At the weekend I was fortunate enough to speak at Beyonderground festival with lots of talented artists, designers and illustrators. Over the next week I’ll be posting work from people who featured at the festival. I’ll start with London based YCN. YCN Studio is an ambitious team of creative directors, art directors, designers and producers...
Studio Hi Ho is a Melbourne based branding and communication studio established by Wesley Waddell and Patrick Scanlan. Simple typographic treatments, perfectly executed.
Planning Unit is a London based studio with some solid branding work in their portfolio.
Truf Creative is a Santa Monica based design studio with fresh new identity that’s ell worth a look at.
Manchester based Ubiquitous have a really healthy body of work, but would you just look at that studio!
kvgd aka Kerr Vernon Graphic Design is an award~winning, Glasgow based graphic design studio delivering branding and marketing communications across all kinds of media platforms with a philosophy of ”Be nice and do good work”.
Mash Creative, aka Mark Bloom is a Graphic Designer and typography geek with a portfolio full of sexy goodness.
Zebra is a brand communications agency with offices in Singapore and Perth, Australia. Their ethos is to undertake found every project with a strong, simple idea. Their work covers the fields of brand identity, art direction, advertising, print, digital and environmental design.
I came across Bravo Company after seeing their amazing work for Five & Dime restaurant/café. They are a a creatively led, independent design studio based in Singapore who work with a variety of individuals and organisations to deliver considered and engaging design. They specialise in identity & brand development, printed communications & art direction.
Cartlidge Levene is a London based design studio acclaimed for its intelligent, creative and beautifully crafted design. They have produced award-winning work for a wide range of clients such as the Barbican Centre, Guardian News and Media, Selfridges & Co, Tate Modern and the Victoria & Albert Museum. Cartlidge Levene really know how to do wayfinding and...
End of Work are a Sydney-based branding and design consultancy specialising in intelligent, strategically sharp design solutions. Craft, execution and the idea are at play with their work be it printed literature for a travel insurance company, or interiors for a chain of restaraunts. One of my favourite pieces of work by them is their...
Teacake is a quintessentially British creative partnership that place emphasis on traditional craft values. The Manchester based team specialise in identity, typography and editorial design. The work is a pure joy to look at that is further enhanced by a website that is super easy to navigate and lets the work do the talking. In...
SB Studio are a brand consultancy with offices in Liverpool and Cambridge. Slick branding and typography are the order of the day here. Well worth a look for a type based fix.
Humankind is the portfolio site of art director/designer/artist/illustrator/photographer/good egg Lee Basford. I’ve been a follower of Lee’s work for a few years through his work at Fluid where he is an Art Director. Lee’s work usually contains strong use of typography which really shines at it’s best in his hand rendered pieces. When he isn’t...
Ello is a a new telecoms brand providing high-speed internet access to emerging markets. Bibliothèque have done a super job of naming and giving this company a visual identity. To see how the whole thing comes together I suggest you visit the site to see the interactive version of the logotype.
Birmingham based Allign & Pull have some nice owrk from a varied body of clients.
Some really well thought out visual communication coming out of Buro Reng.
Thompson Brand Partners based in Leeds have a tight grasp on how to give a brand a strong identity. Some super slick work from the Yorkshire agency.
Amazing identity for FEB design. You have to admire such simple work that makes this much of an impact. Via
Loving the branding work for Torotoro, a Japanese restaurant designed by design agency Savvy. Whilst analyzing the Japanese restaurant market in the area, Savvy realized that the vast majority of restaurants brand themselves through oriental clichés, often mixing Asian cultures without realizing it.
Bionic Systems are an amazing multi-disciplinary studio based in Düsseldorf, Germany. To say their portfolio is vast is an understatement. It will take you a while to look around but it’s well worth it.
I’m really digging the typographic slant of London based Ryan Hurley’s work. Simplicity really is beautiful. \
They talented people over at Toormix sent me their latest promotional paper. It’s a rather glorious 56 page newsprint affair showcasing the plethora of work they get up to at their Barcelona based studio. They have a rather fun website as well. Check it!
After visiting Iván Matos site I was really happy to find out about OPX where he is a senior graphic designer. Not only do they have an excellent body of work and a super website, they run Point; an online and printed magazine. The first issue is focused on sustainability and is a super read....
Clusta’s Branding Guidelines look rather sexy. Hopefully they will have their new site up soon.
Birmingham based Fluid finally have a new website that matches up to their super work. I’m particularly impressed with the body of work produced for Andaz 1901 and their rather dark work on Fear 2 for Warner Bros Interactive. View the site in full screen mode for maximum impact. Also go check out their shiny...
Zoot based in Oslo has a really wide range of work in their portfilo. Along side the norm, I was very impressed with their “What we do” section. Most studio/agency sites have this but I was very impressed by how Zoot break it down into small bite size pieces and really get under the skin...