The Brooklyn International Performance Art Festival needed a new logo. They wanted to convert their old type-driven logo to something that expresses the main notion of performance art- “it is with a human body , expressing a concept through actions in space”. It had to be inspirational, new, confident, professional, and identifiable. It had to represent the massive growth of performance art in Brooklyn overflowing into a performance festival.
The solid letter “B” denotes the performance space and the burst suggests the sense of action and the energy that flows outward from within that space. It acquires the dynamism that performance art is imbued with. The new branding maintains a link with the older logo by using the latter’s color and the typographic family.
Logo for Indian fashion designer Abhishek Gupta. The mark is inspired from the designer’s work which consists of a lot of handwork and traditional Indian weaving techniques mixed with modern designs. Also serving as inspiration is the interior of the store that is replete with a lot of fine line work of metal exuding a minimal and classy look. The interwoven letters of the modified typeface stands apart in the crowd of straight, untouched and uppercase type-based fashion labels.
The India Shelter Finance Corporation (ISFC) is a fairly new micro finance company in India. Their main aim is to provide loans to people from the unorganized sector of the Indian economy (which is fairly large). The loans were to help them build new homes for themselves or extend their existing homes with new constructions.
The unique feature of this sector is that most of the people do not have formal papers of employment or a regular paycheck even though they may be engaged in some profession or the other. What makes communicating to them more challenging is that most of them are illiterate or barely educated. They do not usually read newspapers and most of the alphabet that they can read is their own vernacular or Latin numbers. The brief given to Green Goose Design for the branding was simple- it had to communicate to this section of professionals that this was a company that gives loans to make houses and all promotional material had to ingrain this idea in as little time as possible.
The bricks placed on top of each other in an ascending order denotes the act of constructing, giving the whole logo dynamism while keeping it recognizable and familiar. The red dot signifies the “bindi” that most Indian women wear, hinting at the power of the Indian woman in the house in making decisions regarding loans and other money matters. The Hindi version of the logo is referred to as the “customer facing identity” and is the logo that is mostly used for all promotional purposes. All promotions depend on very few words, simple layout and to-the-point marketing. Building brand recognition compliments the process of building trust among the people with their services.
Pau Wow is the shoe label by designer Pia Pauro. Designed to be elegant party wear with the sensibility of Boho chic, her shoes carry her personality prominently. The logo accentuates the whimsical nature of the brand by using type that is intertwined with a shoe that characterizes the boldness of the entire line on offer.
Rock A Bella, a new fashion boutique, catering to the fashionable ‘young’ women of New Delhi, opened up recently. Through Green Goose studio, I did the branding and all further applications. The store reflects the vision of its owner who has a taste for the vintage and the bohemian- chic with a bit of edge and mildly whimsical at the same time. The entire branding exercise included package design, indulgent illustrations and quirky combinations to bring the whole thing alive.
Collateral includes the usual suspects- business cards, letterheads, envelopes, folders, stickers, cd labels, cd covers, shopping bags, garment bags, hang tags, labels, coasters, bill-books, etc. Watch this space for update on more pictures and other related stuff.
Logo and packaging design for a new line of packaged meat products by market veterans Golden Platter aiming at a specific ethnic community. There were important considerations taken into account about what icons and colors would be acceptable and to not offend any cultural sensibilities with the design. Completed in March 2008 at Stark Design NY.
Museumoto is a museum for motorcycles and motorcycle culture. A comprehensive identity system and a brand book were devised for this museum. In the logo, the more traditional spokes exist in a modern rendition that evokes nostalgia while looking towards the future- everything about the logo highlights movement.
There is attention to every little detail- the brandbook is the size of an average motorcycle owner’s manual; the application of the logo and visual language throughout the museum; the colors to supplement the main identity; the merchandise; etc- everything has been well thought out and ready to go to press!
Before coming up with the final logo, obviously there had been a large scale exploration that began with the stereotypical classical imagery that the museum aims to move away from. The naming exercise was intense and finally it was derived from the shortened names for museum and motorcycles used rarely in common parlance- museu and moto respectively.
The branding project was for the 2016 Olympics to be hypothetically held in the city of Madrid, Spain (unfortunately, Spain lost the bid). Special event icons and a unique three-in-one poster were part of the collateral developed for the event. The inspiration of the main logo came from the virility and strength associated with bullfighting (without glorifying the gory cruelty to the bulls) of Madrid with the cubism of a native of Madrid, Picasso. Being a true world sporting event, the logo had to show power, movement and glory. Hidden in the form, if you look closely, you can see an “M” buried in the bull! The different triangular planes in the logo allow a lot of versatility in how to use it in various applications- print, web or TV.
The name of the design magazine was conceived as a playful contrast to the emphasis on beauty in design and as a statement to the volatility of a design’s acceptance. The ‘g’ in the logo has been given a living character where the eyes and mouth can change their expressions- particularly helpful in interactive applications- and even in print to a large extent. Looks great on a t-shirt too!
The logo, developed for a new brand of leather products in India, had to be young, unisex and have a strong presence when it was embossed on leather. This was designed during my first design internship, months before I went to design school.