The identity & collateral by Wink Design Atelier for Sojourn, a lifestyle and furnishing store in Sawyer, Michigan, mixes the store’s aesthetics together with the surrounding style of the small beach community. A simple blind emboss of the logo is letterpressed into book board, a materiel rarely seen uncovered and accented with black printed text and colored edges.
Archived entries for Branding
A beautiful brand refresh for The L.C. King Manufacturing Company’s Pointer Brand Clothing by the talented designer Daniel Blackman. Daniel has mashed together vintage imagery, bold typography and bright yellow in a cohesive look that not only screams but is reminiscent of the traditions and history of the company.
Urban Seed is a stunning project by Caroline Morris, a 2012 grad of Auburn University’s Graphic Design program. Not much information about the project but it is truly beautiful.
Agency: Department of Design, Leo Burnett
Chief creative officer: Susan Credle
Creative director / copywriter: Dan Chodrow
Design director: Alisa Wolfson
Designer / illustrator / art director: Casey Martin
Producer: David Kuta
Animator: Chris Neeley
Web programming: Dan Edwards
I’ve seen images of the Rye, East Sussex based Merchant & Mill’s beautiful branding and packaging floating around the internet for a few months now, always mentally marking in my head to swing back around at take a closer look at their 1900s inspired line of sewing and tailoring wares. The products hark back to time when quality was paramount, design was more about function and less about form, and you knew the person you were buying from.
The branding and package design for the products is impeccable, even down to the detail of the lower-res printing methods of the time. The stark black on white and craft colors remind you that what you are buying is a quality made product and not a piece of crap wrapped up in a the pretty boxes of our superstores. The team of Carolyn Denham and Roderick Field have done an amazing job.
Miller Creative’s brand spanking new business cards are letterpress printed on 98pt recycled grey cover board and look stunning! The thickness of the cards allowed for Miller Creative to stamp the edges with tiny and cute messages, further personalizing the cards and adding that extra little bit.
These business cards for Espresso Republic, a specialty coffee roaster in southern California, by Istanbul, Turkey based designer Salih Kucukaga are a beautiful mix of elegant typography and simple color. They are part of a larger identity program developed for Espresso Republic’s subsidiary companies, Dripp & Black Goat. The cards were printed by the amazing folks over at Studio On Fire.
Designer Britt Boyd’s new business cards are stunning. The letterpress cards feature beautiful typography and iconography and simplicity that, quietly, screams. The cards were designed & letterpress printed by Print & Grain in Portland on 236lb cotton rag. Images ©Print & Grain
The identity for the fake coffee shop, Coffee Co-Op, was designed by Louisiana Tech University Masters student Jake Dugard as a class project. The simple type and warm tones bring a feeling of nostalgia, harking back to a time when a cup of coffee was just that, no added crap.
The Chicago Neighborhoods is a beautiful & extensive personal project by Chicago resident Steve Shanabruch. Steve set out to brand every neighborhood in his beloved city and the results are quite stunning. Although these designs have no life outside of the project, it’s always important for designers to have pet-projects that blend their love of design with the other loves in their life, so, bravo to you Steve!
Steve explains, “branding a neighborhood is quite subjective. My experiences and knowledge are obviously different than those of someone else, especially a long-time resident, so let’s call this project “One designer’s take on Chicago.” My vision might not match yours, but I hope that we can agree that a neighborhood with a logo is better than a neighborhood without.”