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Florian Gallou — Nantes, France

Monday 03rd August 2020

How do you find designing for a restaurant different to other identity projects? “There are many restraints that you do not find in all visual-identity projects. You must be aware of the place, the atmosphere, the people who frequent it… your choices must be coherent and established from the beginning. When we have the chance to work with scenographers and product designers, we can begin to think of the whole project. In the end, you can see the meaning between the stool you sit on and the illustrations on the menu.”
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Studio NUR — Eszter Laki — Budapest, Hungary

Thursday 30th July 2020

“We enjoy creating designs for restaurants and bars because the branding appears on various materials. It is always a close relationship with the owner and the interior designer. Our favourite projects are when we imagine the atmosphere, the story and all the details together with them. We have to think about the type of gastronomy, the target group and the tone of voice before we start to design. We try to ‘be’ a future guest of the place. The menu has to be readable and easy to understand, restroom signs have to be recognizable. Graphic design comes afterwards.”
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Caserne — Montréal, Canada

Tuesday 28th July 2020

How do you find designing for a restaurant different to other identity projects? “Our approach is similar to that for other visual-identity projects. However, unlike corporate branding where each piece must be a thoughtful declination of a strong platform, in the case of a restaurant branding we leave more room for the playfulness and unique details of each piece. We help to deliver a lifestyle involvement for people who are predisposed to have a good time and the different points of contact a restaurant has with its customers must contribute to the overall experience. We have the freedom to indulge in more surprising elements that also add a human touch.”
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Sowl Creative Studio — Larissa, Greece

Thursday 23rd July 2020

“Food and beverage enterprises constitute a major percentage of our clientele. Each one poses a separate challenge! As is well known, applications in F&B are abundant. We consider each client’s needs and ideas, which we incorporate into our concept, in order to create a ‘toolkit’ used to build the entire identity. For us, this procedure is a journey, where the destination is as special and unique as the way there.”
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Hue Studio — Melbourne, Australia

Tuesday 21st July 2020

How do you find designing for a restaurant different to other identity projects? “It is slightly different from other identity projects, mainly because we can have a bit more fun with it. Sometimes the target market is quite specific which we have to take into consideration with the design outcome, but most of the time it is more general and broad. Some projects give us total freedom to design and we love to collaborate with anyone involved, too – for example. the architects, the interior designer and so on.”
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Yucheng Shu — Guard your Family; Heal the World — Shanghai, China

Monday 20th July 2020

Protect yourself, protect your family, and protect the world — please wear masks.
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Luzinterruptus — Plastic Stuck in the Landscape — Madrid, Spain

Friday 17th July 2020

Consumptions have increased dramatically during the lockdown due to the sanitary demand for protection materials, food packaging, the massive increase online shopping — together with a widespreade lack of recycling awareness. The idea of “Plastic Stuck in the Landscape” isn’t new. The illustrations by Marta Menacho is intended as an installation where plastic wastes will be shredded in all sizes and tied to the branches of the trees so that, when the fans are turned on, the wind will move it all and make it sound creating a beautiful unsettling soundtrack.

“It came to us while we were traveling and visited those marginal places that form the blurry limits between the country and the city, home of the countless amount of waste trapped in there and abandoned, mostly light plastic material carried by the wind. The climate degrades it and turns into shreds that are easily carried by the air until it gets stuck in something and stays there forever.”
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Fabula Branding — Minsk, Belarus

Friday 17th July 2020

The dynamic and highly competitive nature of the catering business makes it a perfect environment for bold and creative designs. Moreover, restaurants need their identities to be easily adaptable to new media while at the same time preserving the corporate style. However, a design solution should support TM positioning. This is a common feature of all corporate branding projects.
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Evleen Huang — Save The Pangolin — New York, USA

Thursday 16th July 2020

All the children in the world are eager to see their mom, with hope that they can be picked-up earlier to head home — so does the Pangolin. The piece is composed two artboards — one shows Mom’s shells are peeling; she is bleeding and the other one is even more painful because they will be separated forever. “Heal the World and Save the Pangolin.” Please protect every creature in the world, they are all the children of Mother Earth.
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Radar Agency — Daniil Shumakov — Chelyabinsk, Russia

Wednesday 15th July 2020

“When we are working for a new HoReCa project, we can try out more emotional visual language. The feature of the Friendly project and its difference from other design projects is the simplicity and flexibility of the visual language. We’ve created unique patterns with napkins and table-cloths. These allowed us to transfer the individuality and character of the café, at the same time as creating many attractive layouts.”
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Tintin Wong — Recovery — Shanghai, China

Wednesday 15th July 2020

The world we live in is in a severe state — we urgently need a “Recovery” to protect all forms of live.
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David Michon x AUFI — Where We Stand — London, UK

Tuesday 14th July 2020

WHERE WE STAND is a project which challenged 15 leading creative agencies, designers and design partnerships to respond to the ongoing need for physical distancing in public space. As cities around the world emerge from a state of lockdown and isolation, the policy of ‘social distancing’ has created new spatial relationships to be navigated in our public spaces.

