ASDS - Suppliers of Ideas & Impulses

Mi Vida

Brand Strategy  , Campaign  , Communication  , Identity
Actis & Shapoorji Pallonji Real Estate, Kenya Real Estate

Mi-Vida is a brand for a category of housing in Africa. Created as a joint venture between Shapoorji Pallonji Real Estate and Actis, a prominent real-estate investment fund, the category sought to address the market gap between extremely low end housing and uber luxury projects. This kind of affordable housing was positioned as being aspirational and a new way of living for many people. ASDS defined the positioning of the brand and created the primary identity. The collateral that followed focused on the launch of the brand and the first project in Nairobi, Kenya.

While an international approach towards the branding was initially considered, it was evident after further investigation that a direction that embraces the roots of the culture was actually uncommon in this space. Using this as an opportunity, a design language that uses bright colours and forms inspired by traditional hieroglyphics became the core of the branding. The vibrant energy of the brand saw itself manifest in various sales and communication collateral.

Moonshine Meadery

Identity  , Nomenclature  , Packaging
Ronin Wines, Pune FMCG

Branding and packaging for an alcohol brand. Considering the ambition of being Asia’s First Meadery, there was a need to create an identity that was distinct yet neutral enough to allow the brand to scale across geographies. The inspiration for the identity is drawn from alphabet charts used in Kindergarten, where word associations like “A for Apple” and “B for Ball” are first formed.

It connects with words that are seminal in language and learning and ties in to the association of Moonshine Meadery being the the first of its kind and a true pioneer. While solid colours were used to segregate the types of flavours, the identity is type centric in terms of design. The usage of a red line in the primary identity also features across multiple communication touch points.

PIZZ-O

Identity  , Nomenclature  , Packaging
Pure Pizza LLP, Mumbai FMCG

Branding and packaging design for a frozen pizza brand. Being a product category that’s uncommon in local supermarkets but has tremendous potential for growth, the name ‘Pizzo’ was proposed as a word that becomes generic and synonymous with frozen pizzas. The primary identity suggests the feeling of satisfaction that is associated with the product. The design language exemplifies the product attributes – simple, convenient, wholesome and playful.

The Formist Group

Identity  , Nomenclature
The Formist Group, Bengaluru Real Estate

Branding a real-estate developer.  This new-age organisation was started by a group of experienced architects with a desire to create. The idea of creating forms is a nod to the Bauhaus movement which was the inspiration behind the creation of the name and the identity.

Formist — Treehouse

Communication  , Identity  , Nomenclature
The Formist Group, Bengaluru Real-Estate

Branding and collateral design for a real estate project.  A proprietary architectural feature, where the the clubhouse was diffused across multiple floors at the core of building, was the inspiration behind the name ‘The Treehouse’. A bold, illustrative style was used in collateral, both on print and digital.

Shamiana

Campaign  , Communication  , Identity  , Packaging
IHCL Hotels, Mumbai Hospitality

After renovations were completed at Mumbai’s first all day diner, we were approached to create a design language that carries forward the diner’s legacy and introduces it to a new generation. Tag-lines used during the launch used humour to create a dichotomy between the old and the new.

Systems +

Communication  , Environmental Design  , Identity
System Plus Pvt. Ltd., Information Technology

An early boomer in the IT space, the client has serviced numerous customers in the domestic and international market. Their versatility has enabled them to work with clients ranging from large MNCs to budding start-ups. The identity captures the company’s ability to scale up and down, adapt and re-align itself according to a customer’s requirement. This dynamic identity is further exemplified by a visual language that’s constantly shifting to bring fresh energy via merchandise, collateral and environmental graphics.

Shapoorji Pallonji Real Estate

Brand Strategy  , Campaign  , Communication  , Environmental Design  , Identity
Shapoorji Pallonji Real Estate, Mumbai Real Estate

As a subset of one of the oldest construction companies in India, Shapoorji Pallonji Real Estate wanted to move forward with a single voice and clarified vision. After an in depth study, a brand ethos and archetype was identified. ‘Constantly Committed’ became a corporate tagline that was a crystallisation of the ethos and brand philosophy. It was used dynamically in campaigns, merchandise and environmental graphics and remains a driving mantra in the organisation. Subsequently, a design language was derived from the brand archetype and guidelines for various categories were defined and collated in a comprehensive brand manual. 

