This international design book publisher asked VV to present concepts for an updated brand identity. Our minimalist and type-driven approach offers a neutral foundation from which to showcase the product catalog and browse the editorial content. Bold typography calls attention to important messaging, while also achieving a look of timeless, approachable design.
A collaboration with Gasag Kunstpreiz artist Nik Nowak exploring issues of data privacy in 21st century society. This terminal, exhibited during Berlin Art Week, allowed visitors to sign up for a “post-mortem data deletion service”. VV created a custom application interface with a design that mimics the historic DOS operating system, to reference a nostalgia for a time when data deletion was as simple as erasing something from a disk. Design elements were entirely generated with ascii drawing characters, also in the style of older software design.
Interactive | E-Commerce
This Swedish fashion label co-owned by Acne required a fresh look to reposition themselves for a unisex market. The new site takes a minimalist approach to presenting the product, offering close-up views of their unique fabrics and detailing. Site includes full e-commerce capabilities, as well as custom search tools.
Screen City Biennial
Branding | Interactive | Print
In connection with the curatorial theme for this Norwegian Art Biennial, VV created an identity referencing labor in the city of Stavanger, the oil capitol of Norway. The identity uses a bubbling undulating pool of oil as the backdrop for information about the festival.
Let Me Search that for You
Branding | Exhibition | Interactive | Print
Invited by Berlin’s Lab for Emerging Arts and Performance (LEAP) to create a theme for their summer party, VV came up with the concept of an internet search competition. Participants selected from the local media art scene were invited to compete in search battles such as finding the funniest LOL cat, or the dumbest Sarah Palin quote. The identity created in conjunction with the event is constructed entirely of free fonts, icons, and imagery found via internet search.
Kippis Finnish Design Shop
Interactive | E-Commerce
Awards & Nominations
Communication Arts (WebPick)
CSS Design Awards (SOTD)
Awwwards (Special Mention)
German Web Award (Nominee)
E-commerce site for Kippis Design Shop – specialists in modern and contemporary Finnish design furnishings. The UI concept relies upon parallax layering, rendering three-dimensionality to the browser space. Content features profiles of Finnish designers and brands, as well as a fully filterable product catalogue.
There are over 100 places called Berlin around the world! Brand identity for this web documentary and television special airing on RBB which showcases the lives of “Berliners” in Germany, Bolivia, Canada, and others. Identity development includes logo, broadcast graphics guidelines, and a comprehensive website. Via the #worldwideberliner hashtag, users contribute their stories which are displayed alongside maps, statistics, and supplementary documentary footage of the Berlins.
SS/AW Backstage at Fashion Week
“SS / AW – Backstage at Fashion Week” is a new publication by VERBALVISUAL celebrating the work of reportage photographer Hatnim Lee. A collection of photographs from fashion weeks in London, Paris, and New York. Featured shows include Alexander Wang, Sonia Rykiel, Lee Roach, Y3, among others.
Branding | Interactive
Complete brand identity and website overhaul for this leading German online music magazine. The identity takes a bold, fresh typographic approach to emphasize the forward-thinking nature of this publication. The Maison font family from Berlin-based foundry Millieu Grotesque adds the perfect blend of personality and legibility to the identity.
Lingua Language School
This Tel Aviv-based language school teaches English, Chinese, Indonesian, and German. The identity brings the fun back to language education. The icon references an alphabet block, and the playful characters & accents form a supplementary branding system throughout the informational materials.
Interactive | Apps
PhoneGap | iOS
“A reading experience that is both immersive and digestible”
– Dazed Magazine
“Slick and gorgeous…books rarely match content with UX this well.”
– HTML Giant
AbsentMindr is an interactive ch-APP book for iOS mobile and tablet devices. It features the work of New York based poet Tommy Pico, and New York based artist Cat Glennon. The ch-APP includes 24 poems, audio recordings, and custom collage works.
Born HIV Free
Exhibition | Interactive
Awards & Nominations
Effie Award (Silver)
European Excellence Awards (Grand Prize Nominee)
Exhibition booth design for this multi-national advocacy effort headed by France’s First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy. Kiosks in the exhibition booth encourage visitors to sign a digital petition to end mother-to-child transmission of HIV by 2015. A 10 meter long plasma wall behind the kiosks displays the visitor names once they have signed the petition. As a compliment to the petition, animated shorts were commissioned to highlight issues in the struggle to erradicate HIV. By the end of the campaign, the campaign petition received over 700,000 signatures and garnered much attention from international press and media.
Global Model UN
Identity system for the United Nations’ inaugural Global Model UN conference. The conference brings together national organizations from all over the world to participate in cultural exchange and lively debate. The icon takes the standard UN logo and replaces the globe with a blueprint or “model”. The logo and branding system were produced in the 6 official languages of the organization: English, French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Arabic.
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