AFT Brewery (whose acronym sardonically stands for About Fucking Time) is gaining huge respect among Southwestern beer affectionatos, and with their growing popularity comes the urgent task of branding and packaging. Their original efforts to self brand drew upon Irish and Celtic symbols and Irish folklore beings. Those themes were explored, but presented back in more contemporary style.
Dovour is a soon to be released culture tool that helps users find activities based on geolocation, specific neighborhoods, class of culture, cost, and when an event is happening. The app is designed to encourage discovery of new venues and the artists they showcase by categorizing events using carefully crafted criteria.
Chocolate has become a thing — quite a thing, in fact, as have its gourmet, artisanal, fair trade, and organic variations. Chocolatiers have created astonishing new takes on the beloved candy bar idea, straying away from peanuts as a secondary ingredient to include unexpected flavors such as ginger, hot chili, orange, and raspberry to name a few.
Facial recognition technology (FRT) is freaky and possibly more insidious than it is helpful. But what if it were applied to other uses— say connecting us to nature and the natural resources around us?
Updating financial institution branding is a tender affair. On one hand, it should reflect the progression of the 21st century financial class of trade — electronic, agile, informed. Yet on the other hand, it should convey security and durability. The company’s initials have always raised eyebrows being the acronym of end-game warfare. However, in this application they are merely the initials of their chief investment officer and founder, well respected in the investment industry. Here is how the new brand identity evolved:
East Side House Settlement in the South Bronx is know for its accomplishments in education, from preschool all the way through college prep. Particularly successful are its high schools with record-breaking numbers of graduates that continue on to college. One of their newest endeavors is Haven Charter High School (HCHS) with the mission to fast track students interested in healthcare into the job market and/or further education in healthcare fields. Here is the the branding story behind it.
In response to contemporary emojis — all highly rendered and colored — here is a graphical and monochromatic counterpart that retains all of the happiness, seductiveness, and anger. Emoticon Gothic is stripped of cuteness that softens users’ mood. Use with caution.
It’s small, but once you remove the perforated areas, unfold the wings, and toss it — it flies. By testing a variety of papers and exploring multiple designs, I created successful flying prototypes that give the common business card new purpose.