Corporate identity

Wiseware-Micron’s Brand Identity & Brand Communication

The creative brief for a logo for Wiseware-Micron® —the Denver based microprocessor assembly & sales startup for SMEs (supported and funded by Intel®),— was clearly defined. Please make sure our name is somehow reflected in the icon; make clear what a processor does (connect, control and distribute information); and above all, make us look professional and trustworthy to decisionmakers. On top of this, a special wish from CEO Harry Wiseware to somehow not forget about our local native American Navajo roots.

The finished logo features all of the above and overall shows a well-balanced interplay between the two letters that surround the square microprocessor in the middle. The identity is versatile in usage and reducible to the smallest possible (chip) size. But most importantly, the logo speaks to the strength and directness needed to be memorable and successful in this highly competitive business sector. (In collaboration with FutureBrand Inc.)

Strategy / Concept / Editorial Design

Innocity Magazine

Innocity, the tour operator who promotes Dutch innovation, likes to publish a monthly journal on science, technology and human behaviour. Its international target market is everyone interested in new, groundbreaking research and development. The magazine’s content platform has exclusive access to various universities and scientific laboratories across the world. This initiative for Innocity is conceptualized and designed by BHAG Design in the Netherlands.






Corporate identity

The Simulated Sphere

Business strategy, no matter how well researched and articulated, is only as good as its execution. Many strategic consulting firms are frustrated developing strategies for clients only to see them struggle with execution. BTS Group AB in Stockholm, Sweden, is the world leader in customized business simulations that enable companies to test and try-out their business plans before anything goes ‘live’. Along the way, people practice alignment, build confidence, bolster competence and motivate action that dramatically increases the odds of winning… This BTS logo idea illustrates the business’ offering, showing one half of the sphere still in development.



Corporate identity · Web / Interactive design

Mademoiselle

Mademoiselle is a self-propelled new business initiative for the Chico’s fashion group in Fort Meyers, FL, USA. Targeting the young female millennium that is highly appreciative of quality, design and appearance, Mademoiselle specialises in exclusive designer scarves and shawls. BHAG Design created an online brand experience to perfectly complement the real-world experience of Mademoiselle. We achieved this not only through careful consideration of the company’s ambitions, purpose and values – but by gaining an intimate understanding of what Mademoiselle’s young professional clientele was actually looking for.

The softly sensuous motion of the Mademoiselle logo is made for the screen. It reflects, of course, the swirling elegance of the scarves and shawls. At the same time, the online experience (below) is everything fashion should be – contemporary and intriguing. The parallax sliding device allows women to explore their fascination with Mademoiselle’s design and quality until they are confident to make their special purchase. Shawl designs by Francisco Lopez








Strategy / Concept / Design

We’re designers without borders. Our experience has taken us to work on decisive projects in the Netherlands, Germany, UK, USA, South Africa, Australia, China, et al.

We’re independent, award-winning strategists and designers that help leaders develop a compelling long-term competitive advantage. We’re smart, nimble and offer powerful insights, ideas, skill and experience to help business win people over. And we are proud of the trust we’ve earned working together with some of the best and brightest company leaders around. Both large and small. We work on either your premises or we work remotely from our studios.


We help leaders develop a difference that matters

Every leader knows that they need to grow value, command healthy margins and gain loyal customers. They do the necessary. They develop their leadership, cut their costs, optimise their supply chains, improve their call-centres…

But is it sufficient? How do they get their hands on ‘a difference that matters’? How do they bring to the boardroom that Holy Grail – a long-term competitive advantage? In their ongoing wrestle, how many business leaders treat their brand strategy as an integral part of their business strategy?

A change of mindset is required.

Mark Varder, BHAG Design’s international Brand Strategy Director says: “Why would you omit the single largest generator of shareholder value from the development of your business strategy? Far from being the soft stuff, a brand generates 30 to 40 percent of a business’s shareholder value. Your brand has the potential to be your guiding ethos, your difference that matters. Business strategy and brand strategy should be developed concurrently, informing each other. Together they should generate the twin strands of your company’s DNA.”


