This months highlights have included work by Norwegian studio Uniform for restaurants Ingierstrand Bad and Festningen, a new brand identity project from Sagmeister & Walsh for Function Engineering, a visual identity and interior design solution by Mucho for Barcelona deli restaurant Florentina, as well as work from Fieldwork and Hey.
However, there were five projects that really stood out for me which have made it into BP&O’s top five, a feature that brings together what I believe to be the most interesting of the month for another opportunity to be seen and shared. These include identity and tactile stationery work from Fivethousand Fingers, a typographical brand identity and collateral by Anagrama for auteur film distributor Interior XII, and new work for Sebazzo by Bunch which includes paper marquetry business cards.
Harridge, formerly Ealing Travel Services, is a corporate travel group made up of Harridge Business Travel, Harridge Luxury and Harridge Events. London-based design studio Igloo were recently commissioned to design the group’s visual identity and brand architecture which would reference its ”significant history and experience”. Their design solution, a combination of serif detail, sans-serif characters and a modern colour palette and pattern set, drawing on what Igloo describe as upper-class English culture, mixes a sense of heritage with corporate quality in a clear and concise way.
Inspired by ‘cartoonish film titles from the 1980′s’, design agency RoAndCo recently developed the brand identity for Dallas coffee shop Weekend, an extension of their retail store “which has become a relaxing everyday haunt for vacationers”. Based around a tightly spaced Cooper Black logotype, a “minimal and refined typographic system” and a striking but restrained red and white colour palette, Ro&Co created a solution that they say conveys “the bright, bold and cheerful spirit of the brand.”
Adrián Key is a San Pedro based architecture firm and architect working with the rich and famous from “one of the most exclusive corners of northern Mexico”. Design agency Face Creative developed a new visual identity for the firm with a ”clean, simple aesthetic with bold and modern touches, an icon that cleverly encases the name of the brand in its design, and a collection of stationery that reflects the brand’s focus on material and layout excellence”.
Cocktails & Bitter is the identity of professional Swiss bartender Philipp Grob whose service is described by Bureau Collective, the design agency behind his new visual identity, as a “special and individual bar experience” “for gourmets, connoisseurs and explorers.”
Platform is a not-for-profit organisation that aims to ”increase the interest and participation of underrepresented groups in the fields of technology and entrepreneurship, with a particular focus on African-Americans, Latinos and women” and “to help influence and inspire the next generation of innovators, inventors and entrepreneurs” through its website, conferences and providing “access to current leaders and role models”. Platform’s visual identity, designed by Pentagram, delivers a clear and consistent technological platform and subtle sense of educational accessiblity through the shared aesthetic of ‘digital’ type and playful iconography, a monochromatic colour palette in print and bright blocks of contemporary colour and modular structure on-line.