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EVER WONDER Branding by Jonathan Quintin

EVER WONDER Branding by Jonathan Quintin

Jonathan Quintin has been previously featured on Abduzeedo for UI/UX projects and it's our first time showcasing one of his branding works. That being said, Jonathan inspires us with a beautiful combination of his core background into a set of branding and mark. All Rights by Jonathan Quintin All Rights by Jonathan Quintin All Rights by Jonathan Quintin All Rights by Jonathan Quintin All Rights by Jonathan Quintin All Rights by Jonathan Quintin All Rights by Jonathan Quintin All Rights by Jonathan Quintin All Rights by Jonathan Quintin All Rights by Jonathan Quintin All Rights by Jonathan Quintin All Rights by Jonathan Quintin All Rights by Jonathan Quintin All Rights by Jonathan Quintin All Rights by Jonathan Quintin Links More info about Jonathan Quintin: http://www.studiojq.co Follow Jonathan on Behance: https://www.behance.net/JonathanQuintin Previously Featured The Client is Always Right Series by Jonathan Quintin UI Design: The Gorgeous Weather Dashboard

Beautiful Logos by Joe White

Beautiful Logos by Joe White

Designing logos is always a very intricate process. Understanding the message to communicate for the product or service you are designing for might be an endeavor. The difference and quality of a good logo design is in the details as you can see in this collection of branding work done by Joe White from 2013 to 2014. Various logo's and other branding elements created throughout 2013-2014. Each design created using Flash CS3 Joe is an all rounder, fluent in design and typography and has a keen interest in video, animation and motion graphics. I can bring something special to the table. For more information check out his website at http://yeoldestudio.co.uk/

The Wroclove Design Festival 2014 Branding

The Wroclove Design Festival 2014 Branding

It's always awesome to start the week off with inspiration for a beautiful branding project. This week we feature the visual identity created for the The Wroclove Design Festival 2014. Designing anything for the design industry can be very challenging, especially because the target audience is very aware of what makes good design. Natalia Żerko, the designer behind this project, knows her audience and it's clear from the simplicity of colors and typography that create a strong and modern visual identity. The Wroclove Design Festival 2014 branding was created by Natalia Żerko. for more information check out her portfolio at http://www.nataliazerko.com/ My task was to design a visual identity concept for the Festival as a whole and for the specific festival zones (Kids Design, Fresh Design, Urban Garden, etc.). The title of this edition was 'Design: Otwarty' (eng. 'Design: Open'). Along with the main concept, I designed some of the promotional materials, e.g. posters, citylights and billboards, t-shirts, bags. Wroclove Design Festival had its second edition in May 2014. It was held at Wroclaw’s Main Railway Station, which was recently restored. More than 20.000 people visited this edition of the Festival and 150 lectures and workshops were held.

The Branding of Woodstock Sawmill by Tough Slate Design

The Branding of Woodstock Sawmill by Tough Slate Design

Tough Slate Design is an independant design studio based in Kiew, Ukraine. With a philosophy of going beyond the horizon, these guys surely bring their A-Game into their portfolio and also in this branding for Woodstock Sawmill. Please enjoy! A nostalgic reminder of classic times. This packaging not only ensures safe handling, but the inspiration behind the design is an appropriate choice considering how uncommon barber lights have become. I think it's a great interpretation! - The DieLine Magazine All Rights to Tough Slate Design All Rights to Tough Slate Design All Rights to Tough Slate Design All Rights to Tough Slate Design All Rights to Tough Slate Design All Rights to Tough Slate Design All Rights to Tough Slate Design All Rights to Tough Slate Design All Rights to Tough Slate Design All Rights to Tough Slate Design Links More about Tough Slate Design: http://toughslatedesign.com Follow them on Behance: https://www.behance.net/toughslatedesign

