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Milk Lab by Studio fnt

Logo designed by Studio FNT for South Korean dessert restaurant Milk Lab

Milk Lab is a 100% pure milk dessert, flake and roll cake restaurant located in the South Korean city of Busan. The restaurant’s visual identity, designed by Studio fnt, conveys some of the chill and smoothness of its desserts through the rounded terminals of a slab serif logotype, its container, similarly styled monolinear icons, icy photography and a milky pastel colour palette, and pairs these with the character and distinction of some well-rendered creative lab and milk-based illustrative work by Tap Tap Tap. Together, image and type set a light and playful quality as framed artwork on the walls and decals across the windows to the mornder black and white interior space created by FHHH Friends and some simple signage. The project also included a range of illustrated menus, postcards, takeaway packaging and posters.

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The Best of BP&O — Studios of 2018

Selected by Richard Baird.

The Best of BP&O — Studios of 2018

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 2018Graphic 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.

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BP&O Collections — Theatre

Selected by Richard Baird.

The Very Best in Branding for Theatre's

A continually updated collection of some of the best graphic identity design work created for theatres, reviewed and published on BP&O. This post features work by Pentagram, Studio fnt and Spy, and includes projects that cover programmes and posters, but also those that included supergraphics and wayfinding.

These share a strong visual impact and a graphic immediacy in the contrast of colour, type and form. Some are codified while others shift, capturing the unique creative direction of each season. For the most part, these are rooted in a compelling concept such as Paula Scher’s ongogoing work for Atlantic Theater and Public Theater. Be sure to click the images to read more about the project, the intentions of each design, and how these work alongside other assets.

This post was published as a quick way to browse through BP&O’s content and get access to older but equally interesting projects through different themes, and expands on previous posts under the category The Best of BP&O. This series can be subscribed to here.

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