Opinion by Richard Baird
Morris+Company dovetails the individual strengths of founder Joe Morris and the talents of a wider company of designers. This is expressed by a recent renaming, moving from Duggan Morris Architects to Morris+Company, and throughout the studio’s new graphic identity, designed by Bob Design. This is codified within a brand guidelines document of type, imagery, texture, pattern, words (by Emma Keyte) print finish and material experimentation implemented across signage, tote bags, stationery, business cards, brochure and website.
Opinion by Richard Baird.
El Pintor is a high-quality tequila and mezcal brand said to have been handcrafted by the world’s second certified maestro tequilero. El Pinto’s approach intends to create perfectly equilibrated spirits through the intersection of science and artistry. This artistry forms the basis of El Pinto’s graphic identity and packaging design developed by Anagrama. This is characterised by colour blocking, tapered bottle, distinctive screw cap and irregular label arrangement.
This first edition of LogoArchive in print was conceived, designed and sent to the printers for quotation within a day. It was inspired by a panel discussion that took place the day before at Somerset House as part of the exhibition Print! Tearing It Up. Today’s zine format and the revival of the independent publishing spirit of the past is a provocation. It is an opportunity to further the practice of research, archival and dissemination beyond the book. A chance to investigate the potential of both individual object and its context within an ongoing project.
This first edition is a compact 10 pages printed on Colorplan Ebony 175gsm with eight passes of white and finished with black staples, it is a small first step but with ambitions to grow into a compelling and accessible series with each new zine marking its role within a continuum through the addition of an extra sheet (4pp). It is the first printed piece to fall under the BP&O publishing arm and hope our readers will get behind this.
UPDATE: LogoArchive #1 has sold out. Thanks to everyone who bought a copy, to those that have shared images on Twitter and Instagram, those that took copies for their shops, and to LogoDesignLove, Design Week and Dezeen for writing articles about the project. I’m currently working on #2 and expect to have it ready early to mid-August.