Theatre needs ...

We absolutely love live performances and going to the theatre has always been one of our greatest joys. Designing the visual identity of theatre company P’trus is as close as we can get to fulfilling our theatre needs right now! It was a pleasure to work with the team at P’trus and and we hope to be able to travel to Montreal soon to see them performing live.

Freelance opportunity

Freelance opportunity

We are on the lookout for a new business manager to join our team and help our studio to grow and to reach new clients. We are a small studio and would only need help one or two days a week. If you are interested (or know someone who is), please email us at hello@lombaertstudio.com with a short introduction, your CV and day rate. Our studio is located in East London but work can be done remotely.

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We love orange but are mostly green

We love orange but are mostly green

How often do you think about sustainability? Do you see it as an integral part of a project, or a nice ‘bonus’? Our process is all about experimentation and play, but if there is one thing we do not joke around on, it’s the environment. We still see too many design projects that do not take sustainability seriously using single use plastic, unnecessary wrapping or materials that cannot be recycled; this is simply unacceptable.

As designers, we have a responsibility to be part of the solution and only create products of the highest standards in terms of sustainability. In the end, it’s our lives that we protect.

Introducing logo archives

Over the course of the last few years, we have been lucky to work with clients coming from different horizons. From the music industry, to beauty products, food and charities; here is a selection of logos we designed for our clients.

See them in greater details on our Logo Archives page by clicking here.

Happy New Year

Even if this isn't the start we were hopping for, we wish you all a Happy New Year.

We see 2021 as a turning point for the studio, with new challenges and a focus on pushing our branding and digital services. We are very excited by the opportunities ahead and hopeful about the future, where we can all be together again.

Mostly let’s finally tackle climate change. We are at a turning point and this is the year to take action as individuals while also supporting politicised actions. If you have a project about the environment and its protection, please get in touch with us; we would love to be involved. Let’s make this planet green again!

Logo experiments

Logo experiments

Here is a sneak peak of some of our experiments for Ballantynes of Walkerburn, a Scottish based family business. We hand-drew bespoke letters to form the logo and make it truly unique to their brand. The proportion, weight and width of the letters were inspired by British vintage signs. The added curves brought more personality to the design, avoiding the stereotype of bold modernist typefaces.

We had a fantastic time working with Ballantynes of Walkerburn and will share more of the design very soon. 

Creative Boom

Creative Boom

We are delighted to be featured on Creative Boom for our work on 'Unfinished Business: The fight for Women's Rights'.

We are taking this opportunity to announce that the exhibition will now be extended until August. We are very excited that more people will get an opportunity to discover the fascinating stories presented in the exhibition.

Read the article here

Biennale Internationale Design de Saint-Étienne 2021

Biennale Internationale Design de Saint-Étienne 2021

The twelfth edition of Biennale Internationale Design de Saint-Étienne explores the theme of bifurcation through six physical exhibitions and a series of events.

We are delighted to take part in the festival alongside our long term collaborators Plaid London. We will design the exhibition 'Domesticité' curated by Catharine Rossi, Jana Scholze and Penny Sparke. Opening 28 April.

Find out more on the Biennale's website

Design Week

Design Week

A couple of days ago we spoke with Design Week about our thought process behind the design of 'Unfinished Business: The Fight for Women's Rights'. Thank you to Design Week to give us the opportunity to speak with Plaid about this fantastic exhibition.

Read the interview on Design Week

New exhibition at the British Library

New exhibition at the British Library

Our new exhibition 'Unfinished Business' opened today at the British Library. It highlights the many voices of the women’s rights movement in the UK through integrated displays of photography, books, paintings, film and immersive audio visual pieces. The exhibition also focuses on contemporary activist groups and aims to provide visitors with a momentum to dig deeper and get involved.

The exhibition design focuses on creating a welcoming and inclusive environment, attempting to embody the feeling of movement and activity. It is an environment which offers respite to some of the more sensitive materials on display, creates spaces for reflection and contemplation, as well as collective and celebratory areas. 

Visit the British Library website here

Nearly Finished Business

Nearly Finished Business

Unfinished Business: The Fight for Women's Rights at the British Library was due to open in October 2020. As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the exhibition has been delayed and is now opening on the 23rd of October. We are looking forward to sharing with you images of this fantastic exhibition.