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Not your average beer!

February 22, 2017

Our latest addition to the Eat 17 brand has just hit the shelves and is as delicious and mouth watering as their food. Together Design was asked to create an identity for their very first craft beer – a Session IPA full of flavour produced with local Walthamstow brewing specialists at Wild Card. The design centres on two effortlessly cool folk kicking back and enjoying a tasty tipple together.

Thank goodness it’s no longer dry January.

As Fellows of the RSA (Royal Society for the Encouragement of the Arts Manufactures and Commerce), it was an honour when we were asked to design the new Fellowship cards. The RSA provides a powerful global platform for independent debate and research, creating a foundation to encourage innovative thinking, which often grows into pioneering action. This inspiring mission became the brief for commissioning a new illustration to adorn the cards. Our aim was to create something which was thought-provoking and full of imagination that Fellows would be proud to carry with them. The final image was created with Adam Simpson, a London based illustrator.

We couldn’t resist sharing some of our vibrant illustrations for a new Pearson publication, by French illustrator Damien Florébert Cuypers. Each one accompanies a learner success story, highlighting the worldwide impact of Pearson’s learning products.

Working from a selection of (somewhat disparate) photographs, we briefed Damien to produce a set of portraits which connected these inspiring learners from across the globe. From a young documentary filmmaker featured in Forbes and New African magazine, to a mother returning to education after a 25 year gap; Damien brought them to life with a vibrant colour palette and energetic style that captured the spirit of these inspiring individuals.

Watch out for the full project in the coming weeks…

I need a hero

January 17, 2017

To effectively roll out their new brand across over 70 countries, Pearson need employees in each corner of the globe to take their new brand and bring it to life in inspiring and engaging ways. We were tasked with creating an award, to be presented as a thank you, to the brand heroes who are going the extra mile during the roll out. Our design for the award is a wooden figure representing the people at the heart of Pearson. It uses the brand patterns and colours in a playful way, creating an award that’s completely personal and unique to Pearson. 100 of the ‘brand hero’ awards have been hand crafted and turned from sustainable beech by our partners, Studio I Am.

The gift of beauty

December 20, 2016

One of Britain’s greatest beauty brands, Liz Earle creates luxurious skincare that harnesses the power of nature. In creating the beautiful packaging designs for their new Christmas gifts, we’ve captured the spirit of Christmas past and tipped the nod to the brand’s natural ingredients, by showing the traditional ritual of a family crafting their festive wreaths together at the kitchen table. It’s an evocative scene for a fine collection of must-have gifts that will no doubt be finding their way onto our Christmas list for Santa.

With grooming gifts for everyone from the smooth-skinned to the bearded, No7’s eclectic new General Store range is full of perfect presents for those tricky-to-buy-for fellows in your life. We’ve created the packaging for the whole gift and accessory range, tapping into those timeless values of quality and craftsmanship. The result? A good-looking collection that will set moustaches a-twirling all over the land.

Wizard works its magic

December 2, 2016

With an ambitious mission to build a bilingual nation, Wizard is the world’s largest chain of language schools, teaching more than 380,000 students in 1,200 schools. They asked us to create a new visual identity that would capture their strength and commitment to learning, and give their famous eagle icon a dynamic new look. Our solution launched last month, across everything from Wizard’s communications and school environments to their digital experiences and forthcoming campaigns. There’s even a new school for youngsters, WizKids, which we’ve named and branded. Since launch Wizard has signed contracts for 44 new schools, far exceeding the projected 15. We can’t wait to see this eagle spread its wings…

For all of us coffeeholics at Together, the launch of Caffè Nero’s special edition Christmas coffee cup is a cue that it’s definitely time to embrace the festive season. Our illustration depicts a beautifully Christmassy street scene with a happy huddle of friends enjoying a coffee – no doubt to fuel a fun-filled shopping extravaganza. All of which means it must be time for us to grab ourselves a cinnamon-laced coffee and head out there to join the festive crowds.

Illustration by Niki Fisher

We are delighted to share the news that Together and Pearson have scooped a whopping FIVE awards at the Transform North America Brand Awards in New York, winning in all of the four categories that were entered. Winning golds for Best Use of Visual Property, Best Brand Evolution, Best Visual Identity from the Education Sector, and silver for Best Internal Communication During a Brand Development Project. On top of that, we won a super-sized gold trophy for Best Overall Visual Identity which was selected amongst all the winners!

We couldn’t be more proud and excited … but we may need a bigger suitcase to get these on the plane home!

Design Week Vox Pops

August 8, 2016

Which brand would you like to see open a restaurant?

As a new dad, visiting a café has taken on a whole new meaning. Gone are the days of it being a chance to sit back and watch the world go by, in favour of it being a pit stop to neck a cup of rocket fuel to see me through the morning. With this in mind I can’t think of a better brand to open a cafe than NASA. What better way to kick yourself out of your morning slumber than a double espresso in zero gravity? I can’t help thinking there could be trademarking issues with NASAcafé though.

Paddy Carey, senior designer

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