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With an extensive background on the business side of things, Hasan is the missing link between the agency and its clients’ business objectives, and is responsible for 98% of the changes we have to make every day.
Born in Beirut in the mid eighties, and influenced by Rainer Maria Rilke, Bobby Fischer and Cartoon Network, Hasan has the air of a scholarly scientist that we all agree should be exploited more in his free time. He would rather be playing Minecraft and listening to Ali Touré.
Oh, and his favorite color is violet.
Badr Abou El Anouar
When it comes to diligence and discipline, Badr is the designer Kolaps needs - but not the one we deserve.
In his childhood in Fes, Morocco, he was diagnosed with chronic immortality. At eighteen, he moved to Barcelona with a rich cultural background, big dreams, and an expensive taste in order to become “The Conceptseeker”.
After ten years of hard work and sacrifice, he is now the three-time champion of the beach volleyball sunday afternoon competition at Bogatell Beach, Barcelona.
A mistress of intuition with a thirst for adventure, Cat is our UX designer from Scotland. Or was it New Zealand? It’s confusing.
She picked up what she claims to be “Spanish” during an unplanned stay in Guatemala, in the middle of one of her skating-odysseys across the globe on her eco-friendly hoverboard. After her release, she eventually made it to Barcelona to join our team where she crafts beautiful and innovative solutions for the websites & apps we design.
When she’s not in the office listening to loud millennial music it’s because she is training in her Muay Thai classes to help fight crime.
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- Daar Properties,
- Naming, Brand identity, Verbal
& Visual Content, Website.
- Real Estate,
DAAR is a new breed of property developers with a rich legacy of interior architectural design. It acts as a developer, a designer, and a gateway for foreign capital looking to invest into the Barcelona market. DAAR, an originally Arabic word that means “Home”, is strong sounding and easy to pronounce.
To express what distinguishes DAAR from their competitors, and to contrast the stern image that is dominant within this field, we created a delicate image emphasized by the unusual signature-like form of the logo, reflecting the unique work that goes into every DAAR property.
Greys contrasted by salmon were chosen to express the balance between the robustness and softness of the brand.
- Neutral Black C
- C97 M86 Y60 K41
- # 212121
- Cool Gray 11 C
- C65 M56 Y52 K31
- # 565656
- Pantone 4745 C
- C24 M32 Y32 K0
- # c6b3a7
- Pantone 663 C
- C08 M09 Y09 K0
- # ede9e6
We selected materials and printing techniques that made DAAR’s collaterals both practical and elegant.
When producing the imagery for this brand, we avoided the plastic feel that comes with over-modification and attempted to capture the properties realistically.
In addition to a smooth user journey, our aim while designing the DAAR website was to do away with excesses and keep only the fundamental visual and verbal content.
“Kolaps’s proactive approach to corporate design has been a very positive and helpful solution for our company identity, assisting us through all the stages with concise input and support.”Mohammed Adib, Managing Director
- Mayan Holdings,
- Naming, Corporate Identity,
Mayan is the parent entity of a group of Dubai-based trading companies. The identity reflects the new blood of the second-generation family management. The name, Mayan, is an Arabic word meaning “two waters”. It was chosen to reflect the Arabic origins of the company, its globally central location, and the means by which it trades and exchanges with the rest of the world.
The logo is a composite of the Latin and Arabic letters of the name, interlocked to symbolize the channels of exchange between the local and the global, and the heritage and the future.
- C0 M0 Y0 K0
- # ffffff
- Pantone 663C
- C05 M06 Y05 K00
- # f3f0ef
- Pantone 7686 C
- C97 M82 Y09 K02
- # 29468d
- Pantone 648 C
- C99 M96 Y26 K00
- # 212e63
To further accentuate the concept, blues were chosen for their clear reference to water, and for the sense of sobriety and youthfulness that they add.
To complement the simplicity of Mayan’s identity, we selected GMUND paper with different stamping techniques, such as white-on-white stamping.
“We were surprised as to how the team at Kolaps was able to produce an identity that brought together the diverse and differing set of stakeholders at this company.”Omar Sawaf, COO
- Brand Identity,
Boutikko is the online fashion store for the everyday female shopper in Beirut. We aimed to create a warm and inviting identity that expresses a sense of freshness and optimism that could ease the anxieties of the modern fashion consumer.
With an essence of Bodoni, the Boutikko logo was based on the revisionary type, Jeanne Moderno, that balances elegance and modernity.
- Pantone 3155 C
- C99 M45 Y53 K27
- # 035b60
- Pantone 393
- C10 M00 Y62 K00
- # f9f382
- C04 M03 Y02 K00
- # f7f7f8
- Pantone 426 C
- C75 M67 Y61 K66
- # 2d2e2f
We selected colors that create a space that is both positively comfortable and vibrant at the same time.
We designed a versatile set of well-crafted artisanal boxes wrapped with the finest paper from Gmund. Within the boxes, the items are placed inside soft cotton bags to maintain the quality and longevity of the products.
Boutikko was created by a young Lebanese entrepreneur overwhelmed by the environment of hyper-consumption found in today’s fashion world. What she wanted was to take a step back.
“Kolaps coming in had a great impact on all aspects of building my brand. They helped me focus my ideas, and visualized an identity that I fell in love with.”Ghida Ibrahim, Founder
- Naming, Brand Identity, Content
Development, Editorial Design, Print.
