A Bona-Fide Basket Case

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Creative agency Love and War was nominated in the 2011 Restaurant Graphics category by the James Beard Foundation for their identity design of The National”Chef Geoffrey Zakarian’s midtown-Manhattan restaurant. Among the many splendid components, from menu typography to illustrations, was this icon:

Source: Love and War

It’s a charming pairing of logo and machine. Look closely at this elegant frame, and you’ll also spy another exceptional element”the basket.

A fully integrated version of this functional feature is the Bike Porter, a basket designed by Copenhagen-based strategic design agency Goodmorning Technology and produced by Copenhagen Parts. The Bike Porter’s ingredients of handlebar and basket are cooked as one:

Source: Copenhagen Parts

These bicycle additions are not accessories: they’re objects with delicious appeal and true usability.

Nate Burgos

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