OLAVER is an architectural studio founded in 2015 by Melbourne architect Emlyn Olaver. In 2020, TRiC were invited to define the essence and identity of their practice through an extensive rebrand.

TRiC developed a robust typographic system and visual identity to reflect the balance of austerity and playfulness seen within the practice. The OLAVER mark is set Field Grotesk designed by Vincent Chan, featuring high contrast, graphic letterforms that define the overall brand system. This is complimented by a secondary type set in Quadrant Mono — also by Chan — creating a dynamic hierarchy between the two and resolving in a restrained graphic language. This refined, type-led system provides a clear framework for contemporary photography and communication across architectural drawings, formal documents, digital applications, stationery and signage.

“We asked to TRiC to help us reignite our brand and provide an identity which better captured our aesthetic and approach. The design discussion was vigorous and we are incredibly happy with the results. Their approach has not only made our brand cohesive but provided a pause for reflection and consideration of how we see ourselves and where we want to be.”

Emlyn Olaver

• Creative Direction
• Brand Identity
• Strategy
• Digital Design


Field Grotesk, Matter of Sorts
Quadrant Mono, Matter of Sorts

Josh Robenstone

The Brand Identity