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BP&O Collections — Tote Bags

Selected by Richard Baird.

Creative Tote Bag Design – BP&O Collections

A continually updated collection of tote bags designed as part of a broader graphic identity programme, reviewed and published on BP&O. Between them, these bring to light how colour, type, form, orientation, layout and contrast can make a standard format distinctive and memorable, contribute to an effective graphic identity and catch the eye from a distance. These can function as an expression of belonging, work as low-cost advertising, appeal to our aesthetic sensitivities or, through frequency and proximity, signal a current event.

This post moves between a simple use of logos to those employing patterns and slogans, and covers work for festivals, museums, galleries and universities. Featured studios include Neue, Bunch and Spin. Click through to get a sense of how these fit alongside a variety of other assets and within the context of concept and the communicative intentions that underpin their design.

It is worth noting that the tote bag is often a useful canvas in which to communicate how a graphic identity system might work out in the world, an example of how a dynamic logo adapts to different contexts, or is supported by secondary graphics, copywriting and custom typefaces. Some only make it into production. Here, BP&O mixes the two as a way to inspire, to offer a post of stylistic pleasure and in-use examples. Check out plenty more at BP&O – Collections or subscribe to the series here.

 

Little Wolf by Perky Bros, United States

 

Tote Bag Design – Little Wolf by Perky Bros, United States

 

Den Norske Filmskolen by Neue, Norway

 

Tote Bag Design – Den Norske Filmskolen by Neue, Norway

 

University of the Arts Helsinki by Bond, Finland

 

Tote Bag Design – University of the Arts Helsinki by Bond, Finland

 

Traveller Espresso Bar by TCYK, Australia

 

Tote Bag Design – Traveller Espresso Bar by TCYK, Australia

 

Maldini Studios by Jens Nilsson, Sweden

 

Tote Bag Design – Maldini Studios by Jens Nilsson, Sweden

 

Deptford X by IYA Studio, United Kingdom

 

Tote Bag Design – Deptford X by IYA Studio, United Kingdom

 

Highlights by Studio fnt, South Korea

 

Tote Bag Design – Highlights by Studio fnt, South Korea

 

Frameline 41 by Mucho, United States

 

Tote Bag Design – Frameline 41 by Mucho, United States

 

Galerija Kranjčar by Bunch, Croatia

 

Tote Bag Design – Galerija Kranjčar by Bunch, Croatia

 

Linden Staub by Bibliothèque, United Kingdom

 

Tote Bag Design – Linden Staub by Bibliothèque, United Kingdom

 

InsideSource by Mucho, United States

 

Tote Bag Design – InsideSource by Mucho, United States

 

Frameline by Mucho, United States

 

Tote Bag Design – Frameline by Mucho, United States

 

Altaskifer by Neue, Norway

 

Tote Bag Design – Altaskifer by Neue, Norway

 

Tenderloin Museum by Mucho, United States

 

Tote Bag Design – Tenderloin Museum by Mucho, United States

 

Record Mania by Bedow, Sweden

 

Tote Bag Design – Record Mania by Bedow, Sweden

 

Swedish Handicraft Societies’ Association by Snask, Sweden

 

Tote Bag Design – Swedish Handicraft Societies’ Association by Snask, Sweden

 

Huckle & Goose by Cast Iron, United Kingdom

 

Tote Bag Design – Huckle & Goose by Cast Iron, United Kingdom

 

Here East by dn&co. United Kingdom

 

Tote Bag Design – Here East by dn&co. United Kingdom

 

Sim Smith Gallery by Spin, United Kingdom

 

Tote Bag Design – Sim Smith Gallery by Spin, United Kingdom

 

Tamarindo by La Tortillería, Mexico

 

Tote Bag Design – Tamarindo by La Tortillería, Mexico

 

The Dayrooms by Two Times Elliott, United Kingdom

 

Tote Bag Design – The Dayrooms by Two Times Elliott, United Kingdom

 

MOAA Architects by Inhouse, New Zealand

 

Tote Bag Design – MOAA Architects by Inhouse, New Zealand

 

BIFAN 2016 by Studio fnt, South Korea

 

Tote Bag Design – BIFAN 2016 by Studio fnt, South Korea

 

Old Spike by Commission, United Kingdom

 

Tote Bag Design – Old Spike by Commission

 

Trika by Bunch, United Kingdom

 

Tote Bag Design – Trika by Bunch, United Kingdom

 

Collected Coffee by Fivethousand Fingers, Canada

 

Tote Bag Design – Collected Coffee by Fivethousand Fingers, Canada

 

A-TO-B by Stockholm Design Lab, Sweden

 

Tote Bag Design – A-TO-B by Stockholm Design Lab, Sweden

 

KMP by Studio8585, Denmark

 

Tote Bag Design – KMP by Studio8585, Denmark

 

Flamingo by Bibliothèque, United Kingdom

 

Tote Bag Design – Flamingo by Bibliothèque, United Kingdom

 

Loupedeck by Bond, Finland

 

Tote Bag Design – Loupedeck by Bond, Finland

 

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