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Viet Ha Beer packaging design

Posted by rod - 18.09.2014

VietHa Beer packaging design

Whilst working at Richard Moore Associates, Linh Lee had the chance to work on the brand identity and packaging design of Viet Ha beer, which is based in Vietnam.

The new design not only had to be modernised, but also had to transmit both a friendly and authentic feeling to its target audience. The beer’s symbol originates from the Don Son bronze drum and features the Lacviet bird. By redesigning the bird and adding the two barley strands it communicated a more sophisticated beer language. Parts of the Don Son bronze drum was also used to create patterns which were placed around the beer can. The word mark kept its red colour and it received a embossed look. A custom slab type was designed and replaced the previous condensed font. One element which I think is a shame that was lost are the diacritical marks over the “e” and “a”. From a visual point of view it would have been more authentic Vietnamese if they would have included them. Having said that, I’m no expert in Vietnamese language.

 

What do you think of the redesign?

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Vietnamese propaganda posters 1954-2000

Posted by rod - 24.06.2014

Vietnamese propaganda posters 1954-2000

The Paris museum Musée du quai Branly has set up an installation dedicated to Vietnamese propaganda posters from 1954 – 2000. The posters which come from the collections of the Museum of Women in Hanoi feature the roles of Vietnamese women both at work and in war.

The woman have arms in hand, in the three victorious wars against the French, Americans and Chinese, but also livestock, agriculture or industry. The installation brings together original sketches and hand-painted posters and silkscreen stencil.

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     The Paris museum Musée du quai Branly has set up an installation dedicated to Vietnamese propaganda posters from 1954 - 2000. The posters which come from the collections of the Museum of Women in Hanoi feature the roles of Vietnamese women both at work and in war.  The woman have arms in hand, in the three victorious wars against the French, Americans and Chinese, but also livestock, agriculture or industry. The installation brings together original sketches and hand-painted posters and silkscreen stencil.  via etapesVietnamese propaganda posters 1954-20001The Paris museum Musée du quai Branly has set up an installation dedicated to Vietnamese propaganda posters from 1954 - 2000. The posters which come from the collections of the Museum of Women in Hanoi feature the roles of Vietnamese women both at work and in war.  The woman have arms in hand, in the three victorious wars against the French, Americans and Chinese, but also livestock, agriculture or industry. The installation brings together original sketches and hand-painted posters and silkscreen stencil.  via etapesVietnamese propaganda posters 1954-20009Vietnamese propaganda posters 1954-20004 Vietnamese propaganda posters 1954-20005 Vietnamese propaganda posters 1954-20007 Vietnamese propaganda posters 1954-20003 Vietnamese propaganda posters 1954-20006

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Saigon illustrations by Egregius

Posted by rod - 19.06.2014

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Egregius created a bunch of letter illustrations that are filled with typical moments, places and things of Saigon, Vietnam. This is an ongoing project which has up until now three letters S, A, and I, I guess the rest will be G,O and N to form the word Saigon. Via milkwithonesugar

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The Political travel guide of Vietnam

Posted by rod - 17.12.2013

The Political travel guide of Vietnam

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Vietnam has had quite a historical political past from being governed by a series of Chinese dynasties to the U.S -led Vietnam War. Luisa Le created the Political travel guide of Vietnam for her Masterthesis at The Anhalt University of Applied Sciences Hochschule. The guide is aimed at the political and culture interested traveler who likes to read about the facts, stories and statistics. The idea was to convert a somewhat dry yet important subject into an inspiring and informative guide.  The reader should be able to form their own opinion based on the facts. With the help of infographics and illustrations Luisa created a easy to understand and engaging Masterthesis, similar to yesterdays food wast guide.

If you like beautifully designed and somewhat different travel guides check out these:

The first Arabic travel guide to the Netherlands – Shimal/Noord
Turkey travel guide by Monocle
Tokyo – A very brief introduction

 

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Saigon Illustrations by Tú Bùi

Posted by rod - 01.11.2013

Ho Chi Minh City illustrator Tú Bùi created these lovely illustrations that sum up the Vietnamese city of Saigon. He illustrated Saigon’s Food and drinking culture to its historic and modern architecture. This is not the first time Tú is featured on CreativeRoots, make sure to check out his Hanoi to Saigon calendar illustrations.

