InForm is an Australia architectural design and build firm established in 1996 that provides a holistic service which “integrates architecture and construction in a process that promotes creativity, flexibility and efficiency”.
Their new visual identity, created by design and digital development studio Hofstede and “rolled out across printed, digital and environmental forms”, conveys familiar and modernist architectural principles such as truth to materials, craft, structure, functionality and restraint with a neat combination of black, white and dark concrete grey uncoated substrate choices, the high quality of foil finishes, grid-based layouts, plenty of space and the geometric basis of a logotype constructed from Neuzeit S.
Torikorttelit is the old town district of Finland’s capital Helsinki. Its new visual identity, designed by Kokoro & Moi and based around bright colours, simple geometric patterns, a stacked typographic serif logo framed by a circle and paired with a modernist inspired secondary typeface neatly reflects the historic setting at the heart of a modern metropolis.
Lulu is a New York-based cake boutique who, in the words of Peck and Co., the design agency behind the boutique’s new visual identity, craft ‘masterpieces unmatched in flavor’ and are obsessed with detail, artistry and flavour.
Based around a fine line script with large enthusiastic loops and a polished fluidity that neatly walks the line between personal signature and piped icing, contrasting uppercase sans-serif characters and a monochromatic colour palette, Lulu’s identity is a sharp juxtaposition of individuality and creative flourish alongside professional efficiency. While the illustrations and tone of voice (see ‘In Cake We Trust’, ‘Get Your Sugar On’ and ‘Life Is Better With A Cake’) feel a little generic and clunky next to the clear communicative duality and finish of the logotype the the use of unbleached, string-tied boxes, paper, stickers, tape and what looks like a letter-press finish work well to add a small-scale, traditional and custom sensibility to the project that really builds on the craft values of the brand.