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Branding and Visual Identity: KKAW

Branding and Visual Identity: KKAW

KKAW is a branding and architecture project shared by Amanda Rybicka. It's a simple, yet elegant example of a visual identity construction focus on typography to create a strong brand. We said in the past that for some reason the architecture subject gives to designers the opportunity to simplify forms and explores reduction like any other industry. It seems to be the norm for projects like that, but still they are very inspiring, at least in my opinion, because the hardest thing is alway to create a minimalist design that doesn't feel ordinary. I believe Amanda achieved that. Amanda Rybicka is a graphic designer focus on typography, photography and, of course, design. She is based in Katowice, Poland. For more information and to check out other cool branding projects visit Amanda's portfolio at https://www.behance.net/amandarybicka. Branding

Reboot Capsule Hotel - Branding and Visual Identity

Reboot Capsule Hotel - Branding and Visual Identity

I can’t help myself to really enjoy the concept of staying in a capsule hotel, I had my experience during my trip to Japan. What was the most interesting is the fact that you are totally submerging yourself to the unknown, free to the hotel experience and also the language for the case of my past story. For the case of this particular hotel, giving the users the most friendly user experience as possible to keep the simple circulation of operations. Let’s take a look at the work from Kevin Renaldy Candra who is a graphic designer based in Shanghai, China. He worked on the identity, branding and web design for a capsule boutique hotel called REBOOT located in Singapore. The design layouts shared a common path for the users to easily navigate through the steps and stationery. Reboot is an Capsule Boutique Hotel in Singapore led by multicultural team. We were asked to create an identity that is both friendly and dynamic, and redefine their website. Reboot came to us in need of some fresh new branding and an equally creative online presence. As fans of their successful Capsule hotel in Singapore, we were delighted to help out.   More Information via Behance.

uSound - Branding

uSound - Branding

Currently working with a client on a redesign and surfing around for inspiration as part of the process. I stumbled across this very nice project about a redesign and what interests me the most is about the before and after from the previous logo. I do agree that a design is never finished and it’s the same feeling with a logo depending again on what is the purpose. It changes with time, I mean no matter how long sometimes it’s great to give a refresh. Let’s take a look at the work from Hermes Mazali who is a graphic designer based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I really love the colour palette on this project, what do you think? uSound is an app that allows you to boost your hearing. It is specially designed for people with hearing loss. I have developed with Luis Fasah the brand concept and the visual strategy, from its identity to the user experience. Being able to hear well is an important part of a good quality of life, uSound will enhance the way you hear, allowing you to connect with your loved ones, engage in your favorite classes at school, listen to your favorite music and TV Shows, or simply chat and joke with your friends. We are all entitled to these moments. Let us help you. Let’s work together to eliminate the obstacle which hearing loss represents in your social integration.   More Information: http://www.hmazali.com.

Branding: Caramello - Gellato & Pastisserie

Branding: Caramello - Gellato & Pastisserie

Caramello - Gellato & Pastisserie is a branding and art direction project shared by the folks over at Collettivo Mare, including Leonardo Schiavina and Luca Cammarata. The design plays with modularity and patterns to create something unique and playful. I feel that modular patterns sometimes result in stark and, for lack of better word, boring visuals but this project proved me wrong. It feels classy, I believe the typography choice was responsible for that. The serif font balances the design with a bit more organic form. Caramello is a new concept cake and ice cream shop settled in Manchester. The idea behind the concept is create a fresh and modular pattern as a main related communication, mixing different shapes, pastel colors and copper color reminds the caramel one. Branding Collettivo Mare is an independent design collective born in late 2015, working between Manchester and Barcelona. Founded by Leonardo Schiavina and Luca Cammarata. For more information check out http://collettivomare.com/

Kyoto Wok-Cafe - Interior Design & Branding

Kyoto Wok-Cafe - Interior Design & Branding

Today, we would like to share this Interior Design and Branding project from an asian food cafe based in Rostov-on-Don, Russia. Behind this project, we’ll have a collaboration from teams in interior design & architecture, in identity & graphic design, in print design and in photography. All together to bring a space inspired by the stylish palette from Japanese cuisine. From my perspective, I love how the light comes in during the day that highlights the chairs and floor. It creates such an atmosphere and for the branding; they kept a minimal approach to the design and like how the takeout is that one thing that differs from the rest of the stationery. What do you think? Kyoto is an urban asian food cafe based in Rostov-on-Don, Russia. The café has 3 areas: there are contemplation, communication and food zones. The interior is based on contrast combinations of textures; the color scheme is a stylized dish palette of traditional Japanese cuisine. Identity and decor of the facade are based on graphic patterns and methods of traditional sign boards in Japanese cities. Credits   Interior design & Architecture – Anastasiya Tyumeneva, Mechta.space; Identity & Graphic design – Alexander Yaguza & Alexander Lokhmatov, J.J. Gittes; Print design – Alexander Yaguza & Goga Djalagania, I am Joka. Photo by Evgeniy Denisyuk More Information via Behance.

