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November’s Top 5 Projects 2013

November's Top 5 2013

This month’s highlights have included work by Norwegian studio Uniform for restaurants Ingierstrand Bad and Festningen, a new brand identity project from Sagmeister & Walsh for Function Engineering, a visual identity and interior design solution by Mucho for Barcelona deli restaurant Florentina, as well as work from Fieldwork and Hey.

However, there were five projects that really stood out for me which have made it into BP&O’s top five, a feature that brings together what I believe to be the most interesting of the month for another opportunity to be seen and shared. These include identity and tactile stationery work from Fivethousand Fingers, a typographical brand identity and collateral by Anagrama for auteur film distributor Interior XII, and new work for Sebazzo by Bunch which includes paper marquetry business cards.

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Minna Palmqvist designed by Bedow

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Logotype designed by Bedow for fashion designer and label Minna Palmqvist

Minna Palmqvist is described by Bedow, the studio behind her new visual identity as a “critical, Swedish fashion designer”. Following the completion of a masters degree at Stockholm’s Konstfack College of Arts in 2009 Minna launched her own label to further develop her ‘Intimately Social’ series, “an evolving constant challenging the traditional fashion seasons and exploring the obsession with the female body, by merging social commentary with fashion and art.”

Bedow created a new brand identity solution for Minna that reflected these themes by taking a ubiquitous and expected female symbol, splitting it into to two components and tieing it to the physical and functional details of the collateral and garments.

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Festningen by Uniform

Logo design by Uniform for Oslo brasserie Festningen

Festningen is a brasserie that serves a rustic French menu and is located in Oslo’s Akershus Fortressa medieval castle and former prison. The brasserie’s brand identity, created by design studio Uniform, juxtaposes the traditional detail of etched illustration, a copper foil print finish and fabric texture, alongside a bold sans-serif, simple geometric pattern and light ink across dark papers and boards. This establishes what the agency described as a historical and contemporary guideline for Festningen.

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