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"Nomad is a res­taur­ant serving exclus­ively local and Aus­tralian pro­duce. Our design solution stretches from brand through to interior and signage, and employs a raw and natural aesthetic that is sympathetic to the restaurant’s culinary approach. One of the features of the interior design is a commissioned art piece from CJ Hendry an emerging young artist based in Bris­bane. CJ is renowned for intric­ate photoreal­ist still life pen draw­ings. The logo is a deliberate reference to the free-spirited nature of a Nomad with letters drift­ing from their original place.”

Maud cre­ates pro­voc­at­ive design that builds brands and busi­nesses. Our approach is hon­est, driven by human insight and always starts with brand strategy. We’re multi-disciplinary team of thinkers who place func­tion before aes­thetic and work to cre­ate endur­ing design solu­tions that con­nect with people.

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Stahl R
Design Studio

See before Reading


Part of a design research project on the experimental visualization of data by using character systems. After experiencing the confusion of choosing a novel when surrounded by innumerable covers in a bookstore – and not enough time to read every blurb – we decided to create a visual synopsis for books on display. “See Before Reading” is a system that represents a novel’s content by the design of its cover.

The novel’s content is represented in three levels. The first level indicates the genre; the second level reflects the atmosphere of the novel; and the third level provides information about the narrative structure. 

With André Gottschalk



Typografie Standard

Today we found an amazing project by a young gun working for Dojo as a Junior in Berlin called Tony Zibietzki. He made a book about within a  project in his university called Typografie Standard - Typography Standard.

About the book

The 200 site strong compendium is evolved in the 5th semester at the University of Potsdam within the class of Prof. Bettina Mueller.

"For breaking the rules, you have to understand and know them first."
This could be the main claim of the project. Rules are declined and newly interpreted in every part of the type system with every single typeface and detail. Beginning with the brute headline, to the legal info, passages and tables to the finest marginal note he tried to find to new horizonts.

In the battle with often neglected basics of the detail in typography and the constant will to find new interesting methods, he made it to the frontiers of type. At the end of the great collection of typographical possibilities was born a source of never ending inspiration which is till today a great reminder for not forgetting about where the borders of typography are.

Getting to this wisdom while planning, writing and creating a book about the frontiers of type is a great idea for a project and to know and live the rules of typography. Most of the designers out there just design, without regarding and aprecciating typography. I hope in the future you will sensibilize your senses to do so. But for now we hope that Tony will tell us more and maybe one day publish his book to get more people to this typography epiphany.

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