Simone Handbag Museum is dedicated to the history of handbags with ‘international significance’ and provides its visitors with a curated, contemporary and historical collection to explore over two floors at the centre of the South Korean city of Seoul. London based Charlie Smith Design were recently commissioned to develop a brand identity for the museum that would resonate with and unite its diverse collection across exhibition graphics, gallery guide, merchandise, posters, book, website, newsletters and temporary exhibition promotional material.
Opinion by Maisie Benson.
G . F Smith is an independent British paper merchant with a heritage dating back to 1885 and a loyal staff, some of whom have provided over 20 years of loyal service. Made Thought, the design studio behind the visual identity for G . F Smith’s distinctive Colorplan range, were recently commissioned to develop a new brand identity for the company that would better reflect the legacy, stature and future ambitions of the company. This included a new logo and logotype, sample and heritage booklets, stationery, pin badges and website.
Today’s review was written by Maisie Benson, a final year graphic design student studying at Falmouth university. Maisie has secured placements at renowned studios jkr, Smith & Milton and B&B Studio, and has a keen interest in brand identity and packaging design.
BVD have recently completed their brand identity work for Nina Jobs, a Swedish industrial designer working within the fields of art direction, product and furniture design for companies such as Ikea, Uniqlo and MoMa New York. Based around a responsive website that balances identity and content with large product images set against a white background, as well as a good quality business card that mixes pink board with a debossed black ink, and a logotype built from the lowercase geometric sans-serif characters of Futura, BVD‘s solution is bold yet feminine, efficient yet accessible.