Design by Toko

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20 Stories in Architecture
Maven Publishing

Publishing design

Chasing the Sky, a book that showcases twenty of Australia’s leading women in architecture designed for Maven Publishing an internationally active publishing house based in Sydney, Australia. Portraits: Jessica Lindsay

Building blocks
ABA Architects

Signage / Wayfinding

Signage design, based on children's building blocks, for the East Sydney Early Learning and Community Centre featuring superb architecture by ABA. Architecture photos: Peter Bennetts

Creative Supermarket
ShopAround

Branding

ShopAround, a creative rep based in Amsterdam and New York, asked us once more to overhaul their visual identity. We did not wander off far and found a hansom gift in price stickers tapping into the vernacular of a (creative) supermarket.

Spatial and identity design
Cult. & Magis

Reinventing design icons

Charity event by Cult & Magis. Besides designing the branding and exhibition items Toko was selected as one of 16 creatives to reinterpret the future classic Officina chair by Magis. Auction proceeds will go to Redkite. Photos: Terence Chin

Identity design
AACA

Coming soon.

Branding
Maven

Coming soon.

Branding / Art-direction
Skye Niseko

Design Elevated

Branding, art-direction and marketing for the Skye development (Architectus) in Niseko Japan a stunning collection of 96 apartments and penthouses located within the breathtaking Hokkaido National Park. (more soon)

Packaging / Identity design
Black Estate

The wine spectrum

Identity and packaging design for Circuit wine from the beautiful hill sides of Waipara Valley, North Canterbury New Zealand. We created a 'wine spectrum' that can be rotated to match specific blends.

Brand handwriting / Art-direction
Willow

Campaign development

Willow brand handwriting and season campaign, in collaboration with Unit1 Creative, articulated across all touchpoints, incl. in store VM, print and digital communications.

Spatial and identity design
Cult & Republic of Fritz Hansen

Reinventing design icons

Charity event by Cult & Republic of Fritz Hansen. Besides designing the branding and exhibition, Toko was selected as one of 20 designers reinterpreting the Series 7 chair. Toko's chair auction proceeds will go to the organisation We're Better Than This

Artist / Craftsman
Chen Lu

Identity design

Minimal graphic maximal impact has been our approach for designing Chen Lu's identity. Chen designs objects and installations for the likes of Hermés, Paspaley Pearls, Monument Magazine and many more.

Hill Street Bonfire
Hill Street Precinct

Spatial and identity design

The Hill St. Precinct Surry Hills (ArthurG, Euroluce, Workshopped, Luxmy Furniture) takes a bold stance against replica furniture with a provocative sculpture. Concept and design by Toko part of Sydney Indesign 2015.

Brand handwriting / Art-direction
Trenery

Campaign development

Trenery brand handwriting and season campaigns, in collaboration with Unit1 Creative, articulated across all touchpoints, incl. press and outdoor advertising, in store VM, print and digital communications. 

Pouring colour
Juliet Taylor

Publishing design

Book sleeve for the photographic portfolio of Juliet Taylor. Handmade and individually poured using two tones of coloured resin that reflect the colour pallet of Juliet's intriguing photographs.

Walk / Ride campaign
City of Sydney

Campaign development

Sydney Ride / Walk Campaign concept and design for the City of Sydney promoting inner-city walking and cycling as attractive and convenient transport alternatives to public transport and driving. We collaborated with Toby&Pete for animations (coming soon).

Hoarding design scheme
City of Sydney

Environmental design

Sydney's new ‘Hoardings Policy’ presented Toko with the opportunity to re-purpose construction screens as public artworks. Enhancing the public domain and making a meaningful contribution to Sydney as a creative city.

Timeless-Massimo Vignelli
Husmee Spain

Poster design

The “No confetti, no celebration!” poster is a playful and quirky tribute to Vignelli’s Pièce de résistance; the New York Subway identity. Husmee and Vignelli Associates have organised a tribute event to honour Massimo Vignelli’s life and work.

Furniture retailer AUS / NZ
Cult.

Branding

Logo and Identity for Cult. formerly known as Corporate Culture. The Cult collection includes furniture from brands like Republic of Fritz Hansen, Poltrona Frau, Magis, Cappellini, Emeco, Carl Hansen & Sons, Cassina and many more. 

Art & About Festival
City of Sydney

Identity design / Copy writing

Toko developed the identity for the 2014 edition of Art & About themed 'Endangered'. Art & About Sydney is a collaborative arts festival where every street, laneway, building site, intersection and thoroughfare is a canvas for creation and storytelling. 

