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BP&O Collections — Brochures No.7

Selected by Richard Baird.

BP&O Collections — Brochures No.7

The seventh collection of brochures, annual reports, catalogues and event programmes published on BP&O. These mix layout, material choice and print finish, and between them effectively utilise colour, type, proportion, image, texture and paper contrast to communicate, compel and contribute to a distinctive graphic identity. This selection features uncoated and coated papers, spot colours, blind deboss and die cuts, and includes work by studios Folch, Spy and Toko.

In the spirit of trying to subvert the chronological value-hierarchies of the traditional blog format 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. Further, this is less about optical pyrotechnics, although that is a consideration, but how each of these fulfils a role within a broader system, click each image to read more. This expands upon previous posts under the category BP&O Collections. If you liked this check out more brochures here.

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Studio Showcase: Lundgren+Lindqvist

Selected by Richard Baird.

Studio Showcase: Lundgren+Lindqvist

A continually updated gallery of work created by Swedish graphic design and digital development studio Lundgren+Lindqvist reviewed and published on BP&O. Lundgren+Lindqvist was founded in 2007 and is led by founding partners Andreas Friberg Lundgren and Carl-Johan Lindqvist. The studio balance distinctive ideas with an appropriate aesthetic and material response and sense of design craft, in print and on screen.

BP&O has been following and writing about Lundgren+Lindqvist since 2011. The work BP&O has typically featured has moved between a conceptual nuance, those with smart visual and material languages and moments of bold graphic immediacy for architects, breweries, galleries and furniture designers. Their work can be playful and referential in its use of materials, finishes and form or modern and sophisticated in the use of type; often evoking a sense of form and structure in arrangement and sensitivity to negative space.

Highlights include the studio’s collaboration with photographer Kalle Sanner. And the way the studio channel many of the structural, contextual and temporal themes of his project Lukas/Markus into their book design through proportion, layout, material, finish and secondary object.

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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.

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