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Pressbyrån by Bold, Sweden

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Packaging, bags and illustration by Bold for Swedish convenience store Pressbyrån

Pressbyrån is a Swedish convenience store with over 300 locations nationwide, and one of the country’s most recognised brands. It retails fresh pastry, sweets, coffee and hotdogs, alongside groceries, public transport tickets, magazines and papers, amongst a few other things. Stockholm based graphic design studio Bold worked with the store to create new packaging for its range of consumable products with the intention of distinguishing and uniting a variety of categories.

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Bubu by Bob Design, Switzerland

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Edge painted business cards for Swiss binding specialists Bubu by graphic design studio Bob Design

Bubu, formally known as Buchbinderei Burkhardt, is a family-owned binding specialist established in 1941. It is now run by third generation family members and has locations in the Swiss cities of Zürich and Mönchaltorf.

Bubu provides consultancy and prototyping services, curates an extensive binding library of over 2000 books, and offers a wide variety of soft and hardcover binding techniques. These include the familiar and utilitarian such as comb, staple and glue, and extends to the more traditional crafted processes of thread, thread and knot, and lock stitch.

Bubu recently worked with London and Zürich based graphic design studio Bob Design to revise its visual identity. This spanned digital and print based communications, and assets that included logo, stationery, packaging, signage, vehicular graphics and web design.

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Torafuku by Brief, Canada

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Condensed sans-serif logotype for modern pan Asian restaurant Torafuku by graphic design studio Brief

Torafuku has a simple yet adventurous menu that reinterprets pan asian flavours as modern shared dishes made from good quality and locally sourced ingredients, and compliments these with a variety of current cocktails, a carefully curated wine list and local craft beers. Torafuku is located on the border of Vancouver’s historic Chinatown and features an open and reductive urban interior space of leather upholstered benches, light wood stools and tables, a long cast concrete surface, panels of material texture and white walls. This is punctuated by a bright and colourful brand identity treatment, which included business cards, menus and packaging, developed by Vancouver based graphic design studio Brief.

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Basement Theatre by Studio Alexander, New Zealand

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Branding for Basement Theatre by graphic design agency Studio Alexander

The Basement Theatre is an independent, underground, community theatre located on Auckland’s Lower Greys Avenue. It was established in 2008 as a place to showcase new voices, fresh perspectives and emerging young talent, and to provide these with the space to develop their performances. The theatre has played host to dancers, visual artists, poets, musicians, comedians and everything in between.

Taking their cues from the unique basement location, and a brief that called for a bold, playful and edgy identity, Studio Alexander built a system around a simple but smart logotype with a step component, the impact of fluorescent inks, tinted photography, rotalics and plenty of contrast.

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