Initiated by creative director and producer David Michon and Agency-Client matchmaker ASK US FOR IDEAS (AUFI), the project is a call to arms to city-makers and the real estate community to engage with creatives in the next stage of post-pandemic city life. From parabolic chairs in New York, to a ‘Keep Your Distance’ football league for London, and audio installation in Singapore’s botanical gardens the responses to the design challenge propose more a welcoming and discursive socially distant city life.

Participating agencies include:
Accept & Proceed | Character | DesignStudio | dn&co. | Foreign Policy | HUSH | Lovers | Manual | Mother | NONYMOUS | Rice | Sthuthi Ramesh x Samar Maakaroun | Wiedemann Lampe | WGI alumni — Es Youn, Kinzie Burke, Na Rojanusorn, Qiang Wang | Wkshps x Studio Pandan
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Fluor Studio — Lisbon, Portugal

Monday 13th July 2020

How do you find designing for a restaurant different to other identity projects? “We don’t see it as totally different process. They all need to be appealing and attract new customers and have to speak their values and represent their environment.”
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Buff Monster — We Will Persevere! — New York City, USA

Monday 13th July 2020

An uplifting message: “I’m eternally optimistic that we’ll persevere over the urgent, life-threatening issues that we’re all grappling with right now. Better times are ahead.” from Buff Monster — a New York City street artist who uses bright colors, bold lines and funny characters to make the world a better place. The poster “We Will Persevere! Stay Strong; Stay Vigilant” is currently out of stock — be sure to check-out their website and sign-up to their newsletters to get alerted with unlimited amounts of positive vibes!
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Rui Ma — Eight Ways to Protect Biodiversity — Los Angeles, USA

Friday 10th July 2020

This is a series of poster designs Rui Ma created to raise the awareness of conserving biodiversity. The posters are designed as eight ways to protect biodiversity in both the English and Chinese languages. It includes: “Help the Bees”, “Protect Nature”, “Plant a Plant”, “Support Farms”, “Conserve Water”, “Recycle and Reuse”, “Take a Walk”, “Visit Botanical Gardens”.

Rui is a Chinese designer based in Los Angeles. She focuses on graphic design, art direction, and digital design. She always has a passion for illustration and fashion. Her work incorporates bold, dynamic typography and illustration, along with energetic colors.
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Lorenzo Petrantoni — Illustrated Hand Made Masks — Milan, Italy

Friday 10th July 2020

Lorenzo Petrantoni creates new, contemporary, evocative and poetic images by using illustrations from the late 1800’s, which are then elaborated with a personal aesthetic taste. His collages are published in the best journals, he has exhibited in prestigious spaces all over the world and has collaborated with leading international brands.

His latest designs include an illustration on United States’s presidential election, published in Sette, the weekly supplement of the daily newspaper Corriere della Sera; and well as a line-up of 80 different illustrations printed on hand-made, cotton, resuable masks!
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Touch Design — Edinburgh, Scotland

Friday 10th July 2020

“We find that the work we do for restaurants has a stronger need to be reactive to the cultural climate and environment it will live in, so we always try to gain a strong understanding of the vision of our clients in this field. As the hospitality sector is constantly growing and evolving, it’s always interesting to bring new and relevant ideas to the table.”
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Zahava Elenberg — Clikclax — Melbourne, Australia

Wednesday 08th July 2020

As the world contemplates a return to public spaces, one of Australia’s top design minds has developed a smart solution to the challenge of physical distancing. Offering an affectionate design nod to the cult Playplax children’s design toy of the 1970s, Clikclax is the innovative Perspex brainchild of award-winning Melbourne-based entrepreneur and designer, Zahava Elenberg.

“Clikclax is a colourful, fun design-based answer to the deeply unimaginative sneeze-guards that have become ubiquitous since the arrival of Covid-19. Not only has Clikclax been designed to enhance the look of a space, it’s also super fun to put together and infinitely customisable, with a life of its own — much like the game that inspired it.”
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Loonatiks Design Crew — Athens, Greece

Wednesday 08th July 2020

“Designing for a restaurant is no different from designing for any other identity project. Restaurants need a solid identity that includes strategy, a logo, stationery, apparel, a website, etc. to create a consistent and memorable experience for the customers and gain their loyalty, so that they visit again and again.”
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Chlorophyll Innovation Lab — The Plated Project — Mumbai, India

Tuesday 07th July 2020

India is home to the largest undernourished population in the world with over 200 million people sleeping hungry every night — and The Plated Project has a simple idea with a very big goal: end hunger using art.

They are doing this by joining forces with global artists to create one-of-kind art plates with unique, beautiful art. Each plate sold sponsors meals for the needy. In the month of June alone, the initiative sponsored 137,500 meals for migrant workers across India. The Plated Project is an initiative by chlorophyll innovation lab — India’s first dedicated innovation collective with an ecosystem of 800+ global innovators that create innovative solutions to solve complex brand, business or societal problems.
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