These are the five identity projects I reviewed during 2012 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. For me these manage to extract a lot of equity from very simple forms which are enhanced by a cohesive, often expandable but appropriately restrained execution across multiple touch-points.
Do you agree with my choices?
Blanca is a ‘dairy hub’ created to ‘mediate between two extreme poles of the industry; [milk] production and [consumer] knowledge’ and to ‘produce honestly, think critically and consume responsibly.’ Based around a simple stencil cut logo-type solution executed with a monochromatic simplicity and subtle craft cues, Blanca’s visual identity, developed by Barcelona-based brand and graphic design agency Lo Siento, manages to infuse and visually convey the disparate perceptions of commodity and care.
Nosive Strukture is a structural engineering firm who describe themselves as having a ‘unconventional attitude towards business, working environment and life itself.’ Inspired by their approach and a studio space of angled detail, independent design agency Bunch, “developed a stark, technical identity based around tensegrity structures and a black and white palette” executed across triplexed business cards, cardboard file folders, signage and website.