Industrial Design and Branding of Moggie

Industrial Design and Branding of Moggie

Moggie is a smart collar for cats with an incredible industrial design aligned with a beautiful software for smartphones. When I saw this project shared by Yuri Lence on Behance, first I thought, that is a good looking product but I didn't know what it was about. Looked like a fitness tracking. After checking the details I finally learned that it was a movement tracker for cats. It's amazing to think that we live in a time that we can have this kind of technology available not only for us but for our beloved little pets. Industrial design and Branding Yuri Lence is a product designer and design director from Kyiv, Ukraine. He is also the co-founder of Moggie. For more information check out https://www.behance.net/lence

Doble Veta - Visual Identity & Branding

Doble Veta - Visual Identity & Branding

The project we are featuring today is mixing two things that we dearly love: Architecture & Branding. I mean what’s not love about this beautiful combination. Speaking of beautiful, we are taking a look at this visual identity and branding called Doble Veta made in the city of Monterrey, Mexico. Designed by Enrique Larios and Cursi Estudio, they have worked this mixture of colours that goes very well together along with a logo concept that clearly shows the idea and meaning of the name with a 3D finishing touch. What do you think? Hope you will like it! Doble Veta is a study of architecture and interior design established in the city of Monterrey, Mexico. For this identity, it was necessary to reflect the duality of study styles in both commercial and artistic projects. The symbol is formed by the union of two three-dimensional objects that simulate the combination of different materials.   Credits   Enrique Larios Cursi Estudio More Information via Behance.

Branding Project: L² Studio

Branding Project: L² Studio

L² is a branding design project created by the two young creative graphic designers, that happened to be twins, for their studio. One of the biggest issues I've always had is to design something for myself or in the past for my design studio. Working for clients or products is easier than designing your own portfolio. Krisztián Lakosi and Lakosi Richárd simply did an amazing job with the branding for their studio. It's super simple but it does look very classic. The L² studio was formed from the collaboration of two young creative graphic designers, also twins. The exponent in its name refers to the effect of cooperation: working together as a team we can achieve a lot more than we could do alone. The graphic designers of L² believe in deliberate, smart design, they built their own identity from the simplest elements possible – from a descriptive symbol and an intense color. For more information about Krisztián Lakosi and Lakosi Richárd, check out http://l2studio.co/ Branding

Branding: Dajakovic Concrete Plant

Branding: Dajakovic Concrete Plant

Bruno Fosil Predrijevac and Studio 33 shared a beautiful branding project for Dajakovic Concrete Plant. The interesting thing about this project in my personal opinion is how friendly it looks for such a serious, if not boring, industry. The colors look modern and the typography is simple and quite stylish. Below you can see a bit more of the project. Studio 33 is specialized in branding, design and development. They also love to work on packaging and logo design projects. Their studio is based in Osijek (Croatia) but we work with clients from all over the world. Bruno is a graphic designer at Studio 33. For more information about them check out https://studio33.rocks/ We have many years of experience working in the agency and prefer organized, systematic and quality work that will fulfil your requirements and help you in promoting or selling your services and products whether you are a small, medium or a corporate client.   Branding

Stack Notebook - Design

Stack Notebook - Design

With my own experience, I am starting to think that with time having a notebook is always useful for many cases and situations. Even though we all aware of the rise of technology and all the great and useful apps out there to ease up our process. I still feel compelled to go back to these roots for the beneficial of taking notes. Let’s take a closer look at the work from ACRE design, a studio located with Singapore, Singapore. Working mainly in art direction, branding and graphic design, what I love about their work is their creative thinking across all projects from the branding to the photography. Hope you will like it! French philosopher Gaston Bachelard once said, “The blank page gives us the right to dream.” 
As designers, we know that nothing holds more promise than a fresh canvas, or a beautiful new page. We also know that having the right notebook can make a world of difference in the creative process – so we decided to create our own. Stack is an exploration of functional beauty, and a quiet celebration of colour and texture. The notebook’s sheets feature four subtle shades of peach-pink, which are set against a stately combination of silver endpapers and a textured navy blue cover. There are four kinds of pages: ruled, dotted, gridded, and blank, and they come together to lend themselves to helping you make sense of your thoughts – whatever they may be, and whatever shape they may take.   More Information: http://acre.sg/v3.

The Met - UI/UX

The Met - UI/UX

We would like to share the work from Anton & Irene on what they have worked on their digital redesign for theMet which is the second largest museum in the World. Getting numbers like 33 million visitors last year is huge so the stakes are pretty to create a seamless user experience both on Mobile and Desktop. It was a work collaboration with other teams from program management, development and Anton & Irene on the UX and designing components. After some surfing on the live site, I just love how the branding and design guidelines just made sense (font, sizes and colours) and flows very well during scroll. Also how fluid it is on your mobile experience as well, like having a darker selection to indicate a selected state from the buttons. Give it a look as well at metmuseum.org. Digital Redesign for the Met, World's Second Largest Museum   More Information: http://antonandirene.com.