At BHAG Design we believe that your brand commands immense power. It is the sum total of people’s experiences of, perceptions of, and respect for your business. Your business matters. Your brand has the power to make it matter more.

> Feel free to contact us on how we can help your business matter more. Our initial consultation is free of charge and we obviously treat all information as confidential. info@bhagdesign.com <

Corporate identity

Infinites

Award-winning logo and UX design for Infinites Music Radio Corp. an DAB streaming music station from Greenwich, CT, USA.

Contemporary technology used to produce a logo that is endlessly fascinating – in the same way that the online music provider uses technology to express an endlessly bewitching mix of jazz and other contemporary music styles. Music for the real music ‘connoisseur’ if you like. Or, as the strap line claims: Music for Dreamers. The service has two subscription plans: a free subscription supported by advertisements, and a fee-based subscription without ads. A free account user may reach the streaming limit of 40 hours per month, and continue unlimited streaming by paying €20. Soon, the company will introduce “Infinites Mobile” for mobile phones and the “Infinites in The Home” wireless computer appliance. Infinites has currently 120,000 tracks in its library and hopes on reaching 5000 users in its first year. Gold winner at LogoLounge Awards 2015

Strategy / Concept / Web Design

The Road Less Lawered — the human approach to the business of corporate law

Founded in 2001, Axiom Law had experienced early success, but needed a more distinctive identity that could help them overcome some significant hurdles before taking their business to the next level. We developed a BHAG strategy that positions the brand as an organization that redefines the business and image of Law. Bring humanity, friendliness, and warmth to an industry that can be lacking – all the while balancing the joy and playfulness with an edge of intelligence, sophistication, and grandeur. In that way, Axiom Law matters and it reflects throughout its brand communication. As part of a creative partnership, we were able to help Axiom develop a clear visual aesthetic and pinpoint their company voice. Each piece of communication is seen as an opportunity to create a meaningful interaction with a client, employee, or potential recruit that sparks an emotional response, drives action, and forges loyalty.

Strategy / Concept / Design

A new identity for the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

The IUCN, based in Geneva Switzerland, is the world’s largest environmental organisation — it has 1,200 government and NGO members and 11,000 experts in 160 countries around the world. We wanted IUCN’s identity to reflect its stature and authority – and to make the organisation look unapologetically modern and professional. Funding from governments and multinationals is critical.

The grid of dots represents IUCN’s global network of experts and how the organisation can link them together to create informed decisions. The dots also represent the interconnectedness of life. The images are either from very high up or from very close – to communicate the scale and the detail with which IUCN works.

In addition, we introduced IUCN to a phrase that, after the environmental degradation of the 20th Century, would sum up their contribution to the planet going into the new millennium: A more responsible century.

The IUCN produces annually more than 100 books and journals out of their London publishing house. This design provides the organization with a coherent and democratic look and feel.

Strategy / Concept / Design

Your company is not just a brand, it’s a pilgrimage

You know how motivating it is when you’re on a mission. Everyone needs that – they thrive when they’re doing something that they believe in. All companies need to make money, but what else about your company matters? Do you know? Do you have a sense of it, but can’t put your finger on it? Or have you lost your way, hoping to stumble back onto the road? Do you need a big ambitious goal?

The work above is an example of a company that owns a big, ambitious goal. Tiger Airlines have grown their market share by some remarkable numbers. Tiger Airlines (named after the regional ‘tiger economy’ phenomenon in South East Asia) is driven by three interdependent marketing components:

  1. Building a name and organisation that truly makes a difference in the marketplace.
  2. Become a leader of great environmental purpose; and
  3. Bring your goal to life so that your constituents know exactly what you stand for.

