Established in 1891 by Karl and Berta Fazer and located in Helsinki district of Kluuvikatu, Fazer began life as a French-Russian conditory that has grown to become one of Finland’s largest food companies, working within the bakery, confectionery, and work-place restaurant sectors. Summer 2013 saw the return of Fazer’s café chain to Helsinki with locations in the centre of the city and in the districts of Munkkivuori and Tampere with more to follow.
Scandinavian graphic design studio Kokoro & Moi worked with Fazer to develop a new brand identity for its café chain—which included logo, print, packaging, signage, interior design and a clothing range—based around the custom typefaces Fazer Grotesk and Fazer Chisel drawn from signage that hung above Fazer Café’s original Kluuvikatu location.
Finísima is the latest ale to emerge from the independent Mexican beer brewing category and is described as being for both those unaccustomed with the world of artisanal beer and the connoisseur.
The ale’s packaging treatment, created by Mexican design studio Savvy, reflects its artisanal origin “without sacrificing the reach and reception of more commercial brands” by combining familiar craft aesthetics with those of an established premium nature.
Bambudda is a contemporary Chinese restaurant, located in Vancouver’s Gastown district, with a menu that mixes Hong Kong and southern Chinese cuisine with a modern interpretation of Dim Sung. Design agency Post Projects recently developed a brand identity for the restaurant—which included a logo, menus, stationery and website design—based around a simple but unexpected logotype set in Timonium.