Opinion by Richard Baird.
Ceri Hand was the largest, independent, commercial art gallery in the UK outside of the capital, and was located inside a converted warehouse on Liverpool’s northern dockyards. The gallery was founded in 2008 in response to a lack of commercial galleries in the city and with the intention of supporting artists through the promotion of new work and the staging of exhibitions. Created by Marcus McCabe while working at design studio Uniform, Ceri Hand’s brand identity, a bold geometric monogram intersected by fine lines and executed as foils, screen prints, embosses and signage, represents the gallery space and establishes a distinctive contrast to the detail of the artwork it sits over.
Alberto Senties Catering is a Mexican ‘food experience’ company established by chef Alberto Sentíes that designs and prepares large and small banquet menus, offers cooking classes, provides bar tending, equipment rental and consultation services, and has built up a reputation for culinary excellence over its ten years of business. Design studio Anagrama recently worked with Alberto Senties to develop a new brand identity, which went on to include logotype, signage, stationery and print, that would convey gastronomic mastery and experience in a surprising, elegant and modern way.
Coma is an independent analysis, strategy and executive coaching business located in Spain. It provides support to individuals, businesses and institutions with the aim of fostering talent and leadership. Coma’s philosophy is focused on forward momentum and progress. This philosophy is expressed by the firm’s new brand identity, developed by global design studio Mucho, through illustrative paths that finish on a comma. These link print communication and online presence.