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Konserthuset Stockholm by Kurppa Hosk, Sweden

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Logo, stationery and posters by Kurppa Hosk for cultural institution Konserthuset and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra

Konserthuset Stockholm is home to the internationally recognised Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, and is described as one of Sweden’s most famous and important cultural institutions. Graphic design studio Kurppa Hosk worked with the institution to create a brand identity that would integrate the corporate aspect of venue, one of iconic status and significant cultural legacy, with the passion and dynamism of the orchestra it plays host to. This is achieved through imposing typographic scheme, colour palettes, use of grids and a logo that gives physical gesture graphic form. Brand identity links a variety of assets. These include stationery and business cards, bags, programs, posters, ad campaign, signage and website.

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Karla Black + Kishio Suga: A New Order by O Street, UK

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Visual identity and invitation for the exhibition Karla Black + Kishio Suga: A New Order at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art designed by O Street, UK

A New Order is an exhibition of the work of Karla Black and Kishio Suga taking place at Modern One of the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art between 22nd October and 19th February. The artists, unaware of each other’s work prior to the conception of the exhibition, working on opposite sides of the world, are described as being united in their use of everyday materials to create sculptural work that responds to specific spaces. This commonality informed the visual identity of the exhibition designed by Glasgow based O Street and ties together wordmark, invitations, signage and posters.

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Gallery & Co. by Foreign Policy, Singapore

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Logo, print and packaging by Foreign Policy for Singapore-based Gallery & Co.

& Co. links museum shop, a food and drink retailer and cafe housed within the National Gallery Singapore. These share a brand identity designed by Singapore-based graphic design studio Foreign Policy, built around the basic foundations of modern art and design; primary colour, geometric form and repetition, and Grilli Type’s GT Pressura. This runs across and unites a variety of printed materials that includes, but is not limited to, vouchers, packaging, uniforms and posters. Although launched in 2015, Foreign Policy recently documented and published the work, which coincided with the launch of their new website.

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Helsinki City Museum by Werklig, Finland

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Logo and branded shopping bags by Finnish graphic design studio Werklig for Helsinki City Museum

Helsinki City Museum, through its collection of objects and images, provides visitors with historical insight into the everyday lives and personal experiences of the people of Helsinki. It is free to enter and features 2400 sqm of exhibitions and public spaces, a cafe, inner courtyard, areas to relax and conference rooms.

To coincide with a move to a new space; created by interior architecture office Kakadu and located in the oldest part of the city, the museum worked with Scandinavian graphic design studio Werklig to develop a new visual identity based around the Museum’s vision that “Everyone has the opportunity to fall in love with Helsinki”. This runs across stationery, business cards, merchandise, ad campaign, signage and website created in collaboration with Byroo.

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