COLLINS is excited to announce the opening of our San Francisco office. COLLINS San Francisco, led by creative director Matt Luckhurst, has already begun developing projects with West Coast clients including Facebook, Airbnb and Shyp. Founder & CCO Brian Collins is especially excited: “We’re honored to become a part of this remarkable creative community.”Read the full press release here.
vitaminwater brand system
Engineering a new operating system for a celebrated global brand.
Heyday — Target launches their first electronics brand. And just in time for the holidays.
The East Cut
Naming and creating a new San Francisco neighborhood by echoing its legendary past.
We won three awards in the Communication Arts 2016 Design Annual for our work with the TDC and Target’s Room Essentials. We’re honored to be included among all of the other talented people selected this year. Check it out here.
This month we’ve been selected as a finalist by Fast Company to receive the 2015 Innovation Award in Web Design for our work with Azealia Banks on her Wallace video. Go grab a copy of the magazine, or check it out at FastCo. Design.
We’re honored to be featured as Communication Arts webpick of the day. You can check it out here.
Bloomberg Business interviewed COLLINS Creative Director Matt Luckhurst on the best and worst typefaces for your resume. Emojis for the win. Read the full article here.
Amber is our newest strong female lead, a digital veteran, mom and executive who leads with empathy, a quality much needed in today’s ever changing business world. She will help Collins change its culture of work so all can thrive.
Happy to have 6 pieces of work in this years Graphis Poster Annual.
The TDC, a 65-year-old organization that promotes typographic excellence, tasked us with inspiring designers to enter its 60th International Typography Competition. Collins created the “New Generation” campaign, the centerpiece of which was a 7-minute film exploring how type lives and breathes the time and culture it is created in. Entry submissions for TDC’s 60th Annual Competition jumped 11%, and Collins won a much coveted 2015 Effie Award for Arts & Culture.
Friends in the Bay Area: Brian Collins and Matt Luckhurst will present at the Apple Store May 7th, 6pm! Register here.
Leland Maschmeyer + Brett Renfer will be speaking at the Gel Conference April 23. For more info. about the conference visit their site.
Brian Collins and Christian Widlic’s poster for Print’s 75th Anniversary is out! See the other designs here.
Envisioning a space where a tight-knit creative group can come together architecturally to share ideas wasn’t easy, but Collins and Thiel Architecture made it happen. Highlights: A library filled with hundreds of art and design books and a spectacular view of the Empire State Building.
Spotify blends its roots in tech with its connection to music culture in a new visual language that will span its website, application, social media, events, advertising and marketing collateral.
As Hollywood begins to consider how to harness virtual and augmented reality, the music industry is working out how to make moving images more interactive - and social.
Nick Ace and Brett Renfer’s talk about the making of Azealia Banks’ ‘Wallace’ video at the Google SXSW Fiber House.
We helped Airbnb bring their Haus at Sundance to life with environmental and digital graphic systems.
FastCo.Design’s coverage of the re-imagined Spotify identity created by Collins and launched at SXSW 2015. The goal of the new identity was to create an evolving visual idea that would signal to the brand’s core audience of that Spotify is as rich and lively as music culture itself.
COLLINS created and produced the interactive experience that allows fans to both control Azealia Banks’ movements and appear with her in an interactive version of her latest video for the track ‘Wallace’.
Leland Maschmeyer discusses how he and his team at Collins fed open source data into bespoke generative algorithms to create typographic forms. Data about Twitter activity, the weather, traffic congestion, geography and time of day all affected the expressions.
Brian will talk about how to create sustainable ideas through design at the Coca-Cola Design Summit in Atlanta March 12-13, 2015.