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Moi Helsinki by Bond, Finland

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Brand identity and illustrated beer mats for Moi Helsinki by Bond, Finland

Moi Helsinki welcomes visitors to the Finnish city of Helsinki, and offers a place to relax after a long journey, with an extensive menu of beers and snacks from its location in the arrivals lobby at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport.

The bar features an interior design of light wood and bright neon signage, alongside dark walls, furniture and tiles. Where there are moments of utility in form and furnishing, brand identity, through lettering and illustration, offers something in the way of the personable with a strong sense of place. This extends across interior graphics, menus, branded beer glasses and coasters, all designed by local studio Bond.

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Full of Luck Club 福乐 by Bravo, Singapore

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Branding and illustrated and gold foiled business cards by Singapore-based graphic design studio Bravo for modern Cantonese kitchen Full of Luck Club 福乐

Full of Luck Club 福乐 and Bao Bar is a combined Cantonese restaurant and takeaway, located in Holland Village, Singapore, serving authentic Chinese comfort food. The restaurant was created by the team behind Li Bai Cantonese Restaurant at Sheraton Towers Singapore, and has a menu that combines timeless plates such as roast meats, fresh noodles and dim sum with more contemporary items such as Chinese-inspired salads, craft beers and speciality ‘baos’. This meeting of modernity and timelessness plays out across the restaurant’s brand identity, designed by Bravo, in the meeting of dynamic lettering, a pastel colour palette and a gold block foil print finish.

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IDES by Swear Words, Australia

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Business card with blind emboss and white block foil detail by graphic design studio Swear Words for Melbourne restaurant Ides

IDES began as a monthly pop-up restaurant with an inventive approach to cuisine, created by former Attica sous chef Peter Gunn. A year into the business, and to coincide with the development of a permanent space in the Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy, Peter Gunn worked with graphic design studio Swear Words to develop a new visual identity that would more effectively express the level of quality and service at IDES. Swear Words’ work manages to capture a sense of the immediacy of ideas and the quality of the final dishes through a juxtaposition of typographical utility, materiality, form and image across business cards and menus.

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Kimski by Franklyn, United States

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Brand identity and signage by New York studio Franklyn for Chicago’s Korean Polish street food restaurant Kimski

Kimski is a Korean-Polish street food restaurant, created by Ed Marszewski and chef Won Kim, located in the Bridgeport area of Chicago. The restaurant has a distinctive interior of geometric wood panelling, bright yellow stools, utilitarian booth seating, wood panelled ceiling and concrete floor with a warehouse quality in its space, shape and box-like exterior. In contrast, Kimski’s brand identity, developed by New York graphic design studio Franklyn and informed by the mash-up of culture, is a full of illustrative flourish, colour and character. This runs across menus, coasters, business cards and t-shirts, and punctuates dark exterior as backlit signage.

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