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Fashion Labels Are Forgetting the Importance of their Brand Essence

Calvin Klein founder discusses how current practices within the fashion industry are not good for the long-run The power of a brand essence has diminished over time within the fashion world. In the past, iconic fashion labels have endeavoured to ensure all touch points within the market…

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Monash University Encourages You to ‘Question the Answers’

Monash University encourages the audience to look beyond the conventional and accepted, and challenge the status quo. Monash University has launched a new integrated campaign starring Australian actor David Wenham, which thanks people who accept what they’re told, for creating a world where answers should…

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The 2016 Olympic Games Logo – A Representation of Rio’s People and Environment

The 2016 Olympic Games in Rio is all about bringing people together and celebrating the environment. A closer look into the design of the logo, by Fred Gelli. The 2016 Olympic Games are fast approaching and this year it will be held in Rio De Janeiro in Brazil…

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Is Trademarking Hashtags Making Social Media Anti-Social?

Will putting a trademark on hashtags restrict its ability to be successful? In recent times, brands have increasingly been using their own bespoke hashtags to communicate with customers. As the use of hashtags becomes more common, hashtag trademark applications filed have followed suite. The words…

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11 x World Surfing Champion – A Closer Look into the Life of Kelly Slater

A true surfing legend – a snap of myself with Kelly Slater at the 2016 Rip Curl Pro. I was lucky enough to meet Kelly Slater over the long weekend at the Rip Curl Pro at Bells Beach, and it’s fair to say I am a pretty…

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American Apparel is Bringing Sexy Back

American Apparel returns to its roots in an attempt to revive the brand American Apparel, the Los Angeles based clothing manufacturer and retailer known for basic apparel and risqué marketing campaigns, has decided to bring sexy back, and propel it back to being at the…

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Business card design for doctors measures your heartbeat

Business card design is still an opportunity to make your brand identity stand-out. The challenge with business card design is creating a tool that stands out from the crowd whilst leaving the receiver with a memorable impression. The advent of email and email signatures have…

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WWF Visual Identity Re-Design adds to the Messaging of the Brand

WWF Visual Identity Re-Design Adds to the Brand Messaging In a clever piece of brand identity design extension, designer; Yana Makarevich uses the existing shapes of the iconic WWF panda into three other endangered species animal silhouettes. Whilst none of the new three animals has…

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Malaysia Airlines rebranding from the inside

When companies need to signal significant change and reset their image, rebranding is often considered. Add to this a new management and ownership structure and brand is often high on the corporate agenda. However, Malaysia Airlines seem to have resisted the temptation to rebrand, at…

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Key Trends in Brand Identity Design for 2015

The Critical Role of Trends for Visual Identity Designers Each year Bill Gardener outlines what he sees as the key trends in brand identity design. As the founder of online logo site www.logolounge and the spin-off publications of logo collections, As do we, Bill spends…

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Truly Deeply creates brand identity for Our Watch Awards

Truly Deeply is proud to share our brand work for the inaugural Our Watch Awards – the first national media awards to recognise exemplary reporting that ends violence against women. Kristine Ziwica, National Media Engagement Manager, Our Watch said that the feedback from the media…

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Obama font allows brands to emulate Barack Obama's handwriting

Dialing-up the brand personality in brand identity design Few brand identity properties are as undervalued and misunderstood as type. A correctly selected and applied font has the capacity to to communicate a brand’s personality above and beyond imagery and brand message. The science of font…

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