BP&O Collections — Business Cards No.12

Selected by Richard Baird.

The Best of BP&O — Business Cards No.12

The twelfth collection of business cards created as part of a broader brand identity programme, reviewed and published on BP&O in 2016. Between them, these highlight how colour, type, form and contrast, material choice and print finish, contribute to a distinctive and communicative brand identity. This set includes uncoated and coated boards, illustration, dyed papers, embossed surfaces and foils. Featured studios include Swear Words, Only, Franklyn and Studio South. Be sure to click through to get a sense of how these fit within a broader brand identity program and the communicative intentions that underpin their aesthetic.


Primary designed by DIA, United States


Brand identity and business cards for New York based co-working and wellness concept Primary designed by DIA


IDES designed by Swear Words, Australia


Business card with blind emboss and white block foil detail by graphic design studio Swear Words for Melbourne restaurant Ides


Helbers by Only, United Kingdom


Brand identity and business card by Leeds-based graphic design studio Only for Parisian menswear label Helbers


Kimski by Franklyn, United States


Brand identity, illustration and business cards by New York graphic design studio Franklyn for Chicago’s Korean Polish street food restaurant Kimski


M11 by Inhouse, New Zealand


Brand identity and business cards for Auckland-based luxe salon M11 designed by Inhouse, New Zealand


Mister by Brief, Canada


Brand identity and business cards by Brief for Vancouver-based all natural, artisanal and seasonal ice cream business Mister


Meg’s by Studio South, New Zealand


Brand identity and business cards by Auckland-based Studio South for New Zealand tailoring service Meg's


Gretas by 25AH, Sweden


Brand identity, logo and business cards for Stockholm-based cafe Gretas at Haymarket designed by 25AH, Sweden


Linden Staub by Bibliothèque, United Kingdom


Logo and business cards with gold foil and embossed detail for UK model agency Linden Staub by Bibliothèque.


Embla by A Friend Of Mine, Australia


Brand identity and business cards by A Friend Of Mine for Melbourne restaurant and wine bar Embla


Paley by Mucca, United States


Brand identity and copper block foiled business cards for Los Angeles restaurant Paley designed by Mucca, United States


Giant by Also Design, United States


Brand identity for Chicago restaurant Giant by Also Design, United States


Rattis Books by The Counter Press, United Kingdom


Logo and triplex business cards by London-based design studio, private press and typography workshop The Counter Press for UK independent publisher Rattis Books.


Landhaus Keller by Seite Zwei, Austria


Brand identity and gold foiled business cards by Austrian graphic design studio Seite Zwei for Graz-based restaurant Landhaus Keller.


Sommos by Mucho


Branding and business cards with gold ink detail by Mucho for Dutch online wine subscription service Sommos


Hicks by Face, Mexico


Brand identity and business cards with block foil and blind deboss detail designed by Face for Hicks Development.


Hato by Allink, Switzerland


Brand identity and business cards for fine dining Asian restaurant Hato designed by Allink, Switzerland


Frameline designed by Mucho


Business cards for LGBT film festival and non profit Frameline by Mucho. These feature a bright blue spot colour.


This post was published as a quick way to browse through BP&O’s content and gain access to older but equally interesting projects through different themes, and expands upon previous posts under the category BP&O Collections. If you liked this check out The Best of BP&O – Business Cards No.11Business Cards No.10, & Business Cards No. 9, or subscribe to this series here.



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