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BP&O Collections — Business Cards No.14

Selected by Richard Baird.

The fourteenth collection of business cards. Each is part of a broader brand identity programme, reviewed and published on BP&O. Between them, these highlight how colour, type, form, layout and contrast, as well as material choice and print finish, contribute to a distinctive and expressive brand identity. This set covers dyed papers, embossed surfaces, foils, illustration and one example of thermography. Featured studios include Bunch, Bedow and Blok. Click through to get a sense of how these fit within a broader brand identity program and the communicative intentions that underpin aesthetic choices. Check out more at BP&O – Collections or subscribe to the series here.

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Erik Penser Bank Cookbook by Bedow, Sweden

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Cookbook Christmas gift by Bedow for Erik Penser Bank 2016

Erik Penser Bank provides its clients with independent financial advice and a high-level of personal service. While large banks do provide similar services, Erik Penser Bank is Sweden’s only dedicated private banking business.

Professionalism, experience and an individualised service practice is expressed throughout the bank’s visual identity, created by Bedow, in the personable and less corporate association and aesthetic qualities of a new monogram. This then informs some distinctive pictograms, is paired with a custom typeface and set across uncoated papers and boards.

Bedow continue to work with Erik Penser Bank, drawing its brand identity across a Christmas gift for the bank’s clients; a cookbook that holds eighteen recipes from the resident chef. Titled Matnyttiga råd, this is a limited edition 130×210 mm hardbound book of 32 pages with a green fabric cover and a white block foil print finish.

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BP&O Collections — Business Cards No.13

Selected by Richard Baird.

The Best of BP&O — Business Cards No.13

The thirteenth collection of business cards designed as part of a broader brand identity programme which has been reviewed and published on BP&O. Between them, these highlight how colour, type, form, layout and contrast as well as material choice and print finish contribute to a distinctive and communicative brand identity. This set includes uncoated and coated boards, dyed papers, embossed surfaces and foils. Featured studios include Bedow, Shore, Spy and Socio Design. Be sure to click through to get a sense of how these fit within a broader brand identity program and the communicative intentions that underpin their aesthetic.

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Faust by Snøhetta, Norway

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Brand identity, stationery and custom typeface by Snøhetta for Oslo-based high-end shoemaker Faust

Faust is a high-end shoemaker with its first signature store located in Oslo’s Barcode area. The shop is a small but impressive space consisting of five concrete niches and large carved wooden doors. Faust worked with Scandinavian studio Snøhetta to create both interior and brand identity. This was based around the The legend of Faust from the Renaissance, its basis for many literary, artistic, cinematic and musical works through the ages, and Faust as an ambitious person who surrenders moral integrity in order to achieve power and success. These served as historical reference points, taking a look back at a period where all shoes were handmade and bespoke. This then informed the calligraphic strokes of signage, wordmark and custom typography, is seen in the materiality of identity across stationery, business cards and packaging, and in the wood and vaulted forms of interior design.

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