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Fundació Joan Miró 40th Anniversary by Mucho, Spain

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Branding and posters for Fundació Miró's 40th Anniversary by graphic design studio Mucho

Fundació Joan Miró is a cultural centre located on Barcelona’s Montjuïc hill. It was opened in 1975 as a place to encourage young artists to experiment with and exhibit contemporary art, and would allow the general public better access to new work of the time, which it continues to do today.

Fundació Joan Miró has a distinctive exterior structure of modular geometric prefabricated surfaces, extrusions, recesses and voids designed by Josep Lluis Sert. Although imposing in form it has at its heart a natural path that guides visitors through its spaces.

Graphic design studio Mucho worked with Anna Noëlle to develop an identity and campaign material that would help celebrate 40 years of Fundació Joan Miró. Drawing on the building’s structure, its cultural agenda and history, whilst also acknowledging its permanent brand identity through contrast, Mucho created a system based around a bold number set, picking out key dates within the history of the building, and derives visual impact through a juxtaposition of austerity and moments of celebratory expression. This extends across business cards, packaging, event invitations, badges and posters.

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The Tomato Stall designed by Designers Anonymous

Roasted tomato packaging by Designers Anonymous for speciality tomato grower and artisan tomato product producer The Tomato Stall

The Tomato Stall is a grower of speciality tomatoes whose distinct flavour is attributed to the increased sunshine they receive from being farmed on the southern English island of the Isle of Wight. From these, The Tomato Stall produces a range of ‘tomato inspired’ artisanal products that are stocked by farm shops and delis throughout the UK and sold from their own market stalls across London and the south.

With a desire to appeal to ‘sophisticated foodies’ and achieve a more established market position capable of meeting the needs of big supermarkets, Designers Anonymous developed a new brand identity and packaging treatment that delivers a clearer brand story, has a strong sense of provenance and a contemporary crafted sensibility through custom typography, bright colour and illustrative flourish.

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