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Madeleine Blanchfield designed by A Friend Of Mine

Logo for Madeleine Blanchfield Architects designed by A Friend Of Mine

Madeleine Blanchfield is a Sydney-based architectural firm described by A Friend Of Mine, the design studio behind their new brand identity, as having a tactile and understated approach with an appreciation of light and detail. Qualities reflected through the subtle but tactile combination of material, print finish and ample space across the firm’s stationery.

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Jamsheed designed by Cloudy Co.

Packaging design by Cloudy Co. for Yarra Valley boutique wine label Jamsheed

Melbourne-based design studio Cloudy Co. have recently developed the labels and visual identity for Yarra Valley boutique wine label Jamsheed, ‘named after a Persian king who according to ancient writings had a fondness for storing fresh grapes in jars, thus leading to the discovery of wine’. The packaging solution expands on the name and communicates a sense of bold flavour and craft through geometric, Persian pattern work executed with a heavy, contemporary, single and consistent line weight, the high quality and tactile detail of a lovely thermographic ink treatment and a simple variation in crop and colour dividing each variety.

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January’s Top 5 Projects 2013

January's Top 5 Projects 2013

These are the five projects I reviewed during January that I felt really stood out and wanted to give them another opportunity to be seen and shared. I have ordered these from five to one with my favourite project presented last. It is a largely a reductionist collection but I believe each manages to deliver a lot of communicative through a simple balance of graphic design assets, material textures, print finishes and in the case of Filmfaktisk, photography. Do you agree with my choices?

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