So, we’ve been a little quiet on the blog front lately, but Lucy and I are ticking along with all sorts of exciting design projects, albeit from our temporary offices (aka our respective homes), of which we thought we’d share a few…
Astute Mode is an outsourced finance department based in Christchurch. They offer services ranging from bookkeeping to management accounting, specialising in setup and operating cloud based accounts services. We worked with Prue to develop a brand that’s stylish and professional, with a bright raspberry red to keep it exciting!
It’s always really nice to have the opportunity to design a crafty brand for a local maker, and Katy McRae’s creations are a graphic designer’s dream. The cute and colourful handsewn wine charms pictured above are a perfect example of her use of bold colours and geometric shapes. For the Threadmark logotype we chose Karbon, a font designed by Wellington typographer Kris Sowersby, and embellished it with a subtle graphical reference to Katy’s meticulous needlework.
This next client will be familiar to you I’m sure, Bloomsberry, purveyor of delicious Belgian chocolate with delightfully witty wrappers. The Mistletoe Man Magnet bar project involved revamping an existing design to give it a more contemporary and “pick-up-able” look, and we’re rather pleased with the outcome (and looking forward to getting samples, nom!).
Christchurch Pops Choir is a post-quake project initiated by Luke Di Somma to entertain and uplift the people of Christchurch and keep local voices warmed up as the city rebuilds its cultural centre. With a repertoire ranging from Motown to Madonna, Bacharach to Britney and Gershwin to Gaga, the choir is the first of its kind in New Zealand and Luke has big plans for it. For big plans, you need a stylish brand, so that’s where we came in.
So it’s all very busy here at Board of Design, and that’s not all we’ve been up to – watch this space for the next installment!