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Hanoi to Saigon calendar illustrations

Posted by rod - 23.08.2013

Vietnamese illustrator Tu Bui was commissioned by Vietravel to create six calendar illustrations for their 2013 calendar called 1735 km. 1735 km, is the distance between Hanoi and Saigon. Tu Bui’s illustrations capture not only the two main cities of Vietnam but also Dalat, Nha Trang, Hoi An, and Hue.

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Saigon – the Young and Dynamic City

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Dalat – the City of Flower

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Nha Trang – Go to the beach!!!

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Hoi An – the Ancient Town

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Hue – the Old Kingdom

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Hanoi –  the capital of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam

 

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Saigon Map

Posted by rod - 21.02.2013

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Vietnamese design agency Rice Creative created this wonderful hand painted Saigon map which was featured in the Design Bureau magazine

“For our Saigon “insiders” map, commissioned by Design Bureau, we sought to create a single piece, which would look and work as a tourist’s map initially, but give a more personal view into “our” Saigon. We began by asking each other what we loved about Saigon. As long time residents, and locals, it was a loaded question which sparked a constellation of visual snap shots. Hidden alley food shops, camera shops & architectural delights all hovered and buzzed around our heads. Hundreds of spots around the city paint the true picture of what Saigon is like in each of our minds. We recorded the top spots, & eventually reduced the studio’s communal hot spots into a set of graphic icons. The icons were then pinned to their origin on a map of the city’s old center.

Saigon is peppered with hand painted signs that hark back to bygone days. These graphic and typographically excellent signs are intrinsic to Saigon’s visual character. To complete our map, we needed it to be more ingrained in that visual history of the city. We commissioned long practiced sign painter, Mr.Trần Khôi to recreate our designed map in his style. It’s not the first time we’ve enlisted time-honored talent to craft our idea into a finished piece. In this instance especially, the hand of this artisan added a crucial aesthetic and local signature that completed the concept.

Neil’s Documentary approach to photography was integral to capture Mr. Trần Khôi  in action, and nail the final shot for the magazine.

What we hoped to create was something that spoke of multiple time frames of the city. The map hints at the experience one gets while walking through Saigon’s streets somewhere between a shining new glass and steel structure, and a soup sellers cart which has been an institution for many long years.”

Photographer: Neil Massey
Thanks to Rice Creative for the submission

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Old photos of Vietnam

Posted by rod - 23.10.2012

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These Old photos of Vietnam where taken by Charles Peyrin during the 1920’s and 30’s. Apart from the country and the photographer there is unfortunately not much information about these pictures.

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Vietnam – Looking into past and present

Posted by rod - 12.09.2012

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Merging past and present Vietnamese images is a great way to see how much and how little things have changed. Vietnamese photographer Khánh Hmoong combines visuals from two eras by holding up a photo from the past in front the same motif of present time. The contrasts of the two eras can be clearly seen through the peoples fashion, architecture, and the development of transportation. via mymodernmet

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Nestle 100 years – Vietnam

Posted by rod - 07.09.2012

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Nestle has become 100 years old in Vietnam and celebrates this occasion with this lovely illustrated animation. The animation features different views of Vietnam, from the paddy fields to the big city and its people who use Nestles products. I especially enjoy the opening sequence of the boy playing his flute on the waterbuffalo.

Agency: Publicis Vietnam.
Director: Manolo Camino
Production: Whiteline Studio
Illustrators: Denis Bodnar, Inocuo, Germán Tejerina, Juana González, Wojciech Magierski
Animation: Tomás Gutiérrez, Asís Merino, Ximo Ferrer, Jesús Gutiérrez, David Velasco, Alberto Bernal, Benjamín Velasco
Modelado: Diego Moya, Antonio Mendoza
Texturizado y rig: Antonio Mendoza
Vfx: Carlos Acebedo, Antonio Barranco
Postproduction: Benjamín Velasco, Glennford Brathwaite, Alberto Bernal
Music: Trafalgar 13

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Marou chocolate packaging

Posted by rod - 11.04.2012

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Chocolate makers working directly at the source of the cacao farms are still very few and far between. Marou Faiseurs de Chocolat, based in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) is one such company who have created the first single origin gourmet bean-to-bar chocolate to come out of Vietnam.

Marou was founded less than a year ago by two adventurous Frenchmen.  They decided, to use the small amounts of cacao beans harvested, fermented and dried on small family farms throughout the Mekong Delta and southern highlands of Vietnam, to make an extraordinary chocolate.

Marou approached Rice Creative at the beginning of their adventure, with the mission to build the brand’s visual identity and packaging.

