Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Project Love: Rivertown Lodge

Love the unusual typographic mark for Rivertown Lodge, designed by Ro & Co. Beautiful textures used throughout and love the forest green paired with the pastel pink.
Textures are evocative of classic camping materials such as tent canvas, speckled enamel dishware & patterns from nature.  
Rivertown Lodge is a boutique hotel located in the heart of Hudson, New York. Celebrating the surrounding landscape and creative community, the brand identity brings out the best of details found in the great outdoors. Textures are evocative of classic camping materials such as tent canvas, speckled enamel dishware, and patterns from nature. The logotype serves as the foundation for three interchangeable lock-ups, creating a flexible yet considered system referencing Rivertown’s crafted yet down-to-earth nature. The brand is further brought to life through a suite of custom collateral pieces, produced by Brite Lines, chosen to reflect the lodge's own use of classic, raw materials – from wooden pens and pencils, to engraved brass lighters.

Monday, 24 October 2016

Project Love: Bookblock Editions

Phew, loving the idea behind Bookblock Editions, A creative collaboration between 12 leading illustrators and customised notebook experts.
12 leading UK and international illustrators have joined forces with British notebook experts, Bookblock, in a limited series called Editions. The Bookblock Editions collection will feature four unique designs from Supermundane, Rob Flowers, Annu Kilpeläinen, David Doran, Ben O’Brien, Marylou Faure, Maggie Chiang, Thomas Hedger, Alec Dohery, Martina Paukova, Claudine O’Sullivan and Kristen Boydstun.  
The dynamic range showcases an array of colourful designs ranging from expressive hand-drawn animal studies and fantastical watercolour landscapes to graphical geometric patterns and vector cityscapes - all digitally printed on Bookblock’s soft touch covers. Each of the notebooks is created in the illustrators’ own distinctive style making them collectables for illustration fans and must-have accessories for stationery lovers on the hunt for something different.
Such a beautiful range of notebooks, love them all! Check out the full range here.

Project Love: Mapping Melbourne Festival

Following on from last week's new found love of this studio, I really love this identity for Mapping Melbourne 2015, an Independent Contemporary Asian Arts Festival. Designed by Pop & Pac.

Gorgeous pattern combinations and colour palette, as well as the crops of pattern in the collateral.

Friday, 21 October 2016

Project Love: The Barre

Nice branding for The Barre, designed by Pop & Pac. Love the type styling and the patterns throughout.
The Barre is The Art Centre Melbourne's 'star' bar. We created the name and identity. We also art directed the campaign and food photography working with the renowned photographer Earl Carter.

The name Barre derives from the ballet apparatus, a symbol of perfect balance and is a reference to the ballet dancer spire that has sat atop the building for decades. 
The performing arts are a multi-sensory experience. A fleeting performance may even feel like an illusion or mirage. Like the fine mesh textures of a ballerina’s tutu, the performance is enveloped within a sense of mystery and allure. There is first a physical interpretation of the arts, or in the case of The Barre, a dining experience — but more significantly, this is followed by an emotional response on the part of the audience. Our design takes viewers on a journey of intrigue and wonderment, whilst always leaving a little to the imagination.
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