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Reviewed Oct. 13, 2017 by Armin

Industry / Architecture / Consumer products / Education Tags /

Some stately-looking projects this week, with work from Yokohama, Vietnam, and Singapore.

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Plotter by Nosigner

Plotter by Nosigner

Plotter is a range of notebooks by Japanese stationer Designphil (which might just become your new obsession). I realize this is more product line than brand but the design is carried with the same kind of consistency and unity across SKUs that it sort of qualifies… and, dammit, it’s awesome to look at. Designed by Yokohama, Japan-based Nosigner, the logo is a fairly barebones serif with a simple “TT” ligature and some kind of accompanying compass that I guess plots. Combined with the sans serif font and the stark orange and black color palette, it’s a lovely design system and I want one of every size. See full project

PNB by Bratus

PNB by Bratus

PNB is an architecture, interior, and landscape studio based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Their identity by local firm Bratus features a hard-geometry logo with displaced stems that give it a heavily engineered look but softened by the brown and salmon color palette, creating a nice combination of earthy tones with the more manufactured aesthetic. The print applications have a cool gimmick where the the stem of the “p” is die-cut that is particularly fun on the business cards mostly because it photographs so well. The super loose letter-spacing on the business cards gives me pause but I would still hire these folks to landscape my property. See full project

Academia by Darling Visual Communications

Academia by Darling Visual Communications

Academia is an English and writing center in Singapore and if their name doesn’t inspire you to think education, then their identity by local firm Darling Visual Communications will. It exudes academia-ness. I realize this isn’t the most visually exciting Friday Like but the balance of all the elements is quite nice, starting with an elegant serif, a deep hued color palette, and an unapologetically shield-ish shield (the eye is a little creepy, though). The cloth-bound kraft notebooks are pretty sweet too… they would make a great line for Designphil. Just sayin’. See full project

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