Guardian 200 Years
Oliver Agency
Rob Duncan:

In 2021, the Guardian turned 200, and the newspaper wanted to celebrate the milestone with existing readers whilst gaining new subscribers. Instead of celebrating past achievements, the Guardian chose to focus on what comes next.

The campaign uses very clever copywriting and juxtaposition of billboards — Obviously a copy led direction for a newspaper but definitely not obvious copy. Fantastic work by Oliver Agency who have structured themselves to exclusively design, build and run bespoke in-house agencies and marketing systems for brands. This must be a real challenge as a model but they are proving that it works by producing great work like this.

Hiut Double Black
BWTIC
Jamie Ellul:

Love these thumb-stopping launch images for Hiut Denim from Welsh agency Bwtîc. Hiut Denim Co. is a small independent denim company based in Cardigan, Wales. Hiut only have only four launches each year.

Bwtîc created launch photography for their first launch of 2022; the ultimate Double-Black jean. Aiming to build intrigue and hint at the product specification; without giving too much away. Using the West Wales coastline Hiut calls home as the location – they created a teaser campaign where the jeans themselves can only be seen in the reflection of the water. The result is a surreal and surprising set of images that slowly reveal the product in the run up to launch.

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.

Kunsthalle Prague
Studio Najbrt
Lyam Bewry:

Logo, typeface and signage by Studio Najbrt for Kunsthalle Praha, a new art institution in Prague, Czech Republic. The modular logotype is beautifully translated to the building's exterior, utilizing the height and geometry of the building without detracting from the architecture.

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.

Bourgie Hall 10th Anniversary
Paprika
Rob Duncan:

A super elegant and well crafted campaign by Paprika in Montreal, combines musical instruments and the number 10. Black and white photography along with a muted color palette and strong typography has resulted in a very striking and probably very cost effective solution.

Modular
Margot Lévêque & Studio Nari
Dominic Hofstede:

Modular is a typeface that evokes the sculptural furniture produced by London designer Kusheda Mensah. A collaboration between Margot Lévêque and Studio Nari.

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.