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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.

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.