Opinion by Richard Baird.
Brighton & Brighton Beach are privately owned boutique childcare and early learning centres in Brighton, Australia. Brighton ELC, the first of the two, opened in 2001 and caters to 60 children, aged between the ages of 8 months and 6 years, and recently underwent renovations, led by Christopher Elliott Design. To coincide with this renovation, Brighton ELC worked with Studio Brave on visual identity for both centres. Taking their inspiration from the bayside location and Brighton Beach’s iconic beach boxes, as well as referencing the geometric forms of maritime flags, the studio created a playful visual expression that finds a commonality between play and seaside location.
A continually updated collection of brand identity and packaging design projects that feature fonts created by New Zealand’s The Klim Type Foundry. Klim creates both custom fonts for clients and retail fonts for designers, and is a firm favourite of BP&O. The foundry’s fonts frequently feature on the site, with Domaine, Founders Grotesk and Calibre being regulars. These, as with all of Klim’s fonts, stand out for the quality of their build, historical context and character, and blend a modern usefulness and technical rigour with an evident workmanship.
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Opinion by Richard Baird.
Corps Reviver is a French publisher and revivalist, redesigning and reprinting classic literary works, the first of which is L’Heure du Cocktail, The Cocktail Hour, written by journalists Marcel Requien and Lucien Farnoux-Reynaud and originally published in 1927. L’Heure du Cocktail, at the time, revolutionised the cocktail book, approaching the subject in a new way. This 2017 bilingual edition, presented in French and English, designed by Spin and illustrated by Spin’s Tony Brook, also offers a new take, pairing expressionist image with a more formal and modernist approach to layout and type. The release of L’Heure du Cocktail coincides with the launch of Corps Reviver’s own identity, also designed by Spin. This similarly explores something of the modernist, in the choice of type and use of form and pattern which appears to be rooted in the military associations of name.