Opinion by Richard Baird.
Galerija Kranjčar is an art gallery, located at the heart of Zagreb, opened in 2006 to showcase the work of Croatian contemporary artists and function as hub for a variety of cultural activities. The gallery is a long and unique space, one that balances the modern and historic. This can be seen in the meeting of smooth white walls, concrete floor and pillars alongside exposed room-length solid wood beams. Legacy, space and a diversity of artwork is reflected within the gallery’s brand identity, developed by Bunch, in the choice of type, which links stationery, business cards, print communication, brochures, tote bags and soon to launch website, and in the use of colour, paper choice and print finish.
This post was updated in 2018 with a look at Bunch’s continued work for Galerija Kranjčar which included limited edition package design for Partenza, the video component of Renata Poljak’s installation at the gallery. Poljak’s work explores the global insecurities of contemporary society and the fragility of human existence. This is presented as projection, photo collages and production photographs inside the gallery, and outside through two laser-engraved USB keys, packaged within a custom box and alongside a certificate of authenticity.
Selected by Richard Baird.
A new end-of-year feature for BP&O as the site intends to build out its reviews to include work beyond branding and packaging. This looks to cover individual brand assets new to established brand identity systems, and other pieces such record sleeves, posters, campaigns, books and wayfinding. Although only a few of these made it onto the site in 2016, this was an increase on last year, with five of these really standing out, making it into BP&O’s Best Of Series. This feature brings together the most interesting, unexpected or unusual graphic design projects published on the site during 2016 for another opportunity to be seen and shared. These balance a strong and appropriate concept with a compelling aesthetic that hold up individually or sit well within an pre-established brand identity system.
Selected by Richard Baird.
November’s highlights included Glasfurd & Walker’s work for Earls.67, Emma Magnusson Arkitektur by Lundgren+Lindqvist, and Folch’s brand identity and packaging for product company for DOIY. However, there were five projects that stood out, and have made it into BP&O’s Best Of Series.
This feature brings together some of the most unusual / distinctive projects published on BP&O each month for another opportunity to be seen and shared. These typically balance a strong concept with a compelling aesthetic and clear communicative intention that appropriately plays with form, colour, type and layout, as well as material, texture, image and print finish.