a boy named sue

a boy named sue – a multi-brand ecommerce store, offering a collection of socially and eco conscious for one’s sartorial desires. a boy named sue was inspired by a classic johnny cash song who’s father named him sue and faced ridicule his whole life. sue learns his name is to make him tough and strong-willed reflecting the brand’s promise of strong quality aesthetics and personality.

the identity was designed on a system by which it could be effortlessly redefined to create a series of new shapes. much like there is no one singular solution to eco-fashion, the form needed to be dynamic and transitional. the packaging and stationary also follow the system of the visual identity, with bold folds and bright patterns lining the seams, the visuals embrace a refined eclecticism. the website was the final piece of the puzzle, an interactive space that came together as a curated, easy to navigate and intuitive experience.

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la vache!

paying homage to the classic parisian steak & frites la vache! brings forth the parisian bistro culinary staple to hong kong’s restaurant scene.

we were inspired by the french cartoonist jean-jacques sempé’s humorous style and created a playground for him to express his witty la vache! moments: tables, walls, coasters, wine labels, toilet paper…

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cartier

for their 2012 winter jewelry collection cartier came with the challenge to write and create a “catalogue film” based on already existing footage of a baby panther. the film/campaign also had to be activated in social media.
in order to be able to create the story we used cgi to “glue” together the real footage.
we then took each and every frame of the movie and created special hand made, numbered and stamped cartier winter tale cards. we released a number of these winter tale cards for each of the days remaining to christmas and invited people to look for them on the site. if you found one you could claim it on the site and have it sent to you.

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chom chom

vietnamese street culture was the driving force for chom chom, a vietnamese restaurant nestled in hong kong’s soho district. we zeroed in on the most prevalent objects in hanoi’s street life – metal spoons, plastic stools and the flag – and turned them into recognisable symbols.

stencilled advertisements hastily painted on concrete walls became inspiration for chom chom’s typography. the layered and soft, absorbable feel of watercolour across all the visuals reflect the way the food drinks up the sauces it is dipped in, as well as how the cuisine is chopped up then layered back together.

guests at chom chom embed themselves with what is quintessentially vietnamese, transformed into stunning icons of the country’s true self.

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jasmin noir

jasmin noir is a bespoke jewel brand made-to-order for none other than the affluent. each jewel is one of a kind, rare and distinct in its delicate shapes and motifs. the identity, digital presence and its collaterals have idiosyncratic patterns, representing the individuality of each stone.

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la madeleine de proust

a rich series of french confectionary imported from france, la madeleine de proust’s identity is inspired by the unexpected cues encountered throughout everyday live, reigniting forgotten recollections of the past. from that, le madeleine de proust transports you through a whimsical childhood, drawing on memories of french landscapes, artisans and mouth watering confectionary.

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a day with fé

yoga is about awareness and the journey to the final pose, rather than the pose itself. we had to make this tangible and to reflect that each piece was tailored for a specific journey. we arrived at fé: the mindful journey.

the red dot in the collaterals is the point of awareness in both a yogi’s practice and life, representing the distance of the journey, from beginning to end. each collection has a collectable series of city guides, printed in the look-book and on the hangtags. they are accessorized with a bobby pin for a mindful journey. one can also purchase a cardholders, which have the full set of hangtag journeys, covering hong kong, tokyo, new york and more.

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taylor & jones

branding and brand strategy for the british deli store and sausage maker taylors & jones, located in stockholm, sweden. the mission was primarily to create a brand around their fresh sausages. concept: “british butchers. worldly flavors.” – each label represents one sausage, made by flavors from a specific part of the world. on the labels they are literally flying around in their hot air balloon to different parts of the world. one unique label for each sausage. they have 80 flavors in total.

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ddb

every month at ddb, a lunch & learn seminar is introduced to engage industry professionals by inviting an acclaimed figure from the design industry to inspire and influence.
to capture a perspective lecturer we sent a direct mailer with a brain and an apron, characterising the speaker to be a master chef of a ceremony. attendees were sent an edm invitation of a cookbook devoted to the speaker featuring captivating gastronomic meats and ingredients. the books are then stored with a video of the speech located in a library of master chefs.

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yonge piggies

yonge piggies (pronounced “young”, and then “piggies”) brings authentic canadian street meat to hong kong.

with a quality product and a quirky name, we set out to create a lively brand that would capture a witty spin on the street meat concept. the brand is a nod to the retro-style diners of the 50s and 60s, with a modern spin. each hotdog on the menu became a character in the story of yonge piggies. from jalapeno, the spicy hotdog, to beef, the cowboy, we created charismatic pig characters for each unique flavor.

highlighted with trimmings of aluminium, retro red leather details and pinup girls covering the walls, the interior space is designed to combine the friendly atmosphere of an american neighbourhood diner with the in-your-face energy of a contemporary eatery.

branding: substance limited
interior: substance limited in collaboration with nc design & architecture ltd

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