Opinion by Richard Baird.
Bildmuseet is a centre for visual culture and a museum dedicated to the exhibition of modern international art, architecture, design and photography, as well as retrospectives, and is described as a place for experiences, reflection and discussion. Opened in 2012, Bildmuseet is part of the arts campus at Umeå University, Stockholm, and housed within a distinctive building designed by Henning Larsen Architects located along the shore of the Ume River.
Developed by Swedish graphic design studio Stockholm Design Lab, Bildmuseet’s visual identity, which included logotype, print, interior and exterior signage, was designed to reflect its position as an inspiring collaborative art institution where science and art meet, and would accommodate an inhouse approach to collateral where only a black and white laserjet printer may be available. Although this project is two years old, Stockholm Design Lab have recently taken the time to document the project and publish images of their treatment.
Dadadum is a Swiss contemporary furniture brand created out of respect for and in homage to the functionality, technical expertise and minimalism associated with Swiss design, and that strives to bring out the beauty of each raw material. The brand draws on the ‘talents of local designers who have made an international name for themselves and whose specifications are to re-establish the notion of Gute Forme as espoused by Max Bill’. Developed by design studio and co-founder Demian Conrad Design, Dadadum’s new brand identity uses Swiss sans-serif typography and a grid based approach that plays with letter space to convey the core values of modularity, playfulness and origin.