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Grand Ferdinand by Moodley, Austria

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Branding for Vienna's Grand Ferdinand hotel by Austrian graphic design studio Moodley

Grand Ferdinand is hotelier Florian Weitzer’s fifth hotel. It features a distinctive interior of green leather upholstery and Lobmeyr chandeliers, rooms with ornate and functional furnishings, and a restaurant that is said to serve the best French champagne and the grandest Viennese cuisine, all set within a landmark building located on Vienna’s Ringstraße.

Grand Ferdinand has a philosophy that celebrates the past whilst moving forward. This meeting of tradition and modernity, whilst running throughout the hotel’s interior design and underpinning service practice, also informs its brand identity, created by Austrian graphic design studio Moodley. This encompassed stationery, signage and website design, as well as a variety of printed assets that included menus, posters and postcards.

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Faymus by Studio Brave, Australia

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Branding and animated logotype for Faymus by Studio Brave, Australia

Faymus is a Melbourne based property developer committed to building intelligent and sustainable spaces and ecosystems for tomorrow’s living in a way that is sensitive to the heritage and diversity of local communities. Property developed by Faymus is rooted in a philosophy that anticipates rather than follows change, interlinks tradition and innovation, and, working collaboratively with affiliated professionals, covers planning, build and interior design.

This philosophy and the extent of Faymus’ projects is communicated across their new brand identity, created by Australian graphic design Studio Brave, through a contrast of type, colour and image, and extending across duplex business cards and website. This was developed by Studio Brave alongside campaign work for other Faymus projects, one of which was The Hugo, also featured on BP&O.

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4B Arkitekter by Commando Group, Norway

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Branding for 4B Arkitekter by Norwegian graphic design studio Commando Group

4B Architects is an architecture studio with offices in Oslo, Norway, an experienced team and a holistic approach. It has a particular interest in low energy and sustainable projects, and has built a portfolio of restorations, public, cultural and commercial buildings, private housing and outdoor spaces. The studio’s team of founding partners (from its inception in 1971) and a generation of younger designers allows the studio to balance a long-established professionalism with fresh thinking and innovation.

Scandinavian graphic design studio Commando Group recently worked with 4B Architects to redesign its visual identity in a way that would work across and unite a variety of print based and digital platforms, and would communicate its innovative and dynamic nature.

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