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The Best of BP&O — February 2018

Selected by Richard Baird.

The Best of BP&O — February 2018

February’s highlights included Pentagram’s work for Chus x Chus, Two Times Elliott’s graphic identity for architecture and interior visualisation studio Tale London, and Spy’s work with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. There were, however, five projects that stood out, and have made it into BP&O’s Best Of Series. These typically balance a strong singular concept, or an appropriate confluence of ideas, with a compelling visual character and clear communicative intention that appropriately plays with form, colour, type and layout, as well as material, texture, image and print finish.

BP&O, in this end of month review, tries to recognise both the smart use of small budgets—those that channel spending into the most appropriate assets—and those projects with a broad and holistic quality, establishing a continuity (conceptual and/or visual) across multiple touch points.

Throughout the month BP&O also continued to expand on its collections series as another way to jump through to older posts on the site. New additions to this were InsertsStill Life and Swedish Design.

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The Best of BP&O — January 2018

Selected by Richard Baird.

January’s highlights included Bedow’s work for German brewery St. ERHARD, Carl Nas Associates work with illustrator Syd Brak and TangentGC, and Bond’s book Kape 24h for Scandinavian chef Kari Aihinen. There were, however, five projects that stood out, and have made it into BP&O’s Best Of Series. These typically balance a strong singular concept, or an appropriate confluence of ideas, with a compelling visual character and clear communicative intention that appropriately plays with form, colour, type and layout, as well as material, texture, image and print finish.

BP&O, in this end of month review, tries to recognise both the smart use of small budgets—those that channel spending into the most appropriate assets—and those projects with a broad and holistic quality, establishing a continuity (conceptual and/or visual) across multiple touch points.

Throughout the month BP&O also continued to expand on its collections series as another way to jump through to older posts on the site. New additions to this were Wine and Block Foiling. Updated projects during January included Commission’s packaging for Old Spike and Two Times Elliott’s graphic identity for The Dayrooms.

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The Best of BP&O — December 2017

Selected by Richard Baird.

Best Branding & Packaging December 2017

As BP&O closes out the year we took a look back at some of the stand out work from 2017. These included our favourite Graphic Identities, Packaging, and Graphic Design and those Studios that had three or more features.

This final “Best of” picks out BP&O’s highlights from December with the intention of recognising projects that display a smart use of small budgets—those that channel spending into the most appropriate assets—and those with a broad and holistic quality, establishing a continuity (conceptual and/or visual) across multiple touch points.

Also, BP&O continued to expand on its collections series as another way to jump through to older posts. A new addition to this was Logotypes, which has been updated throughout December to include over 30 examples selected from the graphic identity projects featured on the site since 2011.

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