The Best of BP&O — December 2014

Curated by Richard Baird.

December's Top 5 2014

December’s highlights included Pentagram’s packaging treatment for John Lewis’ rebranded consumer electronics range Spectrum, Bedow’s brand identity work for world renowned Swedish record store Record Mania, and Well Made Studio’s packaging solution for Pedlar’s luxury pencil range Signet. However, there were five projects that really stood out and have made it into the Top 5, a feature that brings together the most interesting and unusual projects published on BP&O each month for another opportunity to be seen and shared.

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Gras & Groves-Raines Architects by Graphical House

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Gold foiled business cards for Edinburgh based Gras and Groves-Raines Architects designed by Graphical House

Gras and Groves-Raines Architects are Edinburgh-based architecture practices, and two branches of the same organisation. Gras explores experimental routes and works within commercial, public and private developments as well as exhibitions, while Groves-Raines Architects takes a more traditional approach, specialising in the conservation and restoration of existing buildings. Although their fields of expertise differ, both are bound by the shared values of a high quality holistic approach from design through to execution, and favour craftsmanship and fine detail. These values informed the development of a new cohesive brand identity for both practices, managed by design studio Graphical House, and which included logotypes, stationery, business cards and brand guidelines.

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