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Mauritshuis designed by Studio Dumbar

Monogram and print with metallic paper and spot colour detail designed by Dumbar for Mauritshuis

Mauritshuis is an art museum and state-owned building constructed in the 17th century and located in The Hague. The building is described as being a fine example of Dutch Classicist architecture. It was formerly the residence of count John Maurice of Nassau and has been home to the Royal Picture Gallery since 1822. Today it houses a plethora of Golden Age masterpieces, including works by Rembrandt, Jan Steen and Vermeer.

Following a two-year period of refurbishment the building was reopened in the summer of 2014. To coincide with this occasion a new brand identity was commissioned. Designed by Studio Dumbar this new brand identity, a mix of metallic inks and dyed papers, a serif monogram and contrasting sans-serif type, full bleed and cropped images, over-print detail and bright contemporary spot colour, neatly reflect the contemporary revitalisation of a classic building and gallery.

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Winecast designed by Anagrama

Packaging designed by Anagrama for online wine-tasting, curation and delivery service Winecast

Winecast is a Dutch ‘online wine-tasting’, curation and delivery service that takes the likes, dislikes and habits of subscribers and provides them with a personalised and customisable collection of six wines that are then sent out each month.

Winecast’s brand identity, which consists of a logo-type, packaging, stationery and website solution developed by multidisciplinary design agency Anagrama, draws on the unbleached boards and papers of the postal service, the perforations and rippled edges of postage stamps, the efficiency of a sans-serif, and the contemporary on-trend sensibilities of a single line weight logo-mark and unites them as die cut stickers, stamps and screen prints across the uncoated surfaces of the wine boxes.

These utilitarian cues are intelligently juxtaposed alongside the detail and flourish of an old style serif logo-type to add a more conventional but clearly communicative sense of heritage and high quality to the wine’s mail-ordered convenience and its modern, algorithmic selection.

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Factor Negen designed by Red Thumb

Logo design by Red Thumb for Dutch employment specialist Factor Negen

Factor Negen (Factor Nine) is a Dutch firm that assists in the connecting of people with employment opportunities and provides training services to business and individuals with a specific focus on personal and professional growth within the context of teamwork. The firm’s visual identity and stationery solution, based around a logo-mark that unites stencil cut detail with the accessible qualities of a face, was developed by multidisciplinary design studio Red Thumb.

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