Doubles

In a marriage of several past trends, the idea of Links, Simplicity, and Monoline all converge for a plethora of marks that we’ll refer to as Doubles. Obviously, Doubles earns its moniker because each of these brings together exactly two items in a knot or a weave of a continuous line. Or, it could be a single item split into two sections. Since initials or acronyms are such a target-rich resource of symbolism, it’s no surprise to see this trend saturated with letterforms. The mark for Pertiva is about as basic as these get as it takes on an extruded form, but note that the other examples are linked inside, outside, woven between, and twisted around.

Bright House plays out structures and a foreshortened perspective to create a bit of dimension as well. Line breaks, shadow breaks, and no breaks at all are in play here, but the linkage aspect of these is undeniable. Bringing two elements or concepts together with this simple language can signify strength of unity or compounding of capabilities or concepts. Connecting disparate thought or kindred ideas both work well here. It might also be worth noting that the strokes on these and other marks in the monoline aesthetic are starting to put on a bit of weight. Maybe a sign of evolution of the linear trend, or it could just be our eyesight is getting worse, and designers are learning to fatten the stroke or die.

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UNIPEN, PRETIVA
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SIEGEL+GALE, RADIAL
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GIZWIZ STUDIO, ANAND PATEL
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STUDIO INK, THE BRIGHT HOUSE
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