Stellar branding, interior and graphic design work by Singapore based Bravo Company for the new Mexout eatery.
Mexout is a fresh-mex eatery in Singapore. We imagine Mexout to be a young eccentric Mexican food expert, or “Mex’pert” as we’ve coined it, who is living in his parents’ basement. … We’ve came up with about 20 hand-drawn logos for them to use in rotation. For the rest of their collaterals, everything is handwritten or hand-drawn. No computer was used for the creation of the graphics.
At first glance I was almost certain that someone cleverly photoshopped a lawn inside York Minster Cathedral, but apparently this was the work of Wow! Grass! that temporarily ‘grassifies’ offices, cathedral, art spaces and even sofas.
The grass that they install is grown in a thick layer of felt, so there is no dirt left behind. When the event is over they roll it up and install it somewhere else.
“venice-based designer kostas syrtariotis presents ‘booktree’ at milan design week 2011 as part of the kidsroomzoom event. exactly as the name indicates, the shelf takes on the shape of a tree in which its outreaching branches climb the wall, providing space in which to store books and other small items.
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Custom chalk typography by Brooklyn, New York graphic designer Dana Tanamachi. During the day she helps create amazing work at Louise Fili Ltd specializing in packaging, branding and design for food and restaurants.
A quick video of the new 37signals office. Aside from the architectural layout and vast amount of space, the use of texture throughout is inspiring.
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Taking inspiration from early 1900s latin, hand-carved letterpress signs and vintage food labels, Mexican studio Esrawe created a fresh interior for Cielito Querido Café. The bold pink and blue typography combine with the natural materials give the café a unique feel.
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NOTCOT recently visited the Oakley HQ which happens to be down the road from my house. Driving up to the HQ is quite the experience as you make your way up the hill to the fortress passing tanks along the way. NOTCOT was taken to The Secret Bar which is hidden behind a panel in the offices.
When companies take efforts like this to live and breath the brand’s culture it can’t help but to spill over into every everything the public sees.
Commune did a fantastic job designing the renovation of a 1950’s style motel into one of premiere locations for the boutique hotelier Ace Hotel. If you’re ever traveling to New York, Portland, Seattle or Palm Springs look into staying at Ace.
Take the time to explore Commune’s other retail, office, and restaurant design. Their portfolio is full of great work.
Tokyo architecture firm Wonderwall (featured last October for their amazing site) recently unveiled Nike’s first Japanese flagship store in one of my favorite districts—Harajuku, Tokyo, Japan. The store is full of well designed elements like the sneaker chandelier, “Just Do It” sign from foot molds, waffle iron wall-tiles (tribute to the first Nike soles formed in a waffle iron), and a turf track to test the shoes.