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25 Killer Custom Typefaces – A Brand Design Asset

Building Your Brand’s Visual Properties When creating a corporate image for our clients brands, we focus on building unique brand properties that can be leveraged to become brand assets. A brand’s typeface is one of the visual properties we incorporate into the brand design process,…

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Brand Design; Evolution of the Coke Bottle

A Packaging Icon Few brands boast packaging that has gained iconic status – the ability for cultures all around the world to identify the product purely from the form of its bottle. Coke has long understood the brand equity within the proprietary bottle shape, maintaining…

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Monday Brand

Over a quite chat and a few beers in the studio we started talking about the creative thought process. A few off centered jokes later and the like, we started down the path of symbolism. Objects find their way into the realm of pop culture…

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The Great Texan Brand Identity Recycling Scheme

We Picked it First Following on from our article last week about the value of recycling brand identity elements comes this transatlantic/pacific love match. The story goes that the CFO of the City of Lubbock in Texas spotted the brand identity of the Shire of…

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Brand it like Coke – Developing Unique Brand Properties

Walking the streets of Paris recently I was struck by the appearance of the latest point of sale campaign for Coke. It wasn’t the visual language of the campaign that struck me, nor a stunning creative execution, there were no bronzed & cut young French…

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Woolworths choking on an Apple

What an intriguing battle there is playing out between Australian supermarket chain, Woolworths and Apple. The question at the center of the struggle is; when is a stylised green W (Woolsworths new logo) really an apple? At first glance we may feel that Apple is…

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The 10 biggest Brand Identity Mistakes

The Power of brand Image Whilst brands do not live or die by the success of their brand identity, a well designed image is a valuable asset for every business. An effective brand identity will provide cues to your market about your business, what it…

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Pick the Brand – the Power of Brand Marks

The Power of a Brand Mark A client once asked me; ‘what do I have to do to get a logo that’s as recognisable as Nike’s?’ The answer is you need at least thirty years or $30 million, whichever comes first. Some markets are global,…

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Brand Storytelling – The Power of a Comic

Continuing the theme from an earlier blog, which sang the praises of enduring storytelling of the comic series Archie, here is another example of superb creativity expressed through a comic series. What is interesting here is that this particular comic series truly drives brand preference.…

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Unlocking the hidden code of your brand's Visual Language

The hidden code All brands project an image through the visual language of their brand identity. Customers and markets use the code contained within their visual language to make logical and emotional associations that drive their responses to trust, lust, aspire and desire the brand……

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