• Olderbrother is leading the
    slow clothing movement.

    — Racked

  • OVERVIEW

    Olderbrother is a playful, eco–sustainable, naturally dyed, gender–neutral contemporary collection that champions the slow fashion movement. The brand was started by Portland, Oregon–based designer Bobby Bonaparte and LA–based Max Kingery. Their collections of beautifully colored and masterfully crafted clothing include t–shirts made from a blended jersey of bamboo, rayon and corn, hemp trousers dyed with a black indigo whose formula dates back to the middle ages, and Japanese woven rice–based washi and tencel cardigans dyed with turmeric. Through close collaboration we defined and designed their complete brand identity, from the distinct and playful mark and type treatment through their product labels, hangtags, packaging and web design and development. 


    APPROACH

    Inspired by the brand’s playful spirit we created a clean, bright and contemporary brand mascot and type treatment. The mascot’s facial features are created from the letters “O,L,D, & B,” evoking Olderbrother’s intentional garment design. The mismatched face also pays homage to wabi–sabi — a constant reminder of the human touch that goes into the creation of each article of clothing and the beauty found in imperfections.