Spoorbeeld is a on-line document, created by Bureau Spoorbouwmeester, that outlines the design policies of Dutch railway infrastructure from the perspective of the traveler and provides legal guidance to both government and the private sectors. Spoorbeeld’s identity, visual language, stationery and digital presentation, developed by Amsterdam-based graphic design studio Lava, mixes industry, utility and accessibility through a flat colour palette, modular, stencil cut logo-type and simple digital tablet-based format.
Burnish & Plumb is a Austin (US) based construction firm with a care and craft philosophy. Their visual identity and website, designed by brand consultancy FÖDA, mix the utilitarian and pragmatic aesthetics of a stencil cut logo-type with the organic and personal qualities of hand photography conveying a hardworking and honest business practice.
Onsagers is an Oslo based consultancy that specialises in the protection of intellectual property through patents, trademarks, design and law. Since its establishment in 1945 Onsagers has grown, aided by merger with Defensor in 1997, to become one of Norway’s leading IPR firms. Its new identity, developed by brand and packaging design agency Uniform earlier this year, is a simple but bold combination of a mono-line weight logo-type, icons and a striking, authoritative, white, black and bright yellow colour palette.
This week sees the launch of Barcelona-based brand and graphic design agency Lo Siento’s new visual identity. Created out-of-house by international studio Mucho, the solution blends a modern serif logo-type with a reductionist approach to letter-forms through reification and an industrial, hand-stenciled treatment across the business cards to visualise an unusual industrial and artisan design philosophy.
Penny Royal Films is a UK based collaborative production studio that provides live action, motion graphics, sound and interactive design, branding and concept development services to the film, television and online industries. Earlier this year graphic design studio Alphabetical developed a new visual identity for Penny Royal Films which confidently mixes the practical sensibilities of a stencil cut PR monogram and a distinctive high quality copper foil print finish.
SMETS is a luxury department store located in the heart of Brussels (with two more locations across Luxembourg) with over 3.500 square metres of fashion, design, art, food and beauty. Following last December’s BP&O review of the SMETS identity, independent design agency Coast has recently published some further images outlining how this new visual identity has been executed across a wider variety of collaterals and touch-points.