This week graphic designer and illustrator Lotta Nieminen tipped us off to five very cool branding and identity design projects over on Design Envy. We thought they were so good we wanted to give you a quick rundown here to make sure they’re on your radar.

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1. Benjamin Critton for Picture Room

“Picture Room, the art store offshoot of Soho bookstore McNally Jackson that specializes in rare prints, posters, and art publications, doesn’t only host work from the likes of Dexter Sinister and Robin Cameron (opening in January), but also has a killer branding…(more)”

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2. Deutsche & Japaner for Speicher7 Hotel

“Speicher7 is one hotel I wouldn’t mind staying in, if only to hoard all the printed material created by creative studio Deutsche & Japaner. Located in the city of Mannheim, Germany, the hotel has used their identity design to brand everything from menus to soaps and laundry bags…(more)”

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3. Linda Linko for Pastor Restaurant

“This branding from the desk of Finnish designer and illustrator Linda Linko for the Helsinki based restaurant Pastor is such a joyful combination of illustration and design that it has to bring a smile on your face!…(more)”

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4. Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari for New York Magazine

“This New York Magazine story came out last February, but I keep coming back to it. Artist Maurizio Cattelan and photographer Pierpaolo Ferrari (the powerhouse duo behind Toilet Paper Magazine) teamed up to deliver this joyous shoot of standout Spring/Summer 2014 ready-to-wear and accessories…(more)”

5. Lernert & Sander for COS

“Now, if this doesn’t put you in a good mood for the weekend, you’re just a grump. Amsterdam-based artists Lernert & Sander create “high-concept art films and installations, with simple but stunning art direction, all driven by their subtly dry, cheeky sense of humor,” and this video for fashion line COS is no exception…(more)”