Opinion by Richard Baird.
UMFF is a film festival that takes place at the Ulju Arts Centre located in the South Korean city of Ulsan, and draws its name from the Ulju mountains to the west. Studio fnt worked with the film festival to develop a new visual identity treatment, which went on to include logotype, iconography, business cards, stationery, t-shirt design and signage, based around a contemporary interpretation of a traditional Korean image.
Selected by Richard Baird.
This year, there has been a wealth of studios, both established and emerging, producing intelligent and visually and materially compelling work. New to BP&O in 2018 was Studio Najbrt from the Czech Republic and Studio Mut in Italy.
This post, the penultimate—also check out Packaging of 2018, Graphic Identities of 2018 and Books and Magazines of 2018—is made up of studios that had four or more features on the site over the last year. Small single studios sat alongside those that are larger and have multiple offices. These all share a conceptual, graphic and material interest as well as a commitment to documenting and sharing projects.
Five studios stood out for the range and extent of their work, and their balance of concept, clear communicative intention and compelling aesthetic and material expressions, and have made it into BP&O’s Best of Series. These are some of BP&O’s favourites, listed in no particular order.