1. The Russian beer manufacturer Efes Rus has worked with the branding agency Viewpoint to redesign labels and cans for Velkopopovecky Kozel’s non-filtered range. 2-D graphic design on the cans was printed by Rexam.
Aesop, the UK-based brand storytelling agency, in collaboration with online polling company OnePoll has ranked the top 40 consumer healthcare brands perceived by the British as great storytellers. Unilever-owned Vaseline has been identified as the leader in the overall list of top performers, followed by another skin care expert E45 owned by Reckitt Benckiser, and P&G’s cold-relief brand Vicks.
For this year’s festive season, the body care label Aesop has released a range of gift kits that visually pay tribute to non-festive design. In 2013, the Australian brand got inspired by the Italian Futurist movement of the early XX century, rendering the crisp, clean and bold visual aesthetics of the avant-garde artistic phenomenon.
The adopters of the famous Greek fabulist Aesop’s approach, the namesake London-based agency has conducted a comprehensive research among 1530 18+ U.K. residents to reveal the top 10 ‘storytelling’ brands, referred to as those that are “engaging, memorable, with unique character and personality, with a clear sense of purpose/vision, authentic and believable,” among other storytelling credentials.
Past two weeks seem to have been busy for some of the UK (and global) brand and design agencies. Some have been gearing up their clients for the summer 2013, others have relaunched their own brands radically. See a brief recap of what a dozen of selected design agencies have released over this short period of time.