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Bottura by Foreign Policy, Singapore

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Branding for Singapore based Italian restaurant Bottura by graphic design studio Foreign Policy

Bottura is an Italian restaurant and food store with space in Singapore’s Suntec City Mall. It has a contemporary interior of exposed utilities painted black, white suspended ceiling and surfaces, dark wood and steel furniture, glass, concrete and steel counters, warm spot and low-hanging lights and an open kitchen working from authentic family recipes rooted in the owner’s hometown of Bologna. This interior is punctuated by a bright, high contrast and convivial brand identity, developed by graphic design studio Foreign Policy, informed by the restaurant’s fusion of tradition and modernity, and extending across menus, coasters, packaging and signage.

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STRP Biennial 2015 by Raw Color, The Netherlands

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Branding by Raw Color for Dutch art, technology and experimental pop culture festival STRP 2015.

STRP brings together art, technology and experimental pop culture, and connects these to a broad audience, and through its light art, interactive art and robotic performances, lectures, workshops, music and film events, offers a glimpse into the future. This culminates with the STRP Biennial, an indoor art and technology festival that provides visitors with an opportunity to experience the extent to which new technology reaches into popular culture, the arts, and their everyday lives. This year’s biennial took place in Eindhoven, hosted over 29,00 guests, and featured a visual identity created by graphic design studio Raw Color which covered a variety of print communication including brochures, posters and business cards.

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Flora by P.A.R, Spain

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Sans-serif logotype logotype designed by P.A.R for Flora

Flora is a Barcelona based business that looks to provide an alternative to caring for live plants, and describes itself as having an interest in bringing nature indoors in a new way and offering an antidote to the frantic pace, dark rooms and concrete of the city. Flora essentially sell, from their online shop, framed prints of plants shot on a variety of bright single colour backgrounds. While clearly having a distinctive character of their own, Flora’s products are also united by a brand identity treatment developed by graphic design studio P.A.R which included logo, packaging, business cards, postcards, posters and stationery set.

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