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Freewheel by Collins, United States

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Logo and brand identity by New York based graphic design studio Collins for Freewheel, a wi-fi only mobile phone service

Freewheel is a dedicated Wi-Fi only mobile phone service launched by American cable television company Cablevision. Freewheel allows people to break free from contracts by providing unrivalled communications accessibility without large and expensive data plans and hidden fees. This is made possible by a network of over a million Wi-Fi hotspots.

Freewheel’s egalitarian intention and connectivity is effectively expressed by its visual identity, created by New York based studio Collins, through a unifying flag-based graphic device, which then expands into a bold, dynamic and multi-coloured visual language of lines and intersections and a similarly styled logotype. These go on to link print communication, packaging and website with a youthful and empowering quality.

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Hegel Music Systems by Neue, Norway

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Package design by Oslo based Neue for Norwegian hi-fi company Hegel

Hegel is a Norwegian amplifier, pre-amplifier and multi-media player business with a proprietary Error Correction System that limits harmonic distortion without compromising other parameters. Established in the early 1990’s, Hegel has grown to become a well-established supplier of high-end hi-fi products, nationally and internationally, and is committed to sound reproduction that adds nothing (or as little as possible). This is the foundation of their new packaging system, developed by Scandinavian graphic design studio Neue, and expressed through a concise set of assets. These include iconography, colour palette, material choice and imagery.

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Forgotten Boardwalk Brewing by Perky Bros, United States

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Brand identity and packaging for craft beer brewer Forgotten Boardwalk by Perky Bros

Forgotten Boardwalk is a New Jersey microbrewery producing uniquely flavoured, year-round and seasonal craft beer. It was set up by Jamie Queli, one of the youngest female brewery owners in the US, and draws its name from the folklore of the Jersey Shore Boardwalk. This is the foundation of an extensive new brand identity, designed by Tennessee based Perky Bros, which brings to life the sideshow oddities, historic events and darker side of the boardwalk’s past through quirky and well-realised illustrative detail and storytelling component. This runs across cans and growlers, business cards, coasters and tap handles.

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