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Marbella Club designed by Pentagram

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Logo designed by Pentagram for Spanish hotel, golf club and spa resort Marbella Club

Marbella Club is a hotel, spa and golf resort located in the Spanish coastal city of Marbella, on the shores of the Mediterranean sea. Built as the private residence of Prince Alfonso of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, and converted by the prince into an exclusive, private hotel and retreat in 1957, Marbella Club has a significant heritage, one that has played host to royalty, stars of the silver screen, and legends of the music business.

While perhaps some of the glamour of 1950’s and 60’s Hollywood has left us, Pentagram’s new brand identity treatment, directed by John Rushworth and coinciding with Marbella Club’s sixtieth birthday and recent refurbishment, captures some of the qualities of the period and confidently plays with nostalgia, glamour and legacy with a current precision. This occurs in print through texture, colour, photography and symbology, and online with a detailed timeline component.

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Adisgladis by Bedow, Sweden

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Yellow business cards for clothing and gadget retailer Adisgladis designed by Bedow

Adisgladis is a Swedish clothing, accessories, outdoor gear and gadget retailer with premises on Stockholm’s Wollmar Yxkullsgatan street. It has a distinctive interior of copper pipe racks, die cut card hangers, wood fibre and chipboard surfaces, and a philosophy that embraces organic, up-cycled and positive living. Adisgladis’ new visual identity, developed by Stockholm based graphic design studio Bedow, draws on the retailer’s interior, its positive and sustainable ideologies and an element of utility and technology, visualising these using a mix of illustration, pictograms, type, colour and material choice across bags, packaging, signage, stationery, business cards and storefront display.

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Croft Knitwear by Commission, United Kindom

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Visual identity and black block foil tags by Commission for Croft Knitwear

Croft is a contemporary men’s knitwear brand that specialises in high quality cashmere and soft wool garments. These are available exclusively through online retailer Superdemin. Each garment is hand knitted on Scotland’s Shetland Islands by crofters, a name given to those using traditional batch production processes within small communities unique to the Highlands. Alongside a new logo, London-based design studio Commission worked with photographer Luke Evans to create a range of campaign imagery that would avoid heritage pastiche, and instead, favour a contemporary simplicity.

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