Lick Makes A Lasting Impression

by Shawn Binder on 04/13/2020 | 3 Minute Read

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Lick's exciting brand identity invigorates designers both young and old to get creative. Utilizing a system of curated colors and bold typography, Lick establishes itself as a hip paint brand that will stand the test of time. The brand's name 'Lick' appears loudly, and boldly across various case-uses, and makes quite an impression. 

"When this home decor brand speaks, it says ‘let’s decorate’. Just launched, Two Times Elliott has been working with an ambitious duo to craft a brand experience and identity that is educational and inclusive. An industry disrupter, Lick Home came to Two Times Elliott poised to take traditional home decorating online.

Being a direct-to-consumer brand, it was imperative that the outcome was built with a personality that could connect with the end-user from the beginning of brand engagement.

Our primary challenge was to craft a brand that was as aspirational as legacy paint brands, but that also connected with a more youthful audience. Our secondary challenge was to create a brand with elements that complemented a ‘colourful’ product, rather than overpowering or causing colour theory distortion.

Through a blend of secondary industry, primary stakeholder research and extensive communications strategy, we identified an opportunity for Lick’s products to do the talking; both expressively and functionally, depending on the medium.

Which meant tools and products took on utilitarian labelling with instructions and product codes respectively. And, the more inspirational imagery and campaign assets took on more characterful language further developing the personality of the product.

The graphic outcome challenged existing brands with a ‘louder’ word mark to aid the recognizability of a new-to-market brand. And, throughout all the art direction, the tone has been varied for subject matter. But, always with an accessible and ‘lived-in’ feeling, as not to ostracize all kinds of ‘decorators’; from novices to naturals."

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