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Studio Showcase: Blok

Selected by Richard Baird.

Studio Showcase: Blok

A continually updated gallery of graphic design work created by Canadian design studio Blok reviewed and published on BP&O. Blok was founded in 1998, and in their own words, seek out the normal, the abnormal, the mundane, the exciting, the current, the obsolete, the inspiring and the disheartening, and then use and develop these discoveries into compelling ways to move people.

BP&O has been following and writing about Blok since 2012. There is a clarity and communicate immediacy to their work. Form, colour and type coalesce to form striking and provocative visual expressions grounded in the essential truths of the brands they work with.

Highlights include their work for architecture studio Superkul. This began as a book in which to clarify and bring to light, through words, image and materiality, the values and philosophies that unit their broad portfolio of private homes and commercial spaces. Unwrapping the shrink wrapping, giving air to this book, sees it come to life as the french folds aerate. This was book serves as a strategic, emotional and occasionally philosophical foundation that went on to inform graphic identity.

 

Ascari

 

Studio Showcase: Ascari

 

Summerhill

 

Studio Showcase: Summerhill by Blok

 

Center for the Study of Political Graphics

 

Studio Showcase: Center for the Study of Political Graphics by Blok

 

Coalition for Engaged Education

 

Studio Showcase: Coalition for Engaged Education by Blok

 

Rain, Gravity, Heat, Cold

 

Studio Showcase: Rain, Gravity, Heat, Cold by Blok

 

Superkul

 

Studio Showcase: Superkul by Blok

 

Broadview Hotel

 

Studio Showcase: Broadview Hotel by Blok

 

The Playlist Co.

 

Studio Showcase: The Playlist Co. by Blok

 

Nota Bene

 

Studio Showcase: Nota Bene by Blok

 

F32

 

Studio Showcase: F32 by Blok

 

Modern Recreation

 

Studio Showcase: Modern Recreation by Blok

 

This post was published as a quick way to browse through BP&O’s content and get access to older but equally interesting projects through different themes, and expands on previous posts under the category The Best of BP&O. This series can be subscribed to here.

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