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.
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.
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?