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BP&O Collections — Type Play

Selected by Richard Baird.

BP&O Collections — Type Play

A continually updated collection of graphic identity design work with a playful typographical and/or lettering component, reviewed and published on BP&O. This post features work by Pentagram, Base Design and Glasfurd & Walker and includes seasonal poster campaigns, packaging, simple and broad brand identity systems.

Projects typically share a strong visual impact and a graphic immediacy in the repetition and proportion of type across different surfaces. Some employ convivial visual languages such as Base Design’s work for Mitsulift and RE’s identity for Sydney Design Festival, while others use a playful intersection of type, material and material structure, check out BBDO’s work for Sydlexia and Essem’s packaging for Mathias Dahlgren Edition.

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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BP&O Collections — Events & Exhibitions

Selected by Richard Baird.

BP&O Collections — Events & Exhibitions

A continually updated collection of some of the best graphic identity design work created for events, conferences and festivals, reviewed and published on BP&O. This post features work by Pentagram, Collins and Toko, and includes simple postcards and poster sets, and extends to those that cover signage, lanyards, t-shirts and tote bags.

Projects typically share a strong visual impact and a graphic immediacy in the contrast of colour and type, followed up with detail and information up close. Occasionally these diverge, employing a striking iconographic or illustrative approach, literal depictions and or those that are more abstract in their references. For the most part, these are rooted in a compelling concept such as Collins’ work for PopTech and Re’s graphic identity for the Sydney Design Festival. 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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The Best of BP&O — April 2018

Selected by Richard Baird.

The Best of BP&O — April 2018

April’s highlights included dn&co’s generative identity for Broadgate, RE’s work with the Sydney Design Festival and Studio South’s collaboration with illustrator Egle Zvirblyte for Gogo Daddy. There were, however, five projects that stood out and have made it into BP&O’s Best Of Series. These typically balance a strong singular concept or an appropriate confluence of ideas with a compelling visual character and clear communicative intention that appropriately plays 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. Additions to this were Business Cards for Architects and included a new Studio Showcase feature which brought together the work of Studio fnt and Bond.

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