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BP&O Collections — Business Cards for Architects

Selected by Richard Baird.

A continually updated collection of business cards designed as part of a broader graphic identity programme for architects and architectural studios, reviewed and published on BP&O. Between them, these typically explore architectural enduring considerations and express these graphically and/or materially.

This post moves between a simple use of type and arrangement to those employing dyed boards and print finishes to call to mind architectural materials, processes and principles. Light and shade, the framing of space and a play with light and shade are recurring motifs, yet are weaved together, alongside other assets, to create a distinctive identity. Occasionally this breakaway with an unusual and unexpected use of colour, serving to differentiate and emote. Check out plenty more at BP&O – Collections or subscribe to the series here.

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BP&O Collections — Dyed Papers & Boards

Selected by Richard Baird.

BP&O Collections — Dyed Papers & Boards

A continually updated gallery of graphic identity design work, reviewed and published on BP&O, that feature dyed papers and boards. This post includes work by Richards Partners, Manual and Bond, and covers a variety of projects, from new property developments and architecture publications to coffee and fragrances. Highlights include Socio Design’s mixing of dyed paper and corrugated board, Hey’s colourful business cards for lighting specialist Lumik and the intersection of different coloured boards by Two Times Elliott for Tale London.

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BP&O Collections — Framing

Selected by Richard Baird.

A continually updated gallery of graphic identity design work, reviewed and published on BP&O, that feature the framing of space, image, type or product. This collection includes simple white borders, containers that expand and contract, subtle framing through blind emboss, literal frames created by die cutting, and type used to define or imply a boundary. There are times where a contrast of colour, shape or texture are used to draw the eye inwards, moments where the blank and the detailed are inverted, where frames are created through the proportionality of paper, or alluded to in the cropping of type. Many of these are rooted in a broader concept rather than employed as a final material or graphic flourish.

This post features work by Studio Hi Ho, Multiadaptor and Bibliothèque, and covers a variety of projects, from poster archival and study to film festivals and photographers. Highlights include Blok’s typographic framing of rich imagery for CSGP, the oversized portfolio-like cover of Studio Hi Ho’s brochure for Whitlam Place, and the expanding and contracting frame of Mucho’s logo for Frameline.

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