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Chavez designed by Föda

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Chavez designed by Föda – Heated treated wood and print menus for Austin based Mexican restaurant Chavez designed by Föda

Chavez is a contemporary Mexican restaurant located within the Radisson hotel, Austin, Texas. The restaurant has a Southwestern menu created by chef Shawn Cirkiel and inspired by his memories of family road trips taken to the Mexican coast and the cuisine he experienced there. These memories also informed the development of a warmly lit, wood and fabric furnished interior design by Michael Hsu Office of Architecture.

Drawing on Shawn’s childhood and the mood boards of Michael Hsu, design studio Föda modernised the ephemera Shawn would have seen on the road trips of his youth, and distilled these down to six glyphs in six weights in what the studio describe as a Mezo-American fashion. These run across a variety of printed assets which included menus, coasters and business cards, as well as being worked into the interior and across tables by designer Michael Yates.

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Camerata Lausanne by Demian Conrad Design

Camerata Lausanne - Logo and stationery design by Demian Conrad

Camerata de Lausanne is a group of thirteen international, classical musicians founded by Pierre Amoyal in 2002. The group’s new identity, developed by Swiss studio Demian Conrad Design, who pursue a research-led and technological approach to design manages to visualise the complex nature of music through the union of graphic design, technology and science.

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Ikaati designed by Studio MPLS

Packaging designed by Studio MPLS for Ikaati tea

Ikaati (meaning ‘to tie by hand’) is a new range of Indonesian, handcrafted luxury tea infused with organic flowers, fruits and herbs. To capture this unique proposition Minneapolis based Studio MPLS designed an identity and packaging solution that combines culturally inspired illustrations, an iconic bird logo-mark and a rich and vivid colour palette delivering a modern interpretation of an authentic Indonesian style.

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