Selected by Richard Baird.
A continually updated gallery of graphic identity work and design for print, reviewed and published on BP&O, that feature fluorescent inks and boards. This post includes work by Bunch, Pentagram and Bond, and covers a variety of projects, from books and campaigns to branding and packaging. Highlights include Bunch’s balancing of past and present through colour and type, the cheerful personality delivered through a striking green for a book on Eero Aarnio by Bond and the colour language of activism employed by Paul Belford Ltd. Between them, these express how fluorescent inks and papers can be used to create drama, contrast and immediacy, deliver a conviviality and distinctiveness, and through restraint, elevate the often low-cost associations of fluorescents to that of the elegant and sophisticated.
Selected by Richard Baird.
A continually updated gallery of graphic identity design work, reviewed and published on BP&O, that features a distinctive temporal component. This could be the literal depiction of a clock face, static or animated, in the implication of the passage of time through cropped text, the bookending of time in the intersection of the visual languages of modernity and legacy, through a strong emphasis on chronological layout or the time-control exerted over a reader through generous letter and line spacing.
This post features work by Studio Hi Ho, Bedow and Pentagram, and covers a variety of projects, from exhibitions and gallery spaces to private dining experiences and property development. Highlights include the passage of time marked by DN&Co. using sequential posters that remove layers of detail over time. The critical relationship between time and light manifested photographically by Blok for Superkul, or implied materially by Triboro. And in the seasonality of imagery captured by Raw Color for furniture manufacture Arco.
The Best Awards is an annual celebration of interactive, graphic, product and spacial design work from New Zealand and Australia, run by The Designer’s Institute. This year’s event will take place on Saturday 22nd September at Auckland’s Viaduct Events Centre where winning studios will be awarded a Gold Pin for best in category, a Supreme Pin for best in discipline or a Purple Pin for those considered to have raised the bar of design.
Other awards include The John Britten Black Pin, which will be given to an individual for their leadership, vision and achievements nationally and internationally, and The Designer’s Institute of New Zealand Black Pin for Outstanding Achievement. This will be awarded to a member who has made a lasting and valuable contribution to the design profession and design culture in New Zealand. The judges for each catagory can be seen here.
To coincide with the publication of the finalists BP&O looks back at those projects reviewed on the site and up for awards in September. Finalists include Re, Akin, Studio South, Garbett and Richards Partners.