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Thoughts On Ideation. Part 1: Observation

Thoughts on Ideation. Part 1: Observation

In this four-part series I offer some thoughts on generating and deploying ideas. This post, as with others, is an experiment. An attempt to push BP&O more towards theory, alongside the format of the review, to speculate with the intention of helping readers to generate new ideas. Rather than being dogmatic, these posts are an invitation to consider how your own ideas are formed, and a provocation to look at other ways of catalysing the process.

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White Rabbit Collection by Toko

Text by Richard Baird.

Packaging, book and editorial design by Australian design studio Toko for The White Rabbit Gallery

The White Rabbit Collection is a contemporary arts publication showcasing the work of 99 artists drawn from the White Rabbit, a contemporary art museum, gallery and archive in Sydney. The museum has become one of the world’s most significant collections of Chinese contemporary art, with over 2000 works from 700 artists. Through this new publication, designed by Australia design studio Toko and commissioned by Judith Neilson, the museum seeks to represent the breadth and depth of its collection.

Inspired by the Little Red Book (Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-tung) the publication is marked by a bright red clamshell box with a unique typographical gesture, and three books of 33 artists each with its own unique cover art. Together, box and books form a print run of 2475 individual variations, with each boxset being a unique piece and a invitation to discover the social and artistic changes of twenty-first century China.

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BP&O Collections — Business Cards No.17

Selected by Richard Baird.

The Very Best Business Card Designs 2020

A collection of distinctive business cards designed as part of a broader brand identity programme, reviewed and published on BP&O. Between them, these bring to light how colour, type, form, layout and contrast, as well as material choice and print finish, contribute to a distinctive and expressive visual identity.

This set includes fluorescent ink, dyed papers and folds, illustration and striking pattern. Featured studios include Order, Bond and Spin. Click through to get a sense of how these fit within a broader brand identity program and the communicative intentions that underpin aesthetic choices.

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 – Business Cards No.16Business Cards No.15, & Business Cards No.14, or subscribe to this series here.

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