Branding work by Hiromi Maeo

Branding work by Hiromi Maeo

Designing logos is an endeavor because a good logo or visual identity has to represent a product or a service with a great level of simplicity. Differently than icon design, logos require a level of differentiation in the form and there's the balance between typography and forms. Everything must be optically balanced and easy to reproduce in different medias and sizes. Hiromi Maeo, shared some really cool branding work he has done in the past 2 years and it's definitely worth checking it out. Hiromi is a creative director from Tokyo, Japan. For more information check out his work at https://www.behance.net/enhanced_hiromimaeo

Attention: Craft - Identity

Attention: Craft - Identity

SNASK, a Brand, Design and Film agency situated in the heart of Stockholm, created a beautiful identity for the summer exhibition of one of Sweden’s most respected galleries. The project titled "Attention: Craft" beautifully mixes materials and handcraft work to create an intricate and playful composition. Below you can peek some details behind this uber cool project. Liljevalchs Konsthall is an almost 100 years old independent, public gallery for contemporary art. It show art and design on the occasion of at least four large and lavish exhibitions each year. The summer exhibition of 2014 showed magnificient artists of craft. We made the graphic identity entirely out of crafted materials all wrapped in a minimalistic surrounding. The word CRAFT became a custom lettering entirely hand made in the materials copper, marble, porcelain, wood and stone while the rest of the typography were kept simple and quiet. All the handmade and the choice of materials created the connection to the content of the exhitibion without taking away the attention of the artists. The exhibition was opened with great celebration and both artists and visitors as well as the gallery felt that the identity really expressed the exhibition. For more information check out http://www.snask.com/

Run - Branding

Run - Branding

Designing anything that is meaningful and simple tends to be one of the biggest challenges that any designer strives to achieve. For branding, the pinnacle of that goal is designing the logo for a company. Omar Shammah, a designer from Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic came up with a very creative interpretation for the word run. I love the character and personality that is accomplished by playing with the "R." Run is an association that promotes sport in the unprofessional sport community, and works on expanding such activity. It does that by focusing on competition, which is probably the most vital factor in all sports, and it's what makes sports so interesting. How does it do so?, by making rankings in every sport available in the community it runs, and by implementing the Match-Up option, which is feature that enables users to arrange games by sending a Match-Up request, updating the scores, and so improving their position if they were winners. Run organizes marathons, 3x3 basketball, 5x5 football championships, and other various events. It also produces some athletic outfits and equipments, mostly as give-aways, and prizes. Just so everybody knows there's champ in the place!. For more information about Omar check out his Behance profile at https://www.behance.net/omarshammah

Behance Business Cards Design

Behance Business Cards Design

I am a fan of Behance, I remember in 2007 when they launched the beta version and I got an invite, I was so stoked. Now after all these years it's awesome to see how it evolved to become one of the biggest websites for creatives. One of the things that makes Behance really cool is also their attention to detail on their own branding. Oscar Ramos Orozco shared the business card designs he created for Behance and you can see what I am talking about in terms of design. Design of Behance business cards applying the identity created by Matias Corea under his direction. For more information about Oscar, check out his portfolio at http://oscarramosorozco.com/

Imprimerie du Marais Notebook 2

Imprimerie du Marais Notebook 2

Anagrama is a design studio specializing in branding and graphic design. They created a really cool design for notebooks inspired by technology with a beautiful abstract artwork. It reminds me of some Bauhaus artworks. The reference is from motherboards and print marks and the level of detail and craftsmanship is really inspiring Anagrama was invited to collaborate by Parisian printer Imprimerie du Marais, along with seven acclaimed agencies around the world, on a project to design a second round of notebooks using their vast collection of excellent print effects and techniques, such as hot foil stamping, microembossing, silk screening and sown binding. With the support of Arjowiggins Creative Papers, Imprimerie du Marais launches this project resulting in another final package of eight unique notebooks. For more information about Anagrama visit http://www.anagrama.com/

