A fun poke at everything vodka is not supposed to be. UC invented a heroic brand mascot for The 86 Co.
Danger of Death
Danger of Death is a hidden bar in London that takes some of its inspiration from an underground cold war bunker. Drinks are given a blast radius.
Beer. Craft. Ink. That has been our mantra for some time as we work to restyle this prestigious maverick.
Sometimes we work for foie gras and fine dried meats. This French brand takes a very traditional stance using gravure illustration.
Taking our inspiration from contemporary Chica posters we created a bespoke typographic logo for this London ceviche restaurant.
Desktop publishing meets embroidery. UC collaborated with textile artist Alice Kettle to create the accompanying book for her exhibition 'Allegory' at the Craft Study Centre.
Our research for the brand identity for Asparagasm led us to some questionable websites featuring homemade vibrators made from vegetables.
A cult Manchester zine about city life, music and the urban environment. The idea for this behind-the-bar zine is that the contents pouring forth from the gramophone speaker change with each issue.
Our branding for Cameron Capital focused on the double initials of the company name and the simple concept of a plan image of two people facing each other in a meeting.
Cana Brava Rum
Inspired by 1950s design and a hedonistic trip to Panama we created the labels for this excellent clear rum brought to you by The 86 Co.
We created this logo for Compass Box Cask Holdings Co. in the form of a bespoke, reusable stencil to allow it be be repeatedly spray-painted onto their whisky barrels.
One of our favourite mantras at United Creatives is 'more thinking, less design'. This brand identity perfectly sums up that sentiment for arts professional Claire Turner.
In reaction to the significant cuts to arts funding, we mail dropped all of our clients in the sector with a tongue-in-cheek promo.
Compass Box Whisky were our first freelance client and they bought us our scanner when we still worked from our bedroom. Over a decade on we still work for them across a a range of print, web and interior projects.
Sleep With Me
Up-market but down to earth. Our copywriting and concept for this beautifully letterpress printed mini-campaign for Cubitt House was so well received it was blatantly copied by other brands. #copycunts
Insulting someone, but in an artistic way. We decorated some classic insults with rare fonts from the United Creatives archive.
Disappearing Dining Club brings like-minded people together to enjoy great food and drink in unusual spaces.
We worked with The London Distillery to create their first brand Dodd's Gin. Dodd's has grown to become a range of gins, with for example, a limited edition version made with honey and teas from Fortnum & Mason.
With the surname of Seed and a property development called The Nurseries we couldn't resist creating a business card that contained the seeds of wild flowers.
Pretty Little Gin
Fords Gin is from London, but really it's from everywhere. We drew our inspiration from the golden age of travel creating our very own Fords Gin passport stamps and world map.
Our work for Giant Robot has included brand identity, food and drinks menu design, web design and some hand-painted typography for the restaurant windows.
Working closely with the Whitfield Group in Bermuda, UC have worked to deliver two World Insurance Forum events taking care of the branding, web and design for print collateral.
Inspired by the drawings of engineer Ralph Dodd, we created the brand for The London Distillery Company in Battersea, London as a homage to its founder.
Here is a fraction of some of our work for the Match Bar Group covering posters, menu design, 'Match Cash' and branding.
The starting point for the Maverick Drinks brand was inking up the bases of a variety of glassware and seeing what happened.
Mayor of London
United Creatives worked with Arts Co to develop a brand for the Mayor of London's Fund for Young Musicians.
Milk & Honey
Classic 1930s typography meets art deco motifs for seminal cocktail bar Milk & Honey, London.
Part fashion, part lifestyle, part outdoors furniture. Odd is an odd word, and after over 50 sketches we arrived at a paired-down brand using tasteful sans serif typography.
Inspired by the Polaroid format, we created a versatile logo and a business card which formed a mini-portfolio for photographer Matt Gillespie.
Following the branding theme we created several years earlier for Rockarchive.com we designed an A-Z book of rock photography featuring the stunning work of the collective.
