Longton is a Melbourne-based multidisciplinary design studio, established in 2012 by Michael Longton, that offers its clients holistic design solutions built on Michael’s past experience—under his previous agency And—with large, international businesses such Sony Music, Billabong, Stussy and Warner Music.
The studio’s brand identity—an unusual, modernistic arrangement of neutral sans-serif characters, recurring circular forms and a single consistent line weight forming a logo—has a reductionist quality with the underlying qualities of a logic game or mind map. Its expanded letter-forms – isolated by generous spacing but collectively united by the container—establish a simple, proprietary value that perhaps reflects the arrangement or coming together of external sources—be that information or experience—into a single and cohesive resolution.
Manor Studio is a Singapore-based architectural and spatial design practice serving both commercial and residential clients, while its sister company, Manor Properties, specialises in development and investment. To accommodate this duality design agency Manic created a visual identity solution that fuses a set of logo-types – ‘subtly accented by the mathematical symbol for exponentiation’ – with a grid-based pattern device, two uncoated, dyed material choices and a reflective print finish across the stationery.
Guy Bauer is a Chicago-based video production company ‘committed to creating stories that elicit feelings’. The company’s new visual identity, based around a quill logo – conveying their story-telling philosophy – a stationery solution that references the film industry in its layout and a deep green color palette, designed to convey depth and reliability, was recently developed by independent design agency Anagrama.