What makes one company thrive while others languish in mediocrity? There’s no doubt hard work involved, but owning a big ambitious goal shows companies and organisations can exude a genuine and truly distinctive sense of purpose. The effect? A big ambitious goal will neutralise the competition, click with customers, inspire and guide employees, and reshape the sense of what’s possible in the marketplace.

‘It’s not the category you work in, but the business model, the leadership, and the positioning that ultimately determine whether or not you will discover and live out your purpose.’  Roy M Spence Jr, GSD&M Chairman and CEO, Author

Strategy / Concept / Design

Art Works

The National Endowment for the Arts created an online platform to allow ordinary people to participate in the arts. ‘Art Works’ allows them to experience the power of their imaginations, develop their artistic skills and even share their enthusiasm. ‘Seeing Art in Everything’ is the campaign that BHAG Design developed for the platform. We developed the strategy, the naming, and the logo that practices what it preaches – seeing art in what at first seems to be a random collection of shapes.


Corporate identity · Graphic design · Web / Interactive design

Ability Business Management Software > CI / UI / UX / DM

Corporate Identity, UI/UX and Direct Marketing concept and design for Ability Business Management Software. Ability™ is like SAP, but for smaller companies. Its uniqueness is found in its inspiring name. In its logo. In its communication.

A decision about a business management system is not taken easily. It’s going to be costly and it’s going to be disruptive. Whether a new system actually works is another matter – there are many horror stories of solutions that took months to implement and of businesses which were worse off after implementation. Which solution to opt for? Considerations include (1) ease of implementation (2) scalability (3) whether the solution is Microsoft-based and (4) return on investment.

The strapline (written by Mark Varder) appeals to the SME’s who are battling to expand and grow their organisations to the next level. Jim Collins describes the problem in his book, Good to Great: “As a company grows and becomes more complex, it begins to trip over its own success – too many new people, too many new customers, too many new orders, too many new products.” Entrepreneurs find themselves bogged down in the day-to-day workings of business and can no longer do the sort of thinking which had established the company in the first place. This insight revealed the deeper problem that needed solving. We had come across Ability’s big idea. Ability. Discover ours. Rediscover yours.  

The logotype. How do you capture the positives of the word Ability and its promises for a business – like growth, progress and solidity? Answer: with a simple, bold, memorable logo design that can stand the test of time.

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Much of Ability’s marketing is done online. The all-important Ability website contains two menus, 1. Organisational 2. Case histories. – Case histories are crucial to the pragmatist mindset of CEOs and CFOs. They add tremendous credibility to the software and a welcome reassurance that the decision to implement Ability is justified. Below, a few examples of the content we developed.

The website borrows from Christian Stoll’s wonderful large-scale photography. Christian has a knack for finding futurism in today’s techno culture. His objects undergo a metamorphosis, transforming them into visuals of tactile desire.

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The Ability Seminars. Once Ability had embraced the ethos, “Discover ours, rediscover yours,” it became clear that this should become the central organising principle for the company. As a result, Ability developed its own insightful workshops for SMEs – added value for leaders who want not only to improve their businesses, but up their game when it comes to strategic and visionary thinking.

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Strategy / Concept / Design

A new CI for PRO digitaal

PRO digitaal specialises in servicing post-production broadcast equipment used in today’s digital studios. The company is based in Hilversum, the Netherlands. By specialising in particular types of equipment, i.e. HD colour correction, Flame, Flint, DaVinci and other cutting-edge soft & hardware products, they are able to offer faster turnaround more accurate than other service centres. The conditions for designing a new identity? Be smart, digital and connective.

Corporate identity (CI). The linear logo design melts the letters P-R-O into one form, reflecting the integrated, highly connective environment it lives in. The company’s marketing communication appears in relevant media components and is always focusing on its skilful workforce – we call them PRO’s Special Agents. Award-winner in The One Show for Design and the European Design Awards.