We designed a brand for Redhook, a restaurant in Farringdon, London, that took inspiration from the unique vintage tin tiles that line the walls of the interior.
UC devised the Rootcut brand using an image of a hand-chipper combined with vintage barbershop style-typography.
Rotary is a bar and diner, formerly located next to Old Street roundabout. It is now a regular pop-up on the London street food scene.
TED is an acronym for Think.Eat.Drink and this Kings X restaurant offers outstanding ethically sourced British produce in a stunning yet environmentally conscious setting.
The Minster School in York (est. 627) set us a challenging brief: not to include too many faces of pupils as they date too quickly. With this in mind we branded the project a 'handbook' and focussed on the fact that hands learn too.
Section 106 is a twitter collective that have set out to create a debate about public art in the UK, their name an ironic take on a lot of what is wrong with the way public art is commissioned across the country.
Our work for 60 Second Housing News included a rebrand and the creation of a bold, vibrant colour-coded system to categorise a range of news topics on their website and email communications.
Ginstock is held on World Gin Day on June 15th. Taking our lead from 1920s typography and design, we created the Ginstock brand and supporting material.
Smokestak is a massive, behemoth, smoking, monster barbecue. A steampunk food trailer with an industrial bent the brand identity sets out to convey a similar message with it's scratched, stacked-up aesthetic.
London's vibrant, nomadic street food circus Street Feast is a pioneering night market. Thousands of people gather each week to eat from London's best street food traders, chefs and restaurants and to drink pint-sized cocktails, craft beer and great wine.
Super Pizza serves great coffee, cold beer, nice wine and super pizza. Inspired by 50s style diner fonts Gillies Gothic and Mostra, UC drew the brand and created a studio catch phrase. Su-pah Peez-zah!
Super Sharp Films is a start-up London-based film business founded by Jim Schreim. Focusing on a central letter, we created this simple brand suggestive of a video camera focusing ring.
Tequila Cabeza combines images of worship and tequila making. Our Lady of Guadalupe, a religious icon idolised in Mexico, was first seen in a spiritual visitation in an agave cactus.
The East Room
The East Room closed due to a major fire but we really enjoyed working on some great projects and continue to work for the Rushmore Group of bars and restaurants.
The 86 Co.
The 86 Co. is a New York-based spirits company. We set about designing a unique brand identity for them where the main typographic elements of an 8 and a 6 would pour and mix into each other.
The thought of designing a new drinks menu for the world famous Ivy in London was a daunting task until we visited its beautiful period building.
Dick Bradsell opened The Player in September 1998 and made it into an instant classic. For a while it was the only place in the West End that made a decent drink if you were tired of getting past that idiot on the door at The Atlantic.
Fusing kitsch 60s string art, magazine cuttings and a series of original Boots Tretchikoff and Lynch prints, we created the brand image for the Trailer Happiness Bar in Notting Hill.
Tweat Up is spearheading the rise of the street food movement in London via an ongoing series of events, parties and food wars. UC created the Tweat Up brand and website.
UC have worked on a range of web projects large and small. In addition to a full design and programming service we offer a webmaster and tutoring role for ongoing web updates and site expansion. We love pixels.
Come on, let's face it, so much wedding invitation design is naff. We set about designing a subtle typographic motif to adorn a set of letterpress printed wedding stationary for the marriage of Annaliese and Kevin.
We created a hand-drawn brand for London-based restaurant Sardine. Our goal was to create something crafted and approachable that reflected the attention paid to the food on offer.
Ruth sells wine in London. Wine Car Boot brings independent wine shops to a car park near you. Street Vin is a street food-style wine pop-up.
A collection of old fire engines, ambulances and milk floats serving everything from Southern fried chicken to tandoor smoked lamb wraps came together for a food truck summer festival.
Taco Wars consisted of an epic line-up of eight brilliant taco chefs and restaurants, 500 hungry taco fans and a tequila-soaked menu of frozen and festival-sized cocktails.
Street Food Brand
Hawker House is located in an old factory on Pritchard's Road, sandwiched between Hackney Road and Broadway Market. Our branding takes its lead from the Asian and Singapore hawker food markets.
