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Time Unwrapped

Time Unwrapped is the tenth edition of Kings Place’s award-winning Unwrapped series.The design task for this series was challenging: time being such an abstract theme. We worked on how to portray the relationship between music and time: how music can stretch time, condense it, reverse it, organise it, atomise it, tangle with it and suspend it. The Time Unwrapped logo conveys the idea of the circularity of time in music, but also the fact that time is something that evolves within a direction and can only move forward, therefore vortex shaped. We also created the logo and text animation for the slow motion teaser and video. This year for the brochure we designed 8 illustrations to depict in a metaphorical way the articles’ contents: we choose the collage medium to create surreal allegorical images. “If architecture magnifies Space, music transfigures Time” Gérard Grisey
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The Night Shift

The Night Shift is the OAE (Orchestra of The Age of Enlightenment)’s long-running classical concert series targeted at audiences under the age of 35 who do not regularly attend classical music in concert halls. The series is all about making classical music easy to enjoy for a young crowd in a more relaxed environment, such as a small pub, a summer festival or an unconventional venue like the Bussey Building in Peckham. In the Night Shift events drinks are allowed, the audience can take photos, people can move around and the players talk from the stage and introduce the music they are playing. We did a fresh new identity for the website visuals, poster imagery, social media and a new logo. Our new look and feel is modern and informal, the design elements are geometric and with vibrant colours that suggest the evening mood of the concert. “Classical music, minus the rules”      
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Bach, The Universe and Everything

Bach, the Universe & Everything is a sunday morning series launched at Kings Place in 2017, led and performed by principal players of the orchestra and by the Choir of the Enlightenment. Every concert feature a different Bach cantata, and an inspiring talk exploring the physics and natural philosophy of Bach such as the origin of galaxies, what is light, symmetries, antimatter and stars. As the title is inspired by Douglas Adams Hitchhikers’ Guide to the Galaxy series, our branding is inspired by the representations of the galaxies and solar system, using a more approachable and friendly design for an audience who is not familiar with physics and science matters. ‘Beethoven tells you what it’s like to be Beethoven and Mozart tells you what it’s like to be human. Bach tells you what it’s like to be the universe.’ Douglas Adams
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Pastalab

Pastalab is a modern, interactive and creative pasta workshop set within a traditional country house in Tuscany. With Pastalab you learn how to make fresh artisanal pasta using two simple ingredients and traditional methods and tools. We developed the identity, icons, textures and different printed applications. The visual language is modern and approachable, we used simple and memorable shapes that recall the geometry of pasta shapes.The logo uses a modern and elegant typeface with a little twist, the central A of the logotype is in fact made of a spaghetto/noodle, one of the iconic forms of the italian pasta. Craftsmanship comes through in the graphic applications: we produced bespoke aprons and tote bags using screen printing.
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Cello Unwrapped

Kings Place is a renowned London concert hall that every year organises an “unwrapped” series that include concert and events from January to December.  We designed the identity, campaign  and a brochure for the 2017 “unwrapped” series, which was dedicated to the Cello. For the logo we transformed the word “Cello” in a typify image of the instrument. The brief for the identity was to create a modern and elegant look and feel, for this reason we introduced bold geometrical shapes in the layout and we design a bespoke typeface. The photos are always in black and white through all the communications materials, and the colour palette comprises of 4 colours, black, white, grey and a vibrant red that lifts and creates contrast with the pictures. We created many different digital and print materials to promote “Cello Unwrapped”, from digital signs to a tube poster campaign. Every year the brochure content is not only the listing of the concert but also a collection of articles about the instrument, the musicians and the nature of the events that will feature in the unwrapped series. Each spread has featured images by the photographer Nick White. We worked on the art direction of the photo as […]
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London Smoke & Cure

London Smoke and Cure is an award winning smokehouse based in Crystal Palace (South London). It produces contemporary deli and street food. LSC creates quality handcrafted smoked and cured foods, using smokehouse traditions and artisan heritage. We designed the identity and the packaging system, exploring the handcrafted feeling but retaining a modern and elegant style. The logo comprises of three symbols, two come from alchemy iconography. The triangle is the symbol of fire and the circle of salt, and they are connected by a hook in the middle. They refer to the basic and authentic elements of smoking and curing techniques. A recurrent element in the identity and packaging is a part of an old etching, sourced from the online archive of Rijksmuseum. The illustration represents a rudimentary smokery and the portion we used as a texture is a detail of smoke.   
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LCN identity

