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The Queen’s House Founders Grotesk Mono

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QK–RM used Pitch & Founders Grotesk Mono in their programme for the Queen’s House

London-based design firm, QK-RM designed the environmental graphics programme for the Queen’s House. They write: ‘Commissioned in 1616, the Queen’s House is one of the most important buildings in British architectural history, being the first consciously classical building to have been constructed in Britain. It was Inigo Jones’s first major commission after returning from his 1613–1615 grand tour of Roman, Renaissance and Palladian architecture in Italy. The building reflects Renaissance ideals of mathematical, classical proportion and harmony which would have appeared revolutionary to English eyes in its day.’

The design programme uses Pitch and Founders Grotesk Mono with with great sensitivity

QK-RM writes: ‘We were commissioned at the start of a two year master plan to review a new environmental graphics and way-finding scheme. The first step was to remove the myriad of municipal design languages that have crept in to the building in recent years. The new design idea carefully observes the historical legacy of the house whilst acknowledging the contemporary context within which it exists.’

New York Magazine / Spring 2014 Domaine Sans Fine

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A sampling of spreads from the spring 2014 fashion issue

New York Magazine used a pre-release version of Domaine Sans in their Spring 2014 Fashion special issue.

New York Magazine / Spring 2014 Domaine Sans Text

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A sampling of spreads from the spring 2014 fashion issue

New York Magazine used a pre-release version of Domaine Sans in their Spring 2014 Fashion special issue.

Gabrielle Semillon Domaine Sans Display

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Domaine Sans Display in use on this elegant label by Cornershop Design

Australian firm Cornershop is behind this elegant design, they quote Coco Chanel while describing their work for Gabrielle. ‘Fashion changes – style endures. A new brand created for Teusner Wines inspired by Gabrielle Bonheur ‘Coco’ Chanel.

Little Bird identity Newzald

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Newzald in use for the Little Bird identity by Parallax Design
A curly bracket, or brace, is used as the logo, alluding to an open book & a bird in flight

The project’s designers, Australian design firm Parallax, write: ‘Little Bird is a public relations and communications business. A curly bracket, or brace, is used as the logo. The visual form alluding to an open book and a bird in flight. The stationery features quotes connecting Little Bird to the outcome of a successful PR campaign.’

A detail of the business cards which are beautifully letterpressed with a deep impression

ArtFad Tiempos Headline

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Tiempos Headline in the identity programme for Art Fad: Contemporary Art & Craft Awards

Barcelona design firm Hey Studio created this whimsical and beautifully graphic identity programme for ArtFad: the Contemporary Art & Craft Awards in Barcelona.

Hey writes: ‘Graphic Identity for ArtFad: Contemporary Art and Craft Awards. The letter A is made by paper, sticking one by one. The studio made 500 handicraft invitations, the only machinery process was the text printing. As a result, each invitation turned out in a different colour and we obtained unique and non-serial pieces.’

Hey Studio also designed the ArtFad 2013 Diplomas for the Contemporary Art & Craft Awards. They used transparent and fluorescent methacrylate with a laser cut that creates letter an abstract letter A.

A transparent and fluorescent methacrylate graphic diploma with a laser cut ‘A’

Archives des gravés National

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National in use for Archives de gravés by Alain Vonck

French art director and designer Alain Vonck used National beautifully in this project. He writes: ‘There is a paradox. Personal data are omnipresent on the web, but at the same time invisible, stored in an immaterial place, making it hard to know their imprint on the web and their importance to us. They seem to disappear once the form in completed, unimportant and ephemeral… Yet, they pile up in databases, they are archived, analyzed… How come these data have such an impact, such perennial value for our physical and virtual identities?’

Milieu Property Metric

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Metric in use for Milieu Property by Studio Hi Ho in Melbourne

Studio Hi Ho, the designers of the Milieu Property identity system write: ‘By definition, a milieu is the context or environment in which one lives and is influenced by. With this in mind, Milieu Property is a boutique developer with an emphasis on creating spaces of influence. Interpreting the milieu as a mix of complementary opposites, the stationery suite took cues from the physical nature of a building. Combining industrial box board with premium cotton stocks — playing on the relationship between the inside and outside.’

Metric looks equally strong and crisp when debossed onto cardstock as it does onscreen

LA Library identity Founders Grotesk Condensed

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A detail of a poster for the LA Library, designed by Roy Tatum

A new Identity system designed for the Los Angeles Public Library, designed by Roy Tatum, which uses Founders Grotesk Condensed heavily.

The library’s logotype is set in Founders Grotesk Condensed

Mr Tatum writes: ‘The system draws influence from stacks of books, using this as a metaphor for organizing content across all media types.

Founders Grotesk Condensed rolled out across the library’s many individual branches

‘The redesigned website and iPhone app anticpate how people may access library content in the future and helps aid in serendipitous discovery of content in a number of ways.

The identity rolled-out for use on mobile devices

‘Other applications include poster series and a dynamic wayfinding system.’ You can see a video demonstrating the dynamic wayfinding system here.

The library’s poster series highlights California’s many literary luminaries
The library’s dynamic wayfinding signage

ba.ro.co Tiempos Text

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Tiempos Text and Headline make up the identity for this Bavarian coffee company

Stefan Hoppe designed the identity programme for The Bavarian Roasting Company, a small manufacturer of premium coffee. He writes: ‘Baroco started with just three coffees because they think it’s better to create less, but do it perfectly. They not only offer an exceptional coffee experience to other businesses, but also to customers at their local café, located in the very center of their medieval hometown Amberg, where they are known as Café Baroco.’

‘We wanted to capture their philosophy but also play with their catchy nickname. We developed a dual system consisting of a long and a short version of their nickname. The two versions are connected by the same typeface but also, and more importantly, by three dots, one for each of the three coffees they started with. In the long version, the dots abbreviate the full company name, making the origin of the nickname obvious. In the short version, they transform into ellipses, stating: we started small, but there is a lot more to come.’

Typer / Calibre

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