Modernist Cat designs with you and your pet in mind. They offer a line of modern litter box covers and dual-purpose furniture that caters to your sense of style AND your need to spoil your pet! An Etsy featured shop, they have received press from all over, including The Eichler Network, Hauspanther and Wired Magazine to name a few. We delivered an idea conceived by the client of adding a symbol to their logo in an effort to make this memorable brand have even further staying power. You can read all about them on Facebook here.
# I Heart I-90 Wildlife
Bridging Futures is a social media contest for K-12 youth, a joint effort between Washington State Department of Transportation and I-90 Wildlife Bridges Coalition. This contest aims to educate students and raise awareness about I-90’s first wildlife bridge. The #ihearti90wildlife symbol is featured on the front a t-shirt that is part of a prize package for contest winners. The t-shirt also features a bunch of animals that will benefit from the new I-90 wildlife bridge
Community Farmers Market of Chehalis
Farmers markets are great places to shop because they support small communities of growers and introduce consumers with a wide variety of locally grown products. So it was important for the Community Farmers Market logo to include a diverse group of products grown in and around Chehalis. We printed, scanned and vectorized the logotype from a lockup of metal type. The typeface here is super bold with imperfect edges, lending a sort of hand made quality to the design. This was combined with vectorized artwork based on a sketch of farmers market goods that are often available for purchase Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Chehalis.
PCC Farmland Trust
A nonprofit dedicated to saving organic farmland in Washington state, PCC Farmland Trust requires an expansive set of marketing and outreach materials to support its work and connect with a large audience of dedicated volunteers, supporters and participants. The Trust was founded by PCC Natural Markets as a separate 501(c)(3) nonprofit in 2009. Communicating the distinction between the nonprofit and its original parent company is a critical part of the work Beans n’ Rice has done. We’ve been so fortunate to have partnered with the Trust since the beginning, helping it evolve its distinct brand over the years.
PCC Farmland Trust Programs
There are many ways for PCC Farmland Trust’s audience to participate and engage with local farms and farmers. Local Chefs for Local Farms brings together chef, farmer and consumer to enjoy a spectacular multi-course dinner prepared by a Seattle-area premier chef. On the Farm educational series gives community members a unique opportunity to head out to a working farm for an insider’s look at sustainable farming practices and farmland preservation across Washington State. All In For Farms is part of a world-wide push for environmental change. In collaboration with musician Jack Johnson’s charity, All at Once.
Hamlin Robinson School
In fall 2010, this small, independent school for children with dyslexia and other language-based learning difficulties moved to a new location in the heart of Seattle. The school used this opportunity to reboot its image, and Beans n’ Rice was selected to help develop the new brand and apply it to marketing materials. One key visual element that we wanted the brand to include references a multi-sensory teaching method which involves the use of sweeping hand strokes, used to write letters in the air.
This startup is a small marketing firm with big ideas. We designed a two color logo (to help it save on printing costs) and matching business stationery to get the company’s branding off to a great start.
This company’s proprietary technology converts steam and waste heat into electricity – a challenging concept to capture in a small graphic symbol. We used a classic design to keep the idea simple. The logo’s cleanliness also makes it easy to size down for application on machinery, ensuring that Practical Steam’s branding is recognizable in more places. We also created a website for Practical Steam ›
This family run farm nestled in between Olympia and Portland is a place near and dear to us. We wanted to develop a symbol that includes members of the farm family. We were also specifically asked to include the landmark oak tree overlooks the property – a great idea and one we happily met.
Stand anywhere along Seattle’s waterfront, look west, and you’ll see the Olympics framing Puget Sound. This manufacturer of biomass fuel energy systems was on board with a geographically themed logo that pays homage to its home town.