Making: is the Australian Institute of Architects’ 2014 conference. Working in collaboration with creative directors Sam Crawford, Adam Haddow and Helen Norrie, Sydney based design studio Garbett developed a brand identity for the conference, which included logo, lanyard, merchandise and print design, that explores the role of the architect as maker of environments and connections that extend beyond the bounds of traditional practise. This was expressed visually and dynamically in print and online using handmade detail, an alphabetic ‘matrix’ that creates imagery when words are input, dot-to-dot portraits of the speakers, animations and a stop motion video.
Highlights this month included Anagrama’s brand identity solution for Alberto Senties Catering, Marx’s packaging treatment for Supreme Coffee and Studio Lin’s work for Kid O and Fort Standard. However, there were five projects that really stood out and have made it into BP&O’s top five, a feature that brings together the most interesting of each month for another opportunity to be seen and shared. Projects that make it into the top five display a good balance of graphic design, print finish, material and structural choice, and have a communicative depth and precision.
Buena C is an event planning agency, founded by Carolina Arjones, with offices in Madrid and Alicante. The agency provides both individuals and businesses with exclusive, individualised and detail orientated event consultation and organisation services that include, but are not limited to, sourcing locations, photographers, catering, stationery, transportation and accommodation for presentations, conventions and weddings. Alongside event planning the agency also offers interior design and decoration assistance. Buena C’s brand identity, recently created by Madrid based design studio Tres Tipos Gráficos, conveys the individuality and craft of their approach through a variety of type, uncoated material choices and print finishes.