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Kitte designed by Hara Design Institute

KITTE - Logo and sign system design by Hara Design Institute

KITTE, a play on the Japanese word “kitte” literally meaning “postage stamp” in English, is a new seven-floor restaurant and retail destination located in Tokyo’s Marunouchi district that opened its doors on March 21st, 2013. Housed within JP Tower—the site of the landmark central post office building—KITTE will play an instrumental role in revamping the historic area as the first commercial facility of the now privately held Japan Post company.

Guest Opinion written by Josh Nychuk

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Podi designed by Bravo

Sans-serif logotype designed by Bravo Company for Singapore-based organic restaurant Podi

Podi is a Singapore-based organic restaurant that ‘celebrates bold, robust and unique flavours’ and the responsible sourcing and cooking of ingredients. Drawing inspiration from the restaurant’s name, a Hindi word to describe a mixture of ground dry spices and herbs, design agency Bravo developed a visual identity that pairs a small, abstract interpretation of heaped spices with a bold logo-type, earthy tones and tinted imagery to reflect Podi’s mission of making ‘good, natural and organic food’.

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Romero+McPaul designed by Anagrama

Logo and orange business card with an embossed surface finish created by Anagrama for luxury slipper brand Romero+McPaul

Anagrama have just completed the branding of Romero+McPaul, an English-style velvet slipper manufacturer and retailer established by Italian shoemaker Mr. Migliori that produces bespoke lines handcrafted by artisans with a ‘trendy twist’.

“For this project, our inspiration was heavily drawn from traditional English types and coat of arms mixed with the over-the-top luxuriousness of The Hamptons and it’s sailing and yacht club maritime lifestyle. With the intention to speak of the product’s duality, we created a storyline based on two characters, Romero and McPaul. Romero is the mischievous heartthrob, representing the product’s playfulness, warmth and latino heritage, while mMcPaul is the serious, traditional man, embodying the product’s ancestral and upscale British nature. We gave the brand the rosemary (or “romero” in Spanish) not only as a wink to its name but also as a reference to this herb’s curious nature, as it only grows close to the sea.” – Anagrama

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