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Hoi Bo designed by Blok

Logo and print with angular die cut detail designed by Blok for luxury bag, clothing and accessories brand Hoi Bo

Hoi Bo is the handmade luxury bag, clothing and accessories brand of Ontario based Sarra Tang that in the words of Blok, the design agency behind Hoi Bo’s recent rebranding, as possessing a “distinctive aesthetic that arises from the designer’s unique way of working”, a process that involves folding paper to create shapes that then inform the design direction of the garments and accessories.

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The Beaufort designed by The Company You Keep

Logo for Melbourne-based themed dive bar The Beaufort, designed by The Company You Keep

Design agency The Company You Keep (TCYK) have recently finished working with bartender Dave Kerr on the naming, branding, collateral design and signage for The Beaufort, a themed dive bar located on Melbourne’s Rathdowne St. The agency’s visual identity solution, a combination of a quirky, well rendered, bespoke logo-type – built from unusual but original uppercase characters inspired by iron dock cleats and American sporting insignia of the 50’s and 60’s – set along a classic curved baseline and executed with a more recent single consistent line weight and rounded terminals.

Alongside a neat anchor monogram, type heavy collateral layouts and retro imagery -with an on-trend watery blue tint and a red overprint treatment across a simple white substrate – delivers a distinctive and nautical personality with a sporting undertone and a contemporary simplicity.

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The Finnish Cultural Institute designed by Kokoro & Moi

The Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux designed by Kokoro & Moi

The Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux (Fins Cultureel Instituut, Institut Culturel Finlandais) is a non-profit organisation that promotes Finnish arts and culture to the Benelux countries of the Netherlands, France and Belgium, with the intention of fostering collaborative opportunities for artists and organisations within the fields of music, literature, design, cinema and the performing and visual arts. The institute’s visual identity, designed by creative agency Kokoro & Moi, juxtaposes the horizontal, modernist formality and contemporary professionalism of a broadly spaced, uppercase and geometric sans serif execution of one language with the slanted, stamp and craft-like treatment of another.

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