Selected by Richard Baird.
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.
Opinion by Richard Baird.
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 These served as historical reference points, taking a look back at a period where all shoes were handmade and bespoke.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.