MUDEO is a multidisciplinary design operative based around Boston specializing in graphic design, brand identity, and architecture established by Kenny Isidoro. A curated selection of projects are featured here within the intersection of where these disciplines meet to showcase how each is strengthened with the other. See the latest posts below, subscribe to the RSS feed, or visit the archive. Thanks for stopping by and continue returning for more posts with high quality work.
Jun 28th at 4:18pm
Studio Laucke Siebein is a design studio based in Amsterdam and Berlin, established by Dirk Laucke and Johanna Siebein. They focus on creative strategies, dynamic identities, graphic, and book and web design within the scope of cultural and commercial projects. Among those projects are monographs and identities for architectural firms. Featured here is the monograph for Benthem Crouwel, an Amsterdam-based firm with a history of over 30 years; a booklet for Aurel VR Architecture, a firm lead by Aurel von Richthofen in Berlin; and corporate design and collateral for Holzer Kohler Architekturen, an emerging Zurich-based practice. In each of these projects, a focus on typographic treatment supports the architectural imagery and presents information clearly.
Jun 28th at 4:17pm
José Carlos Cruz Arquitecto
Ferreira de Almeida Arquitectos
Pacifica is a forward thinking studio based in Porto, Portugal. For every project they take on, they focus on a strong idea that isn’t confined to barriers, formulas, or specific tools. Their approach is essentially creative. You can see from their work for these four architectural firms, conceptual ideas are implemented through every aspect of the project to address the project brief and tailor the work to the firm.
Apr 30th at 3:14pm
Ny Norsk Arkitekturpolitikk
After 5 successful years as Your Friends, the Oslo-based design studio of Carl Gürgens and Henrik Fjeldberg are splitting up to break new ground and take on new challenges. Among various pieces of design for web, print, and exhibitions, they’ve worked mostly with cultural, educational, and arts-related clients. These two pieces were completed for the Ministry of Culture and Church Affairs for a conference on Ny Norsk Arkitekturpolitikk (The New Politics of Architecture in Norway). The tactility of the identity collateral make the recipient aware of the materiality in architecture and how it affects an experience. A complementary catalogue was developed to promote Norway’s architectural policies and included an architecture primer, the impact of government on architecture, and a repository of Norwegian architecture. Their approach in both of these works emerges from the content, producing a result with strong visual presence and function.
Jan 29th at 3:09pm
The Cadets, one of the most honored drum corps in the world, recently announced their production for the 2013 season. Originally titled, Both Sides Now, they have since changed the name to Side by Side to better reflect the ongoing discussions on design ideas. The concept is based on contrast, comparison, and conflict and the production will musically and visually express this idea through different elements.
My proposal for the identity of the 2013 show may or may not be used as the identity for the show, but it will appear on the corps first tour apparel next week. The graphic idea is simple and in line with the production’s concept. By placing two chevrons facing each other side by side, it forms the letter “X” which stands for the word “by.” The corps will perform the music of Samuel Barber, a classical American composer, and so a classic typeface was chosen to complement the tone of the music.
Dec 18th at 9:15pm
Parc Architectes is a Paris-based architecture agency formed in 2009 by Brice Chapon and Lambert Emeric, working in combining program and structure. Müesli is a graphic design studio, also based in Paris, working in the fields of graphic design, publishing, identity, signage, and web design. With a love for typography, they create surprising and smart design solutions for a variety of industries, including recent work for Parc Architectes. Over the past couple years, Müesli has created the identity, booklet, and annual poster for the firm. The identity is centered around a strong mark that integrates the letter P with a maze-like crest. A condensed sans-serif logotype is contrasted with a serif typeface and further expanded to include a hierarchy of type in the firm’s booklet. Posters created in 2011 and 2012 feature a graphic representation of recent projects.
Dec 3rd at 5:00pm
I’ve been following the work of these guys for a while now and I can’t believe I hadn’t featured them on the blog yet. This new identity was the perfect opportunity though. Swedish design and development bureau Lundgren + Lindqvist recently completed a brand identity which included a full stationery set and complementary website for Yoshida Design, a Scandinavian architectural practice with Japanese roots. The result is clean and minimal yet distinctive with four bright spot colors limited to the logo and critical information. Lundgren + Lindqvist also completed earlier this year the identity for Maru, a high-end boutique and showroom founded and curated by architect Motoko Yoshida. Both of these identities display a clear value of simplicity and meticulous craft while injecting Scandinavian and Japanese inspiration.
Oct 9th at 1:53pm
Pavilion of Knowledge in Lisboa, Portugal
3M in North Ryde, Australia
DOCKS en Seine in Paris, France
Nicolas Vrignaud & Analia Garcia Ramirez
Théâtre et Auditorium Poitiers in Poitiers, France
University of Technology in Sydney, Australia
MAXXI in Rome, Italy
Storehagen Atrium in Førde, Norway
Eureka Tower Car Park in Melbourne, Australia
Tübingen District Council in Tübingen, Germany
Australian Centre for the Moving Image in Victoria, Australia
mtz Münchner Technologiezentrum in München, Germany
University of Washington in Seattle, Washington
Grey Group in New York, New York
GE Works in Cincinnati, Ohio
Bruce Mau Design
Achievement First Endeavor Middle School
In a special issue of Architype Review, a publication dedicated to advancing the discussion of design within specific building types, this month they’ve dedicated their project type to Architectural Graphics. In partnership with the Society of Environmental Graphic Design, they’ve curated a selection of projects that enhance architectural context through bold graphics and wayfinding information. Follow the links above to see more work by these talented agencies.
Aug 31st at 2:45pm
Wiel Arets Architects was founded in 1983 and has an international team of architects in Amsterdam, Berlin, Maastricht, and Zürich. Not only are their architectural projects rooted in research and superb craftsmanship, but they have an extensive series of publications, professorships, and industrial product lines. They recently launched a new website, designed by Mainstudio and developed by Systemantics, featuring dead-simple navigation and high-res imagery.
Aug 3rd at 5:04pm
Manhattan Loft Gardens is a new 42-story development in London. Designed by international architectural firm SOM, the project features three sky gardens within a range of residential loft-style living, a world-class hotel, and a generous triple-height ground floor lobby. In collaboration with Keep, Tom Hingston Studio designed the development’s identity, inspired directly from the architectural form.
The mark expresses each of the 42 floors in the style of an axonometric drawing. Gaps are left to in the floors to represent the cantilevers and green roofs and the cool color scheme is derived from the sky gardens and open skies. There’s also a visual dialogue between the vertical wood fins of the facade and the line strokes of the symbol. From the logo, to the website, brochure, films, and even construction scrims, the entire project becomes an cohesive brand statement and a successful collaboration between developers, architects, graphic designers, and brand strategists.
Check out more of Manhattan Loft Corporation‘s developments, see more media of the project at Manhattan Loft Gardens and check out the work of Tom Hingston Studio, Keep, SOM and visualization experts Hayes Davidson.
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Jun 21st at 6:15pm