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This article was published on July 23, 2012

    Designers: Here’s an example of branding done right

    Designers: Here’s an example of branding done right
    Harrison Weber
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    Harrison Weber

    Harrison Weber is TNW's Features Editor in NYC. Part writer, part designer. Stay in touch: Twitter @harrisonweber, Google+ and Email. Harrison Weber is TNW's Features Editor in NYC. Part writer, part designer. Stay in touch: Twitter @harrisonweber, Google+ and Email.

    Just like the tech scene, the design industry has plenty of buzzwords that begin as meaningful terms, and end up becoming so misused that they ultimately lose purpose. The term branding is just about at that point, where it has mistakenly been used to describe a simple logo design instead of a comprehensive identity or multifaceted personality (think: logo, tagline, graphics, shapes, colors, etc) for your company.

    With this in mind, I recently came across Hovercraft, a “multi-disciplinary design studio” based out of Portland, OR, and its work with a local restaurant by the name of Riffle NW.

    At first look, upon loading the project page through Behance, you’ll see a simple circular logo and tagline, but as you move through the entire job, it unfolds into something much more complex.

    The thing is, comprehensive brands are everywhere, but the way this one was only just recently created from scratch, but still manages to feel timeless, classy and original, makes Hovercraft‘s work a great example of branding done right.

    See everything via the link below:

    ➤ Riffle NW branding