Brand Study: Trzech Kumpli

Brand Study: Trzech Kumpli

Another awesome brand study by the Polish designer Lukasz Ruszel. This time is an indie beer visual identity where you can see all the steps of the process, from goal to final result. Enjoy! For more from Lukasz Ruszel visit behance.net/midgar. Goal Creating visual identity for a new brand of indie beer called Trzech Kumpli (meaning "three three friends" in Polish). We have started out with a few ideas for the brand's symbolism: Three buddies having a beer together. Depicting Svetovid - a four-headed, Slavic God of war, fertility and abundance. Client was a big fan of Art Deco style, so we needed to try it out as well. Sketches Proposals First concept is a simple geometric representation of three friends sitting at a table, having a beer. Second idea refers to Svetovid, the four-headed deity. The last one is a more radical and experimental solution, inspired by alchemical symbolism (the first shape stands for the creation of the Philosopher's Stone). At this point different beer styles were supposed to have names of chemical elements, so I thought it might be an interesting approach. Development The first proposal has ben selected for further exploration, due to its simplicity and clear representation of the company name. My client rightly pointed out that the initial draft was a little too heavy, and the surface of the beer is too dark for the first (and most important) brew of the company's light beverage. While working on these elements, I have also come up with the idea of encapsulation the whole logo with a cap-like shape, that would clearly suggest some king of beverage (hopefully, beer for the target audience). At this point lettering was far from satisfactory - glyphs were just placed on a curve, not following it, and they were not "open" enough for optimal readability at small sizes. Comparison of the logo-cap before and after changes to the lettering: Final Result

BR/BAUEN Visual Identity

BR/BAUEN Visual Identity

I am a fan of the International Style AKA Swiss Style. I love the grids, the simplicity of forms and the organization that make things look right. Branding is one of the areas that this style can definitely be applied and the BR/BAUEN design studio did an excellent job on their own visual identity as you can see in the images below. BR/BAUEN is a design studio based in Brazil, focused on branding projects, we are recognized worldwide by the craftsmanship and design finish we put into each project. Thanks to this careful approach in our work, we have won numerous awards, as work published in magazines and books, digital creative awards in the major networks in the world including Behance, apart from participation in the 10th Biennial of Brazilian Design. We believe in functional design and the power a graphic design has to change the perception of a business. We speak of projects designed with knowledge, strategy and a deep philosophical reflection on market and business. BR/BAUEN 2Yrs - Reel from BR/BAUEN on Vimeo. The concept for our brand identity is neutralitity, not only in type but in colors. We are the background and base for clients and their brands to evolve and gain brand perception improvement. Our brand positioning is based on our core beliefs in the practice of design. "We Design Brand Perception" is the materialization of the work we develop. For more information visit http://brbauen.com/en/

US OPEN 2014 Concept sketches

US OPEN 2014 Concept sketches

The US Open 2014 is upon us and as with every big sports event, there is the need for a brand. This year, five illustrators were invited to create the main illustration for the event. Enter Orlando Arocena, a Mexican-Cuban-American who enjoys delivering creative solutions for some of the world's most renowned brands. Although his artwork didn't make the final cut it is still a super inspiring vector illustration full of incredible details. Below, we share a glimpse behind the design process with some basic applications. Idea Statement: Drive awareness and consideration of the 2014 U.S.OPEN- with a signature illustration that metaphorically acts as an uplifting reflection of its New Yorker fan base but also identifies with the international sports community – signifying the event and its patrons as “Champions”. here’s practically nothing more international and spectacular than the sport of Tennis, add the anticipation of over a million New Yorker fans, celebs, world press, lights and glamour, and what you end up with is a chance to celebrate with champions. For more information about Orlando visit: https://www.behance.net/orlandoarocena

