This is a lovely identity overall, but it's that achingly perfect mark that stands out. It’s such a fun concept, executed with exquisite precision – without losing any of its energy or life. No mean feat. I could just sit and stare at that G for an unhealthy amount of time.
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.
This is such a simple, elegant idea, crafted to perfection. The juxtaposition in the name is beautifully dramatised by the colour blocks – forming, of course, an L shape. The way it shrinks and grows – from little to more and little again – is so pleasing to watch. Chic, smart, unfussy but distinctive. Gorgeous.
A self-interested post, but we’re very proud of this work with Studio More on the rebrand of sustainable skincare startup UpCircle. The previous name, Optiat (One Person’s Trash Is Another’s Treasure), was a bit opaque (and sounded like eye care). UpCircle points directly to the brand’s mission to ‘upcycle’ discarded ingredients like coffee grounds into skincare products. Allied to a beautiful identity by Studio More, the name completes a rebrand that speaks of both luxury and sustainability.
This is the sort of line that has writers seething with envy. A strapline hidden in the brand name itself, which becomes a perfect reflection and extension of that name, adding a delightfully unforced layer of meaning and wit. Perfect. (If I can find out who wrote it, I’ll add them a credit!) Lovely identity by SEA, too.