Advertising

The Yale Workshops

To build and manage your reputation is a fine art, and for good reason. You have to consistently prove that what you stand for is what you do. The Yale University in New Haven CT organizes workshops for anybody with an interest in getting immersed into the world of science, medical, business and the arts. They’re headed by Yale’s top professors – and other guest speakers – and involve the audience to participate in the discovery and understanding of the topic. Besides the workshop’s marketing success, they’re also an economic success (tickets range from $75 > $100) and are generally sold out within a week. You can recognize the announcement posters by its distinctive red and black color combinations.

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Strategy / Concept / Editorial Design

Territory Quarterly

Territory Quarterly publishes a (physical and digital) newspaper on how businesses turn complicated communication problems into unique, important and inspiring solutions. Territory adds value to decision makers, i.e. company leaders, business strategists, agency planners and commercial creatives across the planet. People that need all the support they can get since their prime job is to use ideas and strategies on growing the business’ value, command healthy margins and gain loyal customers.

Initiated, written, edited and designed by BHAG Design Studios in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Cape Town and New York, Territory offers the latest strategic developments in marketing across the world.

Corporate identity · Web / Interactive design

A solemn promise for the Central Asylum Seeker Agency in the Netherlands (COA)

Concept, logo, UI/UX design proposal for COA, the Central Agency for Asylum Seekers in the Netherlands. The COA assures that asylum seekers are accommodated and supported in a safe environment. This is done in a manner that remains controllable to both politics and society as a whole. Although the current influx of refugees is at an all-time high – and puts the organisation under tremendous strain – it’s also felt that both identity and communication strategies need to be altered in order to communicate a more solemn stature with the nation and all of COA’s stakeholders. 

In terms of designing a new identity, the job is to express an steadfast organisation that provides safe (but sober) shelter to vulnerable human beings on the run from war and destruction. Maybe you can view the stacked letters as an abstract person standing firm, but that’s not what this logo is about. The caring accolades around the O (from Opvang = Shelter) is what the organisation in all about.

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In terms of brand communication, we believe the organsation needs to take a more pro-active approach since many people have concerns about the crisis and how the influx will affect their daily lives. There’s a real need for all parties involved to understand what the organisation stands for … This idea, an interactive documentary site, portrays different opinions and angles on the crisis, all leading to COA’s policy – give shelter and assistance to the asylum seeker. The result is a website which provides a rich interactive experience through a mix of artfully crafted content and media.

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Corporate identity

School 2.0

In the Netherlands, pre-primary, primary and elementary schools are combining their efforts into one building. It provides young learners (2>12yrs) a seamless educational experience which produces higher standards, united communities, and confident children ready for the next stage in their lives. This value sharing system also combines individual budgets that result in just more spending power for building, sports and IT facilities which benefit all stakeholders. We did the naming and logo design for De Immenkorf in Den Bosch. Geometric shapes, enriching colour schemes and maturational symbolism bring this new style school to life.

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Strategy / Concept / Design

Kvadrat precision textiles

Kvadrat is an innovative Danish textile company that produces and supplies exquisite textiles and textile-related products to architects, designers and private consumers in Europe and across the world. Kvadrat was established in Denmark in 1968 with deep roots in Scandinavia’s design tradition. Besides the distinctive name, the brand needed a powerful visual token to shift perceptions in the marketplace where, amongst others, competitive Asian companies try to get a foothold in the industry.

Brand design starts with your logo. It is the foundation of your business identity. It must be eye-catching, simple and memorable. That’s a tall order for any logo. But at BHAG, we believe the thinking behind any brand design must be crystal clear. The K in the logo below is made from two threads that intertwine. They become a symbol for precision textile design and manufacturing. Which is precisely what Kvadrat offers architects and designers with its textile products. There are three different versions made of the symbol since it will also appear on a diverse range of textiles and textile-related surfaces, like interwoven broidery and disperse dye and textile pigment ink-laser printing.






