Our answer for this version followed the sound and we took away the textures, the images and the sleeve notes leaving only the songs.
Concert photos © Verity Gray
Although there was a primary logo for MPA The Concrete Centre, we identified that their audience still responded to their old ‘C’ logo which was seen to better reflect what they do. Based on this information we developed a logo variant which harked back to the old days. This variant would be used as the Avatar across all their social media platforms.
The brief was to align the event with the forward-thinking community project, the only real restrictions being we had to incorporate the full name of the event, ‘Cafe Concrete at Coin Street’, within the logo and use the colour-theme of the event, which was to be ‘black and white, with a splash of orange’ (this was a directive from the architect leading the project).
Our answer was to start with a reference to the venue by creating a block pattern based on the outside structure of the building and the shapes from its orange façade, while the bold, clear shape of the logo was derived from the brutalism usually associated with concrete architecture.
The launch of Iron & Rose, a new, local, independent wine merchant.
The name is inspired by the smell and taste of ‘Barolo’, an Italian wine: “Wine produced in the northern Italian region of Piedmont vineyards must be located on hillsides.
The wines they sell are all sourced from organically and bio-dynamically farmed vineyards, winemakers who keep their product pure, but above all the focus is on wines that taste good, are authentic and speak of the people and places that made them. As well as wines, other products on sale, such as teas and coffees, are sourced in the same way: from plantations with the same ethics and approach.
They wanted an identity with an independent feel, earthy, rural, stripped back — to be as environmentally sensitive as possible to match their values: Organic, Sustainable, Ethical, Natural, Biodynamic, Integrated Agriculture. Even the bank they chose prides itself on history, values and ethics.