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Cadena + Asociados

Appreciating the brand identity of this churreria, El Moro, located in Mexico City. The design was created by Mexican designer Ignacio Cadena in his studio Cadena + Asociados. The inviting palette
is chromatic with the color white inspired by sugar. The graphic symbols are repeated on the walls, floor tiles, aprons and other food accessories.

“In contemporary societies Design is not a luxury anymore, it is a necessity. Everything around us is Design and should revolve around the direct benefit of humans and planet earth. Design today more than ever has the possibility of changing the world and the way we inhabit it”  – Cadena+Asociados

Images: Courtesy of El Moro and Cadena + Associates.





Akiko Iwamoto

             We’ve featured her work before on our old blog but we feel her beautiful work is worth a revisit.                    Artisan Akiko Iwamoto learned textile dyed silk weaving at the Museum of Shimane Prefecture, Japan. Her colorful products are all hand made with dyed, split woven and sewn cotton cloth, which have been exhibited on several important venues.

You can follow the artist on her blog and also on Instagram.

Images: Courtesy of Akiko Iwamoto.

Abigail Halpin

Abigail Halpin is a designer/illustrator living in Maine. Graphic design is her background but illustration has always been her first love.  She illustrates by hand using watercolor, pencils and gouache and then makes final adjustments in her computer. She is “inspired by vintage textiles, all things Slavic, mystery novels, the ocean and long-forgotten ephemera.”  The artist is known widely for her intricate paintings but today we are focusing on her embroidery enhanced illustrations.

More of her work can be seen on her website, Facebook and Instagram. Some of her work can be purchased in her Etsy shop.

Images: Courtesy of Abigail Halpin.