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BP&O Collections — Business Cards for Architects

Selected by Richard Baird.

A continually updated collection of business cards designed as part of a broader graphic identity programme for architects and architectural studios, reviewed and published on BP&O. Between them, these typically explore architectural enduring considerations and express these graphically and/or materially.

This post moves between a simple use of type and arrangement to those employing dyed boards and print finishes to call to mind architectural materials, processes and principles. Light and shade, the framing of space and a play with light and shade are recurring motifs, yet are weaved together, alongside other assets, to create a distinctive identity. Occasionally this breakaway with an unusual and unexpected use of colour, serving to differentiate and emote. Check out plenty more at BP&O – Collections or subscribe to the series here.

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Studio Showcase: Studio fnt

Selected by Richard Baird.

BP&O Studio Showcase: Studio fnt

A continually updated gallery of graphic design work created by Studio fnt reviewed and published on BP&O. Studio fnt is a Seoul based graphic design studio creating graphic identities, design for print, interactive/digital media products and packaging, and has an approach that seeks to collect fragmented and straying thoughts, and organises and transforms these into relevant forms.

This post covers a variety of projects, but there is a strong leaning towards events and festivals. BP&O has been following and writing about Studio fnt since 2014. Their work has often stood out for its mix of contemporary visual design language and a cultural sensitivity, reference and relevance. Studio fnt’s portfolio moves between singular but bold graphic gestures to an illustrative richness with much of the work being cheerful and playful in its mix of colour, form, type and image.

Highlights include their work for BIFAN; a mix of custom type and commissioned illustration, the illustrative collages for Ulju Mountain Film Festival, and the correlation between type, image and interior design throughout their work for Daechung Park Cafe.

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BP&O Collections — Dyed Papers & Boards

Selected by Richard Baird.

BP&O Collections — Dyed Papers & Boards

A continually updated gallery of graphic identity design work, reviewed and published on BP&O, that feature dyed papers and boards. This post includes work by Richards Partners, Manual and Bond, and covers a variety of projects, from new property developments and architecture publications to coffee and fragrances. Highlights include Socio Design’s mixing of dyed paper and corrugated board, Hey’s colourful business cards for lighting specialist Lumik and the intersection of different coloured boards by Two Times Elliott for Tale London.

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