The Foodie BugleMAY 2012
An article on the inspiration behind Allies.
Founded by Silvana de Soissons the Foodie Bugle is an online co-operative magazine dedicated to the sourcing, preparation and enjoyment of good food and drink. They tell the whole story of simple, frugal, seasonal food and drink, from farm to fork, from soil to shop, from grape to glass. A great read, even if we are slightly bias!
“Allies Design is one of the leading creative design agencies in Britain,creating packaging, branding, websites and identities for artisanal food companies”
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MAY 2012Allies are proud to present the latest addition to Brindisa’s extensive range of Spanish produce. Made with fresh vine tomatoes, chopped cucumber, extra virgin olive oil and sherry vinegar. The cold soup is free of preservatives and additives allowing you to enjoy the refreshingly authentic taste. Available online at brindisa.com or in their Borough Market Shop.
“We’re really pleased with the look of the new Brindisa Gazpacho pack. We love the picture, by Gary Redford, of the vegetables set against the fields and rolling hills of southern Spain, and the strong orange red Gazpacho colour of the carton. A big thank you to Allies Design for creating such a handsome carton.”
Alastair Brown, MD of Brindisa
MARCH 2012March and the beginning of Spring has been marked in our studio with the launch of our new identity.
FEBRUARY 2012We are extremely excited to be working with Ebury Press & Tony Conigliaro on his first book.
Tony is a drinks pioneer, master craftsmen & an expert alchemist taking cocktails to a whole new level of expertise. His cocktail creations are a sensory experience, melding perfume,colour taste & memory. Watch this space!
Have a look at his website & find out more about his infamous bar in North London, The Bar With No Name.
Happy New Year!
JANUARY 2012Happy new year from Allies! May you shine in 2012!
DECEMBER 2011December is upon us. The perfect reason to celebrate with good company and even better food!
Our newest client The Hungry Guest have enjoyed a fantastic opening of their shop in Petworth combining renown artisan foods and everyday supplies. Allies have worked closely with the team to produce both their point of sale and packaging. So why not head down to Sussex this month and enjoy a winter walk followed by a trip to the Hungry Guest for all those Christmas essentials, sample some of their freshly baked goods and head home for one of their delicious home cooked ready meals - venison lasagne anyone?
Proud To Be a Part
NOVEMBER 2011Allies have been enjoying a fantastically busy few weeks. However first we would to say a big congratulations to B@1, one of our amazing clients for their investment from the equity firm Piper as well as their latest bar opening in Monument. We are very proud to have been part of their journey and look forward to sharing many exciting projects with them in the future.
SEPTEMBER 2011Having created the fantastically well received logo for Solange Design Allies were invited to extend the brand throughout their stationery.
This vivid letterhead encapsulates the engaging passion of Solange. Pure pleasure to receive and pure joy to work on.
Following the success of last years catalogue Allies were asked to create another beautiful yet functional and informative pricelist.
AUGUST 2011Atmospheric and evocative photography of both the products and the sun drenched landscapes means you can get the true taste of Spain in your own home this summer.
JUNE 2011Following our in-depth visual brand audit for Brindisa, we were briefed to evolve the identity of their 3 restaurants as well as the strategy and design for the food & wine menus. Working with the iconic bull Brindisa identity and the visual brand style we have created for them, we strengthened the familial bonds between the 3 restaurants and Brindisa as a whole, yet maintained an individualistic appearance for each one, avoiding a chain like feel. We are excited & proud to the see the opening of Brindisa Tapas Soho this month, an opening showcase for our identity, signage and menus.
Ginger Pig Book
MAY 2011We are thrilled the recently launched Ginger Pig meat book proudly displays our Ginger Pig logo across the whole of the front cover. It is a most considered and thorough manual, presenting everything we need to know about buying, preparing and cooking meat, by one of our food heros and clients, Tim Wilson (farmer and proprietor of the Ginger Pig group of butchers), & Fran Warde (highly respected cook and best-selling food writer).
APRIL 2011Spring at last! Happy time!Inspiration is blooming everywhere, this month is all about positivity and bright ideas.
April comes with the birth of Earth Trust, previously known as Northmoor, a brand new identity designed by Allies including the logo, leaflets, stationary and brand guidelines. http://www.earthtrust.org.uk
MARCH 2011The heats have started for top London cocktail bar Be At One's Bartender's Championship.
Renowned for having the friendliest bartenders in town, we've created the identity and poster campaign for the competition to prove they're also the smartest, most skilled and entertaining!
FEBRUARY 2011Happy Valentine's Day!Wheresoever you go...
Go with your Heart
Happy New year!
JANUARY 2011Happy New Year from Allies! We wish you all a peaceful and prosperous 2011. We've started our year on a high with the launch of Feng Sushi's new website, which has been redesigned by Allies to mark a major move forward for the London-based sustainable sushi company.
AUGUST 2010This month we've been working with the Potato Council on the social media and online presence of their collaboration with Stylist writer, tv presenter and all-round great lady: Dawn Porter.
JULY 2010Following on from Space Boudoir and her position in the Studio OHM trio, we're delighted to launch established interior designer Emma Oldham's independent company: Solange Design. We've created her joyous, spacial identity to reflect her decadent yet confidently zen style.
JUNE 2010Congratulations to Patricia Michelson, founder of La Fromagerie on the launch of her second book!"Cheese: The World's Best Artisan Cheeses" covers countries such as America, New Zealand & Poland, not renowned cheese-making areas, but ones with flourishing artisan industries. Much like old vs. new world wines perhaps? Not the type to turn down the opportunity of new cheeses we're packing our bags already!