For client The Homes & Communities agency we designed an Ancoats stencil inspired by the weaving and textile heritage of the area. The resulting designs wrapped a building earmarked for demolition.
Our design for Rumstock took inspiration from the history of rum as a maritime drink for sailors. Anchors, ropes and tattoos feature heavily. Hoist the main sail.
Branding, signage and menu design for Rotorino, restaurant specialising in Southern Italian cuisine in East London.
Following a national competitive selection process UC have been appointed to devise a range of public art proposals for Unity Works in Wakefield.
The HCA commissioned URS and United Creatives to bring their public art and urban design experience to the Ancoats Animation Programme project.
As part of our Lead Artist role at New Islington millennium village UC created the first two in a series of large scale bird and bat cotes that are decorated with the vibrant folk art of canal boats.
Working with local council, metalworker Chris Bramhall and landscape architects Capital Symonds UC designed, fabricated and installed a full colour large format enamel artwork into a challenging and busy pedestrian alley in a town centre.
United Creatives worked with RCA artist Joanna Davies to create an English Heritage-style blue plaque that commemorates East London's first 'Reverse Plum Manoeuvre'. If you don't know what that is please don't ask.
United Creatives' role at Middlehaven has been to create a dramatic, exciting and positive collaboration of art and public realm that blurs the boundaries between development and community, gallery and streets cape. We call it environmental branding.
United Creatives collaborated with landscape architects URS to devise a programme of arts interventions for the Bass Recreation Ground, a green space adjacent to Derby town centre.
United Creatives together with LDA Design worked to deliver the concept of a 'Flock of Endangered Deckchairs' to the National History Museum.
Town Centre Brand
Part town centre branding exercise and part animation programme, this project made use of empty retail units to showcase miniature stage sets of local market traders.
Giant Tweet Deck
Using print applied to a pre-constructed advertising hoarding we built a giant tweet deck to communicate the vibrancy of Walsall.
United Creatives created cast iron guidance tactless for the Middlehaven development.
The Crossings is a homeless hostel and rehabilitation centre located in Hull. After naming and branding the venture, UC created a mural for the the in-house café.
As Lead Artists for the Alsop masterplan at New Islington, UC have worked closely with developers Urban Splash to establish a range of arts interventions including a pair of illustrated laser cut park gates for 'Cottonfield', the new water park.
A Poetry Trail
A collection of beautiful hand crafted stencils and enamel signage form The Larkin Trail in Hull, a commemorative trail in honour of poet Philip Larkin.
Poetry Tree Skirts
A series of three laser cut tree skirts inspired by the industrial shores of the River Tees.
A series of photographic steel gates showcasing large images of Middlesbrough dockworkers.
This large-scale resin bound piece is showcased in the courtyard of The Crossings homeless hostel in Hull.
We are collaborating with Redcar and Cleveland Council on an outdoor public art exhibition called 'Redcar Faces'.
As part of our Lead Artist role at New Islington millennium village we designed a series of bespoke tactile paving for shared surface street and canal side areas.
How do you distill a building into graphic design? Grid systems, page furniture and image presentation for this Goldsmiths catalogue were all born from the architecture of the Ben Pimlott building by SMC Alsop.
Working with Widness Council United Creatives worked on a colourful building wrap inspired by the architectural features of the surrounding area.
Responsive designs for the Lingfield Point Business Park reference the fact that they keep their own bees (to make their own honey) and that the business park was a former wool and pattern maker called Patons.
We want to brighten up our cities and make our streets more interesting. Who says it has to be in a frame in a gallery.
Kings X Scheme
Shortlisted from 80 entrants UC co-designed the Victorian themed features of the surrounding public realm of Gasholder No.8 at Kings Cross.
Inspired by the Brutalist architecture of the Park Hill estate in Sheffield, United Creatives developed this brand identity for Urban Splash.
A collection of work consisting of name, brand and range of arts-based elements for a homeless shelter in Hull.