photograph courtesy of client


kinney block


© Studio van M, 2022-2023

kinney block has all your walls covered. Literally, all of them. 

The new product line is a collection of vertical surface blocks for interior and exterior use. Made from sustainable composite concrete, these blocks are naturally energy efficient, weather resistant and made to last a lifetime. The concept was born from a commercial project on Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice, California and has since grown into a full line of tiles.

Studio van M collaborated with Talia Laconi—the product designer and founder of kinney block—to bring this new product and brand to market. The brand launch included branding, packaging, collateral, and an e-commerce website. 

Not your basic brick
Not your basic brick

Meet kinney block.

The kinney block brand identity pairs a feminine and trendy logotype with a blocky (pun intended) headline font. The earthy color palette inspired by the product line brings the effortless California cool energy that this product demands.

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The sample box

We incorporated charcoal line drawings and textured backgrounds to graphically translate the earthiness of the product.

This process is honestly way more fun than I thought it would be! I want you to design all the things.

Talia Laconi, Founder of kinney block