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New New Theatre Branding

“We’re not slick, we’re not refined and we don’t conform.”

This statement by New Theatre is summed up brilliantly in their new branding by Interbrand.

I absolutely love the new logo and identity! It’s simple, witty and amazingly flexible. The way the slab serifs of the ‘N’ monogram are integrated into every part of the identity is brilliant. I particularly like the ‘open/closed’ and toilet signage.

Read more about it over at Brand New.

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Logo analysis by a 5-year-old

Cincinnati, Ohio-based identity designer Adam Ladd asked his 5-year-old daughter her impressions on some popular logos.

Her responses are very cute – take a look.

Via Brand New.

Peanut buttery goodness

Ok, so after a much needed break we’re back and ready to go for another year! There are heaps of jobs already underway, some of which I will share in the coming weeks / months.

Im currently working on a fun project for a friend of mine – designing the label for his home made peanut butter!

I’ve decided to go for a retro, two-colour, silk-screen look – to help emphasise the home made and all natural qualities of the product. Here is a concept – what do you think?

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PBS Typography Video

I stumbled across this great PBS video – part of their ‘Off Book’ series – that aroused the type nerd in me! It also happens to feature Deroy and Julia from one of my favourite design studios, Hyperakt. Check it out…

Eli, No!

I’ve admired the work of Katie Kirk and Nathan Strandberg over at Eight Hour Day for many years now, and finally got my hands on some of their work – in the form of Katie’s brilliant kid’s book Eli, No!

The story is cute, the illustrations are brilliant, and the type is nicely considered. My boys are going to love it (almost as much as I do)!

The blurb on that back says this: Eli is an adorable dog who likes to get into trouble. So what do we say when he misbehaves? Eli, No! Follow along Eli’s path of chaos, in a story about amusing antics and unconditional love.

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Movember Branding

I was wandering through the Movember website today and couldn’t help but fall in love with this year’s branding.

It’s got a friendly vintage feel that makes me wish I was part of the Movember family. The worn textures, retro type and muted colour all come together to create a convincing and successful brand.

I’m not sure who designed it, but Kudos to whoever it is!

The video series is brilliant too – here’s my favourite …

Sparta Earn a Logo

After 3 seasons of wooden spoons, my indoor soccer team finally showed some form and managed to win as many games as we lost this season!

In anticipation of an even better showing next season, I designed a logo – something I’ve always wanted to do but never had the motivation.

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UPDATE … It looks more menacing in one colour, with sharper edges and all grunged up – as if we’ve been to war!

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UPDATE 2 … Looks great on our team shirts too.

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Wycliffe Postcards

We’re currently working on some new projects for Wycliffe Australia, including promotional material and website functionality.

Below are some postcards we just finished – aimed at involving and engaging various target audiences in what Wycliffe are doing.

Wycliffe Postcard 1

Wycliffe Postcard 2

Tasty Invitation

I’ve never been to a pig roast, but it sounds awesome and looks even better thanks to this great invitation (by McMillian + Furlow, via FPO). The fun type treatment and casual wording really sell this for me, though I’d have liked to see a more interesting print method such as letterpress or screen printing. More here.

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2 Months Old!

Kaleidoskope Design is 2 months old and boy have we had fun!
Ok, so 2 months is no big deal, but we’re celebrating anyway. Why don’t you join in…

Like us on facebook and download our FREE desktop wallpaper (looks way cooler full size and in real life!)

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