“The Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Sibelius Academy and Theatre Academy Helsinki merged in the beginning of 2013 into the University of the Arts Helsinki. Bond created the complete branding solution for the new university. The strategy for the identity was to create a distinctive set of logotypes based on a common design language, and to introduce an anchor symbol that acts as a point of connection between the university mother brand and the three academy brands. The simple and bold ‘X’ has plenty of meanings, just like art does. The symbol can be seen, for example, as a starting point, a destination, a meeting place, a location, a signature, an unknown force, a warning, an irritant, a question and a solution.” – Bond
Valentto is a Mexican cold-pressed virgin olive oil produced by Olivarera Italo-Mexicana – a Mexican Italian collaboration – created for commercial kitchen and restaurant use. Multidisciplinary design agency Anagrama recently developed a new brand identity and packaging solution for Valentto that juxtaposes the natural detail of Italian landscapes alongside the industrial utility of a square tin structural choice, described by Anagrama as being “reminiscent of an old-school automobile oil canister”, to reflect the origins of the company, the natural quality of the oil and its target market.
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.