Julia Denes is a designer of handmade contemporary fine jewellery created from high-grade materials. Her visual identity, developed by Australian design agency Studio Sammut, is incredibly simple but delivers a nice balance between classic and craft-technique, contemporary aesthetics, detail, consistency and quality through the well spaced characters of Austin, its smart contrast of sharp and circular serifs, heavy vertical and light horizontal strokes – drawn out by the fine line border of the business card – and the light, geometric and broadly spaced sans-serif letter-forms of the secondary typeface below. A black letter-pressed print treatment delivers a light depression across the surface of a weighty uncoated cream substrate adding craft texture and a tactile quality to the high fashion cues of the typography.
The result has a reductionist sensibility that cleverly communicates the key propositions of material, quality and design across a few simple but communicative assets that appropriately frame the intricacies and organic detail of the jewellery.
Townhouse is a hotel designed and curated by The Kastiel Family and located at the heart of the Tel Aviv. Based around tactile material and print finish, a mixed typographical approach in conjunction with a simple sans-serif logo-type and monogram, Townhouse’s visual identity, created by boutique design studio Koniak, frames the traditional crafted luxury of the hotel’s interior fixtures and fittings with a contemporary restraint and lack of superfluous detail.