On first seeing the logo and the tap, I thought "that's lovely", along with the ® symbol placement – another very nice detail. On further reading I found out that the name is derived from the tap 'flipping' between delivering hot, cold, filtered, sparkling and boiling water. Then I loved it even more.
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A 'compilation' of images by photographer Aidan McCarthy leading up to – and during – the referendum, documenting 'Englishness' in Cliffsend, Kent. Studio Sutherl&'s resulting design is a bold but beautifully sympathetic reflection of Aidan's work and process. The unbound nature allowed the images to be compiled in a different order each time, avoiding a prescriptive narrative (something Aidan wasn't keen on) but also resulting in each 'set' being entirely unique. Lovely details include Aidan's field notes as well as the extremely satisfying 'binding' technique of red elastic bands forming the St George's Cross.
‘Nothing Like Something’ is a first edition solo publication by Street Photographer Nils Jorgensen, a carefully crafted art book designed by Studio Sutherl&.
The book design is a beautifully simple embodiment of Nils' playful process in curating the book. In Nils' own words,“I liked the idea of a random photo sequence. It is all akin to street photography itself, the beauty of chance visual happenings. The 100 featured photographs in the book are not in a particular order. The final sequence came about by shuffling the photos like a pack of cards”.
By leaving the cover blank albeit for two debossed panels (NOTHING) Studio Sutherl& invite the viewer to experience the joyous nature of juxtaposing different images with an accompanying box of adhesive photographs (SOMETHING), allowing them to customise their own book with a unique combination, lovely stuff.
A community space in an urban environment. Studio Sutherland wanted to reflect the ideas of growth, support & building through the branding. They achieved this through graphic tessellating shapes which can used as building blocks. They also represent the diverse range of activities going on within the space, from learning to therapy. The identity is based on nine leaf ‘venations’ – the intrinsic structures within every plant leaf. Even the identity itself becomes a vehicle for teaching.
For the inner child in all of us, Supple Studio and Bitmap Books have brought to life classic British Video Games for Royal Mail across stamps and products. There are lots of lovely details and hidden gems including Geoff Hurst’s 66 world cup goal and UV messages from the original gameplay. I was a pretty big Lemmings fan myself. As they said themselves ‘a complete dream job’.
GREK are a new range of high quality herbal teas from Greece. Interabang have created a brand that steers clear of Greek clichés and have instead taken inspiration from the Xysta tiles of Pyrgi, where the founder took childhood trips. The result is powerful, unique and memorable. Beautiful details include the short stories describing each flavour, with charming illustrations & words by Claire Curtis and Scott Perry.
A collaborative solution for a collaborative problem. Design Bridge asked The Counter Press to work with them on a book for staff, Me/We explains what they stand for from both agency and individual point of view: read from one end gives the ‘Me’ story, while flipping the book over and reading from the other side gives the ‘We’ story.