Advertising · Web / Interactive design

A global campaign helping the IUCN Red List survive

The IUCN Red List is the world’s most comprehensive information source on the global conservation status of animal, fungi and plant species. But it is under threat. Since the Credit Crisis, funding for conservation has decreased 85 percent and our Red List of Threatened Species™ has grown 34 percent. Time to take action. This multi-media campaign is geared towards a range of target groups, from ordinary people to governmental stakeholders across the planet. All initiatives are sponsored by various donors of which the European Commission, the United Nations Environmental Programme, the McArthur / Rufford Foundation, and the French Ministry for Foreign Affairs are the biggest contributors.

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Young woman sitting at wooden table with a booklet with white cover slightly colored in the corners. The white cover can be used for any logos, label signs or any graphic additions.

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Advertising · Graphic design

Dishing up Africa’s finest

MultiChoice’s digital satellite TV business stretches over the whole of sub-Saharan Africa; operating across 50 African nations and the adjacent Indian Ocean islands; across many different cultures and languages. It’s the largest broadcast provider on this massive continent. The company provides multi-channel multi-platform digital pay television services containing +700 channels from Africa, America, China, India, Asia and Europe.

Our corporate communication and social responsibility campaigns are designed to grow the company’s reputation and touch all stakeholders – employees, consumers, business and governmental departments – with communication that expresses the company’s ultimate purpose: to enrich millions of eager minds across Africa. It broadcasts the very best (and latest in news, sports, education and entertainment) the world has on offer. BHAG Design offers fully integrated communication – from traditional advertising to interactive corporate campaigns, from CI manuals to company collateral – to both internal and external audiences across the continent.






Web / Interactive design

A lesson in brand loyalty

The Evian Live Young Rewards is a web based consumer loyalty program. It is being developed to: 1: drive volume, 2: build consumer loyalty, and 3: recapture lost consumers due to the economy and competition. The loyalty program comes from the pure source of youth and renewal with inspitration, recognition and rewards for a community dedicated to live young and healthy. It’s about the values, not about the intrinsics. It’s not just about 15 years of premium glacial waters; it’s about an attitude towards life. The campaign proposal is outlined in many deliverables, not all shown here, but include: the structual reward framework, labels/stickers for bottles, POS materials, front-end design for the microsite, the apps and social media campaigns, print advertising, book publication design, and 3 promotion overlay themes for retail activation and third party tie-ins. With April Moore for Powerpact LLC New York.
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Advertising

The Satrix promise

South Africa has almost no culture of saving money. With minimal social pressure to do the right thing, many people procrastinate and leave it too late. Working with a small budget – using outdoor, radio and social media – we have helped Satrix become a household name, synonymous with long-term investing made easy. With the promise of good things to come, this particular campaign encourages people to take the first step. (In collaboration with VH brand developers)

Corporate identity

Art Directors Club Netherlands

Our logo proposal for the Art Directors Club Netherlands (ADCN). The circular typeface we designed for the letters is an engaging solution in itself, but when the letters are combined as expanding concentric circles they express the ADCN’s mission to promote, stimulate and expand the influence of creative excellence in the Netherlands.

Advertising · Web / Interactive design

The School of Architecture and Planning

For over 80 years now, the University of the Witwatersrand School of Architecture & Planning has a reputation for grooming architects and planners to the point where they can successfully start pursuing their careers – and follow in the footsteps of some of the world’s finest the school has produced over time. Every year, the Johannesburg-based School tries to attract the most imaginative student candidates – the ones who dare to think different – although they still have lots to learn. These talented students have various options to where they like to pursue their studies; universities in Cape Town and Stellenbosch also have reputational architecture faculties, but for Wits University, the quest for talent has become an annual obsession. This year we developed an intriguing ‘call for entries’ campaign of internal posters, flyers, advertising, social media, and we revisited the School of Architecture & Planning micro-site too. 3D photo retouching by Victor Enrich. Copy by Mark Varder.

