Branding

We’ve been too busy to post any new stuff to the blog lately, but we wanted to share these nice new business card designs for studio-98, a contemporary candid wedding (and event) photography studio in the Northwest. Not coincidentally, we’re also working on their new website that we hope to share with you soon....

We’ve been passing out Smells Like Pop buttons all this week at MusicFest NW. And, guess what? We just learned that the “musical toot” logo we designed for SLP is going to be featured in the next Logo Lounge anthology of logos! This is one of the primo hardcover collections of branding designs. Woot! Toot!...

We just designed these groovy (and loud) business cards for Smells Like Pop, an on-line music magazine with “music news, opinion, blather and snark.” The writers of SLP (of which I myself am one!) are for the most part all “Pops” (or at least old enough to smell like a pop) and hail from up and down the West Coast. You can read some reviews, editorials and features at smellslikepop.com...

We recently had the pleasure of creating new branding for Distillery Row, a guild of six distilleries all operating in the Southeast Industrial District of Portland. The distilleries, Integrity Spirits, House Spirits, New Deal Distillery, Deco Distilling, Stone Barn Brandyworks and Highball Distillery are all known locally and many nationally for creating premium hand-crafted spirits. We know because we've tried them all, and they're all delicious! [gallery link="file" columns="5"] Because of their history in the neighborhood and the old-school way in which they create their products, we decided to reflect those aspects of the Row and create a logo with a retro-industrial...

Here's a fun poster we just did for the Pearl District’s Claus and Paws holiday benefit event for Dove Lewis. If you have a dog or cat, or even something more exotic please bring your little friend down to Lexidog Pearl on Sunday, December 5th from 11AM to 3PM and have their picture taken with Santa Claus. Yes, that's where the name came from. Did you think that it was the exciting story of a cranky cat who drinks too much and a seemingly dim-witted, but actually quite intelligent dog who work as extra Christmas help in the Pearl District,...

Full-color postcard for the Laurelhurst Winter Bazaar, a benefit event for the Laurelhurst School. Want to enjoy some family fun (live music, horse-drawn wagon rides and fresh-baked goodies) and purchase some very Portland-y (all local) arts and crafts for everyone on your Holiday shopping list? Then get thee to the Winter Bazaar!...

Logo and business cards for new internet television site, Open Affairs that will examine transparency in all aspects of technology, government and healthcare. The red "person" is a combination of the O and the A of the name and also symbolizes a transmission tower broadcasting to the world and (if you squint really hard), a keyhole for unlocking previously hidden information....

This is a new logo we just completed for Wendy J. Communications, a small marketing firm that specializes in writing, editing and presentation services for Passive Investment Advisors. The logo mark works on 3 levels (and maybe more): The concentric circles create the two "C"s of "Cook Communications", the triangle space is a pencil tip with the type completing the shaft, and it's also a target with an arrow hitting the bull's eye. The typeface? Archer, of course. We’re also working on a cool new Wordpress-based website for this business that is launching soon!...

We just revised the branding for Peter Champ, a Portland area realtor and long-time supporter of DBD+A. The updated brand is punchier (Pete was once an amateur boxer), greener (he's Earth Advantage S.T.A.R. certified and a Trade Partner with the Energy Trust of Oregon), and just plain cooler (Pete's very cool for a Brit). Now we just have to update his website to match! See the previous version of his logo here....

We created new branding for the North of Lovejoy neighborhood in the Pearl District a few months ago to help promote shopping and dining in the area, now dubbed NOLO. Unfortunately, construction for new streetcar lines is threatening to disrupt the normal flow of business in the area. The Pearl District Business Association asked us to create a campaign for posters, banners and other signage to let visitors know that the area is still "open for business." So, we came up with NOLO is OPEN which you will start seeing around the North of Lovejoy area in business windows, streetcar...

Hot off the presses: new logos and business cards for local pet accessory company, muffinhead. This new Portland start-up is making coats for dogs from recycled people clothing, creating one-of-kind jackets that are as stylish as they are sustainable. The logo-type is a fun combination of silliness and seriousness, nicely reflecting the sensibilities of this new company. Stay tuned, as their website will be debuting soon! ...