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Designtorget by Kurppa Hosk, Sweden

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Logo, print and packaging by Kurppa Hosk for Swedish contemporary furniture, art and design curator and retailer Designtorget

Designtorget is a Swedish design store and brand founded by architect Jerry Hellström in 1993 with the intention of making the very best contemporary furniture, arts and design from across the country available to the mass market. It now has 16 stores throughout Norway and Sweden and a broad catalogue of functional, high-quality products, selected by jury, produced by both unknown and established designers, and considered creative, innovative and have their own history. The brand is actively involved in the design community, committed to helping emerging designers, and has become an important driver behind the growing popularity of Swedish design.

Designtorget worked with Stockholm based graphic design studio Kurppa Hosk to redesign its brand identity in a way that would secure the store a more contemporary look and feel. This went on to include logotype, a flexible animated logo, bags, tags, stationery, package design and brand book.

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Background Bars by Campbell Hay, United Kingdom

Opinion by Richard Baird.

White ink and blind embossed business cards by Campbell Hay for bar, staff and equipment hire business Background Bars

Background Bars provides bar, bar staff and equipment hire, pop-up and permanent bar design services, seasonal cocktail creation, bar management for corporate occasions, festivals, weddings and private parties, and income and report analysis. Alongside these, Background Bars also functions as a creative agency, helping brands to deliver compelling live events. Its visual identity, inspired by the name and which included website, art direction and business cards that feature white ink and a blind emboss detail, was developed by the London based graphic design studio Campbell Hay.

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Nourcy by lg2boutique, Canada

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Logo designed by lg2boutique for Quebec City delicatessen Nourcy

Nourcy is a delicatessen that has been creating fresh, home-made and original products for thirty years from its location in Quebec City. While providing a contemporary dining environment Nourcy also offers catering services and lunch boxes to customers who have come to expect restaurant-quality at work and at home. In conjunction with a new menu of pastries, an expanded chocolate selection, exclusive gourmet delicacies and the development of a second location in the area of Lebourgneuf, Canadian graphic design studio lg2boutique developed a new brand identity and interior design treatment that places ingredients and products at the forefront.

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