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Brand identity

Besides award-winning advertising, we handle all manner of branding, including logos, naming, typography and comprehensive identity systems — even netting top prize in the global Rebrand 100 competition for Hard Rock.

The one and only Steph Curry dats’up a fan as he walks off the court. He’s in his classic white warriors uniform and it appears he is breaking for halftime during a busy game. In the background you can spot other players, fans and staff members.

Buy stuff, get Steph

Rakuten is back with the latest installment of the “Power of R” campaign, this time featuring a relatively well-known professional basketball player.

Action shot of a pink nike shoe as it hits the concrete. The person wearing the shoe is running. A pink Rakuten logo appears above the shoe as if it popped out from her shoe indicating the runner is a Rakuten user.

Rakuten

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.

A couple locals go national

The two lovable locals that anchor Kona Brewing’s Dear Mainland campaign are about to hit the court and the big time in a series of new spots running for the first time nationally during this year's March Madness.

StubHub

Even the mild-mannered have something inside that drives them wild. And thanks to StubHub that wild thing is busting out all over.

Rakuten makes Grammy debut

The Japanese e-commerce giant dropped its first ever North American campaign during last night’s Grammys. Directed by acclaimed duo Vania & Muggia, the TV introduces Rakuten as a premium lifestyle brand and is the introduction of a months-long, DC-led brand overhaul.

A gold beer can with the black and gold designed Brewlab label on a white background. The label is fully rolled out as an image so you can see all the design elements and text that appears on the label. The label is black and the text is gold and white.

Redhook Brewlab

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.

DC's new look and leadership

It’s a red-letter day as the agency launches a new logo, look, website and leadership. In addition to the four partners and longtime communications planning director, Leslie Diard, Jamie Katz, Rachel Hermansader and Anne Elisco-Lemme will all assume vital new management roles.

Esurance

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.

Hi, Volta

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.

Grid image with two images. On the left is the Udemy logo, a burgundy background with a big letter “U” in white. The image on the right is a female presenting person in their twenties. She has several deserts in around her as she is sitting at a table with a slicing knife. She appears to be in mid sentence as if she is demonstrating something on the topic of baking.

Udemy

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.

StubHub welcomes birth of inner fan

Today a new campaign emerges from that puppet’s long, weird shadow. Called “Let Your Fan Out,” the work champions StubHub as more than a place to get a ticket you want.

Marqeta

It’s a complex story and has to be delivered with authority, concision and style.

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.

Tahoe South

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.

Hooked up

Redhook Brewery has picked Duncan/Channon as its agency of record, leading strategy, creative and media efforts. This marks D/C's second brand from leading brewer, Craft Brew Alliance.

Blurb

Amid the glut of cheapo, on-demand books, this company stands for design, craftsmanship and beauty.

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.

Hard Rock

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.

Blurb finds its own books

A comprehensive rebrand and the “Find Your Book” campaign Duncan/Channon created for Blurb have garnered a second year of industry accolades, the latest honors being coveted slots in the Brand New Awards and Communication Arts Advertising Annual.

On the plus side: D/C delivers new ID, site for shopping innovator

Marqeta, the company that's reinventing shopping for both consumers and businesses, today launched its new brand identity and website, created by the Duncan/Channon design and UX team.

D/C makes a splash with Tahoe rebrand

he Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority, which is tasked with promoting the south side, hired D/C for a complete rebrand. Eight months later, client and agency unveiled the new brand and an entirely new name for the destination -- Tahoe South.

Blurb blast-off

REBRAND 100 redux: this time for Esurance

Duncan/Channon revisits the winners’ circle at the 2011 REBRAND 100 Global Awards, picking up a Merit for the rebranding of Esurance.

D/C goes old with new wine brand

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.

Adults only

Once the stomping ground of staggering starlets, the Palms was undergoing a complete remodel and looking to relaunch as a new kind of Las Vegas luxury and sophistication.

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Ship-shape

D/C tops REBRAND 100 for Hard Rock branding, design

To signify dorkishness, the 2001 movie Ghost World, set among contemporary twenty-somethings, clothed a character in a Hard Rock t-shirt. One measure of how far this 30-year-old brand had fallen. So D/C's work started by clarifying and then communicating a new brand strategy to a confused rank-and-file.

That’s right, upside-down and backwards: Vertigo ID

New identity, site and songs for WhyHunger

Plussed