Marks is a Geneva-based multidisciplinary design studio that specialises in delivering contemporary graphic communication solutions to corporate business, institutions and the luxury goods and industrial art sectors. Their visual identity, a reverse, uppercase, italic logo-type with a consistent line weight, humanistic sans-serif build, square terminals, decent spacing and neat parallel diagonal strokes, now features across a new stationery set that, through a really nice combination of weighty, warm and cold concrete grey, uncoated material choices with a contrasting, high quality, glossy black and white foil print treatment, large point size and plenty of space, deliver an urban and subtle craft backdrop to the confident consistency and slightly unconventional qualities of the type and its layout across the collateral.
Sam Flaherty is a Sydney based freelance graphic designer and art director with a client roster that has included Citibank, Penguin Publishing and Panasonic. His visual identity, a juxtaposition of machine production and hand-finish – communicated through stamp and marker detail, craft material and personal language alongside modernistic non-hierachical, sans-serif typography, grid-based layouts, conventional print techniques, a limited colour palette and plenty of space – bound together by a contrasting circular logo-type – neatly reflects his belief in ‘clear, concise messages through design elegance and reduction’. It is a design solution that resolves a personal but professional approach through a smart combination of creativity and restraint, an aesthetic that is consistently reflected throughout Sam’s portfolio.