MAY 2010We're very excited to have won the rebranding of Oxford's sustainability leaders The Northmoor Trust! For 25 years The Northmoor Trust has managed and protected a 100 hectare nature reserve of national importance. We'll be working with the team at Northmoor to raise the profile of this insightful, forward-thinking charity and communicate their objective of education through demonstration, leading us to more sustainable lifestyles.
APRIL 2010We've been working with our long-time clients the Potato Council on their new Style Guide this month.
Following a stage of research into Britain's eating habits and the potato, we were asked to create the visual personality and voice of the Potato Council and their Potato Girls to reach those who haven't yet seen the potential of Britain's favourite vegetable!
It's a new season for olive oil and Brindisa's Arbequina is a fantastic quality cold-pressed oil - we're really excited the new 1L tins we've designed for them are launched in Borough Market this month.
MARCH 2010Soon to launch are their splendid range of storecupboard ingredients, meats and sauces that bring delicious, wholesome and vibrant Spanish cooking into the kitchen every day!
We've just taken delivery of the Healthy Lifestyle Guide we designed for NHS Primary Care Trust, Wandsworth Medical Centre, and we're delighted with the results!
FEBRUARY 2010We worked with the fantastic illustrator Nick Radford and our favourite food photographer Keiko Oikawa on the 8 session book that help patients lose weight gradually and permanently through positive lifestyle changes.
Happy New Year! It's a new decade and a great new studio in Primrose Hill for Allies!
We're currently working with leading health and beauty developer, manufacturer and marketer, Conair on two more exciting beauty projects.
JANUARY 2010We've also been busy working with the Potato Council and GPMD to launch the new Love Chips website and online strategy ready for the 2010 Perfect Portion Awards. Tell Cheggers who makes the best chips in Britain - he'll be handing out the awards in person!
It's been another busy month at Allies with delicious new projects for Brindisa, a South London Primary Care Trust and Canadian fisheries Ocean Choice International.
The Best Roast Potato Recipe
DECEMBER 2009We've also recently refreshed the look of www.lovepotatoes.co.uk for the Potato Council
which is the best place to get your Christmas roast potato recipe from this month.
Take a look and play Put Your Potato Head On too with the special Christmas props!
Dawood & Tanners Website Launch
NOVEMBER 2009We're delighted to launch top London dentist Dawood & Tanner's new website this month.
Quirky and friendly, much like the Wigmore St practise, the site represents
everything that makes these dentists so popular!
We've also launched the super fun game Put Your Potato Head On for the
Potato Council. Take a look here and transform yourself!
Inspiring Guide To Spanish Food
OCTOBER 2009Sharing a love of good food on a Spanish journey with Brindisa... Our studio drew on Brindisa's expertise to turn a basic pricelist into an educating and inspiring guide to Spanish food and artisan producers.
La Fromagerie's Website New Website
SEPTEMBER 2009We're really excited to launch the new La Fromagerie website this month!
We've been working with Patricia Michelson and Sarah Bilney to expand their
cheese and wine pairing encyclopedia. There's also a new area for their
popular tasting evenings and an online Diary of foodie events, seasonal food
knowledge and ideas.
AUGUST 2009Brindisa, stars of Spanish food in Britain today, have asked us to design their wholesale brochure.
Making an intelligent move by investing in their marketing at a time like this,
we're putting their expertise into an educating and inspiring guide to Spanish food and artisan producers.
B@1's New Cocktail Menu
JULY 2009We've been working with B@1 to launch their new cocktail menu, our 3rd happy year running
working with them! The Little Blue Book of Cocktails can be seen now at
any of the 9 B@1 bars across London. We're also working on their new
website, showing off the Cocktail Compendium of 190+ cocktails that every
B@1 bartender can make!
JUNE 2009We're pleased to announce the launch of internationally acclaimed garden designer
Luciano Guibbilei's online showcase.Luciano was invited to Chelsea Flower Show this year with Laurent-Perrier
Champagne, who recommended us to Luciano. We were delighted
when he was awarded a Gold Medal on his first appearance!
OCI's New Products
MAY 2009We love to start the month with good news, so we were delighted to hear that the new OCI
seafood packaging we designed has seen a 40% sales increase since it arrived in the freezer cabinets!
OCI are launching a number of new products across Europe this year and
we're working closely with the sustainable fishery to push their successes further.
Launch of Website
APRIL 2009We're delighted to welcome Spring with the launch the new Hillfarm
Oils website. The Fairs family and their fantastic team grow and cold-press rapeseed on their Suffolk farm, the result is a delicious golden oil that's
GM-free, full of healthy fats and sustainably produced.
We're really proud to be working with the pioneers of rapeseed oil production in Britain today!
National Chip Week
MARCH 2009We've been busy this month spearheading the National Chip Week online strategy.
We've created the new website, online voting for Britain's Perfect Portion of Chips,
Flickr gallery, Facebook & MySpace groups and Cheggers' Blog!
We also won the pitch for the Home Grown Cereals Authority's annual Farmhouse
Breakfast Week recipe book, inspiring delicious wholesome breakfasts using the best
of British farmer's produce.
FEBRUARY 2009We've started 2009 in our new Marylebone studio with lots of exciting packaging projects.
This month we'll be creating packaging for precious, sticky, hot and icy things with Brindisa,
Villandry, Kitchen Italia and the sustainable Canadian fisheries OCI.