We just met with Alite Designs to discuss the 2013 product launch schedule, and we discovered that they’ve turned a section of their design studio into a show room for their products. They open up to the public for an annual sample sale. Get notified about through their website or facebook.
We started working with a great group last year to launch a new charitable vision, Dova. Our client, seeing how successful Newman’s Own has been at raising money, decided to create an online retail channel that would sell everyday items and donate proceeds to charities. Without the distributor and retail channels involvement, they realized they would be able to offer a bigger sum of money to help those in need.
They are now signing up charities to benefit from their sales. If you have a charity in need, send them over to www.dovagives.com
We’ve launched the first few products — more to come!
We are coming up on our 4 year anniversary next week, so it seems appropriate to officially announce our new look. Introducing our new logo and a fresh color palette:
We are thankful for all the “new” that came our way last year (new clients & partnerships, a new studio in a new city, and even working with new talent), and we are feeling so energized entering the new year.
Our call to action for 2012 (coined by our amazing intern, Ben Wong) is “MAKE GREATNESS!” and that’s exactly what we intend to do this year!
We’ve finally wrapped up re-branding the entire line of Alite Designs products. What an adventure it’s been to venture into the wild outdoors. We knew right away we loved Alite’s ingenious products, but we didn’t know how much we’d love their actual team. It’s a creative & passionate group of folks, and we are looking forward to a continued partnership as they launch new products!
Some quick shots of the packaging so far, since we haven’t yet put it into our online portfolio:
YesTo has been getting a lot a press lately. We just found out that the YesTo Cucumbers towelettes have won a big one — Allure Magazine’s Best of Beauty Award. The magazine tests thousands of products, and getting a mention in the September issue is a very big deal. See more awards that YesTo has won on YesTo’s awards page.
We’ve just wrapped up the redesign of YesTo’s line of Lip Butters. Through improved hierarchy and better use of space, we’ve allowed the YesTo Carrots logo a position of prominence, while a bolder use of color helps to differentiate flavors and catch your eye on shelf.
Yes to smooth, kissable lips!
After careful consideration, and a long search for the right space, Double Six Design has decided to move from our studio from San Francisco to Oakland. We found a spacious warehouse converted space in the old Cottonmill building in the Embarcadero Cove area, a couple miles south of Jack London Square. Big windows, exposed brick walls and tall timber ceilings — its everything we’ve dreamed of and we are so excited to call it home. Come on by for a visit!
We are so excited to announce that we are just starting to work with a new client: Alite Designs. They are 3 years young but are growing strong, with an offering of unique and well-designed outdoor-related products and a fun, whimsical personality. Their goal: to inspire everyone to get outside. From walking the dog…
…to weekend camping excursions with fun friends…
they’ve certainly got me inspired!
They’re having a holiday sale… so check out their website ASAP: Alite Designs
There has been an in-flux of new experiemental papers lately in an effort to come up with a treeless solution. Some of the tree-free papers I’ve seen feel more like plastic or vinyl, and are made of petroleum-based substances. I’ve recently come across an interesting solution, actual made with fine ground up particles of limestone, left over waste from the mining process.
These papers have more of a “paper” appearance and touch, but have the benefit of being super durable, water-proof, bleach-free, and, of course, tree-free.
made from the left-over limestone from the mining process
also made from the left-over limestone from the mining process
In researching these “rock papers” I’ve also come across a number of additional innovative tree-free papers:
The Sugar Cane Paper Company
made from the waste resulting from processing sugar cane
made from fast-growing bamboo
Mr. Eliie Pooh
made from recycled elephant poop
made from kanaf, a plant related to hibiscus
Are these tree less papers actually saving our natural resources? Well there are tons of debates out there in cyberspace. Each one of these tree-free papers appears to have it’s own unique qualities, and I’ll definitely be looking deeper into our options on our next project!
For those of you who don’t know, there’s this website called You Work For Them. They create unique fonts, vector graphics, brushes, etc. Check it out: