A while ago over on we're as disappointed as you are I promised I'd upload our letterheads as they're a in a similar vain to these lovely things. A teeny weeny bit similar.
So here we are.
When we needed some new letterheads we thought about how we use them. Obviously we don't send many letters any more. We're more likely to send a note with a CD or some samples or something. In the Old Days 1.0 that would be called a Compliment Slip but decided to do a letterhead that allows you to type or scribble something short and sweet.
(click to make bigger - the photos are pretty bad, sorry about that)
We use this one a lot and it's one of my favourites. Sometimes we have to send longer letters in which case we'd use this one.
Very rarely, but often enough to print a letterhead, we may have to write something sensible and formal. In that case we'd use this baby.
I don't think you can read the text, but basically it says that you won't find any bollocks like Brandrama or Brandscape here. Just vital information like the stuff found in this letter.
Lastly we have one especially for invoices. I'm very fond of this one too.
We were trying to have a little fun with these pieces of communication. To make the recipient smile. If you can make some lonely soul in a procurement office smile you must be doing something right, right? I hope they have the same playful nature as the ones Russell refers to.
The other thing you should know is that we have no logo. Everything we do has to say The Design Conspiracy on it and it has to be clear that the 'thing' could only have come from us.
What do you think?
Beautiful work. That greedy piggy is poetic.
I like the no-logo, I am also crazy about logos that use different symbols but always manage to convey the same brand.
On the theme, was there any ocasion you came to think "hmmm, maybe we do need a logo"?
Posted by: Blip | Nov 17, 2006 at 11:13
I love them.
Posted by: claire | Nov 17, 2006 at 13:30
They look very 1960's to me...but in a good way!
Posted by: Rob Mortimer | Nov 18, 2006 at 15:33
The smartest thing you guys ever did was call yourself The Design Conspiracy. It sounds interesting, especially in this context.
Posted by: Colman | Nov 19, 2006 at 22:33
Paul, you're right. I ought to talk more about that one day.
Posted by: Ben | Nov 19, 2006 at 22:42
You should. It says design and it says intrigue, but most importantly it doesn't say 'agency'.
Posted by: Colman | Nov 20, 2006 at 10:13