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Sim Smith Gallery designed by Spin

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Logo designed by Spin for British contemporary art gallery Sim Smith

Sim Smith is contemporary art gallery that specialises in the representation of emerging British artists. The gallery, having established relationships with curators and collectors, complements its exhibitions with artistic projects developed in collaboration with design studios, arts and cultural festivals, as well as charities, national institutions and global retail brands. The gallery’s brand identity, designed by Spin, takes the open white spaces and black inks often associated with those of contemporary galleries and inverts it. This then links a variety of assets that include business cards, tote bags, programme and bookmarks.

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Loot designed by Savvy

Logotype, stationery and print designed by Savvy for Mexican surf and lifestyle store Loot. Featured on bpando.org

Loot is a surf and lifestyle store retailing distinctive products for a modern and global consumer and offers an alternative to the more commercial items from retailers typically found in its touristic location in the Mexican city of Zihuatanejo. Loot’s brand identity, designed by Savvy, draws its character and distinction from Zihuatanejo’s past as a hotspot for pirates, and visualised as a combination of regional historical elements and modern pop culture, allowing it to be relevant to both the local community and international shoppers.

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Oyya designed by Skinn

Logotype and signage designed by Skinn for Bruges ice bar Oyya

Oyya is an ice bar located in the Belgium city of Bruges that retails a variety of frozen yoghurts, yoghurt drinks, waffles and 28 ice creams — the most in the city. Its brand identity, which included logotype, print, signage, uniforms and interior design created by local studio Skinn, while largely logo-centric and having a strict consistency across stickers, tubs, cone sleeves and boxes, manages to establish distinction through reduction without looking cheap and is sensitive to the historic nature of its location.

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