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Is Oscar the world’s most innovative Health Insurance brand?

A health insurer deliberately catering toward digital natives. New US health insurance company Oscar has been called the Warby Parker for health insurance. Warby Parker is a Silicon Valley darling, an online glasses retailer who came out of left field in the US to disrupt their…

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Fontstand, a great tool for widening your brand’s font repertoire

While doing another late night trawl through the different foundries and shops we all spend so much time in (us designers anyway) I came across Fontstand. I couldn’t believe it. A great collection of foundries and fonts that you can really try for free, rather…

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Design for Social Good

  After a conversation with my nurse friend over the weekend, I was suddenly reflecting on the significance of my role as a designer. We talked about the differences between our daily routines in the workplace and I concluded that running out of coffee beans…

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Home Park Food Store in China reinvents the supermarket

In a category devoid of innovation and brand engagement, this supermarket concept in China breaks the mold. Located in the city of Harbin, China, Home Park Food Store is a high-end retail food concept spread over 7200 square metres. Similar in concept to the Eataly…

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Banksy strikes again

Banksy has popped up in the heart of London this week, unveiling two new murals close to the capital’s Barbican Centre. Banksy has described the murals as an “(unofficial) collaboration” with the upcoming centre’s exhibition of Jean-Michel Basquiat, an American artist who started his career off as…

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Truly Deeply creates new premium baby formula brand for China

New brand proposition, identity and packaging taps into market gap for a premium Australian made brand specifically designed for the Chinese market. Everything from the positioning, messaging and personality was designed to connect with affluent Chinese mums. The proposition reinforces their beliefs in the benefits…

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A plug for the ADGA Mentoring Program

AGDA (Australian Graphic Design Association) is set to launch their 2017 Mentoring Program. The AGDA Mentoring Program is dedicated to bringing together experienced designers with those that are seeking help, advice, and/or experience. The program aims to promote and nurture the sharing of real-world skills…

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Why 99 Designs is bad for everyone (except the guy who owns 99 Designs)

The Big Changes in Branding. In my time working in the design and branding industry (some 25 years) the internet has been the single greatest thing we’ve seen. At the start of my career Apple launched their first Mac computer, the first step in a…

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Air France launches Joon – An airline built on brand strategy

Much more than brand spin – hopefully. Air France have announced to launch of Joon, an airline positioned for the European Millenial market. So what does that mean exactly and why should we believe this is more than just another low-cost airline brand entering the…

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Lady Gaga stylist Bea Akerlund in creative Colaboration with IKEA

A stunning design colab. Uber stylist to the stars Bea Åkerlund has shifted her creative gaze from creating some of the most iconic celebrity looks of the 21st century to creating some equally iconic looking furniture and homewares for IKEA. Åkerlund’s fashion styling cred includes…

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Why poor brand design is bad for business

The cost of a poorly designed brand identity. Parked at the traffic lights last week my attention settled on the kerbside branding for a new Snap Fitness gym that had recently opened in our neighborhood. I was immediately struck by the poor quality of their…

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Fashion design is the new black for airline brands

The power of design to beautifully deliver branding. Compared to most staff uniforms, flight attendants typically look pretty stylish, but with the bar being set at a high level, Chinese airline; Hainan is differentiating with haute courture. The airline brand’s new uniforms by designer Laurence…

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