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Grand Ferdinand by Moodley, Austria

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Branding for Vienna's Grand Ferdinand hotel by Austrian graphic design studio Moodley

Grand Ferdinand is hotelier Florian Weitzer’s fifth hotel. It features a distinctive interior of green leather upholstery and Lobmeyr chandeliers, rooms with ornate and functional furnishings, and a restaurant that is said to serve the best French champagne and the grandest Viennese cuisine, all set within a landmark building located on Vienna’s Ringstraße.

Grand Ferdinand has a philosophy that celebrates the past whilst moving forward. This meeting of tradition and modernity, whilst running throughout the hotel’s interior design and underpinning service practice, also informs its brand identity, created by Austrian graphic design studio Moodley. This encompassed stationery, signage and website design, as well as a variety of printed assets that included menus, posters and postcards.

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Bronuts by One Plus One Design, Canada

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Branding for Bronuts by Canadian graphic design studio One Plus One

Bronuts sells handmade donuts and freshly brewed coffee to the local community of the Exchange District in Winnipeg, Canada, and, as the name suggests, is run by two brothers. Bronuts’ location draws a variety of customers, from young professionals and corporate offices to college students. It has a warm interior of light wood, white tiles, exposed architectural surfaces and low-hanging bulbs.

Much like its interior, Bronuts’ brand identity, created by graphic design studio One Plus One Design and which including stationery, packaging and signage, comfortably sits between hipness and accessibility, and is thoroughly current. This is reflected within the geometric sans-serif characters of the logotype, the simple, playful and communicatively clear donut and coffee cup iconography, the cleverness of a logo with a glaze that doubles as a smile, doughnut patterns and the straightforward application of these assets across interior and packaging. This also extends to a limited colour palette and the uncoated and debossed surface and three-ply weight of a letterpress business card.

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Studio Una, Germany

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Branding for German graphic design business Studio Una

Studio Una is graphic design business, run by Sebastian Hager and Sebastian König, with an office in the German city of Hamburg. The duo works within the fields of visual communication and brand identity design, online and in print, and describe themselves as attaching great importance to the aesthetic effect of design, alongside strong concepts and strategic decisions. This positioning is conveyed throughout their new visual identity using a mix of kraft paper and white ink, pattern and type, applied to notebooks, business cards, box tape, note cards, folders and badges.

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