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7/20 Watt Street
Newcastle NSW 2300
Australia

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PO Box 209
Newcastle NSW 2300
Australia

Honeysuckle Precinct

Destination
Context

Honeysuckle is a vibrant waterfront precinct in Newcastle, NSW. Born from an industrial landscape of railway workshops, wool stores, cargo sheds and warehouses, the precinct is an important chapter in the city’s rejuvenation. Boasting the best views of Newcastle’s bustling working harbour, Honeysuckle is a unique place to live, work and play.

Challenge

We were tasked in creating a new brand identity for Honeysuckle that expressed the history and vibrancy of the precinct, while maintaining a sense of sophistication.

Solution

At the heart of the refreshed brand identity is a custom monograph – with the S turned on its side to create a stylised wave.

The supporting system is influenced by the juxtaposition of the precinct's clean, modern architecture and the rawness and heritage of the working harbour. The stylish black and white colour palette is contrasted by a bright hit of salmon – inspired by the honeysuckle flower. A subtle rust texture is also used throughout the identity as a reference to the precinct's industrial roots and the hulls of passing cargo ships.

Along with the identity, we developed a digital style guide for their website and brand campaign 'Life Meets Harbour', further playing on the unique combination of Honeysuckle's offer and the working harbour.

Collaborators

Client – Luke Mellare (HDC)
Honeysuckle Photography – Sophie Tyler Photography

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Services
  • Social Media Design
  • Strategy & Positioning
  • Brand Identity
  • Digital Style Guide