Opinion by Richard Baird.
Somerset is described as being Canada’s top printer, known for its precision, attention to detail and ability to pull off complex jobs. Alongside reproduction services, Somerset, a family-run business, also provides extensive print finishing services. Inspired by this, the stacked paper of the press, and with the intention of engaging a new generation of designers, Toronto based studio Leo Burnett developed a new brand identity for Somerset that showcases its capabilities and establishes an impactful and distinctive continuity between print and website. Although this project was launched last year, after three years of development, it has recently been documented by Leo Burnett online to coincide with the launch of their new website.
Selected by Richard Baird.
The sixth collection of brochures, lookbooks, brand guidelines, catalogues and invitations published on BP&O. These mix layout, material choice and print finish, and between them effectively utilise colour, type, proportion, image, texture and paper contrast to communicate, compel and contribute to a distinctive brand identity. This selection features uncoated and coated papers, spot colours, blind deboss, die cuts and open stitching, and includes work by graphic design studios Bravo, Spy and Studio South.