to draw distinction from these. Elements such as surface texture and newsprint are introduced to reinforce project specific concepts such as high quality materials, discarded objects and mass communication whilst retaining the non-essential philosophy. The result is an unwavering consistent austerity that successfully draws out photographic detail and conveys, without undermining, Harry’s reductive process.
In response to a change in leadership and the acquisition of new staff, Norwegian architectural firm Ottar commissioned Tromsø and Oslo-based design studio Tank to develop a new name and brand identity—which would go on to include a logo, stationery set and responsive website—that would better reflect the quality, professionalism and scale of the firm’s work within the health and education sector, whilst maintaining an “innovative and modernist expression”.