Over the past 15 years, Bhandari & Plater has designed and implemented many graphic projects for the Bata Shoe Museum, including promotional materials, corporate identity programs, catalogues and books. Their work has always been innovative, sensitive to the objective and well executed. Sometimes deadlines were tight, but somehow they were able to complete the task. They are dedicated to achieve design excellence in every detail and it is a pleasure to work with them.
A contributing factor to the high level of our employees’ satisfaction is our Exchange news magazine. The design is fun, fresh and interesting, and reinforces the progressive, cohesive and competitive nature of our division.
I wanted to congratulate you guys on the brilliant job you did on The Inside Story. Overall, I think it’s not just one of the most compelling and real campaigns we’ve ever produced, but one of the best-looking.
Sunil and Laurie are excellent strategic thinkers who understand the importance of clear messaging and effective visual communications.
They have a strong supporting staff who do quality work and are intensely focused on meeting deadlines and client expectations.
Surprisingly, the best museum poster in Toronto history features something as prosaic as shoes. It’s the still-fresh collections poster that was designed for the Bata Shoe Museum’s opening by Bhandari & Plater Inc.
From day one, the Bata has used outstanding design to emphasize the historical fashion importance of shoes, as well as the anthropological insights they provide. The design of the folding catalogue for Beads, Buckles & Bows: Four Hundred Years of Embellished Footware, won first prize in the supplementary materials category of the American Association of Museums’ annual publications competition in 2005. The poster of native footware for In the Steps of Our Ancestors, is so clear in detail and moving in theme that I put it in my family cottage.
My deep thanks to you for your enthusiasm and the intelligent design solutions that were conceived in working through the complexities of this project. What finally appeared was the result of a collaborative process in which each of us was very sensitive to the knowledge and expertise of the other.
Meeting at their office was key. Sometimes when you go to an office, the staff looks very stressed or they don’t introduce you around.
[Bhandari & Plater] struck me as a real team. You could feel the creative energy was there.
Graphic design is a conduit. When successful, it takes the message the sender wants to deliver, gets the message to the people for whom it is intended, and enhances the lines of communication through creativity and design. In this age of communication Bhandari & Plater is able to raise both our message and its medium above the clutter.
Bhandari & Plater’s professionalism and design expertise have made a valuable contribution to a number of our architecture publications.
At TMP, we recently released our third brochure, cultivated and designed by Bhandari & Plater. Sunil is intensively researched TMP and our clients. He orchestrated each brochure and its related visual theme to reflect our priorities, with a freshness that mirrors our evolution, while considering our clients’ sensitivities. That supportive relationship continues to grow.