The Best of BP&O — January 2016

Curated by Richard Baird.

The Best of BP&O - January 2016

The new year got off to a great start. January’s highlights included Blok’s brand identity for LA trend watching business f32, Manual’s continued work with Californian craft beer brand Fort Point and OK-RM’s monogram, print and stationery for Antenne Books. 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 projects published on the site each month for another opportunity to be seen and shared. These typically balance a strong concept with a compelling aesthetic that appropriately plays with colour, texture, layout, form, type and print finish.

This post would usually go out on the first of the month, but a few new projects came in at the beginning of the week. Check out Stockholm Design Lab’s extensive work for retailer A-TO-B and Peck & Co’s brand identity for barber and salon Mercer Supply Co.

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HenshawFox by Parent, United Kingdom

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Brand identity and sign design by Parent for Romsey estate agent HenshawFox.

HenshawFox is a family run and independent estate agent with properties in and around the town of Romsey, United Kingdom. With a desire to move into the higher end of the market, from between £250k – £350k to £500k+, within the next two years, the estate agent commissioned graphic design studio Parent to develop their brand identity and interior design for their landmark office. This was to be more upmarket, aspirational and smart enough to compete with national brands. Alongside strategy and interior design, Parent developed and designed brand guidelines, brochures, signage and business cards.

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Mercer Supply Co. by Peck & Co., United States

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Brand identity, envelope and copper foiled notecard for salon and barber Mercer Supply Co. designed by Peck & Co.

Mercer Supply Co. is a barbershop, salon and retailer that provides high-end grooming goods and services to the modern man and woman of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The salon has an interior design of polished concrete flooring, exposed trusses, Edison bulbs, panels of wood, leather furniture and waxed denim aprons. It is thoroughly current in its mix of the hardwearing, utilitarian and the traditional. This is also expressed throughout its brand identity, designed by Tennessee studio Peck & Co., using type, illustration, material choice and print finish across bags, notecards, stationery, business cards, swing tags, coasters, tissue paper and website.

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