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.
Stockholm based graphic and product design studio Bedow recently developed a new visual identity and stationery solution for Askeroths Trappor och Räcken, a small Swedish manufacturer of specialist staircases.
Based around a simple but identifiable abstraction, the logo-mark captures the elemental, functionality and practicality of staircases and the solid technical abilities of the craftsmen through the combination of a single, consistent line weight, basic geometry and nice balance of positive and negative space.
Lunch & Recess is a video production company based in the small town of Charleston, South Carolina that develops TV spots, webmercials, brand films and webisodes for advertising agencies, PR companies and private business. Their visual identity, created by Fuzzco and based around a simple logo-type, neatly balances geometry, internal space and a shared single-line weight that binds box and type, to convey what looks like subtle technological qualities, a sense of structure, format and framing that is suitably reflective of L&R’s screen-work and perhaps a practical/pragmatic approach.