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I want my new logo yesterday, and other dilemmas

What to factor in before commissioning that new logo.

Think you’re in a hurry to roll out your new logo or visual identity? Better check this list of potential handbrakes first, to see how realistic your expectations are.    You’ve been there before. That moment when you grab a pile of brochures to show a potential client, and then it hits: all your messaging is… Read More

Story of a brand #1: How we developed Norrsken Ko


Ever wanted to see the runners-up that nearly made it as a final brand identity? Or learn how long it all took? Our client, Norrsken Ko, kindly agreed to share their recent branding journey.   With every new brief, there’s a fresh buzz in our office. Every time. Because even the simplest-seeming projects have their… Read More

Why your brand identity needs regular upkeep


Brand identities need regular upkeep, just like a haircut – for startups and established brands alike. A local hairdresser has recently achieved for one The Offices partner what no other has before – convinced me of the need to maintain an eight-weekly appointment. You see, hold off any longer (lazy sod that I am) and this curly… Read More

my big, fat magical cat


Our first children’s book! Providing editorial guidance, illustration and design, we worked with children’s book author Jim Shanahan to create a new reader-format ebook for children aged 5–10. Each book takes young readers to a different country, introducing them to the local sights, flavours and people through the eyes of the main characters, Jasmine and… Read More

Pat and Stick’s Ice Cream


Seen these around town yet? Pat and Stick’s have a knock-out new range of ice cream in cartons (four scrumptious flavours, in fact). We were given a few tubs of each flavour to inspire us in creating a richly distinctive packaging solution. It was also a chance for us to tell the Pat and Stick’s… Read More

design for reading


We’re big book fans. Current reads circulating at The Offices are the complete Game of Thrones box set, The Outsiders, The Book Thief and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Stephanie re-living her youth). That’s why it gave us great joy to help develop design / illustration for online book retailer Bookworld with the… Read More

Ridiculously Delicious Launches


We were thrilled to see the launch of a brand we know and absolutely love. Ridiculously Delicious Peanut Butter launched a few weeks ago at Melbourne grocer A. Bongiovanni & Son. We’ve had good reports from many including Jeremy at Jacky Winter whom said he was smashing through a jar himself recently. Best of luck to Ben… Read More

Cultural Fit : Hartas & Craig Wall Art


We’ve just completed an original piece of wall art for creative industry recruiters, Hartas & Craig. Completed over several days on-site using the finest of acrylic paints, the cartoon-style illustrations give a humorous (and acerbic) insider’s take on the people and attitudes of the media, advertising and other creative industries. “How can he do an… Read More

Come in We’re Open


NEW OFFICE – Open. NEW WEBSITE – Open. Look for updates and informative additions in the next day or so when we’ve caught our breath. The shop should be open within a week or two with some interesting projects and ephemera to choose from.

Community Minded Calendar


We were asked to create a calendar to be sold at the Orange Grove Public School Art Show, a fundraiser. The calendar was to highlight the art projects from each class in the school and give parents a chance to contribute a small amount to the event. While the smart-tech set all have online calendars… Read More