Love, love, love!
Stockholm based strategic design agency Bold designed this brand identity for MTG Media, an international entertainment broadcasting group. The logo was created from a graph showing TV, radio and online media consumption in a 24-hour period. How I would love to have an envelope like that arrive on my desk!
When I first arrived in Fiji I did a lot of research to get my head around the difference between Australian design (clean, minimalistic) and Fijian design (busy, colourful). Unfortunately my searching didn’t come up with many decent results, save for Bula Coffee.
From the designers’ Behance account:
“We were approached by a non-for-profit organisation that is helping the villages of Fiji to produce and package their coffee for sale. Targeted at the tourism market in Fiji, our brief was to come up with the complete package. Brand name and story, positioning, point of difference, unique look and feel, cultural cues and personality. Our concept “Bula Coffee” came to life with the idea that a real coffee drinker loves their daily brew so much they could almost speak to it!”
I actually came across the coffee in my local foodstore in Suva, and it’s now sitting proudly above my fridge.
Woah! I just discovered Noma Bar, the master of negative space. After trawling through design work and art today this is the first time I’ve sat up in my chair.
Bar has illustrated over sixty magazine covers, published over 550 illustrations and released two books of his work. What a clever, talented individual.
I highly recommend you check out his portfolio.
Reminds me of one of my favourite quotes: “It’s a design thing. The cat is lost in the negative space.”
When your business is branding there is one thing that you absolutely cannot get wrong - your own branding. (That would be like a nutrition centre where nobody eats healthily, le sigh) So it’s no surprise this beautiful design comes from Bloom Branding, which has studios in Saudi Arabia and Spain.
I would give them my business any day.
Stephanie Toole | http://stephanietoole.com
“Highland Bakery is at home amongst the small shops, creative residents, and unique atmosphere that make up this historic district. The new identity aims to embrace the eclectic and welcoming feel of the restaurant while being neither disparate nor cutesy. Fabric, chipboard, and masonite textures provide a subtle tactility, and mismatched items are tied together through common brand elements.”
I am a designer with a background in painting and drawing, and recent transplant to New York from Atlanta. After years of sketching alphabets in lectures and being discouraged from putting type in my paintings, I discovered a place where these things were encouraged and made my transition to the world of design. I enjoy working on everything from branding, to packaging, to type design, with a particular fondness for hand-lettering and creating type-driven books.
This calls to me in so many ways. The solid colour (you’ll come to see I’m a bit of a fan), the loopy, flowing typeface and the tiny stitching detail which runs onto the other side in reverse colour. Lovely!
Except I’m lacking the ‘Inspiration’ slice
Catalogue design for the Australian Exhibition at the 2010 Venice Architecture Biennale. The catalogue and slipcase used scanamatic technology to create a rotating 3D letterform on each side, an N on the front for NOW and a W on the reverse (as pictured) for WHEN.
Design by Pidgeon
This is incredible!