Life or Death by DIA, United States

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Branding for PR and management business Life Or Death by DIA

Life or Death is a New York and LA based full-service public relations and management business with hip hop roots. It draws its name from the idea that, within the music industry, there is no middle ground, it is either life or death. This abstraction and dual notion manifests itself within the firm’s new brand identity system, designed by DIA, as a black and white colour palette and a contrast of dynamic script logo and a static sans-serif logotype across business cards, artist cards, brochure, tote bags and responsive website. DIA describe their intentions as wanting to create an artistic and fashionable identity that honours Life or Death’s hip hop origins, and marks the firm’s move into fashion, art, and writing.

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Bec Brittain designed by Lotta Nieminen

Logo and duplex business cards designed by Lotta Nieminen for New York based lighting and product designer Bec Brittain

Bec Brittain is a New York based lighting and product designer who is driven by a “love for luxurious materials, intuitive forms and forward-thinking technology.” Working with her small team from a studio in Brooklyn, Bec Brittain creates products that explore and experiment with new production techniques and materials that push the boundaries of American-made centrepiece lighting design. Each piece is created and inspected by Bec and produced using a local network of fabricators and artisans.

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