Really love this branding, identity design and interior design for Kigo Kitchen, a Pan-Asian quick-fire lunch and dinner joint, by Creature.
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Saks Fifth Avenue ‘LOOK’ Campaign by Pentagram.
One of fashion’s most gratifying thrills is finding new and unexpected pieces and putting them together to make a fresh look. The Fall 2013 campaign for Saks Fifth Avenue showcases the luxury retailer as the ultimate place for fashion discovery. Designed by Pentagram’s Michael Bierut and team, the campaign uses the word “LOOK” as a bold, attention-getting graphic motif that invites shoppers to explore the store and its style. The campaign builds on our identity for Saks and was developed in collaboration with Terron Schaefer, Saks’ executive vice president and chief creative officer.
The “LOOK” wordmark was designed as custom typography and appears in the signature black and white of the store identity. Repeated as a pattern on shopping bags and catalogs, the simple, geometric letterforms become a highly graphic texture that literally makes you look. In keeping with the theme of discovery, the letters can be used as mini-portals to focus on clothes, jewelry and accessories. Some letters are die-cut on catalog covers to show a peek of the first page inside; other applications place images within the letterforms, for a closer look.
For the designers, the challenge of the Saks seasonal campaigns is they must coordinate with the store’s overall identity; a “LOOK” bag still has to read as a Saks bag. This usually means that, in addition to being black and white, the designs are modular, and often based in squares like the master identity. The campaigns must also serve as a frame for a wide range of specific merchandise, including single items and groups of items; and in different contexts, like print, advertising, and in-store merchandising. This often leads to simple motifs that can withstand an endless range of applications.
Stylish and playful, the Saks “LOOK” graphics can be arranged in multiple configurations for everything from shopping bags, boxes and visual displays to “LOOK” books, catalogs, direct mail, social media and the website. Saks has also developed a series of taglines for different aspects of the campaign, including “Look What’s New” sections in stores, “Making of a Look” style tutorials, and “Look Closer” features that point out details of the craftsmanship of various items.
These are fantastic – film packaging by Sagmiester and Walsh.
Limited edition packaging (editions of 10) for 3 of our most recent typographic films currently shown as part of the traveling exhibition “The Happy Show”. Each box contains an earthenware USB drive (specific to each film), a blu-ray disc and a certificate of authenticity. All boxes were individually written on by Stefan.
Beautiful packaging for Adamantinos Wine by Noon Design.
The name “Adamantine” describes metaphorically the character of this fine wine. Geometrical reflections -like those of the diamond sides- span throughout the entire range of the label and become distinguished from the background with the print of spot UV varnish. Right at the center of the label the rhombus shape has been created by the vertical permutations of the capital letter A. We used golden foil for the red wine and silver for the white one. It is the strong glow of the diamond on the rough surface of the paper. Simplicity and minimalism characterize this label design, expressing this way the sacramental conversion of raw materials from vineyards in bright wines with a special value.
Nice work by Raw Color with this re-branding of De Intuïtiefabriek.
De Intuïtiefabriek is an all female design studio finding common ground in their intuitive way of working trough the use of materials and techniques. Their designs are all about craftsmanship, detailing and the actual act of making things. For the development of their new identity the material feel was an important ingredient. The aim was to design ‘pieces of material’ that represent the tactility and detailing of their products. As a result a modest grid is created that spreads continuously on the 4 business cards and the compliment card.
Beautiful packaging by Graphical House and Derek Welsh Studio who collaborated with Oblique for this special edition of Paul Smith dominos. The dominoes are handcrafted in walnut using 45 processes, 8,400 hand drilled holes all nicely packed in a navy and pink box with a foil print finish.
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Bolivar branding by talented Heydays.
Bolivar is a small piece of South America served in Oslo through authentic food, wine and cigars. Inspired by personal travels and experiences, the identity reflects the owners own impressions of the continent. Joyful, vocal and varied.
Gorgeous work by Garbergs Project for Johan & Nyström Tea.
Without loosing style, we wanted to feed colours and playfulness into the concept. That’s why the tea-boxes are inspired by children’s playing blocks using initials from the actual product’s main ingredient/feature, allowing poetry writing on your kitchen shelf.
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Calexico’s Branding by Snask.
