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Bear Paws designed by B&B Studio

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Packaging design and character illustration by B&B Studio for pure fruit range Bear Paws

Bear Paws is a baked and shaped pure fruit snack range available in four distinct flavour combinations and produced by the British health food brand Bear Nibbles. To draw attention to endangered species such as pandas, polar and sun bears, the brand recently launched a limited edition pack design alongside a pledge to donate 5p per sale to the WWF. This limited edition packaging, which features illustrated character detail and Bear’s distinctive colour palette, was developed by B&B, a London-based design studio who have worked with Bear Nibble since its inception, establishing naming, developing identity and creating packaging treatments for its cereals and baked fruit products.

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Reachin’ designed by Karoshi

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Duplex and die cut business card design by Karoshi for Myeloma charity event Reachin'

Reachin’ is a regular charity event established in 2012 to engage with a younger demographic and raise awareness and funds for Myeloma UK, an organisation dedicated to finding a cure for Myeloma, a rare cancer of the bone marrow. Money made from each event is complimented by the online sale of branded t-shirts, vests and tote bags.

Designed by Karoshi Reachin’s brand identity draws its inspiration from the architecture of the Turner Contemporary art gallery, the venue of its first and forthcoming events. The building’s clerestory windows, mono pitched roofs and glass facades informed the creation of a grid-based system and use of dynamic geometric shape that binds logo, poster layouts, pattern work and a changing event-based colour palette.

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The Best of BP&O — Brochures

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A collection of brochures, catalogues, journals, lookbooks and programmes published on BP&O. These typically balance graphic design, layout, material choice and print finish, and often utilise colour, type, paper size and texture contrast to contribute to a distinctive brand identity. This selection features uncoated and coated papers, surface embosses, foils, dyed and unbleached boards and a variety of binding processes. Featured studios include Face, BRR, Tsto and Bedow amongst many others.

This post was published as a quick way to browse through BP&O’s content and gain access to older but equally interesting projects through different themes, in this case brochures, and expands upon previous posts under the category The Best of BP&O. This series can be subscribed to here.

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Rendez-vous des créateurs 2014 by Marks

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Visual identity and printed paper bags designed by Marks for material and print finish exhibition Rendez-vous des créateurs 2014

Rendez-vous des créateurs 2014 was an event that took place in September at experimental meeting, performance and exhibit space Flux Laboratory in the Swiss town of Carouge. The exhibition was an opportunity for those servicing the graphic design chain to show off finishes, materials and techniques under the title “onomatopoeia of printing”. Participants included silk screen printer Atelier Fuerm, binder Bubu, hot stamper H+M, material manufacturer Winter & Company and electro-static flocking specialist Bastcolor amongst others. The exhibition’s brand identity, which extended across invitations, flyers, posters, brochures, coasters, wine labels, shopping bags, signage and website, was developed by graphic design studio Marks.

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