Sifang Art Museum is a gallery and creative space located in the Pukou region of Nanjing, China dedicated to art, architecture and international collaboration. Their visual identity, a bilingual logo-type set across a collateral of unusual trapezoidal cut detail and monochromatic colour palette—developed by Singapore-based creative and strategic design agency Foreign Policy—draws together the themes of architectural space, the dimensionality created by light and shadow, the meeting of ideas and the built environment.
Renata Noronha Cossio is a Brazilian-based provider of ‘sworn’ Portuguese, French and English translation services that cover official documents such as birth, marriage and academic certificates, passports and residential permits. Her visual identity, developed by creative design agency Studio Constantine, is a really interesting and unusual diagrammatic interpretation of a classic monogrammatic presentation of personal service. Its combination of fine line work, arrows, light geometric type, use of space and complete three-point structure conveys a closed system privacy, a full service proposition that brings together Renta’s linguistic experience of three languages and a technicality that implies a high level of ability.
The expanding and contracting application of the identity across the stationery and website introduces both a graphic and metaphorical flexibility while a bright yellow spot—its gradation delivering a sense of transition that resonates well with the theme of translation—across a cool concrete grey uncoated substrate achieves a distinctive, urban and contemporary sensibility.
The result is a smart contrast of individuality, energy and transition alongside practical experience, authority, reliability and a structured approach, executed with an appropriate restraint.
These are the five projects I reviewed during October that I felt really stood out and wanted to give them another opportunity to be seen and discussed. I have ordered these from five to one with my favourite project presented last. Do you agree with my choices?