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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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OAC – Only At Christmas designed by Believe In

Packaging for Christmas gift OAC - Only At Christmas designed by Believe In

UK based design studio Believe In have produced a festive gift to thank clients, friends and suppliers. Blended by hand by a small team of artisan producers in Devon, the orange and chocolate liqueur is contained within a black gloss bottle and a warm copper metallic paper tag provided by GF Smith with a white ink print finish. It is combination that delivers a distinctive contrast of colour and surface texture that neatly reflects the duality of the name OAC – ‘Only At Christmas’ and ‘Orange And Chocolate’ – and captures the creativity and collaborative nature of the studio, while the signature details, numbers and the space for festive messages keep it personal with a crafted, batch produced sensibility.

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Mellbye designed by Heydays

Stationery with blind emboss and die cut detail designed by Heydays for architecture firm Mellby

Mellbye is a Norwegian architecture firm founded in 1954 with a “mindset anchored in modernism”. Design studio Heydays created a new brand identity for the firm based around a geometric M symbol built from the initials of their two main services, architecture and interiors. Executed as a combination of blind deboss and die cut detail across a earthy and urban mix of brown and warm grey uncoated boards and fabric, and alongside a contemporary white ink print finish and grid-based layouts, the result is a modernistic reduction of form but expansion of meaning surrounded by a familiar architectural utility, form and texture.

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