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Corporate identity · Graphic design

Instruments true to the instruments that made the music

Logo identity and communication platform for Sonor Audio Speaker Systems, a passionate Johannesburg loudspeaker manufacturer that breaks the mould by making quality products that can easily compete with some of the world’s top brands. Sonor is (and behaves like) a small, niche and artisanal ‘discovery brand’ that talks to new buyers hungry for new and authentic products. At BHAG Design, our job is to create and retain the authenticity and spirit of the brand.

Sonor’s robust, equally levelled logo design tells the story of Sonor’s quest for perfection. At the centre of it all, the empirically derived Ohm technology – with unique capabilities to beam separated stereo sound – is further crafted with a high degree of symmetry and precision. On balance, in our view, the logo reflects both beauty and brains.

‘Whatever It Takes’ is Sonor’s basic communication platform. It tells the story of the relentless pursuit to perfect sound reproduction; the technology and craftsmanship, but also the blood, sweat and tears that were shed to reach the goal of producing a product – both in technology and aesthetics – that can compete with the best in the world. Sonors are exclusive, hand-made speakers that are made like the musical instruments themselves. The strapline: Instruments true to the instruments that made the music, captivates the company mantra and runs throughout all communication elements. Copy strategy/writing by Mark Varder

Corporate identity · Graphic design · Thinking

We help businesses reach their full potential – through the power of purpose-driven communication design

Every company needs a purpose. Something beyond making money. It needs to be driven. It needs to make a difference.

But what is your purpose? Do you have one? When you own a purpose, you stand for something that is based on clarity and honesty, promise and delivery.

Great articulation of your purpose is everything. It will set your company apart from your competitors. The work must be positive, inspiring and charismatic. It must have beauty and brains. It must catch the eye and solve the business problem at the same time.

We have strong strategic instincts with an understanding of customer experience methodology, branding and advertising. We are fluent in industry and production processes, software, benchmarks, history and conventions. We are collaborative and are able to work with teams across different markets.

For inspired and focused communication design, look no further. Our work gets continued global recognition from our peers and industry press.

 

 

 

Advertising

Slavery is alive and kicking

These young wild monkeys are illegally captured, forced to behave against their instinct, and dressed up as clowns. This sadistic practice is happening all over Pakistan. The purpose? Begging. To make a quick buck on the side of the road.

The WSPA fights this kind of animal cruelty. The WSPA is a global organisation that protects and returns abused animals to the wild. ‘At the WSPA, we are working hard towards a world where animal welfare matters and animal cruelty ends. Being the world’s leading international alliance of animal welfare organisations, helps in addressing these kind of issues… with mainly positive results. We can continue our work as long as people keep donating…’ – Kai Akram, Head of WSPA

To rehabilitate monkeys to their own habitat obviously takes time because these animals are so traumatised that they need a slow and careful approach to learn to look after themselves again, to be socially accepted into a new monkey family pack. And sometimes (especially when monkeys grow older) rehabilitation doesn’t work out altogether and they have to be euthanised. Photography by Muhammed Muheisen. Copy by Mark Varder and Joost Hulsbosch

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Book design

The Long View

How much do you understand South Africa? Is the country better off than it was? What are the prospects for the future? What is life going to be like? We turn to the news for information, but the news tells us what happened while we were sleeping or while we were working. As in any country, it’s about the short-term drama. We don’t see the bigger picture. Most South Africans lack an in-depth awareness of the enormous strides we have made. Today, (in contrast to the notion that the country is on the verge of collapse and implosion) South Africa is a much better place than it was twenty or thirty years ago.
South African analyst/economist JP Landman believes we need a firmer grip on reality and a broader perspective is vital. He calls it ‘The Long View’. The zest of his book? Yes, a lot of things are wrong in South Africa, but an enormous number of important things are coming right. In this important book he motivates the power of incrementalism. On balance, incrementalism will, in all probability, make South Africa a much better place in about twenty or thirty years from now. The book is designed in such a way that the factual based content is easy to grasp for the man in the street. Here are a few random spreads that give you an idea of how the book looks and feels. Published by Jacana Media / Stonebridge Books 2013 South Africa / No1 Bestseller at Exclusive Books South Africa
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Advertising · Corporate identity · Graphic design

