August – in a nutshell


28th August 2020

As we head into the autumn, we’re all really looking forward to getting back together in the studio next month! August has been another busy month and we have been working on a variety of different projects, some we still can’t share just yet, but here are the highlights of some of what we have been working on and what’s inspired us.

1. Kraken Dark Roast. Our favourite rum plus coffee plus epic packaging design by Stranger & Stranger. You can’t really go wrong. Looking for a way to justify shipping some in before too long!

2. Football. Ok, this is definitely just 1/3 of our studio’s choice, but with football having been off the agenda for so long, Owen’s thrilled to finally be able to get excited by the annual pre-season reveals of new kits and football-based brand design. Here are some of our favourites: Nike’s new Flight ball, Iceland’s folklore-inspired identity by Brandenburg, Inter Milan’s awesome zig-zag new home shirt by Nike and Glasgow Rangers’ well-publicised rebrand by See Saw.

3. Unfulfilled booklet. Sharing a ten year business anniversary year with Owen (see last month’s In a Nutshell), Newcastle-based Naomi White celebrated her decade by releasing a STUNNING collection of unused logos in this delicious foil-blocked promo piece, available to purchase through her agency website.

4. CPS Vinyls. We were recently commissioned to design decorative wall vinyls for the entrance foyer at Plymouth student accommodation building Central Park Studios. Our design implied dappled light through a canopy of trees – referencing the nearby eponymous park. Produced and fitted by our friends at Big Ups. 

5. Macmillan annual report. Call us strange, but we do love a good annual report – and Macmillan’s is always a great challenge and opportunity! This year we’re super proud of the end result which again pushes their brand identity into new places and delivers a more accessible and readable document packed with good news stories, photos and information.

6. Sayo Ajetunmobi artwork. Whilst on the hunt for an African pattern designer recently for a potential client project, we came across Sayo’s work which really caught Owen’s eye. How about that lighting and perspective!

That’s it for now, do come back next month and see what we have been up to, in the meantime don’t forget to like and follow us on social media.