Design Bridge’s radical overhaul of Adnams’ brand identity in 1999 has been followed by the launch this month of two bottled and canned beers: Broadside Original and Suffolk Strong Bitter. The consultancy has extended its identity work across graphics for the new labels and can, and used the Adnams logo in a sweeping curve. Inspiration for the tall, elegant bottle, which also features a branded neck label, apparently came from a 1920s Adnams bottle and a weathered piece of glass found on Southwold beach. ‘It’s one of the most exciting pieces of packaging design our industry has seen,’ enthuses Adnams chairman Simon Loftus.
The Australian energy start-up Edify was founded in 2015 but needed an identity to match its “established success” and wider work network.
The platform has been developed in partnership with software developers and designers EPAM, and will be targeted at children and their families in Europe and Central Asia.
The visual identity — which includes a new golden logo — (almost) leaves out its famous kangeroo as Australia looks to tell other stories.
The funding is in partnership with UKRI, and will award up to £150,000 to projects which “trial ways to implement refill infrastructure”.