The British Hat Guild
Counter Studio
Mike Reed:

A perfect concept that needs no explanation from me. I’m a sucker for this sort of negative-space concept, and this one works so perfectly it gives me an ache in the chest. Beautiful.

Guta Cafe
M — N Associates
Lyam Bewry:

Lovely identity by Vietnamese branding studio M — N Associates for Saigon coffee chain Guta. The street-style coffee shops are known for their small plastic chairs. Their identity leverages this with a custom wordmark, typeface and illustration inspired by the form of their chairs.

Eames Institute
Manual
Mike Reed:

A beautifully simple, charming identity to meet one of those briefs that might easily feel overwhelming. Balancing respect for the heritage with a playful lightness of touch is an incredibly delicate business. Manual have pulled it off magnificently. That curious e is a masterstroke.

Instacart
Wolff Olins
Lyam Bewry:

Smart rebrand for Instacart by Wolff Olins in collaboration with Instacart's internal team that brings new meaning and design finesse to their carrot symbol. The application examples so far tease some nice moments for how the new logo and brand system could roll out. Learn more here.

Food Society
Bleed
Dominic Hofstede:

A simple idea executed well by Bleed. The Food Society logo embodies the idea of community; the collective ‘O’ represents the shared point where different kitchens come together under one roof in Norway's only “dine-in-first” restaurant concept.

Vevo
Porto Rocha
Lyam Bewry:

Graphic identity designed by Porto Rocha for Vevo – the leading music video network. It features a graphic system (reminiscent of flicking through album art on the iPod) that flexes and rolls out beautifully across the touch-points.

Achilles Hell Run Club
Oliver Hilliker
Lyam Bewry:

Branding by designer Oliver Hilliker for Achilles Hell and its Run Club. Simply by using the slanted cut of the font, the Run Club get a high energy look whereby the 'R' legs are a perfect visual manifestation of running.

FRAHM Jackets
Supple Studio
Matt Baxter:

Frahm is a small, family run business dedicated to making beautiful, technical and detailed jackets. Directly opposed to fast fashion, they operate a pre-order only model, avoiding waste and lowering the environmental impact of their products and processes. Supple Studio was invited to design packaging for these robust, weather-ready jackets. The studio's solution was to fully embrace Frahm's 'Tough Beautiful' mantra, designing a gorgeous range of outer boxes, each featuring a naturally resilient British insect, photographed at macro scale. Supple also designed a full icon set, as well as detailed inner packaging elements and a bespoke outer tape, playfully referencing Frahm's commitment to support mental health charity Mind.