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BP&O Collections — Events & Exhibitions

Selected by Richard Baird.

BP&O Collections — Events & Exhibitions

A continually updated collection of some of the best graphic identity design work created for events, conferences and festivals, reviewed and published on BP&O. This post features work by Pentagram, Collins and Toko, and includes simple postcards and poster sets, and extends to those that cover signage, lanyards, t-shirts and tote bags.

Projects typically share a strong visual impact and a graphic immediacy in the contrast of colour and type, followed up with detail and information up close. Occasionally these diverge, employing a striking iconographic or illustrative approach, literal depictions and or those that are more abstract in their references. For the most part, these are rooted in a compelling concept such as Collins’ work for PopTech and Re’s graphic identity for the Sydney Design Festival. Be sure to click the images to read more about the project, the intentions of each design, and how these work alongside other assets.

This post was published as a quick way to browse through BP&O’s content and get access to older but equally interesting projects through different themes, and expands on previous posts under the category The Best of BP&O. This series can be subscribed to here.

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BP&O Collections — Brochures No.7

Selected by Richard Baird.

BP&O Collections — Brochures No.7

The seventh collection of brochures, annual reports, catalogues and event programmes published on BP&O. These mix layout, material choice and print finish, and between them effectively utilise colour, type, proportion, image, texture and paper contrast to communicate, compel and contribute to a distinctive graphic identity. This selection features uncoated and coated papers, spot colours, blind deboss and die cuts, and includes work by studios Folch, Spy and Toko.

In the spirit of trying to subvert the chronological value-hierarchies of the traditional blog format this post was published as a quick way to browse through BP&O’s content and gain access to older but equally interesting projects through different themes. Further, this is less about optical pyrotechnics, although that is a consideration, but how each of these fulfils a role within a broader system, click each image to read more. This expands upon previous posts under the category BP&O Collections. If you liked this check out more brochures here.

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Studio Showcase: Lundgren+Lindqvist

Selected by Richard Baird.

Studio Showcase: Lundgren+Lindqvist

A continually updated gallery of work created by Swedish graphic design and digital development studio Lundgren+Lindqvist reviewed and published on BP&O. Lundgren+Lindqvist was founded in 2007 and is led by founding partners Andreas Friberg Lundgren and Carl-Johan Lindqvist. The studio balance distinctive ideas with an appropriate aesthetic and material response and sense of design craft, in print and on screen.

BP&O has been following and writing about Lundgren+Lindqvist since 2011. The work BP&O has typically featured has moved between a conceptual nuance, those with smart visual and material languages and moments of bold graphic immediacy for architects, breweries, galleries and furniture designers. Their work can be playful and referential in its use of materials, finishes and form or modern and sophisticated in the use of type; often evoking a sense of form and structure in arrangement and sensitivity to negative space.

Highlights include the studio’s collaboration with photographer Kalle Sanner. And the way the studio channel many of the structural, contextual and temporal themes of his project Lukas/Markus into their book design through proportion, layout, material, finish and secondary object.

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