This new ‘F’ trademark for Il-Fajsu Co Ltd. takes its form from the assortment of steel shapes that the company supplies. The identity was commissioned as a result of evolution in Fajsu’s business and benefits from uniqueness, attention value, holding power and description. We hope the new mark will enjoy the longevity of the identity it replaces.
Our pro bono, identity work for Birdlife Malta picked up the Gold Award at Hiiibrand 2010, from 4,136 world-wide entries. The judging panel for this contest included some of the world’s most respected practitioners of corporate identity and branding – including: Wally Olins of Saffron Brand Consultants, Joe Duffy of Duffy & Partners, Boris Ljubicic of Studio International, Min Wang (The Dean of CAFA Design School in China), Tommy Li of Tommy Li Design Workshop, Bart Crosby of Crosby Associates and last but not least Cristian Kit Paul of Brandient.
Logos designed by Bulldog for Birdlife and Transactium both feature in the 2009 edition of the World Logo Design Annual, after being selected from over 1,885 worldwide entries.
The annual showcases 192 winning entries in a substantial, hard bound volume of exceptional quality, printed on Sappi acclaimed papers by Fontegrafica.
Financial consultant – Marc Vella Bonanno asked Bulldog to craft a graphic symbol and business stationery that is authoritative and reassuring, with a wide appeal. The symbol is a monogram formed by Marc’s initials and is supported by a spirograph pattern that echoes the kind of graphics associated with bank notes. A restrained design, foil blocking and premium paper stock all add to the elegance and refinement of this stationery.
I was thinking that it’s been a while since I’ve posted some logos. Here are 3 new ones that we recently completed.
The first is a monogram for financial consultant, Mark Vella Bonanno. It is formed from his initials – MVB.
Gestalt Psychotherapist – Linda Åklundh approached us to create a new identity that would communicate the benefits of her new ‘business coaching’ venture. Our solution was to develop a composition of stick figures – working in harmony towards a shared goal. At the same time, the new symbol suggests the Swedish letter Å.
Of the 3, my personal favourite is a proposed symbol for the European Bully Kennel Club. It is created from 5 kennel symbols arranged in such a way that they also suggest a 5 pointed star. The identity needed to be versatile and legible, as it would also be used in conjunction with other graphic components – at various sizes.
Unfortunately, Malta has developed a shameful reputation around Europe for the illegal hunting of birds and each year hundreds of migrating birds are systematically slaughtered. The island is a vital stepping-stone for birds on their exhausting journey northwards, hence this is not just an issue for Malta – effectively, the conservation efforts of many European countries are being hampered.
After 20 years in Malta, Cheri – an Irish hair stylist, retains strong feelings for her homeland. She asked Bulldog to create an identity that would suggest her place of birth as well as her trade. From a purely practical point of view, the identity needed to work across a whole host of ancillary applications such as towels, signage, salon interiors and stationery.
Our solution was to create an image immediately associated with hairdressing; that is also visual shorthand for Cheri’s nationality.