Great design elevates. It illuminates, transforms and propels. It helps powerful ideas hit deeper and bond stronger. At Duncan Channon, we’ve built brands and brand identity systems from the ground up and relaunched brands with better tools and clearer missions. We’re best known as an ad agency, but our secret weapon is great design.
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“They can’t take your ballot”
At a time of unprecedented voter suppression, the mission of Vote From Home 2020 is more essential than ever. Our new “Suppress This” campaign helps them get ballots into the hands of disenfranchised voters of color. You can help, too.
A wanderlust-worthy rebrand￼
Inspired by the shapes and colors of dream destinations, DC rebrands Viator for a new wave of planning-adverse adventurers.
DC site takes top Pixel Award
Thirty-two industry judges bestowed top prize on D/C in the non-profit category of the 10th annual Pixel Awards.
A new spin on IPA packaging
Most IPA cans today look like they were designed by the dude that did the Iron Maiden albums. All skulls and green lightning, giving full testosterone and acne vibes. So when tasked with driving a new look for Golden Road’s Ride On series, we banged a uey.
Congrats to our friends and clients Staffan Terje and Umberto Gibin on last night’s official opening in San Francisco of their latest culinary masterpiece Volta.
Voyaging past the reef
Ahead of their 75th anniversary, our friends at Outrigger Resorts asked us to help elevate the brand for a global stage.
Stride Rite embraces the chaos
The world may change, but the joyful pandemonium of childhood remains a constant. Being no strangers to that joy ourselves, D/C was excited to be tapped to work on a brand refresh for Stride Rite. The new work encourages parents both to embrace the chaos and come prepared.
Eat to the beat with SweeTARTS
Launching today, the SweetBEATS mixer lets fans create musical loops, share them with friends, and enter for a chance to win a one-on-one virtual studio session with pop legend Christina Aguilera.
California debuts ads to counter e-cigs
Twenty-five years after launching the first anti-smoking advertisements in the state, the California Department of Public Health today premiered a series of television, digital, and outdoor ads in a new campaign called “Wake Up,” as part of its educational effort to inform the public about the dangers of e-cigarettes.
Loyalty or discount program advertising often dwells in the downscale world of the coupon clipper — a turnoff to savvier online shoppers. Our strategy was to present Rakuten as every bit as premium as the brands it offered rebates on.
Making up with Kat Von D
Inspired by Kat’s tireless support of other makeup artists, the site is deeply collaborative, with products sitting side-by-side with user-generated photos and illustrations, as well as tweets and videos from the artist and her fans.
Even the mild-mannered have something inside that drives them wild. And thanks to StubHub that wild thing is busting out all over.
CA says Tahoe South’s just their type
Communication Arts has honored Duncan/Channon in this year’s prestigious Typography Annual for design of the new Tahoe South identity for the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority.
Craft beer is like indie music. If you get too popular, you’re no longer cool. Just ask Redhook. In the early ’80s, they took off like a rocket, Anheuser Busch came calling and the brand was labeled a sellout. “Budhook!” the beer nerds snickered.
D/C gets happy
This fall, after galvanizing the British public, the happy egg co. is coming to the US. And, following a pitch, they hired a truly free-range agency – the uncageable Duncan/Channon – to develop a digital brand in the US.
Golden State Warriors
One of the greatest teams ever assembled was just about to leave the city that supported them through thick and thin for 47 years. How do they say good-bye?
New wine, old bottle
The challenge for Farrier, the new luxe libation from Kendall-Jackson, was to bring in a sense of history, terroir and romance without dragging out the cliched oak barrels or little ole winemaker.
To keep growing, this pioneering online car insurer, which had catered to a younger demo, needed to persuade older, more discerning consumers of its stability, reliability and humanity.
CA taps D/C
In a well-deserved tribute to the agency's interactive team, Duncan/Channon is being honored in this year's Communications Arts Interactive Annual for the Hard Rock Booth Interactive.
California Tobacco Control · Social Smoking
Daily smoking has been on the decline for decades and yet casual smoking is actually on the rise. How do we get at-risk groups to see social smoking for what it is: plain old dangerous, unhealthy smoking.
Fifty-year-old Interasia was purchased by one of the world’s largest shipping firms, which wanted to reignite the enthusiasm of prospects, customers and its young employees.
DC developed a stylish back-to-school look for this growing learning platform. A new brand identity and comprehensive visual system celebrated the diversity of teachers and students and brought humanity to a previously transactional-feeling platform.
Sin City gets first “out-of-box” memorabilia interfaces
It all started with a groundbreaking little Deep Zoom website, conceived and designed by Duncan Channon, that enabled rock fans to get extremely up-close-and-personal with Hard Rock's memorabilia collection without having to travel.
Formula X for Sephora
The breakthrough website — the first social network built for nail fans — puts the fun in functional.
Secret Hard Rock site unveiled at MIX
Two months ago Microsoft gave the greenlight for D/C and our development partner, Vertigo, to create the first website to use Deep Zoom technology.
It’s a complex story and has to be delivered with authority, concision and style.
Sephora / Marc Jacobs Beauty
When fashion icon Marc Jacobs made his move into cosmetics, he picked Sephora for a partner. And Sephora picked DC. And the pressure was on to match up to the master’s incomparable style.
Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority takes the plunge on a new name, a brand overhaul and fresh advertising, embracing its rep as the lake’s wild side.
Amid the glut of cheapo, on-demand books, this company stands for design, craftsmanship and beauty.
Work that earned top prize in the global Rebrand 100 competition, awarded for the combination of creative and strategy, and helped turn around a brand that turned rock stars into raving fans.