Every year MARK tackle the visual identity for Manchester Literature Festival (MLF) – and every time they do something clever and appropriate. MLF is one of the biggest and best urban literature festivals in the UK; a showcase of the very best in contemporary writing from across the world. And this year (the 11th year, no mean feat in itself) MARK have surpassed themselves with a visual identity based around the visual distortions of book edges. A simple idea but one that has infinite legs.
Jack Renwick Studio
Really dig (pun intended) this new identity for Millbank Farm by Jack Renwick Studio. A family-run farm on the same site since 1889, producing top-quality turnips, leeks and chickens. A great logo based on the furrows leads to a bold graphic lino-cut style illustration approach that feels just right. Great strapline too.
Really digging this packaging for Firefly – a botanical cocktail drink in collaboration with mixologist Mr Lyan. B&B studio have taken original botanical book illustrations and added colour and texture to make them more contemporary. But the brave bit is that the illustration takes over the front of the bottle, pushing the brand name to the back. Turning traditional beverage packaging on its head whilst providing a level of intrigue and innovation. Love it.