Many organisations we work with, require websites to be aimed primarily at audiences viewing on a desktop machines. Seems fair enough. Desktop still has a greater market share compared to mobile and tablet (57% / 37% / 6%) (statcounter) and a significant proportion of audiences are business users. But is that the whole story? 57% of users say... Continue Reading →
No school wants to appear out of touch and oblivious to worldly change. And, no school should. But must they chase the most current modes and trends in colour, typography, pattern and messaging for example? Obviously not. Some schools have existed for hundreds of years and survived precisely because they have maintained their standards, values... Continue Reading →
To create cut through with lasting resonance advertising and campaigns need a strong and well thought through concept linked to the core idea of the brand.
So what’s all this fuss about branding then? Branding is often treated with suspicion sometimes characterised as vacuous and superficial. And there is no doubt, branding done well is a great skill and often involves creating clever illusions. This is both it’s glory and it’s sorrow. But any brand that is going to be truly... Continue Reading →
An early sketch of the last phase of the logo marque development, part of the branding project we undertook for Altus Ltd, based in Bath. Teasing out the nuances of an organisation and boiling them back to a collection of marks which capture the essence are at the nub of what we do. A logo marque... Continue Reading →
This month sees the launch of the new Monkton Combe School advertising campaign Ice House Design have created. School advertising historically has largely tended to be a few smiling, attractive kids depicted in pleasant surroundings. Okay, but when ads need cut through and show the individuality of the institution (which they should), a more creative approach should be taken. The proposition... Continue Reading →
Delivered this morning the new Altus business cards for the group. 700gsm, duplexed, uncoated, debossed and foiled. Understated, elegant and really rather nice.
This week we've been appointed to work with the world famous Bath Abbey on their interpretation project. The Abbey is one of the most popular places in the South West with over 350,000 visitors per year. Clearly, the Abbey is most importantly a church and a place of worship. Our task is to achieve the... Continue Reading →