Inspired by Marou’s unique story, we sought to develop an identity and packaging system with the right mixture of modernity and tradition. The most exciting aspect of the product for us, was that each variant of Marou Chocolate could be based on the province from where the cacao beans grow. The geographical location of the farm and its soil determines the characteristics of the cacao beans and therefore the flavour of the chocolate.

After much deliberation, we found the simplest way to create a system for the bars was to name each bar after the province where it’s beans originated, and ascribe a natural colour-shift. Seeing the Trinitario cacao pods first hand, we found a greatly inspirational spectrum of hues. Deep vermillion to ochre yellow, grass green, midnight blue, and flushes of peacock aqua all appear.

We wanted the packaging to be strongly linked to Vietnam. We began collecting beautiful ceremonial papers that are still produced by artisanal printers in Cho Lon, the old Chinese quarter of Saigon. These papers are hand printed with intricate traditional lattice patterns. Typically, the patterns are adorned with illustrated fruits, flowers and auspicious animals. Inspired by this illustration style we hand drew our own original chocolate oriented ornaments of cacao pods, flowers and leaves, throwing in some heavenly looking clouds for the tropical monsoon. Our custom lattice pattern keeps a traditional look and creates a framework to incorporate some modernist typography, inspired by the old signage still found around the country.

To highlight the hand-made, artisanal quality of the chocolate itself, we commissioned a local printing shop to use the traditional silk-screen printing techniques to hand print the design in antique gold ink on each wrapper. The finished packaging is then given to Marou who then hand wrap the chocolate bars.

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24 hours in Hanoi, Vietnam

Posted by rod - 08.02.2012

Qatar Airlines inflight magazine 24 hours hanoi, vietnam illustration by Fernando Volken Togni

If you want to travel to Hanoi, Vietnam this lovely piece of art and design could inspire a trip to this vibrant South East Asian country.

Hanoi is a bustling city which is famous for many reasons such as its food, bicycles, Pagoda di tran quoc, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and others.

Brazilian illustrator Fernando Volken Togni extended the Qatar Airlines inflight magazine 24 hours series with this beautiful illustration of 24 hours in Hanoi, Vietnam. Worth having a look at is his Ho Chi Minh illustration and his other 24 hours in… designs which you can see below.

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Vietnam tourism logo

Posted by rod - 02.01.2012

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Vietnam launched its new tourism logo which is supported by the slogan “Timeless Charm”. The new logo design features a Lotos flower in the V, one of Vietnams main symbols which is also used by the Vietnam Airlines identity. The Lotos flower has five different colour bud’s representing the five sectors.

The navy blue stands for sea and island tourism, green is for bio-tourism, yellow speaks for cultural tourism, purple features discovery and adventurous tourism and pink speaks for dynamism and hospitality of the Vietnamese people. I am looking forward to seeing the brand identity in its whole.

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Mapped out Vietnam

Posted by rod - 18.10.2011

Mapped out Vietnam illustration

Bristol based freelance illustrator Own Davey mapped out a bunch of countries in this case Vietnam. The illustrations feature key elements of the country. Make sure to check out Guatemala, Cuba, Lanzarote (Spain) and Kerala (India).

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Hanoi in slow motion

Posted by rod - 14.10.2011

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Grab a coffee and slow down to the past of this slow motion video of Hanoi, Vietnam. After a few second you will notice the little things that pass you by at 28 frames per second.

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Colourful images from around Vietnam

Posted by rod - 19.07.2011

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What a bunch of colourful images from around Vietnam. Photographed by Australian photographer Tom Blachford.

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Vietnam airlines Identity

Posted by rod - 07.07.2011

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The history of Vietnam Airlines dates back to January 1956, when the Vietnam Civil Aviation Department was established by the Government. In 1993 Vietnam Airlines was officially established as the country’s national flag carrier.

October 2002 the airline introduced its new logo of the Golden Lotos and corporate identity that symbolized its dramatic progress towards becoming a world-class airline. The Golden Lotus is considered Vietnams national flower and symbolises spirit and the strong desire for a better life.

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Vietnamese basket boat design

Posted by rod - 29.06.2011

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Now these are odd looking boats. These basket boats also named Thung Chai originate from Vietnam and are considered very valuable for the owners. The boats are made entirely out of bamboo and are mainly used by fisherman in Central Vietnam. via maynardswitzer, socbay and geo-reisecommunity

Have you ever sailed in one of these?

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