Opinion by Richard Baird
Buk Seoul Museum of Art is an art museum and park where art, community and nature coalesce. It promotes cultural activity and interaction and brought cultural spaces and facilities to the North-eastern part of Seoul where they were previously lacking. The museum is marked not only by its distinctive forms, designed by Samoo Architects & Engineers and completed in 2013, but in its interaction with the hill Nowon. The movement of people through and around built structure and natural park, and the dialogue and interaction between external structure of the museum and its shaping of natural landscape is captured in the museum’s 2018 season programme guide, designed by Studio fnt, through colour, form and imagery.
Selected by Richard Baird.
In June there were five projects that stood out and have made it into BP&O’s Best Of Series. Between them these typically balance a strong singular concept or an appropriate confluence of ideas with a compelling visual character and clear communicative intention that appropriately play with form, colour, type and layout, as well as material, texture, image and print finish.
BP&O, in this end of month review, tries to recognise both the smart use of small budgets—those that channel spending into the most appropriate assets—and those projects with a broad and holistic quality, establishing a continuity (conceptual and/or visual) across multiple touch points. Many of the projects share a concise aesthetic expression, yet there is nuance and strategic weight to these, so do click through and read more about each of these.
Throughout the month BP&O also continued to expand on its collections series as another way to jump through to older posts on the site. This included Events and Exhibitions.
Opinion by Richard Baird
Hages began selling shortwave radios in Stockholm during the 1940s and is one of the oldest of its kind in Sweden. While the retailing of electronic goods has changed dramatically, sold increasingly online and on price by large chains, Hages has remained true to an independent spirit and established and developed a solid reputation.
To coincide with the opening of their second store, Stockholm based The Studio worked with Hages to develop a new graphic identity, moving it from Hages TV & Video to Hage, creating a modern and reductive visual expression and reinforcing this through repetition across signage, stationery, business cards, t-shirts and bags.