Friday TopFiveDay! #57

Our favorites of week 1

Happy New Five!

Every week we share a top 5 of the most interesting, coolest, funniest and most exciting stuff that we have encountered on the web and elsewhere. In our studio we have been sharing things that we see around us and that we find remarkable, for as long as we’ve been a team. This way we keep each other informed of the world outside of our personal perspective, because we have a collective hunger for the new.

With this overview we give you some insight into what fascinates us. In addition to projects from clients and self-initiated projects, this is what Jort, Vivian, Jord, and John Patrick are talking about in the studio. Do share this list and let us know if you have any tips!

Retro King

For the first time in over 20 years Burger King changes its logo and visual identity. It’s an aesthetic flashback to its heritage, celebrating 60s style typography by our dear friends of Colophon (great job following in the tailwind of Dunkin’ Donuts!!), colours and flat graphics. Looks really tasteful, job well done by BK’s in-house team and JonesKnowlesRitchie.


2020’s music in colours

This is a nice project where two of the things we love the most – design and music – come together. Designed and curated by Marcos Rodrigues, José Gasparian, and developed by Edgard Kozlowski, Album Colors of 2020 is a selection of 100 beautiful album covers from last year, arranged by colour. For your reference: they also did a Album Colours project in 2015.


United we sip

Another colour based project is United Sodas of America. We haven’t got the slightest idea if the taste is any good, but being suckers for Grotesk typography and minimalistic design, this can only taste awesome!

Trans pandemic architecture

Although 2020 was the weirdest, dystopian, unnerving year in modern history, the list of Arch Daily’s Best Houses of 2020 is sheer mouth-watering. We featured a few of the selected projects in our Top 5 already over the past year, but be sure to check out the entire list (click the names of each house for its complete project overview!!).

Chladek’s collected

Kern Top 5 Fanboy and alround goodguy Robert Philip-Broadley pointed us to this website by Josef Chladek with images of his photo book collection. There is a lot to browse through here, but if you only limit your attention to the section Parr/Badger vol. 1, vol. 2, vol. 3, you will browse through the most relevant photography books of the 20th century (referring to these books Parr & Badger curated for Phaidon). Thanks for the tip Rob!


Check all of our Top Fives here