Housing Works is charity in action. Founded 'to end the dual crises of homelessness and AIDS', the organization operates a flagship bookstore & cafe in SoHo, upscale thrift shops throughout the city, and online auctions, all of which support healthcare, shelter, and counseling. The bookstore's new branding, led by Meryl Friedman, makes hefty use of Peter Bilak's Fedra, our own Freight Micro, and a touch of Omnes. These type-driven designs appear everywhere, from storefronts and labels to totes and coffee mugs. Keep fighting the good fight, folks!
If there is a single most romantic restaurant in New York, it may be Il Buco on Bond Street. The food is both novel and traditional, and probably sufficient in itself to encourage a blind fury of marriage proposals, but the muted Mediterranean theatrics of the decor and well-rounded waitstaff make it an ideal environment in which to linger over such a meal. The 200-year old wine cellar with its own Edgar Allan Poe story is almost an afterthought. Almost.
How to exceed such mastery? Another venture in a different style, one block away: wine bar, bakery, salumeria, and restaurant. The waitstaff are equally composed, with a sunny open layout and well-edited decor that's all chic, no shabby. The tastiest item on the menu, designed by Mucca? Dapifer, of course!
¶ Posted by Noam Berg on October 25, 2011 #
For the Gagosian Gallery New York's exhibit of Philip Taaffe's works on paper, Mucca designed a cracker-jack catalog. Taaffe employs a near-encyclopedic attention to symbols & elements in his constructions, and the choice of typography echoes this with a pleasant hodgepodge of designs, including Argent, Gardner, and Freight. The cover sports a dust jacket that unfolds into a poster for the show.
¶ Posted by Noam Berg on April 22, 2011 #
Virgin Mobile Australia are using Omnes extensively in their web presence. Note especially Sir Branston's whiter-than-white grin accompanying the company philosophy. Our fonts keep more august company than we do, it seems (cf. Omnes mugging with Bill Clinton).
¶ Posted by Noam Berg on December 24, 2010 #