Calepino is a french manufacturer and brand of “traditional yet technical notebooks with an authentic vintage spirit” made from 100% recycled, locally sourced paper, covered with a cardboard from a factory with a heritage dating back to 1927 and assembled by hand.
Calepino’s brand identity and print, recently designed by Florida based Studio Birdsall, juxtaposes the earthy craft textures of an uncoated and unbleached material choice of the covers alongside the bright, bleached white substrate and stamp-based print finish of the stationery, a choice that ties them neatly to the interior pages of the notebooks. These are united by the shared economy of a bright single colour print finish, a subtle multi-functionality in the recurring ruler detail and the simple sans-serif efficiency and practicality of an extended, uppercase and well spaced logotype created from Univers. The serifs of italic typeface Cochin adds a small detail and flourish that counters the strong utility set by the materials and print finish. Both Univers and Cochin neatly reflect the origins of the Calepino brand through their own history as products of French type foundry Deberny & Peignot.
Inspired by ‘cartoonish film titles from the 1980’s’, design agency RoAndCo recently developed the brand identity for Dallas coffee shop Weekend, an extension of their retail store “which has become a relaxing everyday haunt for vacationers”. Based around a tightly spaced Cooper Black logotype, a “minimal and refined typographic system” and a striking but restrained red and white colour palette, Ro&Co created a solution that they say conveys “the bright, bold and cheerful spirit of the brand.”
Holzweiler is a Oslo based, family run, contemporary fashion distributor that supplies stores right across Scandinavia. Their new brand identity, developed by Bielke&Yang and which includes two logotypes, stationery and a responsive website developed by Dekode, utilises typographical contrast, good quality materials and subtle print finish to resolve the high qualities expected of high fashion garments and the efficiency required of distribution services.