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Edouard Malingue Gallery by Lundgren+Lindqvist, Sweden

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Posters for Edouard Malingue Gallery by graphic design studio Lundgren+Lindqvist

Edouard Malingue Gallery exhibits work by emerging and established artists from around the world across its 6000 sq ft space in central Hong Kong. Through collaborations with international curators, and its own publications, alongside solo exhibitions, the gallery looks to introduce art into public spaces and to stimulate public discourse.

The gallery features an interior that juxtaposes the white unblemished walls and plinths you might expect from a modern art gallery with the irregular qualities and cool greys of cast concrete, exposed utilities, strip lighting above and grey tiles below. It also utilises a visual identity system developed by Swedish graphic design studio Lundgren+Lindqvist. This was launched to coincide with the gallery’s move to larger premises.

Lundgren+Lindqvist’s visual identity concept makes a connection between the three strokes of a simplified E and M (the initials of Edouard Malingue), the three words that make up the gallery’s name (Edouard Malingue Gallery) and its location on 33 Deux Veux Street. This is visualised as trisections through a grid system which underpins the print and website layout of custom typography, and informs the number folds across leaflets, letters and posters.

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Springs’ Smokery by Distil Studio, United Kingdom

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Package design for premium smoked salmon producer Springs' Smokery by graphic design studio Distil

Springs’ Smokery has been producing high quality smoked salmon for three generations from its location in South Downs, UK, using Sussex oak and a traditional dry-salting process which has remained unchanged for 50 years. Springs’ recently worked with graphic design studio Distil to develop a new visual identity and package design. Distil’s treatment is an exercise in aesthetic impact derived from colour and form contrast, and a conceptual and communicative simplicity that makes a connection with the traditional craft and process of smoking salmon but also draws on the themes of heritage and the sea.

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Studio South, New Zealand

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Branding for Auckland based graphic design business Studio South

Studio South, formerly APLUS, is graphic design studio working within the fields of brand identity and packaging from their office in the city of Auckland, New Zealand. In conjunction with a new name and site launch, which coincides with the expansion of studio space, South have also developed a new visual identity treatment. This extends across business cards, folders and headed paper, a project brochure, launch invitation and promotion materials.

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