Calexico’s was made with the ambition to take Mexican food to Stockholm’s dining rooms, mixed with Sangria and frozen Margaritas. A fine blend of street tacos, a trendy bar and fine dining. We decided to hand paint the type, inspired by Mexican street taqueria signs and we chose a pastel colour palette accompanied by copper to add the luxurious feel. Everything carried the identity – from the menu to the clothes and the plates. The menus were printed as disposable coasters, which helped the hungry who now have their food options available the instant they sit down. A highly skilled window painter helped to add the final touch, actually using real gold on the restaurant windows.
Ladies & Gentlemen branding by Ghost.
Ladies and Gentlemen is a full service millinery boutique offering high-end, handmade and custom hats from across the United States. The owner of this unique shop, nestled in a popular arts district was looking for a mark that was as distinct as her clients and their tastes. For the identity, a stylized floral pattern was hand-illustrated and paired with a type-driven mark for a modern take on a millinery with vintage sensibilities. The business cards and collateral echo the quality of the shop’s offerings with hand-made details and use of personalized stamps on the stationery top off this one-of-a-kind brand.
Nice work – Assaggi Branding by Studio Hausherr.
Lovely print work for Terra Nova by Pentagram.
These ‘collect them all’ business cards designed by Jake Dugard for the Makers Union are great.
Knowing that I was screen printing the cards using a large screen, I wanted to take advantage of the space that it provides. So, I decided to put ten different designs and print them all at once. It will add a little variety and hopefully be fun for the people that will get these cards. Kind of a “collect them all” mentality.
Super nice packaging by Studio Una.
The Viscvle Deli in Lüneburg is a small restaurant in the historic town of Lüneburg. In addition to the fine, selected food the deli offers regional and own products. The restaurant has its place in the „Visculenhof“ which history reaches back to the Middle Ages. Together with the Innkeeper and Designer Philipp Rzeha we have developed the visual identity and numerous packaging designs and applications for the Deli and its products in a close collaboration from the historical material of the dynasty of the „Vischkulen“.
Great work by Marlene Silveira for Benchmark Full Leaf Tea.
When & SMITH recently contacted us to let us know of their neat website redesign we couldn’t resist posting some of their new work. Wild Lime branding for a high street bar and kitchen is super nice.
Pubs have changed in recent years, and not always for the best. Enter Wild Lime Bar & Kitchen – a new brand that we created for The Bramwell Pub Company with We All Need Words. Inspired by the laidback attitude of New World places like California, Cape Town and Sydney, it’s a relaxed identity with a sun-kissed colour palette and carefree photos. Anyone fancy a Jam Jar Cocktail?
Nice work for Sabadi’s Sicula Terra by Happycentero.
Steps that lead to the Mediterranean maquis, memories of sunshine, a dry burning feeling down your throat, intense and unexpected aromas carried on the wind. Hidden in this chocolate the lucky ones will find memories; others will discover the pleasure of a taste so far unknown; but all of them will surely find evocations of a magnificent land.
Connect by Albert Cheng-Syun Tang.
This bilingual book set Connect is a special issue documenting the Achievements of Taiwan e-Learning and Digital Archives Program that was conducted by the Institute of History and Philology of Academia Sinica, Taiwan. The cover design presents a visual overview of the research achievements by making use of images of diverse symbolic objects that are collected and researched in the program.
Beautiful work designed by Studio Much.
Nice work – Servus am Marktplatz Packaging by Moodley.
Nice work for Memento Mori by Valentin Breyne.
Memento Mori is an ephemeral store whose main theme is skull. Every item sold in the store are related to the subject. The goal for Memento Mori was to create a simple mark that could be in a condition with different exposures found in the museum.
Founded by Italian, American and Mexican producers and investors, Olivarera Italo-Mexicana acquired a 5,600 acre field in the southeast of Mexicali, Baja California, the most viable region to establish an olive plantation in Mexico.
Intended for healthy home-cooked family meals, Olaf is Olivarera Italo-Mexicana’s flagship brand of cold-pressed, 100% extra-virgin olive oil.The naming came from research on the etymological origins of the word “olive” and playing with phonetics to give the brand a feeling of family and heritage. Our proposal takes typical Italian visual clichés and simplifies and refreshes them.