Thursday, July 9, 2009

Latest NEWS - Our Blog has moved !

We have migrated this blog to our own website !
Yeah ! It has always been what I wanted as part of our web-branding strategy.
Definitely a great achievement for me ... (a non web-developer).

Simply go to the muun design website to read the latest blog.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Doing our part for the Community

It's finally open after a 2-week long Opening Celebration. The 19th on the Park Centre for the Arts and Entertainment in the heart of Stouffville ended its premiere celebrations with a Volunteer/ Start-up committee BBQ tonight. It has been a fun experience for us to be involved with this community event. Part of our contributions include gathering more than 10 local restaurants to participate in the Premiere Gala... and setting up our Chocolat Truffle booth during one of the opening events called Spring Spirit Day. They were both successful events due to the dedication from the volunteers involved. It's great to see such commitment and to be a part of it. Thanks to all our friends we bought a box of truffles to support the event and also our supplier (ACL display works) for sponsoring the Acrylic display boxes which we designed for the truffle-stand. And check out our Truffle Menu and custom posters...

Beside us in the event is our dear friend Eilla B. ... who is there to support us and the community ... selling her FAMOUS muffins and cookies. Thanks for keeping us warm with your hugs and treats on the windy day.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

worn in TO

Just wanted to share a fantastic magazine with everyone.
Worn fashion journal is based in Toronto, and we really like the underground/ indie vibe going on there. Thanks for being an inspiration.... click here to find out more about Worn.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Ginza on the Go...

custom back-lit menu board with magnetic backing, direct UV printed on acetate.

Channel Letters at the fabrication shop ... look how dark the colour looks unlit.

...and lit.

Tree Lattice finally up ...

It's been more than a month of working on the sushi restaurants....wish there were more sushi-sampling though. The 3-dimensional Tree Lattice, Sushi Bar poster, banners, exterior signage, menu boards, menus, take-out menus and business cards are all done. Seems like a lot of work and sleepless nights have gone into it, but i think the great team effort paid off. Ginza sushi finally opened their doors at Yorkville's trendy downtown location last weekend. I heard they were giving out roses to passer-bys on mother's day, May 10th. We still have the actual Main Menus waiting to be completed. Our translucent PP covers still need to be UV printed, die-cut and shipped. So it won't be another week or two before we see them.

Anyway, here is a preview of all that was completed...including some behind the scene construction photos. Oh, did we also mention the pains we went through trying to achieve the right tone of purple for the exterior channel letters? We experimented and finally used 4 layers of vinyl in digital print colour to get the right colour when lit. Never have we gone to such lengths to do colour matching. Remind me never to do digital printing for outdoor signs. Let's just stick with the Avery colours.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Environmental graphics of the "raw" nature

We've been working with Dialogue 38 on some interior graphics and art direction for a new sushi restaurant at Yorkville. It's still in production now but i think will be exciting to see it up. It's a 3D tree lattice structure that wraps around the walls and ceiling of the entire space. It's going to feel like dining in the envelope of trees. We are also working to finalize a 4 x 10 feet poster image at the back of the sushi bar...will update once we are done. Looks like we will doing a lot more environment graphics which is kind of like going back to our roots and training in architecture. Don't you believe that things always end in full circles? Some people call it karma ... fate or destiny. For us, as long as we working the creative side of the brain, we are happy and can call it our own.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Gotta Love Typography

Have been doing some research on type and came across some pretty cool sites. Here is one featuring Typographic posters. I think the eclectic and spatial nature of each single letter makes them great graphic elements that are cross-genre and cross cultures. The type of today is no longer just to communicate the words, but are themselves a visual statement.

Hardcore typographic addicts visit this site for inspiration and updates on the world of type. The writer is John D Boardley, a graphic designer based in japan. "I love typography" is going to be part of our RSS list for sure.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Live Life or Love Life in 2009 ?

2009 has already proven to be full of challenges as we finally launched our website on Feb 14th, after a long incubation period... It seems appropriate to start on the day where love and friendship is celebrated. We believe that 'relationships' will be one of the major building blocks for businesses this year...

You'll be seeing alot of our LIVE LIFE or LOVE LIFE campaign below :

There is always two choices in life (and in business):
Live Life as usual and see what happens...or find ways to Love Life as you live it.

We believe that Muun Design Studio can make Corporate, Retail and Industry business owners & professionals Love Life in 2009, by taking care of their creatives while they handle the more important things in their business.

So choose to Love Life in 2009 and let us grow together with your business. We welcome you to our home. Look around, get familiarized with our works and see what we can do for you. is born.