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The Best of BP&O — Studios of 2017

Selected by Richard Baird.

The Best of BP&O — Studios of 2017

This year, there has been a wealth of studios, both established and emerging, producing thoughtful and compelling work. New to BP&O in 2017 was former Snask Art Director, now freelance Art Director & Designer, Jens Nilsson, Hong Kong and Melbourne-based Fabio Ongarato Design and Scandinavian studio Frank.

This post, the last of four—also check out Packaging of 2017Graphic Identities of 2017 and Graphic Design of 2017—is made up of studios that had three or more features on the site over the last year. Small single studios sat alongside those that are larger and have multiple offices in terms of conceptual, graphic and material interest, and a commitment to documenting and sharing projects.

Four studios stood out for the range and extent of their work, and their balance of concept, clear communicative intention and compelling aesthetic and material expressions, and have made it into BP&O’s Best of Series. These are some of BP&O’s favourites, listed in no particular order.

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The Best of BP&O — Graphic Identities of 2017

Selected by Richard Baird.

The Best of BP&O — Graphic Identities of 2017

2017 was a fantastic year for graphic identity design. Highlights included Bedow’s work for Swedish photographer Gustav Almestål, Mast’s graphic identity for Colorado Springs coffee shop Loyal Coffee, and Fabio Ongarato Design’s work for Melbourne-based Japanese restaurant Kisumé. There were, however, five projects that stood out, and have made it into BP&O’s Best Of Series. These typically balance a strong strategy and interesting concept with a compelling aesthetic and communicative intention that, between them, appropriately play with photography, colour, texture, layout, form, type and print finish. These are BP&O’s favourites, and are presented in no particular order.

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The Best of BP&O — Graphic Design of 2017

Selected by Richard Baird.

The Best of BP&O — Graphic Design of 2017

As BP&O continues to build out its reviews to include work beyond graphic identity and package design we take a look back at the campaigns and catalogues, books and magazines published on BP&O in 2017. Highlights included Bedow’s work for Anna Bjerger, Collin’s campaign for Exploratorium: After Dark and Toko’s design for Maven Publishing’s Chasing The Sky. 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 graphic design projects published on the site during 2017 for another opportunity to be seen and shared. These balance a strong and appropriate concept with a compelling graphic and material response that hold up individually or sit well within an pre-established graphic identity system. These are BP&O’s favourites, and are presented in no particular order.

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