One of my favorite small branding/design firms, Official Mfg Co. (or OMFG), has redesigned and relaunched their website complete with some new features, an updated shop and new projects. The Portland, OR based firm has created or been instrumental in branding, identity, and design for such great clients as Ace Hotel, Property Of apparel, Clyde Common and many more. I love the professional yet still personal touches the small group of designers bring to the site, especially the home page Instagram feed, which sometimes chronicles projects as they work on them, giving a great peek-behind-the-curtain into their process.
Be sure to also check out their great new work for Scandinavian clothiers Dunderdon, the Spirit of ’77 bar, and their in-store graphics for GAP. Well worth a click.
Visit OMFGco.’s new website here.
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Portland, Oregon’s Always With Honor is a duo of digital illustrators that create outstanding icons, graphs and other visual ephemera for esteemed publications like The New York Times, GOOD Magazine, Esquire and lots more. What I find so fascinating about their work is their ability to distill information down to it’s simplest, most essential parts. Their iconography works even at the smallest sizes, proving it’s effectiveness, while their large scale illustrations are often clever and intelligent without coming across as pretentious or fussy. Not an easy feat.
See their portfolio, and get some great items in their gift shop here.
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