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From The Readers No.6

Selected by Richard Baird.

From The Readers BP&O No.6

BP&O gets sent a lot of great projects. Some these, however good they maybe, do not quite work as a review, and it is always a shame to pass up the opportunity to share them. In this weekly feature, published Saturday mornings and titled From The Readers, BP&O gathers together and posts some of the work sent over during the last two weeks. This week, work from Marx Design, Alphabet, Bienal Comunicación, IS Creative Studio, Javier Arizu, Guillem Casasús Xercavins, Anna Berbiela and Carlos Bermúdez.

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Kimski by Franklyn, United States

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Brand identity and signage by New York studio Franklyn for Chicago’s Korean Polish street food restaurant Kimski

Kimski is a Korean-Polish street food restaurant, created by Ed Marszewski and chef Won Kim, located in the Bridgeport area of Chicago. The restaurant has a distinctive interior of geometric wood panelling, bright yellow stools, utilitarian booth seating, wood panelled ceiling and concrete floor with a warehouse quality in its space, shape and box-like exterior. In contrast, Kimski’s brand identity, developed by New York graphic design studio Franklyn and informed by the mash-up of culture, is a full of illustrative flourish, colour and character. This runs across menus, coasters, business cards and t-shirts, and punctuates dark exterior as backlit signage.

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David Rowland by ico Design, United Kingdom

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Brand identity and mailers by London-based graphic design studio ico Design for photographer David Rowland

David Rowland is an award-winning and straight-talking London-based photographer who has been capturing images for leading brands and agencies for over two decades. With a desire to remind existing and potential clients of his expertise and technical know-how David worked with graphic design studio and client ico Design to develop a new brand identity and supporting collateral. This included, alongside a new logotype, business card, stationery, lookbook/mailer design and website.

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Best Awards Finalists 2016, New Zealand & Australia

Best Awards Finalists 2016, New Zealand & Australia

The Best Awards is an annual celebration of interactive, graphic, product and spacial design work from New Zealand and Australia, run by The Designer’s Institute. This year’s event will take place on Friday 14th October at Auckland’s Viaduct Events Centre where winning studios will be awarded a Gold Pin for best in category, a Supreme Pin for best in discipline or a Purple Pin for those considered to have lifted the bar of design.

Other awards include The John Britten Black Pin, which will be given to an individual for their leadership, vision and achievements nationally and internationally, and The Designer’s Institute of New Zealand Black Pin for Outstanding Achievement. This will be awarded to a member who has made a lasting and valuable contribution to the design profession and design culture in New Zealand. The judging process and criteria can be seen here.

To coincide with the publication of these finalists BP&O looks back at those projects reviewed on the site and up for awards in October.  Finalists include Inhouse, Marx Design, Garbett, Studio Alexander, Studio Round and Studio South. Congratulations from BP&O to all the studios up for awards.

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