Studio Iknoki is an Italy based design studio by Christian Jugovac and Francesco Greguol. They’ve done some great work, but I’m nuts for the work they did for “Acqua e Territorio”, an exhibition and the conference curated by Latitude Platform. I love this very stripped-down style.
They have more of their work on Behance.
RTL Nieuws is The Netherlands’ leading commercial news network, and it recently received a redesign by Mark Porter Associates, Smörgåsbord studio, and John Beckers, with on-air visuals by Universal Everything.
The redesign touches every aspect of the organization, from their digital platforms to the audio soundtrack. Overall, it’s really well done. The branding is very minimal and uses bold typography, iconography and colors to tell the story. The typeface used in the redesign is a customer version of Grafik by Commerical Type. The simple aesthetic really shines on live broadcasts where you don’t get distracted with a ton of visual info. The focus remains on the presenters and the information being communicated.
The excellent case study video above does a great job of showing off the new identity.
Here is another small design studio based out of London, that’s producing amazing work. Socio’s work is simply stunning. Not a single piece is subpar, and the level of detail that went into every project is astonishing.
This is the kind of work that you look at and makes you think “man, I suck!”. It definitely made me feel that way, dammit! But that’s a good thing. I think every once in awhile we all need someone or something to let us think that we suck. It motivates.