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It’s a Bing Thing!

July 18, 2017

With its fun filled cast that celebrates the joys and chaos of toddler life, Bing is fast becoming a firm TV time favourite with toddlers and parents alike.

Working with the shows producers Acamar, we have created the new Bing Style Guide, designed to help licensees create exciting product ranges as the show continues to grow. New graphic assets and patterns are designed around core themes from Bing’s world. These themed areas and their associated assets become perfect springboards for licensees to get creative with their designs. We even enourage a little design chaos – an extra splish splash, sparkle or bursting bubble never goes amiss in Bing’s tactile and messy world.

And the winner is…

June 15, 2017

We were shortlisted for four Drum Design awards and we have won first place for all four nominations! Not a bad start to the month. Take a peek at the categories:

Illustration – Caffè Nero Christmas cups
Retail/Pop-up design – EAT 17 branding
Packaging – Fortnum & Mason Easter Collection
Self-promotion – Perfectly Put Together

Not only that, we have also picked up first place in packaging design (confectionery and snacks) for our Fortnum & Mason Easter Collection work at the FAB Awards!

Thank you for all your support, we are so pleased with our five latest awards. Just look at our happy faces.

Keep cool this summer

May 24, 2017

Caffè Nero is back with a new selection of iced drinks to keep you cool this summer – whether you are indulging with a Frappé Crème or Iced Coffee or getting fruity with a Fruit Booster.

The newest edition to the range, Shaken, offers a guilt free option with fewer calories and a little more theatre as these drinks are shaken by hand, cocktail style, in front of your very eyes. Once again this year, we’ve created the designs across the marketing, relating typography and illustration to each of the drinks.

Dom Bosco is an education brand that has been operating in Brazil for 55 years. As a  ‘Sistema de Ensino’ it provides content, books and training for teachers, as well as marketing and media support for over 600 independent schools. The new visual identity has been designed to reflect Dom Bosco’s core belief that ‘working together makes us better’. Schools are stronger through their partnership with Dom Bosco and are able to improve and enhance teacher pupil relationships at their schools. The new logo conveys inclusiveness, smart play, intuitiveness, constructiveness and personalisation – ‘a system built around you’.

Out of this World

May 4, 2017

The new Prix Pictet book, Space, has landed. It represents the 7th cycle in the fine art photography prize which began in 2008 with Water. Together has designed all seven books. Within these publications, Prix Pictet harnesses and celebrates the power of photography drawing attention to issues of sustainability. In this edition, subjects such as overpopulation, pollution and territorial disputes are depicted through images selected from over 700 artist portfolios. The award ceremony and exhibition of shortlisted artists will be held at the V&A Museum with Honorary President, Kofi Annan, presenting.

Buon appetito!

May 2, 2017

Our delicious packaging designs for Caffè Nero have just landed in their shops.

With an abundance of choice on the high street and more specialists selling fresher food on the go at competitive prices, the dynamics of the market have changed and Caffè Nero needed to leap ahead to maximise their opportunity.

Emphasising the quality of ingredients in the new range was at the core of the packaging brief, as well as turning up the volume on freshness cues.

We created colourful ingredient-led illustrations for use across the range which not only bring the freshness of the products to life, but also celebrate the artisan quality at the heart of the Caffè Nero brand. Protein colour coding brings the range together and supports easy navigation in-store for the customers.

So what are you waiting for? Grab a bite with your coffee next time!

Our latest collection of stamps for Royal Mail, Racehorse Legends, features eight champion horses that achieved their greatest wins on UK race courses over the last six decades. Only eight legends? You may ask. Royal Mail, Great British Racing and Racing Post spent plenty of time selecting the ones that truly merit the title! From Frankel to Estimate, you’ll sure find the one closest to your heart.

We commissioned original paintings from Michael Heslop of four flat racers and four national hunt horses captured in action during the course of their iconic wins including Desert Orchid winning the Cheltenham Gold Cup in 1989. This Special issue also includes The Presentation Pack, First Day Covers and Hand Stamps.

Pop-up Pearson

March 27, 2017

With an increasing number of events happening regularly up and down the country, Pearson approached us with the task of improving the pop-up banner, their go-to vehicle for displaying branded messaging on the move.

Say hello to our solution: the Pearson Brand in a Box. This flexible, bespoke, pop-up unit can be set up in a number of ways, allowing staff to tailor their displays to different audiences at a variety of events. As well as a frame for branded messaging, the pegboard panels, shelves and the box itself, provide ready made surfaces to display Pearson’s wide array of products and merchandise. After each event all panels and fixtures can be neatly packed down into the box; all ready to hit the road for the next event!

Designed in collaboration with Norton Allison and produced by Exib, the boxes were expertly crafted and finished to perfection. In fact the results have been so well received that we have since created accompanying guidelines so that the box can be recreated at other Pearson locations around the globe. So keep your eyes peeled for a Pearson pop-up near you!

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.