bibliothèque at design indaba 2011
bibliothèque at design indaba 2011 bibliothèque at design indaba 2011
mar 09, 2011

bibliothèque at design indaba 2011

bibliothèque at design indaba 2011(above): branding and identity for the rumpus room ltd.




london-based design consultancy bibliothèque (tim beard, mason wells, jonathon jeffrey recently spoke at the 2011 design indaba conference in cape town, giving the audience an overview of the various projects they have produced since their establishment in 2003. though their profile within the public realm is quiet, their portfolio speaks for itself, boasting a list of clients that includes: design museum london, D&AD (design and art directors association), adidas, sony, nike, the rumpus room etc. their work ranges from branding & identity projects, print & communications development, exhibition & environment design to retail & packaging.



stationary for the rumpus room




london-based the rumpus room deals with a range of clients, developing forms of social entertainment across a multitude of platforms and asked bibliothèque to develop their new identity. the design the trio came up with, utilizes the diagonal stem of the ‘R’ as the basis for a dynamic ligature logo, used as a holding frame for an array of visual expressions, from a simple field of color to full motion video.






‘ten principles wall’ of the dieter rams retrospective exhibition



bibliothèque designed and developed the space and visuals for the recent dieter rams retrospective held at london’s design museum. included were opening panels of each section highlighting the visual language of the selected products on show, which introduced relevant elements of the pieces presented such as calculator layouts and hi-fi interfaces. with each they cut away the geometric shapes of the product interfaces – deconstructing and re-scaling them beyond their intended proportions.



hand-painted super graphic expressing the rationaliation of product interface photograph by luke hayes and thomas brown



general exhibition view photograph by luke hayes and thomas brown



exhibition & environment for the D&AD (design and art directors association)




the agency was recently commissioned by the D&AD (design and art directors association) to design and direct the 2010 awards ceremony and dinner for the association. their idea was conceptually based on the decisive nature of judging criteria, with no grey area, just ‘yes’ or ‘no’?


collaborating with the rumpus room, they created a title film and 30 stings, drawing their concept from a static typographic expression, producing an immersive video installation playing out across 5 stadium-sized screens in the round of camden’s roundhouse.



D&AD TV & cinema crafts from bibliothèque on vimeo. sample of one of the video



general view of the videos installed in camden roundhouse photography by marcus ginns and noah da costa



exterior of the camden roundhouse with typographic photography by marcus ginns and noah da costa



poster designed for 72: otl aicher a self-initiated exhibition of bibliothèque’s extensive collection of posters and print designed for the 1972 olympics in munich

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