- Real Estate,
MDDL 40 is a magnificent 9.300 m2 plot of elevated land in Pedralbes, the most exclusive residential neighborhood in Barcelona. The name MDDL 40 is an acronym of the actual address of the plot.
As the most spectacular aspect of MDDL 40 is its location, we used the four letters and two numbers representing its address to create a compass-like symbol. The number 4 with its 3 open sides was used to emulate the elevated land with its 270° unobstructed view.
A combination of green and gold was used to express the lushness and exclusivity of this plot of land.
- C0 M0 Y0 K100
- # 000000
- Pantone 5747 C
- C70 M52 Y100 K55
- # 3d431c
- Pantone 871 C
- C45 M47 Y73 K17
- # 86754d
- C0 M0 Y0 K0
- # ffffff
With a sleek varnish finish added to the paper, we were able to bring out the quality of the photography and the gloss of the gold lines used throughout the book. The book was then stitched and encased in green linen, over which the logo was stamped using gold foil.
Our contribution to MDDL 40 extended beyond the development of the copy and images for the book. We also conducted sun exposure measurements and noise measurements, and created rendered shots of the architectural potential of the plot.
- Horizon F&B Solutions
- Brand Identity, Packaging,
Print, Website, App.
- Food & Beverage,
Grand Saray adds a modern touch to the authentic Ottoman cuisine. To achieve an appetizing contrast between the new and the old, we created a bilingual identity that substitutes excessive ornamentation with warm cleanliness.
We built harmonious Arabic and Latin versions of the logotype using the same grid to match the visual weight of both. The symbol, a clear reference to arabesque patterns, frames both logotypes and converges their personalities.
- Pantone 2965 C
- C100 M75 Y48 K59
- # 002b3b
- Pantone 5473
- C88 M49 Y47 K23
- # 0a5d66
- Pantone 7562 C
- C21 M38 Y67 K10
- # b79862
- Pantone 4975 C
- C51 M76 Y68 K68
- # 3a2525
- C0 M0 Y0 K0
- # ffffff
To extend the bilingual aspect of the identity, we chose a different combination of colors for each language. The hint of gold seasons these two combinations.
Several patterns were extracted from the symbol to enrich the visual identity with Arabic and Ottoman heritage. We then delicately pressed these patterns with gold ink onto cotton paper, creating a delightful soft texture, further accentuating the experience and involving more of the senses.
To ensure an ideal dining experience for customers, we designed a clean menu that helps attenuate the overall extravagant experience of dining at Grand Saray.
Website & Mobile Application
Additionally, we designed and developed a website and a separate mobile application, focusing on easy functionality and clean design.
- Bobolink Creative Agency
- Brand Identity, Print,
- Creative, Advertising.
Branding oneself can be a delicate process. Bobolink, a Beirut based creative agency with an appetite for collaborative work, came to us for help with overcoming the challenge of uplifting their identity. The result of our collaboration was an organic identity with youthful elegance.
To give versatility to the identity and to allow Bobolink a space to incorporate other entities they collaborate with, we created a logotype and spin off “B” monogram which can morph and adapt its skin to express other identities.
- Pantone Black
- C0 M0 Y0 K100
- # 000000
- Cool Gray 10 C
- C58 M47 Y42 K31
- # 646569
- Off White
- C09 M06 Y05 K00
- # ecedef
- Pantone 326C
- C98 M30 Y53 K08
- # 047c7b
- RECYCLED PAPER
A hint of green, soft tones, and recycled materials were combined with the black to create a naturalistic, youthful identity that maintains a level of seriousness.
A beautifully texturized recycled paper, produced from Venetian algae, was chosen for the business card. A green leaf was printed on it to give the vibrant sensation of a living object.
The three pillars on which Bobolink bases its activities are: organic development, social awareness, and an appetite for collaboration.
“Hiring Kolaps to uplift a creative agency's identity should show the amount of trust we share. They have created the most beautiful identity for BOBOLINK, and were able to visually translate our essence.”Labib Choufani, Founder
- Brand Identity, App,
UX Design, UI Design.
- Sports, Lifestyle,
Dibs is a sports venue booking platform offering amateur players easy access to venues and a community of friendly teammates and competitors. It is the first of its kind in the Lebanese market.
We chose a clear and bold typeface to create the logo of dibs. The use of lower case gives the name a youthful and energetic feel.
We selected colors that would help us create a clear and energetic UI design, incorporating green and red for positive and negative interactions.
- Dark Blue
- R05 G342 B68
- # 052044
- Flashy Green
- R107 G244 B197
- # 6bf4c5
- R244 G64 B78
- # f4404e
- C0 M0 Y0 K0
- # ffffff
We wanted to transmit as much of the information needed by the user to maneuver successfully, while maintaining clear categorization and an uncluttered layout. The fixed main page gives the user easy access to three categories of events, while being able to smoothly scroll amongst events within each category.
Keeping in mind the main user personas - the captain (event creator), the players (event participants), and the venue managers – we designed the user experience based on the expected journeys of each persona during all three stages: pre-game, booking, and post-game.
“Kolaps has been to us the first and the last resort. For any endeavor we have, they always take the risk and lead in researching and creating. This is how they reinvented dibs.”Rayan Ismail, CEO