Identity / Stationery / Brochure / Website / Advertising / Marketing
Based on our experience of the luxury travel sector, our client came to us with an idea for a boutique travel company that offered tailored travel in exclusive style. As well as naming the company, we produced an identity and supporting material that emphasised the ‘blank canvas’ approach of the company. Acting as the lynchpin of the brand, the brochure is an inspirational guide to the world’s most luxurious and unique destinations.
Land Securities Wellington House
Identity / Brochure / Website / Marketing & Exhibition Materials
Even in the heart of London some addresses stand out. Wellington House, situated
on Buckingham Gate, a few hundred yards from St James’s Park and Buckingham Palace
is one of them. We were appointed to deliver an identity and a comprehensive set of marketing materials by Land Securities.
The logo was applied to a number of materials and combined with a variety of finishes to create a truly unique identity. These included etching key messages on samples of the stone being used on the building itself, which we then photographed and incorporated into the designs. The marketing brochure is presented in a beautiful, laser-cut slipcase.
Display Face: Custom (inspired by Neu Alphabet)
Tang Dynasty Diary
We were approached by a renowned art collector to produce a presentation diary showcasing the private collection of precious cups from the Tang Dynasty. Celebrating the new decade, the diary needed to present their annual calendar in a way that was both functional and a highly collectible item in its own right. The solution was a diary that doubles up as a beautiful art book. Each month highlights an individual cup, with high gloss images detailing these beautiful 7th/8th century objects.
The case-bound book was hand finished with the glossy pages tipped in to the book block and decorated with ribbon page markers. It was delivered in a magnificent presentation box containing a decorative pencil and accompanying laser cut card.
Typeface: Modern 880
As part of our re-branding process, a test sheet, exploring colour, typography & layout was produced. Ever the conservationists, whilst rebranding ourselves, we turned the test sheet process into the perfect opportunity announce our new identity to the world. By using the reverse side, we created a poster that was sent out to past, present and future clients. Showing off our commitment to print & attention to detail, the poster perfectly summed up our ethos.
Identity / Brochure / Marketing Material
Westcity Wates asked us to design a book to celebrate the completion of their latest landmark development. The book is structured around the characteristics of the building. Imagery is divided into Light+Space, reflecting the physicality of the building, and Form+Soul, focusing on architectural details and finishing. The typography ranges up and down the page, informing the reader as to which levels within the house the images are from.
The 148 page casebound book features a number of high quality finishes: Externally, the spine was left on show connecting the cover with the cloth end papers, while the blind-embossed cover was both bold and restrained. Internally there was a metallic ink overprinted throughout. This was used as a graphic treatment throughout the book, evoking the light that permeates the building so beautifully.
Identity / Brochure / Website
The Roundhouse founders come from an architectural background, which taught them to value independent thinking and innovative solutions to design issues. Building on the success of our 2006 re-branding, we embarked on producing an image based, 100 page look-book.
A sense of confidence was built through minimal layout, conversational copy and attention to detail. Coated paper embellished the beautifully shot case studies, while the small information section was printed in the two brand colours on a tactile uncoated stock. Production values were extremely high and the cloth covered case bound tome was finished with foiled details to both sides.
Following the successful completion of the look-book, we have recently designed & launched the new Roundhouse website.
Typeface: Century Schoolbook
From the Editor
Making their SI debut this week with a brand new website and a clear, considered selection of new work is Ideas Factory, a London based studio who have carved a niche out for themselves in the lifestyle and property sectors. In their own words: “We’re not big, but our ideas are. Over our 25 year life-span, we have chosen independence and integrity over expansion and commercialism. Our approach to our business is one of collaboration, not opposition. Rather than employ accounts staff, our clients deal direct with designers,so they become part of the creative process, not a spectator.”
Thank you once again to Mr. Jonathan Davies @ Ideas Factory for the imagery and info. Hope you (dear SI reader) enjoyed this feature and have a great weekend :)
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