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Stone Way Cafe by Shore, United States

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Logotype and monogram for Stone Way Cafe designed by Shore

Stone Way Cafe, formerly the Tiny Ninja Cafe, is a Seattle based neighbourhood meeting point, music venue and internet cafe, in the area of Fremont, with a formidable, geometric, concrete exterior structure and a warmer interior of wood surfaces created by goCstudio. Design studio Shore, working closely with signwriters and fabricators, created a brand identity treatment for the cafe, which included a variety of typographical assets, signage and business cards, that takes its inspiration from the industry and personality of the neighbourhood.

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Marbella Club designed by Pentagram

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Logo designed by Pentagram for Spanish hotel, golf club and spa resort Marbella Club

Marbella Club is a hotel, spa and golf resort located in the Spanish coastal city of Marbella, on the shores of the Mediterranean sea. Built as the private residence of Prince Alfonso of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, and converted by the prince into an exclusive, private hotel and retreat in 1957, Marbella Club has a significant heritage, one that has played host to royalty, stars of the silver screen, and legends of the music business.

While perhaps some of the glamour of 1950’s and 60’s Hollywood has left us, Pentagram’s new brand identity treatment, directed by John Rushworth and coinciding with Marbella Club’s sixtieth birthday and recent refurbishment, captures some of the qualities of the period and confidently plays with nostalgia, glamour and legacy with a current precision. This occurs in print through texture, colour, photography and symbology, and online with a detailed timeline component.

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Djurdjic Winery designed by Peter Gregson

Opinion by Richard Baird. Wine label and packaging with spot colour and silver foil detail by Peter Gregson for Serbian wine producer Djurdjic Winery.

Vinarija Đurđić is Serbian wine producer with vineyards on the west side of Sremski Karlovci with views of the Danube. Set-up in 2004 the winery is one of the youngest growers in the region. While describing itself as being unburdened by the generational history of many other wine businesses, it has embraced a traditional bench-grafting technique and growers principles that have their origins in early 20th century Italy, something that has secured Vinarija Đurđić both praise and criticism. These themes are brought to life across new wine labels created by Peter Gregson Studio.

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