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OpenView by Pentagram, United States

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Branding, custom typography and edge painted business cards by Pentagram for Boston-based venture capital firm OpenView.

OpenView is a Boston-based business dedicated to investing in and helping to grow what are described as expansion-stage companies that are working in the software development sector. OpenView has a unique hands-on approach, and worked with Pentagram’s Natasha Jen to express this through positioning, tone of voice and visual identity design. This included custom typography, stationery, business cards, website and interior graphics.

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Seam designed by For Brands

Logo and business card with black block foil and hand-sewn detail designed by For Brands for fashion brand Seam

Polish design agency For Brands were recently commissioned to create a new visual identity for Seam, a distributor of luxury clothing brands, that would convey a sense of craftsmanship and an eye for detail. For Brands mixes classic typographic detail with contemporary customisation delivered across tactile material choices with hand finished detail, fusing urban, craft and fashion sensibilities.

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Jeremy Maxwell Wintrebert designed by Hey

Logo and print designed by Hey for glassware maker Jeremy Maxwell Wintrebert

Jeremy Maxwell Wintrebert is a glassware designer and manufacturer currently working in France with a free hand glass blowing philosophy mastered while traveling internationally across the US and Europe.

Spanish design agency Hey recently developed a new visual identity solution for Jeremy that captures the heat, craft and art of glass blowing through a smart combination of colour and laser cut detail that gives the print work a scorched paper quality – an interesting way to capture the process of molten glass manipulation – the craft qualities of uncoated unbleached materials, coloured rubber bands and hand emboss detail and the juxtaposition of a stencil based industrial utility cut into the classic detail of a serif type choice.

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