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Verso Architecture+Interiors by Studio South, New Zealand

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Brand identity by Studio South for Auckland-based architecture and interior business Verso

Verso is a small Auckland-based architecture and interiors business working within the residential and commercial sectors. Drawing on the oppositional nature of name and using a mix of simple typographical form, high-quality materials and print finish Studio South developed a new visual identity for Verso that is described as being both sophisticated and playful, whilst effectively working in some universal architectural principles. This links a variety of printed assets that included stationery, business cards, notepad and signage, with website soon to launch.

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The Best of BP&O — Graphic Design of 2016

Selected by Richard Baird.

The Best of BP&O — Graphic Design of 2016

A new end-of-year feature for BP&O as the site intends to build out its reviews to include work beyond branding and packaging. This looks to cover individual brand assets new to established brand identity systems, and other pieces such record sleeves, posters, campaigns, books and wayfinding. Although only a few of these made it onto the site in 2016, this was an increase on last year, with five of these really standing out, making it into BP&O’s Best Of Series. This feature brings together the most interesting, unexpected or unusual graphic design projects published on the site during 2016 for another opportunity to be seen and shared. These balance a strong and appropriate concept with a compelling aesthetic that hold up individually or sit well within an pre-established brand identity system.

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The Best of BP&O — Packaging of 2016

Selected by Richard Baird.

The Very Best Creative Packaging Design of 2016

2016’s package design highlights included Bond’s work for Allsorts Black & White Edition, Bielke & Yang’s packaging for Solrug and Stockholm Design Lab’s boxes for Víspera Coffee. However, there were five projects that stood out, and have made it into BP&O’s Best Of Series. This feature brings together the most interesting, unexpected or unusual packaging systems published on the site during 2016 for another opportunity to be seen and shared. These balance a strong and appropriate concept with a compelling aesthetic that, between them play with image, colour, texture, layout, form, type and print finish. What were your favourites of 2016?

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Víspera Coffee by Stockholm Design Lab, Sweden

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Packaging created by Stockholm Design Lab for Víspera Coffee, a range of 100% Arabica beans sourced from the high altitude plantations of Columbia.

Víspera is premium coffee brand that intends to bring together the best of two worlds, a blend of 100% Arabica coffee beans sourced from the high altitude plantations of Colombia and a Swedish eye for quality and craftsmanship in its roasting. This meeting is visually articulated through type contrast, colour and pattern across Víspera’s packaging, developed by Stockholm Design Lab.

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