These are the five projects I reviewed during March that I felt really stood out and wanted to give them another opportunity to be seen and shared. I have ordered these from five to one with my favourite project presented last. Do you agree with my choices?
Multidisciplinary design agency Savvy have just completed the identity and collateral design for Gomez, a San Pedro-based bar ‘where you can hear good music and drink well’. The bar’s visual language, a ‘reconciliation of the traditional and avant-garde’, delivers a youthful, friendly and expressive brand personality through quirky vector illustration, the contemporary art and craft sensibilities of a striking electric blue colour palette and tinted images, paper texture, plastics, light, uncoated wood and heat treatments. Alongside the more retrospective tone of serif and italic typefaces, the diamond structure of the pattern work, the ribbon of the logo and black and white portrait photography. The result feels intentionally ‘silly’ yet is appropriately underpinned by a professional, experienced coherency that conveys quality.
Marks is a Geneva-based multidisciplinary design studio that specialises in delivering contemporary graphic communication solutions to corporate business, institutions and the luxury goods and industrial art sectors. Their visual identity, a reverse, uppercase italic logo-type with a consistent line weight, humanistic sans-serif detail, decent spacing and neat parallel diagonal strokes. Now features across a new stationery set that, through a really nice combination of weighty, warm and cold grey, uncoated material choices with a contrasting, high quality, gloss black foil print treatment, large point size and plenty of space, deliver an urban and subtle craft backdrop to the confident consistency and slightly unconventional qualities of the type.
Multidisciplinary design studio Maud recently developed a new visual identity for screenwriter Belinda Nowell’s new publishing venture Boabel. Based around an open book / B monogram, a business card that uses orientation to draw out this duality and a weighty, ‘book-bound’, triplex material combination the solution places storytelling at the very centre of communication with a contemporary simplicity.
By purchasing overcapacity from international telecom networks, Fogg Mobile provides a fixed cost mobile data traffic service for people who want to avoid unexpected roaming bills when travelling abroad. Through the animate and evolving qualities of computer generated imagery and a combination of unbleached paper, stitching, flat coated colour and silver polypropylene, Fogg’s visual identity, created by Kurppa Hosk and developed by Bunch, delivers an interesting physicality and travel utility to a digital service alongside the more conventional technological cues of recurring geometric typographic form.
Newscope Films is an independent, UK-based producer of feature films, television programmes and micro-budget movies for an international market. United by their mission to develop innovative, highly conceptual and original genre films, multi-disciplinary design agency Karoshi created a ‘progressive new identity solution which would capture this brand spirit whilst remaining accessible to a broad audience’.
Agricola is a restaurant recently opened in Princeton, New Jersey, that offers simple, rustic American cuisine – created by Executive Chef Josh Thomsen – based around fresh seasonal flavours, local produce from their own 112 acre farm and regional beer. Multidisciplinary design agency Mucca was responsible for translating the ‘farm-to-table’ concept into a visual identity, website, signage and printed collateral solution that would compliment the earthy materials and intimate lighting of Seed Design’s interior design.
Anni Hall is a Sydney-based writer, editor, hair and makeup artist, and former online beauty and bridal editor for Vogue Australia. Her visual identity, created by German design studio Dittmar, unites fine organic detail, bold form and the tactile, craft qualities of a weighty substrate and deboss print finish, to create an unusual and distinctive union of natural beauty and typographical efficiency.
Factor Negen (Factor Nine) is a Dutch firm that assists in the connecting of people with employment opportunities and provides training services to business and individuals with a specific focus on personal and professional growth within the context of teamwork. The firm’s visual identity and stationery solution, based around a logo-mark that unites stencil cut detail with the accessible qualities of a face, was developed by multidisciplinary design studio Red Thumb.
These are the five projects I reviewed during February that I felt really stood out and wanted to give them another opportunity to be seen and shared. I have ordered these from five to one with my favourite project presented last. Do you agree with my choices?