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Identity for Speak Out Lancashire

Speak Out Lancashire, part of The Children’s Society and Lancashire Children’s Rights, approached us with a brief for a new identity and a website serving young people in care in the area. This has been a unique opportunity for us to work directly with end users, listening closely to what they want from the website and their ideas about visual language. Here is the simple, bold logo we came up with together, and the new website  is due to be launched in spring 2013. is now live.

Love For Orphans Postcard

Postcard & Certificate for Love For Orphans

Whenever we can, we take on pro bono work for charities and nonprofit organisations. Love For Orphans approached us with the idea of creating a postcard that is to be sold in Tanzania with all profits going towards helping orphans.

Early 90s Style Music Video for Modern Medicine

Modern Medicine – (I Feel Like) A Million Quid from instadesign on Vimeo.

I had a huge amount of fun making this early 90s style music video, from imagining the dodgy Channel 9 style low budget European TV show ‘Muzik Time!!’ and coming up with ridiculously cheesy graphics, to painstakingly mimicking the effect of an old VHS tape that’s been recorded over a few times. Credit to Luke Glover for shooting the video and Pete Cannon for producing the track.

Logo for Living Change UK

Identity for Living Change UK

Logo for Living Change UK

Logo for Living Change UK

Caroline Purvey of Living Change UK commissioned us to tie together her three business ventures under one umbrella brand, Living Change UK. This involved taking two existing logos and reinventing them, while also coming up with a third minimal logo representing the idea of turning over a new leaf.

In the Living Change logo we feel we have achieved this effectively and with a degree of elegance, and Caroline was extremely impressed, as you can see from the testimonial she wrote about us:

I highly recommend Instadesign for a complete marketing & design solution. My customers are very impressed with my branding and marketing materials.

Logo for Cirque Du Manc

Our client wanted a quirky logo that was reminiscent of Dr. Seuss’ Cat in the Hat, so we tried to do just that, and guess what? It worked. Here’s the original logo for Cirque Du Manc that we designed:

Cirque Du Manc Logo

Cirque Du Manc Logo

I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life’s realities.
– Dr. Seuss

A Basic Website Design for AJ McMinn

This is a great example of a basic website design and build offering: a 3 page website built on a solid framework, branded to match provided artwork (in this case a flyer), and very reasonably priced.

Logo for Pete Cannon

Pete Cannon is a producer and DJ who is in the process of skyrocketing to fame. The styles of music he is involved with are very varied, so he wanted a logo that didn’t fit in to any one of the visual languages associated with certain genres, but stood on it’s own, simple, clean and understated.

Pete is a friend as well as a client, and as such I’d like to encourage you to have yourself a little listen to some of his spectacularly good music below:

[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/128421364″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&show_artwork=true” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /]

 

Hooked on the Cannon yet? Here’s more:

Update: I wasn’t wrong when I said Pete was skyrocketing to fame… have you heard of Rizzle Kicks? Yeah, thought you might have – well Pete has produced a couple of tracks from their new album, one of which, Lost Generation, is currently charting! Here’s the video:

River Village Foods Business Card

Identity for River Village Foods

We were approached by Lancaster based farm food wholesaler, River Village foods, in early 2011. They were looking to create a clean, professional identity for their growing business. We did just that and designed a selection of logotypes with a hint of vintage, and some stationery and banners to go with them. Here is a sample of the results: