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BIFAN 2016 by Studio fnt, South Korea

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Brand identity, illustration and brochure by Studio fnt for 20th Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival, South Korea

Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (BIFAN) is an eleven day event that takes place each year in a number of locations throughout the South Korean city of Bucheon, a satellite city of Seoul. It celebrates world cinema; specifically those dealing with the themes of love, fantasy and adventure, plays host to international, Asian and national premieres, and includes, alongside the 320 films from 49 countries, a variety of performances, concerts and art and design exhibitions that draw their inspiration from the films being screened.

BIFAN 2016 is the largest festival to date, and features a revised brand identity, designed by Studio fnt. This reaches across a plethora of printed materials that include, by are not limited to, posters, banners, merchandise, tickets, signage and a catalogue to promote its 20th anniversary.

These are linked a by a new logo, the “Cell Of Fantasy”, that hints at the expansion of BIFAN’s fantastic imagination, and implies a close connection with opposing visual cues, such as yin and yang, in order to stimulate the eyes and the creativeness of the audience. This is paired with a graphic system of shapes and illustration that intend to express the energy, adventure and imagination of an event unlike any other.

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Terri Timely by Bedow, Sweden

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Brand identity and business card for Californian directing duo Terri Timely by Bedow, Sweden

Terri Timely is a Californian directing duo creating short films, music videos and commercials. Although they collaborate with a variety of clients; these include Mitsubishi, Amazon and Comcast, much of the duo’s work share a quirky and humorous visual style. This is expressed by their new brand identity, developed by Scandinavian graphic design studio Bedow, through a simple but playful visual style and animation that extends across stationery, business cards and website.

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Frameline by Mucho, United States

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Brand identity and stationery by Mucho for San Francisco based LGBT film festival and nonprofit arts organisation Frameline.

Frameline is a San Francisco-based nonprofit arts organisation and LGBT film festival that intends to change the world through the power of gay cinema, and to connect filmmakers with audiences locally and internationally. Graphic design studio Mucho worked with Frameline on its brand identity and campaign for its 40th LGBT film festival, delivering a system based around a framing device, a bright and diverse colour palette and contemporary sans-serif typography. This links membership cards, stationery and business cards, as well as campaign material such as invitations and posters.

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M+ Screenings by Project Projects, United States

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Branding for Hong Kong festival M+ Screenings by Project Projects, United States

M+ Screenings is an event that showcases a diverse collection of work unified by one theme and single screen. It is an ongoing event that takes place over one weekend three times a year. The first of these, Visible Places, took place in mid-January at the Broadway Cinematheque, which is located within Hong Kong’s West Kowloon Cultural District, the second, Forty Years, in March, with the third to follow later this year.

Project Projects, a New York based graphic design studio that specialises in the art, architecture, education and cultural sectors, worked with M+ Screenings to devise a visual identity for its events that would unite a broad variety of print collateral and digital assets. These included, but not limited to, posters, flyers, program booklets, large-format billboards and online banners.

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