The Best of BP&O — Packaging of 2018

Selected by Richard Baird.

2018’s package design highlights included Commission’s work for Unfolded, Here Design’s packaging for Riso Duomo and Base Design’s copy-led approach to the packaging of Garden 13. However, there were five projects that stood out, and have made it into BP&O’s Best Of Series. These typically balance a strong and appropriate concept with a compelling graphic and material response. Between them, these play with image, colour, texture, layout, structure, type, print finish and occasionally mechanism and sequence in a distinctive and memorable manner, and hint at an interesting story. There are those that are esoteric and luxury, and others that are playful and universal. In their collation, they collectively show the creative opportunities available to designers. These are BP&O’s favourites and are presented in no particular order.

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Vega Scene by Metric

Opinion by Richard Baird

Logo, icons, signage, wayfinding, posters and website design by Metric for Oslo-based cultural venue Vega Scene

Vega Scene is space for food and culture located on the river Akerselva in the centre of Oslo. It features three film screens, a theatre, debate lounge, an organic and sustainable cafe and a wine and cocktail bar. Vega Scene sits within an area of urban culture, features a distinctive exterior of burgundy concave panelling and vertical slats, and a visual identity of colour blocking, arrows, monospaced typeface and motion designed by Norwegian studio Metric. This visual identity links posters, neon signage, wayfinding and website, and also moves across the surface of the building.

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LogoArchive Issue 3 by BP&O

LogoArchive Issue 3 by BP&O Image: Duane Dalton

The first issue of LogoArchive in print was conceived, designed and sent to the printers (for quotation) within a day. It was inspired by a panel discussion that took place the day before at Somerset House as part of the exhibition Print! Tearing It Up. Following a successful launch of the first and second issues, LogoArchive returns with its third release dedicated to the corporate symbols of science and exploring the theme of reconfiguration. Image: Duane Dalton.

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