Studio Yukiko intends to continue to surprise people with its varied and experimental graphic design

In another note, the studio released a cultural identity project for OÖ, a group of 14 museums and cultural spaces in Austria. A major project indeed, the studio was tasked with bringing all the institutions together in a concise visual language – one that would present itself beautifully and recognizable in exhibition identities, images, the internet, social media, magazines, books, programs and more. It took a total of three years to complete, resulting in a striking display of photographic posters, cut-out shapes and clunky, WordArt-esque fonts combined with clean, readable fonts. At the start of this assignment, the team started with the “simple idea” of working with the OÖ circles – “rotated to prefix the individual spaces and deconstruct these circles to create scaffolding for all its different spaces and diverse visual content says Michelle. Custom identities were then created for each special exhibition to make the artist’s work sing through its space-conscious grids and color-blocked backgrounds.

There is clearly no project too big for Studio Yukiko, nor too varied. The team likes to push themselves to the limit, and this has become evident in its extensive and experimental portfolio sprinkled with unusual compositions, creative formats and unique fonts. “It has always been a great pleasure to develop concepts and ideas for both brands and cultural institutions,” says Johannes. “Building concepts with a cheeky twist is even more fun.” We can expect a lot more of the same from the studio in the near future, as it plans to continue to “surprise people,” or at least make them laugh. Driving the Human will be the next venture – a research project focused on building a more sustainable and collective future, to be presented shortly later this year – plus the next issue of Flaneur Magazine in Paris. Keep your eyes open!

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