It's a good day when work is revealed! I've been unveiling small snippets about this brand for the past few months and now it's here - the full enchilada :D Like I've mentioned before, this project was truly special and brought back all sorts of beautiful memories I have of my home country. But enough about me gushing over Spain and lets talk more design, shall we?
The branding curated for this piece was for a floral boutique, and since most of my readers aren't Spanish speakers, I thought I'd be kind enough and translate the name of the identity. 'Girasol' means sunflower and 'Marisol' is a classic Spanish girls' name, so put together it translates as 'Marisols' Sunflower'. Luckily for me, this identity rhymed effortlessly, which only means that the typographical elements were a perfect balance in the kerning division. The reason why we used 'girasol' as part of the title, apart from being a floral boutique (obvious answer), sunflowers are immensely popular in the plains of Spain (can't help myself with this rhyming gig going on ;-)).
The strategy and definition for this brand all boils down to a traditional-modern approach with a feminine's touch of elegance and sensuality. I love the fact that the brand's core elements do not meet the expectations of what one might think a floral boutique entails - sigh* the beauty of branding.
On a side note, I'm a tad obsessed with that seal. It's the simple things that add that detailed touch of elegance :)
Apart from the identity design, we also tackled a stationery suite, a totes bag, and the storefront's sign. Mind you, the image of the store below is only a reference image I used to showcase the logo, although it's definitely the style I envision for this boutique!
You should also know that the image on the top with the girl advertising the brand is just a poster I designed for fun to see how much further I could push this brands' image. Unfortunately, I do not own the rights to the image, and I'm a big fan of giving credit where credit is due, so thank you Herb Ritts for this beautiful photograph that works so well with this collage :D
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