Centenary Square Parramatta
Parramatta Council

Signage / Wayfinding design

Parramatta’s most recognised public place, Centenary Square, officially (re)opened on 25 September 2014 after an $5m restoration project which included the installation of new street furniture, paving, landscaping and signage.

Jewellery gallery & design
Courtesy of the Artist

Branding

Logo and identity for Courtesy of the Artist. Courtesy of the Artist is offering Sydney’s most dynamic collection of contemporary jewellery and objects from the famous Strand Arcade in Sydney.

Sydney Rides Festival
City of Sydney

Identity design

Campaign and brand identity for Sydney Rides Festival consisting of 23 events and attracting a total audience of 12,000 people. Sydney Rides is a key event on the city's event calendar promoting Sydney as a cycling city to a diverse audience.

Reinventing design icons
Cult. + Carl Hansen & Søn

Spatial and identity design

Charity event by Cult and Carl Hansen + Søn. Besides designing the branding, Toko was selected as one of 14 designers reinterpreting the Hans J. Wegner CH33 chair. Toko's chair auction proceeds were donated to purchase 12 hectares of forest for the Borneo Orangutans.

Figures: Foyer exhibition
Australia Council for the Arts

Exhibition design

Exhibition design for Australia Council for the Arts. The "Figures' exhibition shows the outcomes of a study into the early career of artists, and the impact of Council arts grants upon the progression of these careers.



Where art & design meet
Print Gallery by Toko

Shop / Gallery

Our passion for art & print manifests itself through our new venture Print Gallery by Toko. For more information please visit: www.printgallerybytoko.com

Celebrating 125 years
PTW Architects

Publication design

Series of 9 books for Sydney architects PTW, each focussing on 1 sector of PTW's extensive portfolio. Suiting to the modernist PTW identity, the series of cover icons follow a strict square grid resulting in a recognisable and iconic suite of bespoke symbols.

Danish Design at the House
The Danish Agency for Culture

Exhibition and identity design

Danish design exhibition at the Opera House. Six Danish architects transform the iconic Utzon designed windows, each displaying iconic Danish brands and one art object. A synergy of Danish art, design and culture. Curators: Gerard Reinmuth, Karen Kjaergaard

Dutch Fashion Here & Now
HTNK Amsterdam

Branding

Dynamic logo and identity for ‘Dutch Fashion Here & Now’ at Shanghai Fashion Week. Utilising a typographic play on the iconic central catwalk.

Tasmania's 10 day arts festival
Ten Days on the Island

Identity design

Ten Days Arts Festival brings together local and international artists and performers from island cultures around the world. Toko's dynamic ‘info-graphic’ identity navigates the festival crowd through ten festival towns across the length and breadth of Tasmania.

Venice Architecture Biennale
Australian Institute of Architects

Exhibition and Identity design

Formations: New practices in Australian Architecture. Anthony Burke, Gerard Reinmuth and Toko are the creative team responsible for the Australian Exhibition at the 13th Venice International Architecture Biennale - the world's most important architectural event.

Venice Architecture Biennale
Australian Institute of Architects

Publication design

The architecture biennale's anchor 'Formations' - comes to life in an exhibition and publication designed to challenge traditionally held beliefs about what architecture can be. Celebrating new opportunities for architects working in non-traditional ways.

Two decades documented
L+S Architects

Publication design

The Lacoste + Stevenson book is a compilation of projects designed over two decades. The book's emphasis is on process rather than outcomes. Highlighting the concepts guiding the design, showing a constant approach independent of project size or type. 

Best designed book of the year
Australian Publishers Assoc.

Publication design

As winners of the Best Designed Book of the Year Award, Toko was Commissioned by APA to design the next years awards catalogue. The result is a tongue in cheek cover playing with the concept of awards… judging. Only after removing the cover wrap the true intentions are revealed.

The story continues...
Story

Branding

Marketing communications company Story connects brands to consumers through engaging brand stories. The story of a brand is never static and continues to develop in the future. Toko's 'unfinished' logo design reflects this philosophy. 

Extra Bold Extended
AGDA Tasmania

Poster design

Invitation and poster design for creative industry event 'AGDA Extra Bold Extended' in Hobart, Tasmania, featuring talks by Blair Enns and Toko.

CUSP Exhibition
Object, Australian Design Centre

Exhibition and identity design

CUSP: Designing into the Next Decade, presents 12 Australian designers with ideas that could change the way we inhabit the world. This touring exhibition is the beginning of a two-year conversation about how design can shape our future.

