BP&O Collections — Business Cards No.10

Curated by Richard Baird.

  The Best of BP&O — Business Cards No.10

The tenth collection of business cards reviewed and published on BP&O in, and a couple slightly prior to, 2016. Between them, these highlight how colour, type, form and texture contrast, delivered through a combination of graphic design, material choice and print finish, contribute to a distinctive and communicative brand identity. As with previous sets, this includes illustration, uncoated and coated boards, coloured papers, surface embosses and foils. Featured studios include Blok, Studio Brave, Mucho and Spin, plus many more. Be sure to click through to get a sense of how these fit within a broader brand identity program and the communicative intentions that underpin their design.

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Héctor Ayuso by Mucho, Spain

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Branding for OFFF Festival founder and director Héctor Ayuso by graphic design studio Mucho

Héctor Ayuso is the founder and director of renowned festival OFFF, a celebration of creative process that takes place each year in the Spanish city of Barcelona. Héctor recently looked to graphic design studio Mucho to help define and express who he is and how he works through a new visual identity. This extends across business cards, postcards and moodbook, and features loose hand drawn type, diverse imagery, material texture and craft finishes.

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Cooke Curtis & Co. by The District, United Kingdom

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Animated logotype for UK estate agent Cooke Curtis & Co. by graphic design studio The District, United Kingdom

Cooke Curtis & Co. is an award-winning estate agent with an office in Cambridge, United Kingdom. It has a portfolio and a thorough understanding of properties throughout the city and in neighbouring villages. Although the business was established last year, its founders have over thirty-five years of industry experience.

Local graphic design studio The District were commissioned by the estate agent to develop a visual identity that would work across a broad range of printed and digital media, from business cards, letterheads, brochure and website to ‘for sale’ signs, vehicle graphics and key rings.

With the intention of delivering a distinctive and impactful solution sensitive to the heritage of the founders, and the will to cut through the hyperbole of the industry, The District took a bold typographic approach that discards photography in favour of a monolinear geometric sans-serif and underlines, emphasised by a black and white colour palette.

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