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Fundació Joan Miró 40th Anniversary by Mucho, Spain

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Branding and posters for Fundació Miró's 40th Anniversary by graphic design studio Mucho

Fundació Joan Miró is a cultural centre located on Barcelona’s Montjuïc hill. It was opened in 1975 as a place to encourage young artists to experiment with and exhibit contemporary art, and would allow the general public better access to new work of the time, which it continues to do today.

Fundació Joan Miró has a distinctive exterior structure of modular geometric prefabricated surfaces, extrusions, recesses and voids designed by Josep Lluis Sert. Although imposing in form it has at its heart a natural path that guides visitors through its spaces.

Graphic design studio Mucho worked with Anna Noëlle to develop an identity and campaign material that would help celebrate 40 years of Fundació Joan Miró. Drawing on the building’s structure, its cultural agenda and history, whilst also acknowledging its permanent brand identity through contrast, Mucho created a system based around a bold number set, picking out key dates within the history of the building, and derives visual impact through a juxtaposition of austerity and moments of celebratory expression. This extends across business cards, packaging, event invitations, banners, badges and posters.

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Ona designed by Mucho

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Green and gold foiled business cards by Mucho for Spanish boutique travel agent Ona

Ona is a Spanish boutique travel agent providing its clients with personal, unique and private tours, day trips and stays in Barcelona and Catalonia. Its experienced guides offer professional insight into local culture, gastronomy, history, architecture, art and design, and provide round-the-clock assistance. Ona’s brand identity, designed by Mucho and based around the tagline “Tailored travel experiences”, is an unusual and distinctive mix of interactive monogram, business cards with light marble and green block foil detail, a website of light and then tinted photography, and monolinear iconography.

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Balclis designed by Mucho

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Graphic design by Mucho for Spanish auction house Balclis

Balclis is a leading Spanish auction house, founded in 1979, with a varied catalogue of antiquities including jewellery, fine art, books and furniture. Quick to recognise the changing nature of the market and the way that people engage with the auction process, Balclis moved from local business to secure international recognition. With this in mind, and to keep up with industry changes, the auction house engaged graphic design studio Mucho to redesign their visual identity and simplify experience. This included custom logotype, signage, editorial, business card and brochure, but also a revised and refined buying and selling process that is now more visual and understandable.

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