BrandMills Studios shared a cool Brand Identity and packaging design project they created for a whiskey brand. The name os Lava and they design a quite intricate, yet simple identity that feels modern but works quite well for their purpose. They were super nice to share some of the ideas behind it as well as some images. Enjoy it! Project description What is that feeling you get when you hear "Lava" a mysterious mass flowing in fluorescent colors. It is mysterious more than it is scary.
It's no secret we're big fans of the work coming from Kati Forner Design having showcased some past work of hers here on Abduzeedo. Of late we're swooning over the most recent work for Kombucha brand Muse + Mettā founded by Trent Brokie .
Korolos from Korolos & Friends has shared with us through our Facebook, a cool project they have worked on for Smeaton Grange CrossFit from Sydney, Australia. Focusing on their branding and art direction; they worked at developing their brand and identity, concept and strategy, through to launch and campaign.
BEELD Motion invited Danilo Gusmão Silveira to help them create a new visual Identity for SPORTV, one of the most prominent Sports Channels in South America. They experimented with several different graphic styles and forms to find a new image for the channel. The result is simply beautiful. The move from the old style which was very 3D with some chrome and other old style broadcast design style is very welcome.
Socio Design shared a beautiful brand identity project on their Behance profile. The client was KNNOX lighters, and the goal was to celebrate the simple and modern aesthetic as well as the precision handcraft of KNNOX lighters which feature contributions from fifteen different hand-selected English manufacturers. The lighters are packaged as a kit of individual components to be assembled by the consumer, emphasising the incredible detail an accuracy put into its production.
Das Flash It is a mini-magazine about the art of tattoo in Poland. Grzegorz Leśniewicz was responsible for creating a concept, name, brand's philosophy, logotype and all brand identity materials along with a digital image. The final design was further modified in the direction of a more raw and underground appearance.
You gotta appreciate when designers get out of their comfort zone and challenge themselves to be creative and push the boundaries of making. Well, Yago Ferreira from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; is a good example of that with his 10 logos/10 days series that he shared on his Behance profile. I personally love the first one with the Museo da Arte de Rua, a mosaïc puzzle of goodness mashing together beautifully.
If you love of using a grid systems for every logo design you create, including marks and icons, Kareem Magdi got you covered. He shared a set of beautifully designed logomarks and the grid system behind it. The symbols vary from letters to animals including squirrel and elephants to other more abstract shapes. Personally, I like the use of this technique to make sure that the form is optically balanced, however, I also think it's not needed all the time. It might add too much rigidity to the design.
There is a beauty to see designs translated in various languages and again it's even more inspiring to see it coming from different backgrounds from all over the World. Let's take a look at the work of 劉家芸 liujiayun who is a graphic designer & illustrator based in Taipei City, Taiwan. First of all, I am so attracted by the art direction with colours and concepts for SCHEMA｜食在有藝Arc&Art. It's a stunning design and you should definitely check out her Behance.
The amazing people over at Erretres, a branding and digital consultancy founded in 2003 by Pablo Rubio Ordás, shared a beautiful branding and visual design project on their Behance profile. The project is for Virgin Money, an international finance brand operating in Australia, South Africa, and the United Kingdom. Virgin Money wanted to offer a new service for their youngest target audience and potential young clients based in a disruptive finance learning model.
Umer Ahmed shared an incredible visual identity project he worked for Monument, which was built around an online magazine (www.mnmt.no), a wide range of informative and entertaining podcasts, event series and club culture. They aim to support the vast underground realm of Techno music by highlighting festivals, clubs and artists you otherwise wouldn’t hear about anywhere else.
Adam&Co. is a Boston-based multi-disciplinary creative consultancy founded and led by award-winning creative director, Adam Larson in partnership with executive producer, Allison Doherty.
enhanced Inc. worked with Seekers Base Japan Corp on a beautiful and comprehensive brand identity project, it was a rebranding for yUKI TAKESHIMA, a global makeup artist providing makeups for celebrities visiting Japan such as Lady Gaga and Miranda Kerr, and plays an active role in collaborating with renowned cosmetics and fashion brands, and backstages of domestic and international fashion shows including Paris Collection. It is also a cosmetic brand that provides original products which emerged from her experience.
Let's start off the week (for me for sure) with a branding project that involves graphic design, illustration and lots of data. I would agree with most of you that data is quite a boring subject and quite a challenge to tackle through design. If we are looking for a UX data-driven perspective, then I would say that is a really fun thing to do because making UI design based on data will always make things even more effective but not an illustrative kind of way.
I have been a fan of TED for a long time, it's hard to point when, I'd say since the beginning and it's incredible to see how much it has expanded with the TEDx. There are so many events happening and the cool thing is that they have their own brand in a way like the one that Vibri Design did and excellent job branding the TEDx Fortaleza. It has this beautiful sense of motion and clash of elements, like the talks everyone expected from a TED event. Below you can see a bit of what I am talking about with some description from the designers.
I would like to kick off the week with an inspiring branding and graphic design by Nock Design, a brand agency based in Porto, Portugal. Mainly focusing their work in branding, we are featuring their latest project for Adelina Oliveira which is a massage therapist. Not a big fancy brand but an independent entrepreneur who is looking for creating her own brand, really well executed. Fun fact, the marble pattern was created by hand to combine the pastel colour palette. Quite a unique effect as a result, what do you think?
Branding and visual identity projects is a vast effort, it goes from designing logo, identity to basic collaterals to the digital part with web site and mobile. Some projects still require a lot of print design work and as a lover of the lost art of print I have to feature these projects, like the Sofia Luxury Residence designed by HYPE Agency in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Fieras Estudio and Jorge Luis Campozano shared a beautiful brand identity and packaging design project on their Behance profile. They explored some of the divinity figures from their country like Pachamama, Inti and Viracocha with colorful vector illustrations to stamp the packages in a very attractive way.
Mixing through branding, graphic design and typography, we've always been fans of Kevin Cantrell. Learning more about Kevin's motto/philosophy, we'll find ourselves in a branding system filled with brand architecture, graphic marks, monograms, seals, badges and much more worth considering. We wouldn't say that Kevin's work is expressing a certain style of typography but through the years we can admit that he has put out incredible and inspiring works that explore many colour palettes and layered patterns.
We’ve talked about how great concepts with the right branding can work really well together. It’s all part of the image you are projecting to your users and what is the reflection of your goals vs what is the purpose of your brand. There’s many great products out there but there are unlikely known because of the poor branding.