In response to the financial crash the Terra-Gruppen, a Norwegian financial group owned by and in alliance with 80 local banks, looked to take positive steps to reaffirm its commitment to local customers and the continued contribution it makes to the growth and development of the communities it serves. This came in the form of a rebranding exercise that led to the name Eika and the creation of a new visual identity system, developed by design studio Mission, that extended across print, digital and environmental experiences. While leveraging many of the corporate responsibility, accessibility and locality design cues that now saturate the industry, Mission adds a little craft into the mix with uncoated papers, blind embossed detail, a bright but limited number of spot colours and a bespoke typeface.
Men’s Biz is one of Australia’s leading online retailers of men’s grooming products. Following eight years of growth Men’s Biz decided to move into the world of high street retailing by opening their first physical store in Melbourne’s Royal Arcade. To coincide with this new venture Men’s Biz approached Melbourne based studio ThoughtAssembly to develop a new visual identity. This process went on to include a new logotype, letterpress stationery set, packaging, signage and soon to launch website.