I'm quite enamored with some of Manasseh Langtimm's branding work. The Black Hand, a series of wine bottles based on the Italian extortion racket, would definitely stand out at a liquor store, with Frank Miller-esque graphics, retro newsprint fonts, embossing and beautiful detailing on the wax seals.
Langtimm's proposal for the rebranding of the Cleveland Browns really harkens back to the ole' pigskin days, with a vowel-less, simplified typeface and rustic colors. In his own words, "it is a return to a less glamorous time—no fake shiny metal, bubble letters or sparkly jewels, just football."
Dave Seliger is a Postgrad Fellow in Logistics and Ext Affairs at the NYC Office of Emergency Management. He has extensive experience helping firefighters, police officers, and disaster responders improve their services through design.