Reviewed Sep. 20, 2013 by Armin
It has been a while since I last did some Friday Likes. Back from Brand New Conference-forced hiatus, this compilation brings together a few different styles together, from hip minimalism to charming illustration to rich patterning all the way from New York, Tokyo, and New Delhi.
Weekend by RoAndCo
One of my not so secret guilty pleasures is Cooper Black, even before it was an ironic typeface to love. So whenever I see it well used in a non-ironic way, it gives me great joy. For Weekend, a coffee shop inside the Joule Hotel in Dallas, TX, RoAndCo in New York, typeset the name as tight and friendly as they could, tilted the “e”s and shipped it in a wonderfully vibrant brick red, single-color palette. Speaking of weekend, tomorrow can not come soon enough. See full project.
Red Bear Survival Camp by Bunpei Ginza
There isn’t a lot of information or more images on this project but, really, what else do you need to know? (Okay, maybe a little). Red Bear Survival Camp was a shelter experience program for kids to learn skills to help in the event of a disaster, held at the Kobe Municipal Arboretum in 2011. Gotta love the name and how it pays off in the logo designed by Bunpei Ginza: a red bear in the shape of a tent with a wood fire for a mouth and awesome claws. The typography in both languages is pretty cool too. See full project.
The Lodhi by 211 Studio and Mukund VR
Located in New Delhi, The Lodhi is a luxury hotel with a rich display of patterns and textures in its architecture and interior design so it’s only fitting that its logo reflects that — sometimes literally, with the logo regularly being reproduced in shiny gold. Designed in collaboration by local designers 211 Studio and Mukund VR the logo is “inspired by the 15th century Lodhi dynasty” which I’m not sure how so but all I know is that I like what I see, specially the rich pattern inside the wobbly circle shape, providing a nice contrast between a kind of mathematical precision in the patterns and an organic container. See full project.