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Stone Way Cafe by Shore, United States

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Logotype and monogram for Stone Way Cafe designed by Shore

Stone Way Cafe, formerly the Tiny Ninja Cafe, is a Seattle based neighbourhood meeting point, music venue and internet cafe, in the area of Fremont, with a formidable, geometric, concrete exterior structure and a warmer interior of wood surfaces created by goCstudio. Design studio Shore, working closely with signwriters and fabricators, created a brand identity treatment for the cafe, which included a variety of typographical assets, signage and business cards, that takes its inspiration from the industry and personality of the neighbourhood.

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CC Bar designed by Freytag Anderson

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Monogram designed by Freytag Anderson for champagne and cocktail bar at Hilton Park Lane, London

Glasgow based design studio Freytag Anderson recently worked with Fraher Architects to develop the brand identity and collateral for Champagne & Cocktails at the Hilton Hotel, 22 Park Lane, London. Based around a monogram, midnight blue colour palette, hand crafted finishes of wood cut and etched glass detail, and both visual and material texture, Freytag Anderson delivered what they describe as a luxurious and old-world aesthetic that is refined and accessible, and works alongside a contemporary interior. The project included window decal, business card and menu design.

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Nourcy by lg2boutique, Canada

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Logo designed by lg2boutique for Quebec City delicatessen Nourcy

Nourcy is a delicatessen that has been creating fresh, home-made and original products for thirty years from its location in Quebec City. While providing a contemporary dining environment Nourcy also offers catering services and lunch boxes to customers who have come to expect restaurant-quality at work and at home. In conjunction with a new menu of pastries, an expanded chocolate selection, exclusive gourmet delicacies and the development of a second location in the area of Lebourgneuf, Canadian graphic design studio lg2boutique developed a new brand identity and interior design treatment that places ingredients and products at the forefront.

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