British Music Embassy @ SXSW
Every March (except for two recent exceptions), the music industry descends on Austin, Texas for the SXSW Music Festival. And every year, the British music industry take over a venue as The British Music Embassy and showcase some of the best new music coming out of the UK across 12 shows over 8 days. And we’ve been art directing the British Music Embassy since 2018. That means a new creative approach every year, wrapping buildings, a 100 page guidebook, fly posters, social posts, the lot. Below are a few snapshots from the 2019 event, the virtual 2021 event and some this year’s British Music Embassy.
We were pleased as punch when global events agency emc3 approached us to work on some animations for a client’s awards event, so imagine how excited we were when we discovered that that client was Google! It was a great first project to work on with a new client, delivering six videos for Google’s Partner Awards from storyboard to final output. The pressure was on and we rose to the occasion, delivering the goods in good time and to a very satisfied customer. We’ve built a great working relationship with the emc3 team, and have now delivered on the next big event for Google.
Why would a design agency employ the services of a design agency? Simple. Because your own work always gets pushed to the bottom of the pile in favour of your clients’ work. So the clever marketing team at Ustwo thought, hey, let’s be the client. And it’s developed into a beautiful, symbiotic relationship, where Ustwo get their design needs delivered quick, smart, and we get to have fun working with a great brand on some cool projects.
Arts Alliance – Garden Studios
It’s not every day that someone launches a new film studio in London, so when Arts Alliance approached us to create the visual identity for their new studios in West London, we jumped at the chance. Garden Studios want to cement their place in the film industry as not only the most technically advanced studio, but also the most sustainable studio in London. Situated on the Grand Union Canal they wanted the design to reflect a calming green space as well as the tech forward approach of the studios. We achieved this by creating a stencil style logotype which could reveal any element of the studios behind it, be it the changing seasons of the planting around the open spaces or the flashing lights of the Virtual Production stage.
Scoro is a project management tool which does it all, and they wanted a succinct way of getting the whole story across without, well, having to spell it all out. We developed an animation for their home page to tell the story in a simple visual way, and carried this style though the rest of the site and their marketing materials.
Toluna are a client we’ve worked with for over a decade. We’ve been with them as they’ve grown from four small offices to 25 offices across 19 countries with over 1500 employees, and acquired Harris Interactive as part of the group. In that time, we’ve designed sell sheets, events stands and booths, web pages, HTML emails and brochures, corporate gifts and delivered in multiple languages. And as time moves on and needs change, we’ve continued to support Toluna and Harris with corporate videos, product videos, social posts and web animations.