Sergio Fahrer Furniture Design Brand

Sergio Fahrer Furniture Design Brand

The visual identity behind Sergio Fahrer's furniture design studio encapsulates the simplicity of this art in a very elegant way. The clean typography and the symbolism employed reflect the spirit of craftsmanship and quality that is of the utmost importance when it comes to furniture design. In this post we share a little sneak peek behind the evolution of the visual identity. The Sergio Fahrer branding was designed by Diego Bellorin, an independent graphic designer based in Sao Paulo, working within a wide range of disciplines: identity, branding, print, multimedia design, photography and exhibition design. For more information check out http://www.empk.net/

Domaine Lepovo - Branding

Domaine Lepovo - Branding

Wine label designs have always caught my eye and inspired. I think one of the reasons is because the shape of the bottle remains the same while designers must focus on color, style and typography to make their brand visible to the consumer's eye. Domaine Lepovo is a great example of a simple, yet elegant branding work for a premium wine. Domaine Lepovo is a premium Macedonian wine. The specific location of the vineyards create perfect conditions for the production of this high quality wine. The term ‘Domaine’ implies that the overall production process is carried out at the same location where the grapes are grown. Credits Concept, Brand Development and Art Direction: Petar Pavlov Strategy Development: Marija Stosic New Business Manager: Milos Stankovic Creative Director: Vladimir Cosic Agency: McCann Beograd For more information visit: http://www.petarpavlov.com/

Mr. Milk Branding

Mr. Milk Branding

Taking advantage of negative space is one of the smartest ways to create intelligent and efficient logos. There are several examples out there, one of the most popular being the ubiquitous FEDEX logo. You can snoop other examples from a post we published a few months ago as well: Logo Design: Negative Space. In this post we feature another clever example created by Justin Ross Tolentino, the project is titled Mr. Milk and it uses the letter M and milk bottles to create the symbol. This was a project I made in school. The assignment was to create an identity for a job of yesteryear. I decided to base my project on a milkman I called Mr. Milk. My personal goal for the project was to create a timeless logo that could have easily been used in the 1950s as it could today. To merge the past and the present I paired the classic milk bottle silhouette with a clean sans serif. To give it some pop and contrast I decided to use cyan blue because I usually drink 2% milk. However, this color could easily be interchanged to reflect the different varieties of milk, e.g. red for whole milk, yellow for low fat, and brown for chocolate. For more information about Justin check out his website at http://www.juroto.com/

Lost Toon's City - Branding

Lost Toon's City - Branding

Last week I was following a great discussion about redesign of popular brands done by designers as a side project or an exercising of their skills. In my opinion, any practice is very valuable, however I agree that some of these redesigns gain too much spotlight. Branding is much more than visual design, there's important decisions to be made in terms of marketing, company's vision and positioning in the market. Big brands are very hard to redesign, however imaginary ones are perfect and that's the case of this student project titled Lost Toon's City by Carlos Teles. Welcome to Lost Toon's City, a theme park inspired by Golden Age of Animation. This place is a fantastic city where the old cartoons are living after the Golden Age of Animation. An amazing city, that cause feelings and new experiences for their visitors. Well, right now prepares to discovery a nostalgic and playful place! Carlos Teles is a graphic designer and illustrator from Sao Paulo, Brazil. For more information visit https://www.behance.net/carlosteles

IFC Branding by Gretel

IFC Branding by Gretel

Following our series of posts about branding today we feature the work done by Gretel to IFC, the comedy network behind great shows like Portlandia and Comedy Bang! Bang!. Gretel is design studio in New York with big clients in their portfolio, from VH1 to Google and many others. IFC is a comedy network with sharp original series like Portlandia and Comedy Bang! Bang! and an expansive library of movies. They occupy a unique niche in the comedy spectrum and draw a loyal audience of followers on and off-air. Part of the impetus for the rebrand was to make a clear break from the brand's legacy as the Independent Film Channel and raise some awareness about their new, expanded slate. Sharpening the 'Slightly Off' IFC voice was our first challenge. Specifically, imbuing the brand with a personality that didn't compete with the content. Eventually we boiled it down to 3 key tenets: We're Direct, We're Big Fans, and We're Connected. For more information visit http://gretelny.com/