Louis Kahn was one of the most influential architects of the 20th century, notable for his monumental concrete buildings. This book – meant to exist like a modern interpretation of a textbook – pairs the words and the work of Kahn, highlighting his design philosophies from talks, essays, and personal notes. Kahn’s own handwriting introduces each of the four sections, exploring his use of materials, geometry, light, and permanence.
Opening spread to section about "Light". The handwriting is Kahn's own, scanned from sketchbook archives
Color blocks correlate to each section of the book.
Caption detail color block
Inspired by the abstract circle paintings of Kenneth Noland, Baxter Bros. is a fictitious burger restaurant with a hip and active energy, located in Philadelphia. Circles, bold typography, and a simple three-color system are incorporated throughout the design to show the personality of the identity.
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KNOCK-DOWN PACKAGING This high-end rebranding and product extension for Nissin – the creators of Cup Noodles and Top Ramen – showcases a family of essential Japanese noodles.
The system carefully incorporates modular geometry allowing the boxes to be stacked neatly with each other in several combinations on store shelves or at home.
Inspired by Japanese lacquer-ware and the neon lights of Tokyo at night, the outer sleeve boasts embossed Kanji characters on a rich blue background and provides cooking instructions and recipes on the back.
In Japanese culture, the packaging of a gift is just as important as the gift itself, so the noodles are housed neatly in a tray to feature their simplicity and beauty.