Yoosli is a new online service that enables customers to create their own muesli mix from a choice of over 65 ingredients delivered as a one-off or subscription service to their work or home address. UK-based studio Together Design – commissioned to develop Yoosli’s brand identity and e-commerce website – created a cast of what they describe as eccentric characters, “each of whom represents a different personality and muesli flavour”, alongside a conversational speech-bubble device to convey the ‘joyful’, personalised and ‘creative mixing experience’ provided by the service.
To standout in an increasingly saturated market, boutique brewer Sample commissioned Melbourne-based design agency Longton to brand and package their American-inspired pale ale, slow brewed to the standards of the 1516 German purity law.
Longton’s solution reflects this approach, a purity of ingredients and the brewery’s name with a distinctive and reductionist ‘sample pack’ aesthetic that balances a sense of small-scale, traditional batch production with a contemporary and on-trend utility through a contrast of type-block, grids, single line weight illustrative detail, generously spaced uppercase sans-serif typography, a monochromatic colour palette, the tactile qualities of a rough glass surface treatment, the website’s fusion of modern and responsive design practice and the functionality of Courier New. It is simple but well resolved with very little superfluous detail and a focus on communication, and while it is perhaps bordering on what some might describe as hipster, this feels appropriate for the craft beer market.
Fisix is a line of cosmetic products that includes shower gels, shampoos and hydrating skin balms, developed by four marathon running friends who ‘couldn’t find a range that met their needs as sportsmen’, branded and packaged by multidisciplinary design agency Mucho.
Mucho’s design solution unties the diagrammatic, geometric forms and typographical, sans-serif utility and neutrality of the pharmaceutical and sports science industries with the subtle fashion and on-trend design sensibilities of a tightly spaced, lowercase serif logotype, italics, and a flat, economical, unisex grey and pastel colour palette. A smart balance of formulated effectiveness and the more exclusive, restrained qualities associated with high fashion and professional cosmetics.