Bits/pieces, flotsam/jetsam, diamonds in the rough… or just rough? Our s/crapbook shows you more of our successes along with our processes, news and concepts that didn't quite make it.

Artstate

Bits/pieces, flotsam/jetsam, diamonds in the rough… or just rough? Our s/crapbook shows you more of our successes along with our processes, news and concepts that didn't quite make it.

Artstate

18/05/2017

Artstate is an arts festival to be held in Lismore this year followed by Bathurst (2018), Wagga Wagga (2019) and Queanbeyan (2020). Swell developed the brand with other collateral still in the works.

Signage WIP

11/05/2017

We've been working on some gym signage — here it is getting some finishing touches.

Brickworks

08/05/2017

The Brickworks is one of Canberra's most historic sites and is about to undergo significant redevelopment. Our engagement involved custom typography and matte red foiling on a textured black stock.

S/crapbook

21/04/2017

Once again, life imitates art… Here’s our physical s/crapbook uploaded to our digital s/crapbook. It completes our stationery set nicely and if you’d like to pick one up, drop by Swell HQ for a coffee!

Strategic Plan

13/04/2017

We recently completed this beautiful document featuring a die cut cover, rounded corners and translucent feature pages. It has a vintage research paper feel achieved through a muted colour palette, typographic styling and stock choices.

Lenticular Test 01

04/04/2017

Preliminary models for an upcoming signage and placemarking project.

GOTYA

03/04/2017

We’re proud to announce that Tim Fulton, a recent addition to the Swell team, has been awarded the Design Institute Australia, Graduate of the Year Award (GOTYA) — Visual Communication Design NSW/ACT Winner. GOTYA is a portfolio-based DIA program that rewards the highest standards of excellence in final year undergraduate design students & recent graduates. Great work, Tim!

CORC Six66

23/02/2017

With the Scott 24 Hour taking a bit of a holiday, Canberra Off Road Cyclists needed to fill the gap in the mountain biking calendar. Introducing The CORC Six66 – An event that will scratch the itch for those wanting a social, fun, yet competitive mountain bike race. We have created the brand identity that will roll to a range of items in the lead up to the event. It’s going to be one hell of a weekend!

Engineers Australia

23/02/2017

Details of a placemaking project nearing completion.

John James Village

22/02/2017

The John James Village in Garran provides free, purpose-built, accommodation for the Leukaemia Foundation to support regional blood cancer patients in their time of need while undergoing treatment at the Canberra Hospital. We were engaged to deliver a full placemaking package including a sculptural donor wall and wayfinding signage.

Site of the day!

30/12/2016

Mindsparkle Magazine promotes the most beautiful and inspiring projects in the fields of Design, Websites and Videos. They value timeless over trendy, few over many and plain over fancy — and we couldn't ask for a better way to see out 2016 than to be recognised with Site of the day on their beautiful website. Thanks Mindsparkle Magazine.

No Name Lane

16/12/2016

The second stage of our signage package for Morris Property Group’s No Name Lane in Canberra City has come to life in neon — just in time for Christmas!

Capital Airport Group

24/11/2016

When the Canberra International Airport asked us to transform a dead space within their new terminal and promote leasing opportunities within the precinct, we channeled our inner hipster and created a shared work hub...dead space no longer, this little haven now buzzes 24-7!

Bloc Haus

23/11/2016

These guys are definitely boulder than most. BlocHaus is Canberra’s new bouldering gym opening in early 2017. The gym has been a long-time dream of avid climbers who've worked hard with a range of excited and talented people across the globe to make the gym a reality.

Swell Cafe

22/11/2016

We guarantee the best cup of coffee you've ever had, or your second cup free!

Various Logos — Volume 02

09/11/2016

No Name Lane

08/11/2016

The brainchild of Morris Property Group and designed by Cox Architects, No Name Lane brings a little bit of Melbourne to the heart of Canberra.

Artlands

07/11/2016

Part conference, part festival, all arts! Artlands Dubbo in October 2016 was the place to be for regional arts practitioners nationwide. This national conference with an international program was a huge success, with Swell contributing brand, website, publications and environmental branding.

Bottles

06/11/2016

New Merch

05/11/2016

Identity, publication, Canberra graphic design, Canberra logo design, responsive website design, corporate design, Manuka, government annual reports, infographic design, environmental graphics, signage, way finding, wayfinding