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Soto by Richards Partners, New Zealand

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Southside Group and Colliers International worked with New Zealand based studio Richards Partners to develop a graphic identity for their new property development, located in between Auckland’s Meadowbank and Remuera, which is made up of 58 ‘Residences’ and 7 exclusive ‘Pavilions’ designed by architects Monk Mackenzie and Hare Interiors.

The Soto name and graphic identity designed by Richards Partners functions as a way to tell a story of ‘mindful apartment living’ and expresses the unique material qualities of the residencies and pavilions. This is aimed at market downsizing from traditional homes, and is described as a combination of Japanese zen elements with a focus on an elegant materiality. This connects property brochures, material sample packs, advertising, website, display suite and signage.

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BP&O Collections — Wine

Selected by Richard Baird.

The Very Best in Wine Branding and Packaging

A continually updated gallery that takes a look at the visual, material and structural language of the wine industry, populated by projects reviewed and published on BP&O. This post features work by Inhouse, Mucho and Frost, and covers small and large wineries and their labels, wine events, wine bars and shops. These take a variety of approaches, from the illustrative to the typographic, the abstract to the literal, and between them play with a sense of provenance and terrior, winery legacy and individual family histories. Stylistically and conceptually, these move between the modern and singular in concept, to those that utilise traditional motifs and enduring finishes. Be sure to click the images to read more about the project and the intentions of each design.

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Sumer And The Modern Paradigm by Clase bcn, Spain

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Graphic identity and print by Clase bcn for exhibition Sumer And The Modern Paradigm

Sumer And The Modern Paradigm is an exhibition at Barcelona’s contemporary art gallery Fundació Joan Miró, and runs from 28th October 2017 to 21st January 2018. It intends explore and attempt to explain the influence of Mesopotamian art on modern artists, with a particular focus on the interwar period. The exhibition analyses work produced between the twenties and forties, takes a look at the documentation of Mesopotamian art that modern artists encountered and were inspired during this time, and looks to find the reasons for their fascination with the discoveries of ancient Near East artefacts. This relationship between between antiquity and modernity is expressed through the graphic identity of the exhibition, designed by Spanish studio Clase bcn, using a contrast of form and colour. This links a variety of printed communications and merchandise that included posters and flyers as well as tote bags and books.

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