Every year MARK tackle the visual identity for Manchester Literature Festival (MLF) – and every time they do something clever and appropriate. MLF is one of the biggest and best urban literature festivals in the UK; a showcase of the very best in contemporary writing from across the world. And this year (the 11th year, no mean feat in itself) MARK have surpassed themselves with a visual identity based around the visual distortions of book edges. A simple idea but one that has infinite legs.
A lovely typographic identity for a no nonsense burger restaurant. A brutally simple name that deserves a brutally simple idea – by sandwiching type between two dashes Freytag Anderson’s identity immediately communicates all you need to know. The special sauce on this one is the cheeky copy and lovely playful typography. Spot on.
Master Fishmonger Standard
An ancient City Guild, The Fishmongers’ Company has upheld standards in fish trading for more than 700 years. The Company recently created certification to celebrate professional excellence and approached Freytag Anderson to create the visual identity for the new Master Fishmonger Standard. They’ve created a lovely simple ribbon / fishtail marque for starters, but the main dish is the beautiful imagery created by printing with fish – inspired by the gyotaku technique used by Japanese fishermen.