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.
Yesterday I posted about the work of Dylan Levionnoi and the many 90s references for his work had. Today, we will keep on with the same topic, perhaps because now I am aware, but It seems to be that there are more projects with a similar style. For this post, I would love to share the brand identity project that Elvis Benício and Lostctrl published on their Behance profiles titled Dear God. It does indeed have that 90s graphic design look.
The amazing people over at skinn branding agency created a super stylish brand identity for a new urban hotel concept called Upstairs Hotel.
Hrvoje Grubisic shared a beautiful brand identity and UX/UI design on his Behance profile for Uinetry™. You've probably noticed that we launched a new design and we focused on simplicity, so as you expect this project I am sharing with you here is another example of minimalist and still very elegant style. I love the grid system and how the whole system works so well, going from the logotype to collaterals and digital.
Fun story that is making the news lately, the original Blade Runner movie was released back in 1982 but here is the fun fact. The movie was set in the imaginary world of 2019, therefore in a few weeks we will ACTUALLY be in 2019. It's pretty cool to relive how they envisioned the future back in the early 80s. In relation to this story, we are sharing the brand identity for Future Future, a low-spirited & contemporary restaurant combining Japanese and Melbournian heritage.
We would like to share the work from Daphnie Loong and Daniel Tan who are creative directors from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. They recently shared the design of their studio that specialized in UI/UX, web design, interaction, copywriting and more. It's quite trendy seeing more and more illustrations integrated into UI designs which is quite amazing. It's really adding some character especially since nowadays UI designs are starting to look all alike. What do you think?
We would like to share the work of Andreas Leah who is an interaction designer based in New York, USA. He shared on his Behance for Iceberg Hotels in Iceland. He worked on the brand identity, graphic design and web design which is pretty fantastic and one hell of a project to take on. Plus the client is located in the stunning and beautiful country of Iceland.
There are certain projects that really get my attention, especially when it comes to branding and web. They are always very simple and I am one hundred percent sure that, that is the reason for me to love them. Have you try to design something simple and minimal without feeling that there's something missing, or that the whole design is not complete. That's the biggest challenge, how to find the balance.
We would like to feature the work from Matheus Gomes who is a graphic designer and art director based in São Paulo, Brazil. We are showcasing more specifically his project for Bente Tattoo Studio. Founded in July 2018 by Bente Berg, a tattoo artist where the studio is based in Bergenhus, Bergen, Norway. Combined with photography, the graphic design is clean with an introductory serif font which is pretty unique for a tattoo artist. I must admit the photography really sets the tone really well.
Alex Townsend shared a brand identity project create for Beat School, a Houston based music publishing company comprised of music producers from around the US. The identity needed to be music related, simple and slightly urban. The result is a modernist mark with bold typography and a contrasting color palette. To inject a bit of personality into the brand, I couldn't help using a school materials aesthetic for the presentation.
Duesseldorf is a beautiful city in western Germany, we are taking a look at the first official TEDx event brand identity entitled: TEDxKoenigsallee. Designed by a local brand strategy & design agency, KittoKatsu GmbH has been making an incredible work. I particularly love the different types what we say "icons" based on the theme of "The Future of...". I also like the choice of repetitive colors used, it's somehow reminding me of Figma but still very elegant. Check it out!
Mortise Design is a brand designer & illustrator based in Tokyo, Japan. He recently shared a brand identity for Sushi Junction, it's a colorful design mixed with Japanese & Chinese cuisine. It's really a common thing in Japan seeing many brands taking on their packaging designs to attract customers with limited time and always-on-the-go. What's interesting about Sushi Junction, It is the first Japanese restaurant in India to offer a wide variety of food and inspired from Indian flavors.