Brand new focus
Architects Registration Board

Branding

The Architects Registration Board's key role is to register architects, promote architecture and protect consumers of architectural services by ensuring architects provide services to the public in a professional and competent manner.

Jaguar XK exhibition
Play Communication

Environmental design

Toko, Play Communication and LiviStudio joined forces to create a spectacular exhibition for Jaguar Australia, capturing its strategy to position Jaguar as a modern luxury brand described as “new fashion luxury”.

Eyewear brand
Oscar Wylee

Branding

Logo and visual identity for Oscar Wylee; a new online business for quality prescription glasses without the price tag. 

Graphic Material Exhibition
UTS Gallery

Artworks

Exhibition artworks for Graphic Material, curated by Aaron Seymour. Toko's data-generated visuals include a 2x3 meter rug displaying the world’s Ecological Footprint (Gha / per person) and a compilation of 9 canvasses comparing money and happiness. 

World leader in insulation
Kingspan

Branding and spatial design

Global brand design and strategy for architectural insulation firm Kingspan Worldwide. Besides the brand identity Toko developed product naming strategies, multiple marketing concepts, campaigns and exhibition designs.

Long story made in China
PoloArts and AIGA Beijing

Publication / Artwork

On invitation of the China International Design competition and exhibition at the Capital Museum of China in Beijing, Toko created a monumental 4,716 page book, celebrating each Dragon year since it's origins (2697 BCE).

Modernist believe
Vine Church Surry Hills

Branding

Logo and identity for Vine Church. An unusual modernist identity for a fresh and contemporary church. The identity celebrates the religious icon through abstraction and deconstruction. The crucifix is present, but only because you what it to be (in context).

Art and About Festival
City of Sydney

Artwork and identity design

Toko's city lights installation for Art & About, 
re-appropriate the urban advertising space into a non-commercial outlet: "Gallery JCDeceaux'. The 15 visuals utilise JCDeceaux’s standard measurements (2:3), which can be (re)arranged in an immeasurable amount of visuals.

Contemporary lifestyle guides
Urban Walkabout

Branding

Logo, typeface design and identity for Urban Walkabout: the one-stop guide to everything (sub)urban: fashion, design, food and lifestyle. A clear and bold identity system based on directional street vernacular.

Lookbook
Alistair Trung

Publication design

Limited edition publication for fashion designer Alistair Trung.
Photographer: Emmanuel Giraud, Model: Adhiel.

Love Lace Awards
Powerhouse Museum Sydney

Exhibition branding

Toko's 'Lace Revolution' marketing and identity concept reconsiders preconceived notions of lace through bold and provocative execution of the exhibition graphics and collateral. A 'revolutionary' identity for an extra-ordinary exhibition at the Powerhouse Museum.

Victoria Park bronze
City of Sydney

Spatial design

Toko designed several typographic bronze installations in Sydney’s Victoria park within the grounds of University of Sydney and across Parramatta Road.

Poster Magazine
MGroup

Publication design

Editorial design and art-direction for Poster magazine, Singapore. A quarterly publication featuring the 'Art of Luxury' in design, fashion and visual arts.

Advertising agency
Host

Branding

Identity and logo design for Host, one of Australia’s largest communication agencies who's portfolio includes work for Air New Zealand, Bankwest, Tourism Western Australia and Coca Cola to name a few.

Platform Graduation Exhibition
University of NSW (UNSW)

Exhibition design

Part of the Sydney Design Festival the Platform design exhibition demonstrates talent across undergraduate design programs. Besides the exhibition design, Toko designed the marketing collateral and a 28 meter long window graphic.

Code Magazine
Bold Publishers

Publication design

Code magazine documents style as a reflection of developments in society, turning Code into a platform for emerging fashion designers, photographers and artists. Toko’s work for Code dates back to the first issue (2005), when we designed the logo and lay-out.

Story telling
Miscellaneous clients

Poster design

Posters for miscellaneous clients including Australian Institute of Architects, Cult, Architecture Institute Rotterdam, Australia Council for the Arts and several more. 

Sydney Design
Powerhouse Museum Sydney

Identity design

Toko's identity for Sydney Design Festival celebrates paper as an icon through an icon.
The simplification and digitalisation of honest and physical paper for our digital world represents the connection to the 'old' world and helps us navigate through the 'new'.

Film Production Company
Revolver

Branding

Identity refresh and website for highly awarded film production company Revolver. The individuality of the directors is enhanced by making them integral part of the identity.