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Kitte designed by Hara Design Institute

KITTE - Logo and sign system design by Hara Design Institute

KITTE, a play on the Japanese word “kitte” literally meaning “postage stamp” in English, is a new seven-floor restaurant and retail destination located in Tokyo’s Marunouchi district that opened its doors on March 21st, 2013. Housed within JP Tower—the site of the landmark central post office building—KITTE will play an instrumental role in revamping the historic area as the first commercial facility of the now privately held Japan Post company.

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Pact designed by Acre

Logo and business card with marble pattern designed by Acre for co-branded retail partnership Pact

Pact is a co-branded venture and partnership between like-minded businesses located in Singapore’s Orchard Central shopping centre. The venture’s visual identity, created by design agency Acre, contrasts the geometry, square terminals and single line weight consistency of a custom ampersand (a simple and universal unifier) and the broadly spaced, neutral sans-serif characters of the logo-type with the organic, dual colour marble finish, uncoated, unbleached material choices, stickers and wood of the collaterals. A simple fusion of fashion and contemporary arts and crafts cues that binds a variety of retailers and services under the themes of evolving, natural and collaborative process and good quality personal service.

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BritBag designed by Salad Creative

Logo for bag and box manufacturer BritBag designed by Salad

Classic Bag is a UK-based cost-effective packaging solutions business that prints and manufactures carriers, boxes and bags for a variety of retailers, hotels and fashion brands including Browns, Vivienne Westwood and The Dorchester. Independent graphic design studio Salad was commissioned by Classic Bag to develop an identity and a series of ‘innovative and exclusive’ retail bag concepts under the new label BritBag. Utilising a simple combination of monogram, sans-serif logo-type, limited colour palette and illustrated pattern work with a familiar Britishness, the solution mixes the playful and iconic with a high-street fashion quality.

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Mi&Mall designed by Atipo

Logo and letterpress stationery design by Atipo for Mi&Mall

Mi&Mall is a new online shopping destination and resource that brings together and supports small to medium designer brands for people interested in fashion, trends and exclusive collections. Based around a simple logo-type, ampersand detail, a pale colour palate and a tactile print and material choice, their visual identity, created by Spanish multidisciplinary design studio Atipo, mixes high fashion cues and craft aesthetics to deliver style and exclusivity with a sense of handmade quality and individuality.

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