London Creative Network (LCN) is a new London-wide development programme for creative practitioners with a focus on innovative technologies or processes, delivered by SPACE, Cockpit Arts, Four Corners and Photofusion. We have been selected to design the identity alongside the template for their newsletter and digital presentations. We transformed the acronym in a logo where the letters are incomplete and have differing patterns to suggest the fact that the programme is made by complementary parts (such as the participants, the teachers, the mentors and others) that complete and fulfill each other. The logo comprises of letter shapes and patterns that have been used as brand elements for the newsletter and the powerpoint template.
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Laurie Nouchka

Artist Laurie Nouchka takes inspiration from London’s iconic buildings and urban landscape to create custom made drawings for the design of a unique range of contemporary sports-luxe wear. We designed the logo and the packaging system for her first collection, inspired by the fashion-forward, urban-beauty ethos that defines the collection. The modern logo reflects the geometric patterns of her artwork, and the packaging uses the vibrant colours, textures and clean lines of her collection. The product is packed in a colourful tube that can be reused for different purposes.
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capucci

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The haute couture designer Roberto Capucci opened a new line of ready to wear dresses at the beginning of 2015. Capucci designated Cinzia Minghetti as the leader of a young designers’ team which has interpreted his haute couture aesthetic with a contemporary taste. We re-designed the corporate image of the company. The logo is inspired by a famous Capucci haute couture dress. It takes the florid shapes and elegant feel of Capucci’s designs, presenting an iconic trademark of rich rose gold. We also designed the packaging, the invitation to the first collection show, the look-book, the stationery, the website and a luxurious foulard scarf, all coherent with Capucci’s high fashion and exclusive brand identity.  
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Nahe

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NAHE was conceived by four young designers with the purpose of bringing craftsmanship into fashion design. It was born as an experimental laboratory, “Teatime”, and the end result was the presentation of a new collection NAHE S/S 2012. It employs ancient techniques, shards of the past that are projected under new forms over contemporary products. Any item of clothing can be reproduced, but no item will be the same. Our concept is based on the company’s ideas: as every dress has its own story; the graphic layout conveys the general feel of ‘original piece’ and ‘limited edition’. We designed the logo, business cards, website, labels, flyers, catalogue and look-book. The look-book is a foldable poster that presents an overview of the collection. The catalogue has an unusual format with a mix of narrow and wide pages. This creates interaction with the reader unveiling – page by page – product details and the inspiration behind the collection.
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Nicki Heinen

Heinen is a London-based, Cambridge-schooled prizewinning writer and poet. The logo was inspired by the stamp  “Ex-Libris” generally used to indicate a book’s ownership. We created a simple and geometric monogram. As the “Ex-Libris” is normally stamped in the middle of the first page of a book, the logo stands in the middle of the web page. The logo and cards also hint at the “playing card”, giving a playful and timeless feel.
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Yumchaa brand

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Yumchaa is an expanding brand, which consists of 5 Tea Houses, Market Stalls in 6 different London markets, and an online shop, offering more than 30 tea blends. Despite its growth, Yumchaa brand and shops maintain an independent look: a merge between industrial and English vintage. We have been working with them since 2010, taking on a wide range of projects. We recently designed new take away cups, aboard posters and the shop signage. Our inspiration draws on the ethos of the company: creativity, quirkiness, love of travelling and the unexpected.
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jacqueline ross

In 2014 we created the visual identity of the violinist Jacqueline Ross. Born in New York, she began her studies at the Juilliard School (NY); she then furthered her studies in contemporary music and baroque violin. Her solo recordings have met with wide critical acclaim. We designed a bespoke typeface for the logo, with the letter “S” taking inspiration from the f-holes of the violin. The dot of the logotype is a recurrent element in the overall identity, used as a bullet point in the stationery as well as the basic component of the dotted icons.  In addition to the identity we designed the website, which reflects the simplicity and elegance of the brand. It is fully responsive and easy to navigate. It comprises of a full album catalogue, individual CD pages with descriptions, reviews with audio extracts and a downloadable press kit. >
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