Hidden Characters by RE, Australia

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Brand identity and branded pencil boxes for Sydney-based PR firm Hidden Characters by RE, Australia

Hidden Characters is the latest PR offering from international advertising agency network M&CSaatchi. It replaces/is an evolution of Bang PR, developed in response to the changing public relations landscape.

With the advent of social media and the subsequent growth of non-traditional influencers and an increase in inauthentic product placement, Hidden Characters intends to make sure that their client’s reach is handled in an ethical and authentic way.

Sydney-based graphic design studio RE worked to created a brand identity for Hidden Characters that articulates this intention with a concept that makes a connection between the hidden characters that shape how text appears and the creative behind the scenes shaping of a brand’s public perception. The idea of the seen and unseen plays out in a number of ways in print, and links business cards, headed paper, stationery and brochure.

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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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BANG PR designed by RE:

Dynamic logo designed by RE: for Sydney based public relations business Bang

BANG is a Sydney based public relations business and sub-company within the M&C Saatchi group. It is described by RE:, the design studio behind its brand identity, as being known for infectious ideas, seriously bright storytelling, and acting as a social loud hailer for its clients, generating impact, creating chatter and building excitement.

RE:’s identity treatment, which included a dynamic animated logo, a variety of printed collateral and soon-to-launch responsive website, visualises the energy, explosive potential and the impact BANG has on its clients’ businesses, using a bold logotype that frames a variety of brand expressions that are conveyed through a good mix of type, illustration, language, photography, static image and motion.

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