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Friday Likes Apr. 12, 2013 by Armin
Today we are going pattern crazy all up in here with extremely different clients and projects from Switzerland, Singapore, and Africa.
Camerata de Lausanne
Based on the work of Ernst Chladni, a German physicist, who “discovered that by taking a copper disc sprinkled with sand and rubbing it with a bow, he could obtain geometrical figures,” Lausanne, Switzerland-based firm Demian Conrad Design created a flexible and generative identity — with its own pattern generator — that visualizes the sound of music in different frequencies for the Camerata de Lausanne. The result is a moody, heavily patterned identity that does manage to capture the subtlety of the sounds of a string ensemble in an unexpected way. [More].
And now for something completely different and totally cray-cray: For Singapore based sushi spot Maki-San, local design firm Kinetic created an intense array of patterns based on sushi ingredients that help offset the otherwise quiet, hand-written logo. Not pictured here but shown at the More link are illustrations of anthropomorphic versions of sushi ingredients, giving the whole thing a slightly surreal touch but that somehow feel perfectly natural given the energy of the identity. Do visit the Maki-San website, it’s a trip. [More]
The Dorcas Centre was established to help women in poverty in and around the the city of Bobo-Dioulasso, a city with a population of approximately 430,000 in Africa. “Inspired by the traditional paintwork found on many of the houses around Bobo-Dioulasso,” London-based Confederation created a simple and elegant pattern for the organization that can be used as a square in lock-up with the Gotham wordmark or can take over a whole canvas. Nothing earth-shatteringly innovative, just a solid, relevant use of pattern applied with restraint. [More]