We Like It Wednesday #3
A third #WLIW in a row post officially makes this the longest running series weâ€™ve ever managed on the blog… Oh ye of little faith, you didnâ€™t think weâ€™d make it this far, did you?
We like teaching â€“Â The Manchester COllege
@AHOYStudio @Rick_Raby #branding #graphicdesign – Ahoy launch their live brief for 1st years pic.twitter.com/KNTmcQVsxw
— TMC_GdA FD BA (@BAFD_GdA) February 26, 2016
Starting with a personal one, last week DaveÂ and IÂ visited the Manchester College to set a brief forÂ the first year FdA students. Manchester CollegeÂ was where I started my Graphic Design education five years ago, so it was good to go and putÂ something back into the course that I got such a great deal out of, as well as being a nice nostalgia trip and excuse to have a nosey around.
We like branding â€“ VSCO ‘HUMAN’Â IDENTITY
The start of the year always ushers in a swathe of rebrands, refreshes and updates that the design community loves nothing more to analyse and critique. Whether itâ€™s DesignStudioâ€™s colourful update to the Premier League, Wolff Ollinsâ€™ always connected rebrand of The Met, or the in-house created update to Uber â€“ theyâ€™ve been coming thick and fast, all laden with their own critics and controversy. But you know what they say, if youâ€™ve not got anything bad to say â€“ no wait thatâ€™s not rightâ€¦
One rebrand has managed to sneak under the radar, though… VSCO released its new identity into the world at the end of January and thereâ€™s been no passive aggressive tweets, no retaliation articles, nothing.
The new identity brings in a new experimental and witty visual language for VSCO thatâ€™s been followed up with an 8 part research journal that, for once, doesnâ€™t read like a post rationalised jumble of adjectives… A welcome change of pace, I’m sure you’ll agree.
We like fashion â€“ SIZE? ANNUAL
Whether you call them trainers or sneakers, weâ€™ve got a bit of a history and culture of, shall we say “colourful” footwear in the studio. Brand allegiances have been pledged and the battle lines of Nike vs. Adidas have been drawn. It’s a good thing, then that Size? have just released their 2015 footwear annual to give everyone a glimpse at what they could have copped and most of them arenâ€™t Yeezysâ€¦ You can download it rightÂ here.
Thatâ€™s it for another week of #WLIW. Three weeks, three different authors…Â Weâ€™ll get the straws ready for next weekâ€¦