New website designed and developed for Identity Press containing a beautiful collection of print work by various design studios (Ico, Marque, Spin, Design Assembly, Spring, Designwerk, Mulberry in-house, Powell Allen, etc).
280 High Holborn — Marketing literature
280 High Holborn is an residential development in Central London. The theme of high specification carries through into the marketing materials.
This large-format brochure was printed on PhoeniXmotion Xenon and features a number of finer details, including a short cover in Colourplan Real Grey with a Sandgrain emboss, laser-cut numerals and green thread-sewn binding.
Designed by Spin (spin.co.uk)
Heron Tower — Marketing literature
Heron Tower is a newly-built, state-of-the-art commercial tower in the City of London. The marketing materials reflect the scale and ambition of the project.
The book is case-bound with a metallic stock and is housed in a bespoke wrapped box, which features a matching lining paper and marker ribbon. The print remit involved large-scale full-colour work, consistent solids across a variety of stocks and typographic details in holographic foil.
Designed by ico Design (icodesign.com)
Lascivious Lingerie — Spring/Summer 07 lookbook
Lascivious produce exquisite handmade lingerie. Attention to detail is the brand’s key quality, which naturally translates into design and print.
The saddle-stitched book is an intriguing combination of tactile paper stocks, short pages and an oversized cover. A mixture of black and white and colour photographs are printed on Naturalis Absolute White Smooth.
Designed by Marque (marquecreative.com)
McDonald’s Colour Code Guidelines
As part of a major change in strategy, McDonald’s introduced a new colour directive, illustrated beautifully in this comprehensive guidelines kit.
The format, as with most guidelines documents, is an updatable binder. However, this one features a magnetic closure and a cover bound in custom-dyed cloth. Other special features include clear, white and yellow foil blocking throughout, a throw-out contents page and a routed foam panel to carry a selection of interior material samples.
Designed by Morse Studio (morsestudio.com)
Mulberry Autumn/Winter 11 invitation
Mulberry may have roots embedded in English heritage, but the brand is truly progressive. This invitation shook the preconceptions of accepted formats.
Packaged in a black covered box with a slip lid, this invitation is quite an elaborate piece of hand-finished paper engineering. The only way to describe it is as a ‘fortune-teller’ format, where the corners unfold to reveal the various details of the event. The finely-detailed artwork is produced in a combination of foil blocking in metallic gold and screen-printed white on black uncoated stock.
Designed by Mulberry in-house design team
Osman Yousefzada Spring/Summer 12 lookbook
Afghan-British fashion designer, Osman Yousefzada, is British fashion’s best- kept secret. Like his work, this book is simple, crafted but attention-grabbing.
Full-page images, image textures and solids are printed on Naturalis, and the loose sheets are scored and collated as an A3 format magazine.
Designed by Spring
Panthalassa — Marketing literature
Panthalassa is a 184 foot luxury super-yacht with interiors by Foster and Partners. The sophisticated marketing materials present her in suitable style.
The case-bound book is wrapped in Winter & Company’s Napura Khepra Madera, a wood-textured cover material, while their Papvr stock in pale blue was used for the end papers. The text stock is Mohawk Superfine Ultrawhite Eggshell. Other finishing details include an extremely delicate foil blocking in metallic blue, an Astralux slip sleeve and internal short pages.
Designed by Powell Allen (powellallen.com)
Design Assembly — 3
Design Assembly was a challenging online design forum. This printed archive celebrates their third and final year in action.
The book comprises three different-sized volumes, glued together as one book. The three constituent parts each have a different binding method: Centre-sewn, PUR-bound (Polyurethane reactive glue) and naked-bound (without a hard cover). The combination of single-colour and full-colour print is complemented by foil blocked detailing in a gunmetal finish.
Designed by Matt Judge (madebyassembly.com)
Design Museum — Wim Crouwel retrospective invitation
Identity were the official printers of the Design Museum’s highly anticipated Wim Crouwel retrospective in 2011.
The invitation comprised a triplexed Colorplan board, a large-scale foil blocking in silver and a wraparound dust jacket, also in Colorplan.
Designed by Spin (spin.co.uk)
UEFA Champions League — Brand Guidelines
The official UEFA Champions League brand guidelines has become the benchmark for best practice within the sports marketing industry.
Two hardback books are housed in hinged slip cases, which are wrapped in Perigrina Majestic, lined with suede and finished with silver ribbons, glued in under the lining. Incorporated within the books is a football-shaped USB device, which sits in a kiss-cut recess in the double thickness cover board, and a folded A1 poster in a pocket. The print includes silver litho and silver foil blocking.
Designed by Designwerk (designwerk.co.uk)
No additional words from editor because he’s busy…
But I will say thank you to Hugh for taking the time to send all the imagery and text over ;)