The Consult – SI Special

Apr 15th, 2011
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The Consult   SI Special

The Consult   SI Special

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The Consult   SI Special


Stack Architects
Corporate identity and name generation for this architectural practice.

Leeds based architect Robert Bumby heads up a dynamic practice working with clients ranging from the NHS, through to small independent charities. Having previously developed online branding for Rob’s previous company, we were in the prefect position to understand his company’s offering.

They were looking for a fresh brand identity that would reflect its craft and, being a new organisation, they also required name generation.

With a nod towards most people’s earliest experience of architecture – building blocks – The Consult developed the name ‘Stack’. A crafted typographical treatment was established alongside a stacked logotype and solid icon, forming a unique graphical look to the identity.

Typefaces: Helvetica Neue Condensed Bold & Caslon Italic

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Labour Market Intelligence
Displaying heavy statistical information in an interesting and accessible way.

Aimed at careers advisers with no previous knowledge of the fashion and textiles sector, the Labour Market Intelligence document is a report full of facts & figures relating to the fashion and textiles industry.

Our brief was to design an impactful, accessible and engaging publication to help careers professionals understand this complex industry so they could advise their clients appropriately.

With no budget for photography or illustration, data was presented in a number of graphical ways, emphasising key facts, setting the pace of the document and adding variety to the publication. The use of large scale format, and micro die cut detailing, ensured the report gained the desired response.

Typefaces: Helvetica

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Bang Your Own Drum
With an emphasis on fun and interaction, The Consult created the branding and stationary for an upbeat written communications firm.

With mini-drum business cards and drumstick pencils, Bang Your Own Drum has an identity that’s easily heard.

Typefaces: Main logo type is by hand, additional type is ITC Franklin Gothic Bold & Medium

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Material Impact
An illustrated book discussing the need for sustainability in fashion production.

‘Material Impact’ is a research document rich in statistical and sourced content using an engaging and visually-appealing approach, to help lighten what ordinarily would be a dry read.

The publication plays on the global material flow, from the cotton field plantation, through to end-product marketing and, as such, uses the continual line throughout the publication, starting on the cover, with a tactile, hand-embroidered tag, taking in various illustrations along the way to give pace and aid key section differentiation.

Typefaces: Akkurat bold & regular

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Built Environment Marketing
Identity for a new sector-specific marketing consultancy.

Built Environment Marketing have over 25 years’ experience working for building contractors and property consultants. When setting up the business they approached us to design their identity and website. We developed a clean, structural aesthetic to portray a feeling of solidity; the bold orange hints towards hi-vis jackets seen on sites throughout the world. This was rolled out across a suite of stationery, workbooks and online.

Typeface used: Main logo typeface is Fatty Solid, additional is Helvetica Neue

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Adrian Ray Showcase 2
Developing the new look book for photographer Adrian Ray.

Since the successful launch of Adrian’s first look book, he’s been busy crafting images for the likes of Morrisons supermarket and Bolton College. So with a host of new images burning holes in his portfolio he asked us to design Showcase 2.

Typefaces: Grotesque Extra Condensed

Founded in 2002 by Alex Atkinson & Rebecca Keast, The Consult is a Leeds based brand design agency that produce carefully crafted work that is diverse as it is creative, but above all effective. They deliver considered communications to audiences across a range of relevant media including: brand identity, design strategy, annual reports, brochures, internal communications, advertising, direct mail, events & exhibition, online.

Ladies and gents, this is why you should always visit SI on a Friday – your eyes get to feast on all this goodness! ;) Today’s special feature on The Consult has been long overdue, but I guess “the wait” was worth it because this feature has been graced with some brand new work! Big thank you once again to Alex and Patrick for making this feature possible. And with that I bid you a good day and good weekend :)

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12 Comments

  1. You were right about the bib David, this work is excellent and really well executed!

  2. Impressive stuff, especially the Bang Your Own Drum identity. And we’ve come over all American Psycho at the sight of that Stack business card.

  3. Aidan

    As a fellow northerner it’s encouraging to see these guys get the recognition they so deserve. Leeds has a brilliant design scene with a number of studio’s producing lovely work – The Consult has to be one of my favourites.
    Great to see the new Adrian Ray showcase, the first one was also amazing. The Stack identity is also perfectly executed.

  4. One of my favorite SI features so far. The Built Environment Marketing project looks really great.

  5. David

    @TheClick – When you reference that scene in American Psycho, you know they’ve done a good job ;)

    @Aidan – I too have appreciated The Consult’s work for a few years now, shame it took a while to feature them on the site ;)

    @Jonny – Thank you for dropping by. Really appreciate the comment and I’m sure the boys and girls at The Consult will too :)

  6. Christian

    Great to see some lovely northern design featured in September Industry. Always great to see The Consult’s work.

  7. The Labour Market intelligence is a lesson in how to use Helvetica and grids.
    Bang Your Own Drum is fun. Something we don’t see enough of I don’t think—very clever.
    The Built Environment stuff really obviously reminds me of Hallertau Beer (http://www.hallertau.co.nz/beer/our-first-four/) we have here in New Zealand—obviously just a simple, good idea well executed.

  8. I really like the The Bang Your Own Drum identity. Also love the colors used in Labour Market Intelligence – very nice.

  9. Awesome works, so clean and well executed with solid thinking behind each idea and as @Aidan said, it’s great to see some Northern agencies getting exposure.

  10. Grez

    Great to finally see the inclusion of typefaces within the synopsis David. Nice1 for featuring a northern UK industry aswell, really good stuff.

  11. Where can I find/get those sleek black envelopes made?! Thanks in advance :)

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