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Print Magazine: Impact vs. Recognition

Last month, our work for Downtown Hyde Park appeared in a Print Magazine op-ed. The author, Ellen Shapiro, experienced the brand experience as a weekend visitor to the Hyde Park neighborhood, and set out to uncover who was responsible for the work that delighted and

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Downtown Hyde Park Brand Wins STA 100 Award

We’re happy to announce that the brand Otherwise developed for Hyde Park SSA #61, “Downtown Hyde Park,” has been named one of the 100 best graphic design projects of the year by the Society of Typogrpahic Arts, Chicago’s oldest professional design organization. Learn more about

Branded Residences – Part 2: Branding Architecture

When we think about new residential real estate developments, we imagine their potential for changing the landscape of cities and contributing to the organic evolution of architectural vernacular. For us, these new buildings represent contemporary societal values and reflect our current social systems. They have

Branded Residences – Part 1:
Brand Inheritance

Lodha Fiorenza, Mumbai, India – Jade Jagger for YOO After its construction was completed in 1927, the Sherry Netherland was considered the tallest apartment-hotel in New York City at 570 feet. It could be argued that in the shadow of its engineering achievement, its innovative

North and West We Go

Otherwise Incorporated recently relocated to the lively neighborhood of Ukrainian Village, and we are excited that our office on the corner of Iowa and Western Avenue is now open and ready to welcome our clients. With our bright and warm east-facing corner storefront space, we

Do You Want To Buy A New House?

We’re very excited to share our most recent collaboration with Ranquist Development Group, one of Chicago’s most innovative homebuilders. After launching an ambitious project of 48 single-family homes in Chicago’s Old Irving Park neighborhood, Ranquist asked Otherwise to develop a strong brand platform that would

Make it Magnificent: 919 North Michigan Avenue

Otherwise is happy to showcase a recent project with Mid-America Real Estate Group, the Midwest’s largest full-service real estate organization. When Mid-America was asked to broker the lease for 919 North Michigan Avenue, a boutique retail space on the Magnificent Mile, Chicago’s most prestigious strip

google.overthrows-dotcom.hegemony

Even if the technical term doesn’t seem to ring a bell at first, every internet user is familiar with top-level domain names (TLD), since all addresses break down into three parts: sub-domain, domain name and top-level domain. (In www.google.com, for instance, “www” is the sub-domain,

Tech to the Future

The past few years have witnessed astounding developments in technology, blurring lines between science fiction and reality. The hover board, the smartwatch, power-laced sneakers, robotic restaurant waiters, fingerprint door locks, virtual windows, video phone calls, smartglasses and voice activation were only imaginative speculations in the