For anyone who has ever been to a fashion show, I am sure they are all too familiar with the disappointment of returning home to review the photos of the day, only to find your IPhone full of blurry snapshots that vaguely resemble a person. To combat this, the team at Made (formerly MAC & Milk) have designed a new revolutionary app. The Made Fashion app uses technology developed with Sonicnotify to streamline the way designers, editors, buyers and consumers experience fashion shows and presentations.
Archive for February, 2012
For all brands, and especially those in the financial services market, making a connection with their customers is paramount. When it comes to the business of insurance that can be a pretty tough challenge. But proving that a bit of creative thinking can go a long way in solving the curliest of brand challenges, North American insurance company State Farm has created a very sticky brand experience they’ve called ‘Next Door’.
Creating Everyday Brand Identity Magic
When fashion brand Hemisphere asked us to help them create the visual identity for their new ‘every-day’ label, we couldn’t have been more inspired. having been big fans of the brand for years, we won the account after first meeting the owners and designers George and Harry as loyal customers.
Theo Jansen builds giant, kinetic, wind powered moving animal’s that fall somewhere between the disciplines of Art and Engineering.
The project is 22 years along the animals evolutionary path, each variation is a step closer towards Theo’s final goal, where his animals can survive by themselves on their beach environment. Each reiteration has new survival techniques. Allowing some to turn the other direction when reaching water or the sand dunes. Some have the ability to store energy in plastic bottles and some, to survive a storm by driving a peg into the sand.
A market that has been expanding considerably over the last few years (and still gaining much momentum) is healthcare. Being conscious about health has become a priority in our busy lives and many brands are taking advantage of the trend and jumping on board.
We work across many industries, each with their own brand challenges, but it can also be interesting to look beyond the sector for a fresh perspective.
That’s why I was interested when I heard a successful restaurateur had some tasty tips for the real estate industry.
Retail Magic in the Hood
Recently I came across a great example of retail driven urban renewal. As a branding agency we have a particular soft spot for retail brands and the role they play (good and bad) in the lives of community. For me POPUPHOOD reflects the very best of the role retail can play in re-invigorating urban communities.
As with all designers I have a soft spot for info-graphics, something that pares down a topic to the salient points and presents them with great visuals to better explain what could be a comlicated topic. So naturally I love this beauty by Linda Dong. She explains the issues with Fracking, a very poignant topic in Australia at the moment, in such a simple and economic style, it’s beautiful. Read the rest of this entry »
Has The battle for Brand Differentiation Gone Too Far?
As brands and branders struggle to cut through the information-flooded lives of their customers, the search for new and different ways to connect with markets is becoming more and more extreme. Automotive brand Mini recently took the innovative step of sponsoring the weather – a cold front in Europe to be exact – with disastrous consequences.
The Power of Storytelling and Imagination
As a brand designer working in Melbourne, I constantly search for inspiration, unique experiences and creativity that keeps my mind fresh and active. In a world where we are so used to our routines, financial concerns and limited daily time, I see it important for everyone to sit down and re-evaluate what they are really doing everyday. As we go about our busy days, with everything we have and everything we have to do, we are often blinded to the wonderful things around us.