Curious Space is a London-based scenographers – a specialist scene setter – that creates “unique and inspiring spaces for museums, galleries and more”. Their visual identity, developed by Mash Creative and MayNinth, ‘splits apart to create a physical space that intrigues whilst the type can sit either horizontally or vertically in numerous layouts within the dotted grid”, establishing a flexible and unusual yet structured solution that extracts a proprietary value from the near-neutrality of Gotham’s geometric sans-serif characters.
CZYK is a Melbourne-based industrial design practice established by Nikolai Kotlarczyk that specialises in contemporary furniture and lighting design for small and large scale production. Longton, the agency behind CZYK’s new visual identity, website and collateral, describe the practice as having a ‘strong focus on functional, high use design based heavily around materiality, production techniques and the environmental lifecycle of each product.’
Saxa is an independent on-line dealer, publisher and commissioner of original and editioned works from international artists with differing perspectives and cultures, and taking a curatorial and collaborative approach to making these available to collectors, galleries, institutions and the general public.
Saxa’s visual identity, created by UK-based design agency Graphical House and inspired by crystalline structures, conveys the idea of buyer and artist networks through the coalescing and interconnected forms of an abstract logo-mark which has been applied to a wide range of stationery, packaging and marketing materials as well as a responsive website.
Established by Catherine Blackford in 2012, Bindle is an Australian mail-order, gift-box service that bundles handmade artisanal food, drink, home and kitchenware products for occasions and individuals under labels such as ‘A Bit On The Side’, ‘Breakfast In Bed’ and ‘For The Hostess’.
Drawing on the name bindle, a folded canvas sheet carried as a small sack over the shoulder with a stick, the service’s identity, developed by Swear Words, utilises a printed textile pattern across the tactile, earthy textures of an uncoated, unbleached material choice and a string tied detail across the boxes alongside the high quality of a copper foil treatment to, like their work for Crabapple Kitchen, provide a contemporary finish to traditional, communicative craft cues but infused with the underlying theme of travel that conveys the delivered nature of the service.
Daniel Hopwood is a small bespoke London-based multidisciplinary design studio – working within the fields of architecture, landscape architecture and interior design – that offers its clients a creative, practical and personal service.
The studio’s identity, created by Two Times Elliott, takes the often ornamental detail of monograms of the past – a traditional distillation of a craftsman’s pride in product quality and individualised service practice – and gives it a very contemporary, geometric resolution with a solid sense of structure – through a simple consistent line weight and negative space – and a duality that mixes an H with what looks like a table and chair pictogram. Set alongside the broad, generously spaced characters of a sans-serif logo-type and a striking economical single red spot colour, the identity achieves a nice but subtle thematic union of layout, build, furnishing and functionality while the use of an uncoated, mixed-fibre, recycled substrate and a blind deboss across the collateral add a crafted, sustainable undertone that conveys an appreciation for material and material texture.
“Owned by art dealer Suzanne Egeran and based in Istanbul, Egeran Galeri represents a mix of emerging and established artists, both Turkish and international, within a program rooted in traditions of conceptual art. Located on the coast of the Bosphorus strait and designed by Sanal Architecture, the gallery carries distinctive architectural characteristics, with diagonal walls that disrupt the space from a conventional geometry.”
“Taking these defining traits as a foundation for the Egeran identity system, Project Projects designed a wordmark which is itself comprised of modernist grotesque letterforms, each broken into delicate fragments by elegantly intersecting diagonals. Applied on front door signage, a stencil version based upon these bespoke typographic elements translates the graphic identity back to a physical, visceral dimension.”
- Project Projects
Solis is the fashion label of Tel Aviv-based Lisa Grishakova, a women’s clothing designer who balances texture, colour and pattern to create her collections. The label’s new identity draws together and subtly conveys the high quality detailing of Lisa’s garments, the warmth and radiance of the brand name and familiar fashion sensibilities, through the combination of a weighty material choice, surface treatments, foil print finish and light, consistent, single line weight letters and illustration.
Established by Italian duo Giuditta Brusadelli and Augusto Arduini, The Clocksmiths is a graphic communication and brand identity design studio whose philosophy revolves around bringing order and detail to complex systems.
Their visual identity and stationary solution – designed inhouse – neatly leverages the associated patience, precision, professionalism and crafted quality of a clocksmith - through the fine line weights, generous letter and line spacing, traditional lock-up and copper foil print finish of the logo-type. And infuses this with the confident durability and industriousness of uppercase characters, concrete grey substrates, blind deboss and a weighty duplex business card, the subtle technological utility of the secondary typeface and the contemporary restraint of the layout.
Marks is a Geneva-based multidisciplinary design studio that specialises in delivering contemporary graphic communication solutions to corporate business, institutions and the luxury goods and industrial art sectors. Their visual identity, a reverse, uppercase italic logo-type with a consistent line weight, humanistic sans-serif detail, decent spacing and neat parallel diagonal strokes. Now features across a new stationery set that, through a really nice combination of weighty, warm and cold grey, uncoated material choices with a contrasting, high quality, gloss black foil print treatment, large point size and plenty of space, deliver an urban and subtle craft backdrop to the confident consistency and slightly unconventional qualities of the type.
Sancy & Regent is a UK-based online boutique retailer of limited edition jewellery created by young international designers. Their visual identity, developed by independent design studio OK-RM, combines classic type, proprietary quirk and subtle embellishment with tactile material choices and a hidden high quality print finish, to convey small-scale craft with consistent, curated quality.