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Journal

Keep up to date with our team. The journal will feature work that inspires our team, updates on projects and musings on design and branding.

7 Key Ingredients to Successful Brand Naming for Hospitality and Retail

What’s in a name? Well quite a bit as it turns out, and when it comes to brand naming for hospitality venues, a name is your customer’s first encounter with your brand so make it count.
When it comes to launching your new hospitality venue, landing on a strong name is as much of an art as a science. We’ve broken down our naming formula with our 7 key ingredients to successful brand naming for new businesses looking to make their mark in the hospitality or retail sector.

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Ari Francis

The Principle Design team has welcomed a new Creative Director to the studio! Ari Francis Fernando, born at 1.49am on the 20th of August, is an early riser and likes to get a jump on the workday. As a Leo, he’s energetic, optimistic and more than capable of making the tough decisions. He will no […]

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Principle Design at Hungry Workshop Shelter Exhibition

On Thursday night we participated in an exhibition called “Shelter” hosted by Hungry Workshop. Principle Design was chosen along with seven other iconic Melbourne design studios to create a print which celebrated ideas of place, people and identity – with open hearts and open eyes. Proceeds from all sales have been donated to the Asylum […]

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Creative Director Sash featured in this weeks AGDA newsletter

This week our Creative Director Sash, was featured in a monthly AGDA newsletter. Gain a holistic insight into Sash’s career from his plunge into the design scene in New York City to the founding of Principle Design. Learn about Principle Design’s goals and intent for the studio in years to come. View article here.

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Speeding Up Science

Check out Ichthyologist Brian Sidlauskas research expedition of the little-known Cuyuni River region of Guyana in South America. Brain uses Facebook in his quest to discover the species of the fish he has found. Through tagging fellow academics in the uploaded images of the fish, he is actively calling out to his peers in helping […]

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Michael Wolf : Architecture of Density

This beautiful photography series from Hong Kong based Michael Wolf details highly populated inner city skyscrapers and apartment blocks. The complex repetitions of geometric shapes and diluted colours result in a visually absorbing collection of large scale images . See more of Michael’s work here.  

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Where The Comic Book Font Came From

In this great video from Vox, Phil Edwards investigates the origins of the font and finds an aesthetic shaped by comics culture, technology, and really cheap paper. Watch it here.

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Tetsujin Bar & Restaurant Shortlisted for the Eat Drink Design Awards 2016

Following our success at Melbourne Design Awards we are pleased to announce that Tetsujin Bar & Restaurant has been shortlisted for Best Identity Design at the Eat Drink Design Awards.  There are some awesome projects shortlisted for the awards so it is wonderful to receive recognition for our work.  You can see all the the […]

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Michael Beirut rethinks Yale School of Architecture Posters after 18 Years

We came across a great article from It’s Nice That deconstructing Michael Beirut’s recent rethink of the posters for Yale School of Architecture after 18 years. Michael says of the posters “Over 18 years the previous posters became intuitive, and morphed into different things. Even though these first four of the new series set a […]

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Milton Glaser in the New York Times

In this inspiring article from the New York Times, legendary designer and Principle Design mentor Milton Glaser speaks of the problems facing New York in 2016 and design’s potential to create positive change within our communities and the wider world. He says of his famous I ♥ NY logo ” I knew that what you’re communicating was […]

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