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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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The Best of BP&O — Packaging of 2017

Selected by Richard Baird.

The best packaging design featured on BP&O in 2017

2017’s package design highlights included Commission’s work for Old Spike, B&B Studio’s packaging for Brewdog’s Lone Wolf and Kontrapunkt’s refinement of Carlsberg’s Black Gold. However, there were five projects that stood out, and have made it into BP&O’s Best Of Series. These typically balance a strong and appropriate concept with a compelling graphic and material response. Between them, these play with image, colour, texture, layout, form, type and print finish in a distinctive and memorable manner, and hint at an interesting story, convey something of the personal or provincial, and make the most of association. These are BP&O’s favourites, and are presented in no particular order.

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