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Bibelot by A Friend Of Mine, Australia

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Package design and branding for Bibelot designed by A Friend Of Mine

Bibelot is a luxury European-inspired dessert boutique in Melbourne with a coffee bar, chocolate shop, high tea salon, gelaterie and artisinal patisserie. It features an interior of long marble counters, a light spotted stone floor, spot lighting, cornicing, black and white walls, as well as bronze and tiled detailing.

Informed by the sense of place and the permanence that underpins Bibelot’s concept, reflected in its classic interior flourishes, graphic design studio A Friend Of Mine developed a brand identity that links interior, signage and packaging, makes a connection with craft, through traditional monochromatic mosaics and a geometric sans-serif logotype, and draws out, using bright spot colour panels, the colourful detail, distinctive flavour and variety of its confectionery.

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LittlePod Shortbread by Believe In, United Kingdom

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Package design by Believe In for LittlePod's traditionally made vanilla shortbread

Graphic design studio Believe In worked with LittlePod—a high quality all natural vanilla paste business that has secured favour with both keen home cooks and professional chefs—and LittlePod’s Scottish shortbread partner Reids of Caithness, to develop packaging for a new, luxury, real vanilla range of traditional handmade butter shortbread biscuits.

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BOL by B&B Studio, United Kingdom

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Package design and branding for Bol veg pots by graphic design studio B&B Studio

BOL is a range of vegetable pots made from fresh natural ingredients using recipes inspired by local chefs and street market stalls from a variety of international destinations, packed and presented with a modern on-the-go convenience in mind. BOL was created by Paul Brown, the former general manager of Innocent’s food division, following the company’s exit from the category, and features brand identity and packaging created by UK based graphic design agency B&B Studio.

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Hidraulik by Huaman, Spain

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Logo, visual identity and package design by Huaman Studio for mat and rug business Hidraulik

Hidraulik is a Barcelona based business producing rugs for contemporary spaces. These are inspired by cement panels hydraulically pressed, rather than fired, with a layer of coloured pigment.

Hydraulic panels originated in the 1850’s and experienced a resurgence in the mid 20th century, these would often feature brightly coloured and detailed patterns, and were popular during an era of personalisation and interior expression. Hydraulic brings these into the present, by applying a similar aesthetic qualitiy to a thin, flexible and moveable surface.

The range includes a variety of Art Nouveau prints produced in house, and modernist inspired designs developed by Huaman, the graphic design studio also responsible for Hidraulik’s brand identity, business card and package design.

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