Brand Identity: Villa Montevideu and Montevideu Gardens

The Real Estate company Marope asked a few agencies to create two brands for two different luxury buildings: Villa Montevideu and Montevideu Gardens, by the sea, at the river Douro´s mouth in Oporto. The briefing was quite short, and focused on the idea that brands should be simple and similar, because the buildings were very close geographically, just in front of the sea line. The proposal that Un-Staged first presented was strongly inspired on geometry and had a symmetry that would be related to perfectionism and the beauty of the buildings. This first mockup allowed them to be the chosen designers for this project, and from that on, they would work on developing and redesigning the two brands in order to make them more fluid, smooth and organic, inspired on the ocean waves, and the leaves and flowers from the gardens. The final proposal, blends the initials “V” from Villa and “J” from “jardins” (which stands for gardens) with these last mentioned elements from the ocean and the gardens, as an attempt to turn these brands more personal and maintain a certain coherence between the space where the buildings are, and their own identity.

Brand Identity Villa Montevideu and Montevideu Gardens

Brand Identity Villa Montevideu and Montevideu Gardens

Brand Identity Villa Montevideu and Montevideu Gardens

Brand Identity Villa Montevideu and Montevideu Gardens

Brand Identity Villa Montevideu and Montevideu Gardens

Brand Identity Villa Montevideu and Montevideu Gardens

Brand Identity Villa Montevideu and Montevideu Gardens

Brand Identity Villa Montevideu and Montevideu Gardens

Brand Identity Villa Montevideu and Montevideu Gardens

Brand Identity Villa Montevideu and Montevideu Gardens

Brand Identity Villa Montevideu and Montevideu Gardens

Brand Identity Villa Montevideu and Montevideu Gardens

Brand Identity Villa Montevideu and Montevideu Gardens

Brand Identity Villa Montevideu and Montevideu Gardens

Brand Identity Villa Montevideu and Montevideu Gardens

Brand Identity Villa Montevideu and Montevideu Gardens

Brand Identity Villa Montevideu and Montevideu Gardens

Brand Identity Villa Montevideu and Montevideu Gardens

Brand Identity Villa Montevideu and Montevideu Gardens

Brand Identity Villa Montevideu and Montevideu Gardens

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Houke de Kwant is a 26 year old communication & multimedia design graduate from the Netherlands and the creator of TheArtHunters (former Daily Inspiration, which was started as part of his study). He is currently working as a front-end developer at Ivaldi, an internet agency in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

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