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BP&O Collections — Best Awards Finalists 2018

BP&O Collections — Best Awards Finalists 2018

The Best Awards is an annual celebration of interactive, graphic, product and spacial design work from New Zealand and Australia, run by The Designer’s Institute. This year’s event will take place on Saturday 22nd September at Auckland’s Viaduct Events Centre where winning studios will be awarded a Gold Pin for best in category, a Supreme Pin for best in discipline or a Purple Pin for those considered to have raised the bar of design.

Other awards include The John Britten Black Pin, which will be given to an individual for their leadership, vision and achievements nationally and internationally, and The Designer’s Institute of New Zealand Black Pin for Outstanding Achievement. This will be awarded to a member who has made a lasting and valuable contribution to the design profession and design culture in New Zealand. The judges for each catagory can be seen here.

To coincide with the publication of the finalists BP&O looks back at those projects reviewed on the site and up for awards in September. Finalists include Re, Akin, Studio South, Garbett and Richards Partners.

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BP&O Collections — Structural Design

Selected by Richard Baird.

BP&O Collections — Structural Design

A continually updated collection of brand identity design work that includes a structural design component, reviewed and published on BP&O. This post features work by B&B Studio, Base Design and Socio Design and includes boxes, bottles, folders and slipcases.

Projects within this collection typically explore the potential of structure as a vehicle to convey ideas. This could be through material choice and relief, shape, finishes, the framing or holding of product, or the mechanism for opening or engaging with contents. These move between the decorative, subtle allusions and the communicatively immediate. Common techniques include material weighting and texture, glass bottles with bespoke relief and boxes within boxes.

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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BP&O Collections — Form Language

Selected by Richard Baird.

A continually updated collection of graphic identity design work with strong focus on form language, reviewed and published on BP&O. This post features work by Clase bcn, Lundgren+Lindqvist and Toko and includes campaign identities, packaging, simple and broad brand identity systems.

Projects within this collection typically explore form, graphically and/or materially to convey ideas, imply a value or value set, imply that there is a story to be uncovered or seek to bring to light the iconic nature of small detail of a product through scale and proportion. These move between subtle allusion and the communicatively immediate, although there is also a decorative and eye-catching intention to these as well. Common techniques include repetition, the scaling up of the small, and the making the most of an associative potential.

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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