Blog: May 2012 Archive

Client Spotlight, Keys Real Estate

Keys is a Wangi Wangi and Toronto based real estate and property management company. Each of their three offices is split into either sales or property management so that their clients base receives focussed service on their specific needs.

Keys differentiates itself by offering their clients complete marketing solutions, ensuring that their clients receives the best results on their property management or sales.

Neon Zoo was commissioned to brand Keys last year. The project included logo, brand extension and marketing material. The brand is quite versatile as it needed to be used on many different forms of media and  has been well received in the marketplace to date.

Keys Real Estate can be found at 1/157 Brighton Avenue Toronto NSW 2283, T: 4950 4900
Keys Property Management can be found at Shop 3/ 232 Watkins Rd, Wangi Wangi NSW 2267, Australia

Keys Real Estate logo design

Keys Real Estate Toronto and Wangi Wangi, For sale sign design

Keys Real Estate, toronto and Wangi Wangi Stationery design

Keys Real Estate, Toronto and Wangi Wangi, business card design


Typeface Tuesdee, Jon Contino

We are loving this cool type and illustration developed by Jon Contino developed for some motion graphics of Louie. We stumbled upon these treasures via Design Work Life, thank you!cool type by jon contino, inspiring Neon Zoo - newcastle design studio

nice typography and illustration by jon contino

great type developed by jon contino

What are we listening to this week? Mariachi El Bronx

This week we have treated ourselves to the Mariachi El Bronx Album. It reminds us of tequila sunsets and makes us happy!

Mariachi El Bronx studio music

Client Spotlight: Chameleon Hair & Makeup

Chameleon Hair & Makeup is an Aveda concept store, that simple put, does great hair. Opened in 2008, the salon has been steadily growing and developing a loyal base of clients that would not go anywhere else. Aveda, (the product range they use) manufactures professional plant-based hair care, skin care and makeup so you know that what they are using is both good for you and the environment.

We first worked with Chameleon when they opened, developing their logo and branding and have since helped them to grow and evolve their marketing to include a mural, website, promotional flyers, loyalty cards, signage, car graphics and more.  All of Chameleons colours, designs and staff reflect that down to earth and professional approach of the salon and Aveda products.

Both myself and Abby are clients of Chameleon Hair & Makeup, so we can testify that they practice what they preach and going for a visit will delight all your senses.
Chameleon is located at 11 Alma Rd, New Lambton. Call them on 4952 2504 for appointments and follow them on Facebook here.

Chameleon Hair and Make up, New Lambton Hairdressers Logo

Chameleon Hair and Make up, New Lambton Hairdressers window signage design

Chameleon Hair and Make up, Toni

Chameleon Hair and Makeup New Lambton Hairdressers Business Card design


Typeface Tuesdee,

“The difference between whipping cream and the ones in a can is the much more simpler preparation”.

This is the subject of a series of typographic posters by German Graphic designers Christian Baur & Thimon Machatzke.  The posters use quotes by famous artists, are completely made of cream and look delicious.

SHAKEN NOT SQUIRRED Glücksklee Posters

SHAKEN NOT SQUIRRED Glücksklee Posters

SHAKEN NOT SQUIRRED Glücksklee Posters

SHAKEN NOT SQUIRRED Glücksklee Posters

Images via behance

Client Spotlight, Missymou

It’s always a pleasure to work with great people with a passion for what they do, and Stacey from Missymou is no exception. Missymou stock is all by Australian designed labels and Stacey has a great eye for picking out the cream of the crop.

We first worked with Stacey when the store opened and developed their logo and branding material such as business cards, signage and gift certificates.

Ever since it opened we’ve had a major love affair with brands and range that Missymou has instore and being just down the road from our studio we usually have an endless amount of reasons to pop down and see what’s in store.

Missymou is located at 38 Hunter St Newcastle, they also post new stock and info about sales here on their facebook, so be sure to get on and ‘like’ them.


missy mou hunter st Newcastle signage

Missymou Hunter St newcastle, Business Cards

Typeface Tuesdee, The disappearing face of New York

A photographic project of disappearing New York storefronts found on by James and Kelly Murray.

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Client Spotlight, Verona Skin + Body

Verona Skin + Body clinics are located by the harbour in Newcastle and in the heart of the Hunter Valley Wine Region in Singleton. At Verona Skin + Body their salons are driven by the results of their clients, (they want their clients to achieve the skin they have always wanted). The salons drive for results is extended across their brand, including the products they use and sell and the marketing material they use to promote the salon.

We’ve been working with Vanessa from Verona on items ranging from business cards, menus, loyalty programs, e-newsletter templates, signage and promotional flyers and postcards.

Find out more or book an appointment by visiting the Verona website or call the salons on 02 4929 7005 (Newcastle) and 02 6571 2144 (Singleton).

Verona Skin and Body, Newcastle and Singleton

Key Tag

Verona Skin and Body, Newcastle and Singleton Web-voucher

Web voucher


Typeface Tuesdee, Type Connection

Nerdy romantics beware. Type Connection is a Typographic dating game that helps you learn how to pair typefaces.

Type Connection


Neon Zoo has started a collection of all the pretty things we come across on Pinterest. Follow us here to see what we’re collection.

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