AGL

Identity
Anantraj Global Limited, Delhi Real Estate

Corporate branding for a real-estate developer. A 40 year old real-estate developer in New Delhi was undergoing a metamorphosis. Under a new generation of leadership, the developer had the ambition of transforming the real-estate landscape in the city and aspired to re-build the brand from the ground up. The identity reflects the young energy omnipresent in this new age organisation and its ability to take on projects of varying scales. The brand architecture uses a striking nomenclature system, where each product category uses a different voice or expression of the brand.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India

Brand Strategy  , Communication  , Environmental Design  , Identity  , Nomenclature
The Board of Control for Cricket in India, Mumbai Sports

ASDS was commissioned by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to create a narrative and a visual identity for all its cricket formats, i.e. One Day International (ODI), T20, and Test Cricket. The applications extended themselves across multiple collateral, merchandise and in-stadia graphics.

Svara by Taj

Identity  , Packaging
IHCL Hotels, Mumbai FMCG

An unconventional wine label design, which plays tribute to the quintessential Indian musical instrument, the Bansuri. Portrayed using a bold and minimal style, the iconic silhouette of the Bansuri appears distinctive, just as it sounds. The melody of the Bansuri playfully hints at the various ‘svaras’ of wine.

Vensa

Communication  , Identity
Vensa Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad Real Estate

Re-branding an infrastructure and real-estate developer in Hyderabad. The logo uses an abstract representation of the Cartesian System, a fundamental tool used in construction to determine an object’s position in a 3 dimensional space.

Glide

Brand Strategy  , Communication  , Identity  , Nomenclature
Glide Insurance Pvt. Ltd. Finance

The word ‘Insurance’ seems daunting for many people and finding the right insurance product can feel complex to the average Joe. It was the clients’ mission to challenge this by projecting an image of simplicity and lightness. We arrived at the name ‘Glide’ and the positioning of ‘Effortless Insurance’. The identity is inspired by the movement of ice-skaters and the smooth, extending lines that stay embedded on the ice. The colour creates a sense of warmth and openness and is also distinct in this sector.

Booyah

Environmental Design  , Identity  , Nomenclature  , Packaging  , Space
Indigo Deli, Mumbai Hospitality

Branding concept for a Deli. As the objective was to create a highly distinctive identity, the name ‘Booyah’ was suggested as it is a term used to express joy or triumph, within the urban youth culture. The graphic language uses a fresh colour palette with geometric line forms for the logo and icon graphics. The container emerging from an exclamation mark adds a sense of weight and excitement to the logo unit. The visual language then carries itself forward through the entire space via environmental graphics, interiors and furniture design.

Picture This

Communication  , Environmental Design  , Identity  , Nomenclature
Picture This, Mumbai Healthcare

Dr. Bhavin Jankharia, a popular radiologist in Mumbai, approached us with the desire to create an identity that’s unique and stands out in the healthcare sector. The identity rekindles a sense of amazement by bringing forth the absolute science of being able to see images within the body.

The dynamic identity derives its visual language from the consolidation of the 11 body systems that lead to our sustenance.

Transit Food Lounge

Environmental Design  , Identity  , Industrial Design  , Space
Bengaluru Hospitality

Forum Mall Bangalore was the first mall to come up in Bengaluru and the foot court was the first of its kind. With a footprint of 20,000 sq.ft, the challenge was to maximise seating and provide 8-10 kitchens. The mall program had retail spaces on the ground, 1st and 2nd levels and the cinema screens on the 3rd and 4th levels. The food court was positioned perfectly on the 2nd level, which was the idea behind the name `Transit’.

The visual identity borrows from the design language that’s common at airports. The planning of the food court placed all the kitchens within full vision of the customer and all back end services, material handling and movement spaces were neatly organised. The tables were specially designed in all aluminium and the glass tops were embedded with digital prints. Each print had a unique quote by a famous artist, designer and writer suggesting the idea of `food for thought’.  Transit Food Lounge was a commercial success and the concept has multiplied to different locations across India. 

Gemini Cinemas

Identity
Gemini Cinemas, Chennai Hospitality

Re-branding a movie theatre. This iconic theatre in Chennai carries over 60 years of cinema legacy. It was an obvious choice to retain the popular Bugle Twins in our contemporary take on the brand identity and visual language. This distinctive language made its way across tickets, popcorn holders, soda cups and other items used by most movie goers.

