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Higher Living 2016 by B&B Studio, United Kingdom

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Branding and packaging for organic tea company Higher Living by B&B Studio, United Kingdom

Higher Living is a British company who have been blending teas, herbs and spices for over 45 years using only 100% natural and organic ingredients. Continuing their collaboration with Higher Living, which began back in 2010, London-based graphic design studio B&B Studio worked with the company, following a recent expansion of the range, to help redefine its packaging and brand identity with the intention of establishing a new system that would help consumers navigate an increased variety whilst also retaining its idiosyncratic qualities.

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Nota Bene by Blok, Canada

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Branding for Toronto restaurant Nota Bene by graphic design studio Blok, Canada

Nota Bene is a restaurant, located on Toronto’s Queen Street West, with a menu made from locally-sourced and seasonal ingredients. It was opened by chef David Lee and business partners Yannick Bigourdan and Franco Prevedello in 2008, and was awarded “Best New Restaurant” by Toronto Life and enRoute Magazine soon after.

To coincide with the restaurant’s 2016 relaunch—which saw David Lee take sole ownership and the unveiling of a new menu and interior—Nota Bene worked with Canadian graphic design studio Blok to develop a new visual identity. This was inspired by David Lee’s approach to food and the restaurant’s new environment; a marriage of organic detail and contemporary materiality created by +tongtong, and runs across menus, stationery, business cards, postcards, coasters, packaging and website.

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