Opinion by Richard Baird.
This year Finland celebrates its centenary and will mark the occasion with a broad programme of events created and supported by a wide range of stakeholders. Based around the theme of “Together”, and with the intention of creating a cohesive and useful system to unite events and initiatives from local councils and independent organisations and businesses, Scandinavian design studio Kokoro & Moi created “Finland’s Faces”, a brand identity made up of an extensive and diverse library of faces, drawn in a variety of styles.
With a desire to be inclusive Kokomo & Moi also developed an online platform and complimentary app with developer Great Apes as a strategic part of brand identity. This invites Finns and friends of Finland to participate and edit selfies into unique cartoons, to share these via the social media or submit these to be part of the ‘Finland’s Faces’ collection. These will be used as part of event communications throughout the year.
Alongside print communications and packaging, Kokoro & Moi also developed advertising and several other projects that make up Finland 100. These included product, spatial and interactive design, working in collaboration with Miltton Creative.
Selected by Richard Baird.
A collection of some of the very best brand identity design work for art galleries and exhibitions, reviewed and published on BP&O. This post features work by Bunch, Studio Dumbar and Spy, and encompasses simple logo and stationery projects, and extends to broader brand identity programmes that include interior graphics and way finding, catalogues, flyers and poster. These effectively play with colour, form and type, and work in high quality material detail and finishes. Be sure to click the images to read more about the project and the intentions of each design. Check out more from BP&O Collections here.
Opinion by Richard Baird.
Tulura is an independent luxury botanical skincare brand created Eileen Feighny, a former professional model brought up in Korea and now working from New York. The first of Tulura’s products is a two-step moisturising program that includes a vitamin peptide serum and a botanical facial oil made from seasonal ingredients hand picked and custom-blended. Ingredients are chosen for their effectiveness, and formulations created without the use of fillers, fragrances, synthetic emulsifiers and preservatives.
Tulura worked with Leeds-based studio Build to develop a “contemporary, diverse and engaging” brand identity to “inspire and motivate women and beauty enthusiasts”. Build describe their approach as taking a “simplistic, clean and honest approach”. This is expressed by the structure and composition of packaging, in the layout and typesetting of label, and in the lines and forms that make up Tulura logotype.