Archive for February, 2010

Bourne Agency Branding

We have recently collaborated with digital agency Bourne on the design and application of their new identity, brand guidelines and various printed collateral. Bourne is a digital agency based in Glasgow, London and New York and works with a variety of blue-chip clients. Find out more about the identity work here.



Anyone who’s spoken to Bas, or visited his website, in the last three years will be intimately familiar with the phrase ‘coming soon’. For that’s exactly what he has promised ever since he took down for minor adjustments in 2007. A promise he reiterated with confidence in 2008 and increasing desperation in 2009.

But as we begin a new decade, Bas has finally bowed to public demand (and my intermittent whining) and reached a tipping point where it had become a sort of necessity to share some work with the world. Work that is now just a click, not a vague promise, away.

For those of you who will miss the good old days of splash, we’ve gathered together a choice selection of the bon mots with which Baster diverted us for the last 1039 days.

Felix Lobelius

Friend and former colleague Felix Lobelius has recently returned to Sydney and has updated his site with lots of lovely new work completed over the last year whilst working at There. An all round good guy and a fantastic selection of work for someone who is only a year out of school. If your looking for a designer based in Sydney I recommend looking him up.


Finally getting back in to the BKMD series of posts and theres not a better way to start than the fantastic work and lovely website of Sweden based agency Chevychase. Well worth a good look through. Great name as well.

Status Volume 1

We received a lovely copy of new book Status – Volume I;  a lavishly designed compilation of inspiring, funny, say-what status messages from both sides of the Atlantic. Designed by Dynamo in Montreal they collected the best of the best, edited, and designed this one-of-a-kind, 88-page status bible in hopes of inspiring you and online networking socialites everywhere to start writing status messages worth reading. Check it out and buy a copy here. Thanks to Alex for sending us the complimentary copy.

Project Update – Fraher Architects

We have just recently completed the first stage of a rebranding exercise for new startup architecture partnership Fraher, based in London. We have just received some very nice foiled business cards back from our supplier using a rather dashing fuschia metallic and gloss white foil combination on dark grey/digital white GF Smith colourplan. Find out more about the project here.

Effektive. Graphic Design & Communication

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BKMD (Bookmarked) is a new series of posts we have started. If your anything like us (and we know you are!) you'll have hundreds of great designers, agencies, illustrators and photographers sites bookmarked and its hard to remember them all. So in a bid to revisit some great sites we have decided to start re-posting all of our lost boomarks to create a visual reference of what made us bookmark them in the first place. Search the for BKMD posts using the filter drop down menu below. If you have any sites you think should be BKMD'D then email

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