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 Friday 6th October 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 lifted 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 judging process and criteria 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 October. Finalists include Re, Frost, Akin, Studio Brave and Richards Partners. Congratulations from BP&O to all the studios up for awards.
Selected by Richard Baird.
A continually updated collection of some of the best brand identity design work for retailers, reviewed and published on BP&O. This post features work by Two Times Elliott, BVD and Blok, and includes simple wordmark and stationery sets, and extends to those that included signage, packaging and brochures.
Projects move between the reductive and eye-catching in form, type and colour, and those that look to communicate a story using language and image. 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.
Selected by Richard Baird.
A continually updated collection of some of the best brand identity design work for property businesses and property developments, reviewed and published on BP&O. This post features work by Studio South, Richards Partners and Studio Hi Ho, and includes simple wordmark and stationery sets, and those that included brochures, material packs and showroom design.
Projects move between moments of strong graphic impact in typographical form and colour, to those of restraint and subtle materiality. Many feature details that convey high quality interior finish, draw on architectural structure or express the character of the local community. Be sure to click the images to read more about the project, the intentions of each design, and how these work alongside other assets. Check out more from BP&O Collections here.