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.
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.
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.