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Hidraulik by Hey, Spain

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Hidraulik x Hey, a new range of 100% PVC floor and table mats inspired by 20th century modernism

Hidraulik is a Barcelona-based business producing floor mats, table mats and runners for contemporary spaces. These are inspired by cement panels hydraulically pressed, rather than fired, with a layer of coloured pigment.

Hydraulic panels originated in the 1850’s and experienced a resurgence in the mid 20th century. At that time they would often feature brightly coloured and detailed patterns, and were popular during an era of personalisation and interior self-expression. Hidraulik brings these right up to date, applying a similar aesthetic quality to a thin, flexible and moveable PVC surface.

The first range was made up of Art Nouveau-inspired prints designed in house, and was followed up by modernist-inspired prints created by Huaman, the graphic design studio also responsible for Hidraulik’s brand identity and packaging.

This week sees the launch of Hidrualik’s latest range, created by Barcelona-based graphic design studio Hey. These build on the retrospective references of Huaman’s designs but with some of the idiosyncrasies of Hey’s own work, often convivial in colour, form and composition. Hydraulic describe this new range as diverging from but still honouring something of the modernist traditions that inspires the brand.

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Terri Timely by Bedow, Sweden

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Brand identity and business card for Californian directing duo Terri Timely by Bedow, Sweden

Terri Timely is a Californian directing duo creating short films, music videos and commercials. Although they collaborate with a variety of clients; these include Mitsubishi, Amazon and Comcast, much of the duo’s work share a quirky and humorous visual style. This is expressed by their new brand identity, developed by Swedish graphic design studio Bedow, through a simple but playful visual style and animation that extends across stationery, business cards and website.

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The Best of BP&O — August 2016

Selected by Richard Baird.

The Best of BP&O – August

August’s highlights included UMA’s wordmark, signage and facade for APartMent, Swear Word’s brand identity for restaurant IDES, and Mucho’s work for online platform and wine subscription service Sommos. However, there were five projects that stood out, and have made it into BP&O’s Best Of Series.

This feature brings together some of the most unexpected and unusual projects published on the site each month for another opportunity to be seen and shared. These typically balance a strong communicative concept with a compelling aesthetic that appropriately plays with a mix of material colour, texture and image, form, type, layout and print finish.

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