Globe Telecom

Globe Telecommunication Corporation is the largest mobile telecom provider in the Philippines. It believes its 4G network promises not just a faster service for its customers but ‘a hypnotising and fascinating interaction with an ever-changing and evolving digital world’ that includes apps and services, mobile TV, gaming, 3D television and cloud computing. We like to think this logo design proposal is the first experience of that fascination for Globe™ customers. And talking about fascination, isn’t time all logos had movement?

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Corporate identity · Graphic design

Brand new work for the Mbizo Stone Theatre

I’ve been designing announcement posters for the Mbizo Stone Theatre since 2005. Although this imaginary cultural client allows me to experiment with creative styles and crafts, the basis is always formed on actual theatrical works and plays that tour the country. Photography by Jackie Terreblanche and Peter Dellenbach. Digital paintings, illustrations and typographics by Joost Hulsbosch

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Corporate identity · Graphic design

A new identity for the world leader in biosimilars

Sandoz is part of the Novartis group of companies – and a world leader in affordable generic medicines. As soon as you hear the word ‘generic’, you may think the organisation simply produces copies of medicines without the cost of R&D and patenting, perhaps using inexpensive production lines. In fact, the Swiss-based company has a far more interesting approach: it develops complete new solutions to existing formulas that truly make a difference in patients’ lives. As a result, Sandoz has become a world leader in developing drug-delivery systems and complex biosimilars.

How does a corporate identity begin to reflect Sandoz’s ethos and sense of purpose? Simply, our work is a graphic ‘biosimilar.’ The primary icon is an S born out of three Ss. Repeated and replicated with Swiss precision, the identity offers the viewer a look into a company which provides 90% of the world’s population with sophisticated yet affordable medicines. A global organization with almost infinite facets.

We like to think this simple design principle provides meaning and brings Sandoz to life for customers and employees alike.

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Corporate identity · Web / Interactive design

La marque figurative possible pour La Club des Directeurs Artistiques >

The French Art Directors Club (dedicated to educating and celebrating creative communication, rewarding its practitioners, and raising standards across the industry) came up with a design competition for a new logo; a quest for a typographic emblem that would hold the letters CDA, be premier, be visionary, be stylish, and can stand the test of time. Think I managed to include all the essentials. The project is pending. In the meanwhile, what do you think?

Design Approach: The logo for the society had to project a mature and inspirational image. The circle is intended to refer to both the ‘club’ (exclusive community) and to the ‘globe’ (the circular CDA Award which is regarded as the prime trophy in Francophone creativity). While the execution had to be clean and precise enough to convey a quality brand icon, a quirky element was introduced through the horizontal “A”, which suggest an eye / having a visionary outlook on the world of advertising and design.

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Editorial design · Graphic design · Web / Interactive design

Radical change at 75

Corporate communication for Timberland, the American manufacturer and retailer of outdoors wear with a focus on footwear. Timberland (part of the VF Corporation) celebrates its 75th birthday and calls all its stakeholders to join the party. However, it’s not all going to be fun. It’s also a good time to learn in person of Timberland’s new business plan that management is envisioning. To learn and understand the strategy behind it. And what it means for you and the future of the business.

At the same event, as part of this new strategy, CEO Eric Wiseman also wishes to announce a new partnership with English footwear maker Puzo. Enough reason to intrigue and make sure people will attend this important annual meeting. Below is a selection of the various elements we’ve done i.e. company journal cover, invitations, congress banners, and various web elements.

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