Packaging Projects with Sweety & Co.

Packaging Projects with Sweety & Co.

I would like to share the work from Sweety anc Co who is studio based in Porto Alegre, Brazil. They strongly focus their work in branding, packaging and it’s amazing! At first glance, you’ll notice the colour palette is quite vibrant with fluo colours of green, purple, pink and more. The second thing you will notice is the variety of branding work, they aren’t only focus in one specific style but many including funky illustration, CGI, pattern work and more. It’s quite a long feature compares what we usually publish but it’s totally worth the inspirational scroll! Please enjoy!   More Information: http://sweetyand.co.

Programme - Portfolio Inspiration

Programme - Portfolio Inspiration

Around this time of year with the celebrations, festivities and many many eats! We will also at the time of the year where we’ll get to enjoy some time off. As a designer, time off also means that we might have to rethink our portfolio, brand and any of our side-projects. Having some rest and being proactive always gives a great balance especially when things are cooling down. Let’s take a look at the work from Ira Banana who is a designer specializing her work in UI/UX and graphic design based in Barcelona, Spain. The work around the grid is fairly clean and simple and what I do appreciate the most is the colours used into the branding. I totally dig that colourful gradient mix!   More Information: http://irabanana.com.

Opéra Saint-Étienne 2016 - Brand Design

Opéra Saint-Étienne 2016 - Brand Design

Opéra Saint-Étienne 2016 is a brand design project created and shared by Graphéine. There's just a lot to love about the original work done in 2015, and this project is a testament of the quality of the brand conceived - it scaled amazingly well to present a collection of amazed faces. In 2015, we conceived the visual identity of the Opera of Saint-Étienne. A logotype whose shape is directly derived from the architecture of the building. It was also a story of smiles...  Last year, we had chosen to present a collection of amazed faces. It was the technical and administrative staff who had lent themselves to the game. For the 2016 season, we chose to highlight the musicians of the orchestra. Graphéine is a brand design studio based in Paris, France. For more information about their work check out https://www.grapheine.com/ Branding

Vodafone Soundbox - Branding & UI/UX

Vodafone Soundbox - Branding & UI/UX

We are taking a look at a case study of a rebrand for Vodafone Soundbox and we have to be clear that the goal target audience are for people from the range of 16-24 years old. Why am I saying that is because it’s always a great factor to know for what is your target when designing with a thinking in mind. From this rebrand from Kash Singh who is a designer based in Bedford, UK; you are taken with a gradient-based colour scheme as a base with dual tones. What I like the most about this design is the masonry grid happening on the homepages both on the app and website, it makes it colorful and inviting to browse. There’s some elements where I feel there will be a need of more thoughts but overall this is great! What do you think? The Brief. We were tasked with a brief to rebrand the Vodafone music service to target the audience between the ages of 16-24. The Solution. We began by looking at all of Vodafones current services, sponsors and advertising. We immediately felt that within all these sectors, apart from logo and colours, there was no real connection to anything. On the basis of our findings we decided to rebrand the service as a separate brand under the name Soundbox. This gave us leeway to be able to rebrand from scratch using colours, type styles and imagery that can be more associated with the target audience. Also during our research we saw that many people, even beyound our target audience, are often attending music festivals with many electronic based artists. This gave use the structure of the rebrand by using visuals to represent the electronic music scene/rave culture. Brief set by Richard Holt of Brand Union. More Information via Behance.

Rendered by Adobe - UI/UX

Rendered by Adobe - UI/UX

We have featured the work from Serge Vasil who is a Senior Designer and Art Director currently based in San Francisco, California. He recently got to work with Adobe on making a fictitious digital arts exhibition by using Adobe Photoshop and Dreamweaver on making the branding and website. I simply love the use of really colorful and vibrant gradients and one detail I even dig even more is the gradient use for the minimal mockup shapes. It’s really neat and hope you will enjoy it too. I am happy to share new work for Adobe. Rendered represents a fictitious digital arts exhibition. I was commissioned to design the branding and website for Adobe to showcase features of the new Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Dreamweaver from the recently released CC 2016. Credits   Images by: Ari Weinkle, Anja Mewes, Ana Gomez Bernaus, Črtomir Just, Alex Diaconu, R4dn Studio, David McLeod More information: http://sergevasil.com.

ONNO Branding

ONNO Branding

For the fans of minimalist design you will love ONNO, a branding and visual identity project from the Ena Baćanović - Ruby and the folks over at O N N O themselves. The design is a glorious black and white logo mixing two circles and the N. I love how balanced the logo is and also the composition for the collaterals. In addition to that, the web site has a simple and elegant design, with a classic use of serif fonts. Branding About ONNO ONNO is a Zagreb-based design studio driven by simplicity, curiosity, creativity and new opportunities. Studio was founded by Ena Bacanovic and works with local and international client base.