Paris Café

Environmental Design  , Identity  , Industrial Design  , Space
Abin Design Studio, Kolkata Hospitality

A graphic and space identity that we designed for an architect in Kolkata. Inspired by contemporary French artists, geometry and colour are the basic constructs of the graphic language. The abstract compositions are also reminiscent of Art Deco, a style of modern art that was manifested in Paris. The colour palette pays homage to the French flag, and combined with stripes recalls the quintessential French piece of clothing – The Breton Shirt.

One 10

Communication  , Identity
One Ten Digital, Dubai & Mumbai Marketing & Technology

Branding a Martech company. The circle within the logotype becomes a versatile and dynamic element that displays images and messages that varies with usage and context. The graphic language creates an unexpected association with ‘Ones and Zeros’ – the fundamental code in information technology.

Tonic

Brand Strategy  , Identity  , Nomenclature
Tonic, South Africa Corporate Brand

Kensta is a multi-sector company based in Nairobi. The objective of the exercise was to establish a new umbrella brand that would encompass all the present and future businesses. The brand had to resemble the ethos and culture of the company and be positioned as forward thinking, cutting edge and driven. The name ‘Tonic’ suggests the feeling of well-being and vigor. Tonic, by nature of its branding, occupies a positioning that can lend itself to new opportunities and the present businesses.

The visual identity explores the concept of a core and an outer circle. The core represents the organization formed by individuals and values. It remains stable and uncompromised through changing times. The outer circle represents the environment, which is constantly changing and also symbolizes the world. The responsiveness of the organization to the changing worldview is captured in an adaptive graphic element.

Radiology Education Foundation

Communication  , Identity
Radiology Education Foundation, Mumbai Education

An identity we created for the Radiology Education Foundation. Spearheaded by eminent radiologist, Dr. Bhavin Jhankaria, the organisation serves as a repository of white-papers, tutorials, forums etc. for other radiologists to refer to and be updated on the latest advances in the field. The visual representation of the abbreviation R.E.F in a lowercase font and followed by a period, doubles up as a short form of the word ‘Reference’. 

Nayi Subah Campaign

Campaign  , Communication  , Identity  , Nomenclature
SD Corp, Mumbai Real Estate

A prominent real-estate developer in Mumbai completed work on the largest re-development project in history where over 10,000 people were relocated to new homes at no cost. To celebrate this milestone, we worked with the developer to design a campaign strategy and communication collateral to announce this achievement. Considering the gracious nature of the project, we used an approach that returns gratitude to all the people who helped make this possible for the developer by patiently  . The name “Nayi Subah” means “A New Morning” which symbolises a fresh start.

Glamrs

Communication  , Identity
Glamrs, Mumbai E Commerce

Identity design for an online platform targeting women. The symbol consists of a double layered form of G to reflect the layers of information available on the platform. While being bold, it has a certain softness to it considering the target audience. The primary colour for the brand is a vibrant red. As part of defining the brand position, 6 key words were established to represent the brand.

Via South

Environmental Design  , Identity  , Nomenclature  , Space
Via South, Chennai Hospitality

Via South diner is the first branded food court in the city of Chennai. ASDS conceptualized the space keeping in mind the context, location and the audience they were catering to. On the outset, it was important that the brand have character and a visual look that was totally unique. The identity is derived from the excessive southern styled living and the tagline pays homage to a famous song from this region. The visual language uses a pixelated form of  the traditional Kolam pattern to give the environment a little flair.

SkyCity

Campaign  , Communication  , Identity  , Nomenclature
Goyal & Co, Ahmedabad Real Estate

Sky City is a 104 acre residential development in the city of Ahmedabad. We named the project Sky City, where one discovers ‘lighter living’. The visual identity was conceptualised to express the expanse of land in the form of isometric rhombuses. The symbol thus has an architectural reference. The wire frame line form is suggestive of lightness, referring to the theme of the project. The visual treatment of the line form also gives the symbol a sense of continuity and the elegance of an emblem.

Kranti

Communication  , Identity  , Space
Government of India, Mumbai Handicrafts

The Indian government wanted to create a format that promotes local handicrafts to a new-age audience for the welfare of rural artisans. The identity that we proposed injects energy with its bold and contemporary design which was also evident in our radical kiosk design.

Rohit Sharma

Identity
Reliance IMG, Mumbai Sports

A logo unit that was designed for Rohit Sharma – the captain of the Mumbai Indians and one of the most sought after cricketers in the country. The design seamlessly integrates Rohit’s initials and subtly hints at the number 45 which is the number he uses on the field and is well known with his extensive fan base. As a personal collector of sneakers and caps, he intends to launch his own label of fashion and merchandise using the new identity.