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Aspall have been making Cyder in Suffolk for eight generations, and in the face of increased competition in both the Cyder and Vinegar categories, approached NB to help reinvigorate and re-craft the Aspall brand identity. The new identity features across the full Cyder packaging range – both on and off trade – together with the website, point of sale and livery. With a rich history to explore, the early stages of the project focused on identifying brand assets that connect the visual identity with the past. This meant delving into the bottomless Aspall archive, blowing dust off of old documents and records and uncovering old marks, motifs, and photographs.

With a number of the new-to-market cider products habitually ‘inventing’ heritage stories, the focus of this exercise was to identify assets that capture the unique quirks and eccentricities of a three-century-old family business, and of the family members themselves. The overall result is very sensitive to Aspall’s history and heritage. The redesign emphasises the authenticity of the Aspall brand and products with robust underlying principles that create the platform for future cyder variants, the Aspall vinegar range and new products in both categories. Designed by NB Studio.

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With the Blossa heritage it was important to create a design that caputures the Blossa brand and makes it easy for consumers to recongnise the bottle. At the same time we wanted to communicate that Blossa Frisk is a whole new product with a taste that differs a bit from the traditional glögg range.

Scandinavian Design Lab designed a bottle that captivates the light and brightness of summer, communicating the fresh taste of elderflower and citrus – but keeping the cosy feel of Christmas by adding a traditional pattern and using the original Blossa bottle. The result is a new Blossa, in a recongnizable costume, with a feel of Christmas and summer at the same time.

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Hawksdrift are boutique producers of premium, hand crafted wines from Marlborough, New Zealand. The hawk effortlessly glides above Hawksdrift’s vineyards and inspires the grape grower as he tends to the vines in solitude. Whilst briefing us, David Tyney, Winemaker, identified that their wines were being praised by distributors, but they were reluctant to stock them because their original packaging was ineffective. Cornershop‘s goal was to add value by repositioning the brand; to appeal to a sophisticated, young professional consumer, increase distribution and sell at A$36.99 rrp.
After carrying out research,Cornershop discovered that there are many ‘hawk’ and ‘eagle’ brands and labels in NZ, Australia and other parts of the globe. To tell Hawksdrift’s unique story and stand out from the crowd, we developed a contemporary solution inspired by the hawks unique characteristic; its striped markings and feathers. The parallel pattern also subtly references rows of vines from a bird’s-eye view. This pattern is finished in a Gun Metal foil on uncoated, textured label paper. Cigar bands printed in a metallic ink and finished with a tinted spot gloss varnish add to the premium statement. This attention to detail not only reflects the quality of the wine, but is a testament to the grape growers/winemakers craft.

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Mi (More Independent) is a Government-funded initiative that is being piloted across four UK regions. Using technology, the programme is designed to encourage people to take charge of their health, lifestyle and wellbeing, enabling them to feel safer and live more independently.

Uniform was briefed to develop a new brand for the initiative, including stakeholder engagement, research and insight, naming, brand strategy and activation. As the initiative was funded through the Technology Strategy Board, Uniform had to protect any intellectual property created in the project, including the brand mark.

With many partners involved in the process, all offering varying products and services, simplicity was imperative. It was also essential from the outset to create a flexible approach – including brand assets that can be used to depict various scenarios and create strong messaging, without becoming stale.

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Direct mail campaign for the Stow Brothers, Walthamstow’s premium estate agent. Illustration, and copywriting by Build. Highlighting the Walthamstow Wetlands Project which has recently been given the go ahead, Build turned a very high profile piece of local news into a beautiful, effective direct mail campaign for the Stow Brothers. Each of the four mailers features a different bird that will inhabit the newly developed wetlands area.

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