Browsing through the portfolio of intercontinental design consultancy Left Loft is something of a daunting experience. Not only have they worked with more clients than you can feasibly imagine, they’ve also produced a vast body of work (and I really do mean vast) in 2012 alone.
We were first alerted to their immaculate work for the quinquennial dOCUMENTA back in May, and then later to their equally striking collaboration with Fabio Novembre for the Milan Design Triennial. But then we found out that they were responsible for the corporate identity for everybody’s favourite sketchbook Moleskine and got unreasonably excited, so here we are featuring their work for a third time this year.
All excitement aside, it’s the commitment to professionalism that makes Left Loft’s body of work so impressive; applying a carefully considered approach to each new project and clearly placing the needs of the client ahead of any kind of aesthetic concern of their own. What emerges from this is a stylistically varied but consistently brilliant portfolio that, in their own words, is able to “achieve [their] goals by going from ideas to facts, without rhetoric and adjectives.”
- Sam Pilling directs video for DJ Shadow track Nobody Speaks
- The Avalanches, Subways, a hilariously psychedelic interpretation by Mrzyk & Moriceau
- Nick Waplington's artwork for Yak, a striking representation of their sound
- Ondrej Bachor and Jan Horcik create ever-evolving identity for fashion designer Karolina Jurikova
- Bodil Jane's illustrations: ornate, exotic and really very lovely
- Drifting SUVs in the Arabian desert: Peter Garritano explores the world of hajwalah
- Sagmeister & Walsh rebrands fashion label Milly to reflect its "edgy" new personality
- Dominic Wilcox designs art exhibition for dogs (plus exclusive artist sketches)
- Jaemin Lee’s gloriously retro exhibition identities and poster designs
- James Jean’s phantasmagorical world of technicolour fever dreams
- The Refugee Nation Olympic flag was inspired by a lifejacket
- Things: the inspiring post that got us through the long hot summer nights of August