Wagamama founder Alan Yau will launch his latest ‘directional’ Chinese restaurant, Hakkasan, in March. Situated in London’s West End, interior design is by Christian Liaigre; graphics and signage have been created by North. Hakkasan is supposed to be a move away from the minimalism of modern Chinese restaurants in favour of traditional motifs, such as lanterns, screens and dragons.
The capital’s most prominent design festival celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.
This year’s competition invited designers in training to revamp the cover of three well-known books across adult fiction, adult non-fiction and children’s literature.
The new branding centres upon a dynamic R logo, which intends to evoke the “gestural quality of a dancer in motion”.
The UK-based social organisation has a new name, five-year strategy plan and “dynamic, moving identity” system.