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Brae designed by Studio Round

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Still life created by photographer Scottie Cameron

Brae is a restaurant, located in the Australian town of Birregurra, that describes itself as having a menu of unique and contemporary dishes built around a respect for nature and seasonality, and crafted from organic ingredients both locally sourced and grown on its own 30 acre site. Brae’s new brand identity—which included a new logo-type, menu, stationery set and website developed by Melbourne based Studio Round—juxtaposes traditional typography and a seasonal colour palette alongside the contemporary creativity and rich natural detail of a series of still life photographs taken by Scottie Cameron.

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La Peñita De Jaltemba designed by Savvy

Interior furnishing for seafood restaurant La Peñita De Jaltemba designed by Savvy

La Peñita De Jaltemba is a seafood restaurant located in Playa del Carmen, a city on Mexico’s Caribbean coast. Design agency Savvy, working in collaboration with Isauro Huizar and Tomás Guereña, recently developed a new brand identity and interior design solution for La Peñita based around the fictional story of a lost tribe of Jaltemba which then informed the ‘graphic and spatial language’ of the restaurant.

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Festningen by Uniform

Logo design by Uniform for Oslo brasserie Festningen

Festningen is a brasserie that serves a rustic French menu and is located in Oslo’s Akershus Fortressa medieval castle and former prison. The brasserie’s brand identity, created by design studio Uniform, juxtaposes the traditional detail of etched illustration, a copper foil print finish and fabric texture, alongside a bold sans-serif, simple geometric pattern and light ink across dark papers and boards. This establishes what the agency described as a historical and contemporary guideline for Festningen.

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