Having audited the brand development from previous seasons, we created a flexible identity system that would streamline internal resource without impacting on the quality of the output. By producing an over-arching design system, we were able to build an identity that was dynamic enough to deliver simpler, more templated, solutions when the deadlines are tight, whilst having the ability to be flexible on larger campaigns. We also delivered a large proportion of the output and art direction across all platforms.
The forward slash solution and frame device allowed room for creativity, maintaining a consistent look and feel across multiple products and ranges. The key was to find a solution that enabled typography, a key brand pillar, to work effectively as well as leave room to be playful without stringent rules that would stifle exploration.
As part of the brand audit, we also gave recommendations on shoot direction and photography approaches for social media and all digital platforms. As well as creating a new set of brand guidelines across eCrm, to again, pull back valuable time that was being lost, but also to raise the bar on the quality of output. We overhauled the teams approach to studio & model photography that considers UI and UX work that is in progress.
Our unique position allows us to really understand where the internal team can make better use of resources, driving competitive edge and deliver across multiple channels effectively. A future-proofed approach that can be built on for the next season.
Adapted and applied to the Le Col x Wiggins launch:
Ascii style approach for Le Col x McLaren
Dorian has all the hallmarks of a classic French bistro, marble bar tops, wood panelling and leather banquettes, but as the name implies, there is a slight undertone of something different. This latest addition to the Notting Hill restaurant scene is being referred to as a ‘anti-Notting Hill bistro’. Dorian boasts an exquisite menu of beautiful seasonal British produce and an enviable wine list.
The identity is derived from iconic French bistro mosaic tiles. It takes a more playful and modern approach, in line with the restaurants’ ethos, with a slight nod to Parisian street art.
New brand identity and packaging work for Strykk, building on the original foundations we developed for them in 2018. Whilst our underlying strategy remains the same, a number of external factors have led to the need to reinvigorate the brand and re-align the growing portfolio.
We’ve built on the strong colour palette, bringing in a wider set of bold and complementary tones to increase standout and build better differentiation between products. Typography opts for a more refined sans serif and a slight coming of age, moving from the unruly uppercase Futura Condensed used previously, to a more conversational approach. As before our focus on tone of voice remains confident and unapologetic, a key pillar of the brand.
At the heart Strykk remains disruptive and steadfast in its unwillingness to just fit a mould. A bold approach that needed a bold brand, unapologetic and full of energy. We’re not about kooky craft, forced aspiration or self-importance. Uniquely summed up as; All the spirit. None of the alcohol.
“Limited Edition Design has been at the forefront of Strykk’s brand and visual identity since its inception in 2018. When tasked to overhaul and update the packaging and identity, a clear, comprehensive, and succinct sprint process was followed from start to finish – and at the highest standard. What has resulted, we feel, is a truly world class brand and visual identity, all packaged up neatly in a set of bullet-proof Brand Guidelines to mark the next stage of our business growth.”
Tom Glover, Brand Manager, Strykk
Agency: Limited Edition Design
Creative Director: Paul Greeno
3D & Motion: Sergio Beggiato
Photography: Jeremy Baile
Welcome to LC___CC – Le Col Cycling Club. Ride with legends, train with Pros and turn your effort into rewards. A community united by stories, shared goals and hard-and-fast ambition. The most rewarding club in cycling.
Limited Edition Design worked with the senior Le Col team, to develop a branding strategy, messaging and a dynamic new visual and verbal identity — including user interface and experience design across hundreds of items and details to enable development agency Savvy, and the internal team of developers, to bring the complex platform build to life. From the outset, the concept was a digital first approach, so the visual identity had to be flexible enough to work across multiple strands, whilst ensuring a sense of community and warmth.
The visual design approach comprises of entirely new colour systems, photography, typography, iconography and signature graphic assets in both static and animated forms. The iconography plays a key role in creating a visual language and design system for the content, whilst typography plays to a fluid, more conversational tone to maintain that warmth.
A small selection of our work below, with an update to follow soon.
The identity also runs across mens and womens Kit design that is only available to members:
Wireframing and interaction design to integrate Club into the overall eCommerce design we’ve developed for the master brand. Maintaining enough of a unique feel that it can standout and be signposted as part of the customers user journey.
Find out more, or sign up here: LC___CC
Brand and visual identity: Limited Edition Design
Creative Director: Paul Greeno
Platform Development: Savvy
Photography: Chris Auld
Motion Graphics: Alex Dobbin
Le Col is focussed on creating the best performance cycling kit on the market, so to have a collaboration with a brand as iconic as McLaren was an opportunity to really push the limits. Meet Project Aero.
We’ve always looked outside of cycling and beyond what others in the sport are doing, and what this collaboration, and the technology allows us to do is to create an environment that shows the combination of performance and engineering in a unique way. Muybridge meets Tron, from building a bespoke set in the studio for our stills campaign, to using some of the most innovative virtual production technology using Unreal Engine to shoot the commercials, this project has been about pushing the boundaries at every level.
The concept for this shoot was about creating a hyper-real set that that reflects the hours of development, but without the obvious cliche of using a wind tunnel. Instead, we focussed on creating a cinematic experience that brings to life and stylises that process of capturing data. Project Aero – Engineered for Speed.
Concept & Creative Direction: Limited Edition Design
Client Le Col / McLaren
Director: Jay Creagh
Dop: James Medcraft
Model: Adam Macrae
Photography: Michael Blann
3d/Animation: Greg Walker