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The Best of BP&O — March 2018

Selected by Richard Baird.

March’s highlights included Bedow’s print work for UNICEF, Base’s packaging for Graanmarkt 13 and Studio fnt’s graphic identity for Daechung Park. 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.

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. New additions to this were Dyed Papers & Boards, Framing and From Norway.

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BP&O Collections — Dyed Papers & Boards

Selected by Richard Baird.

BP&O Collections — Dyed Papers & Boards

A continually updated gallery of graphic identity design work, reviewed and published on BP&O, that feature dyed papers and boards. This post includes work by Richards Partners, Manual and Bond, and covers a variety of projects, from new property developments and architecture publications to coffee and fragrances. Highlights include Socio Design’s mixing of dyed paper and corrugated board, Hey’s colourful business cards for lighting specialist Lumik and the intersection of different coloured boards by Two Times Elliott for Tale London.

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BP&O Collections — Block Foiling

Selected by Richard Baird.

Block Foiling Gallery & Inspiration — BP&O Collections

A continually updated gallery of graphic identity and packaging design work, reviewed and published on BP&O, that utilise foil blocking. These include solid, clear and multi-coloured foils, and those that feature micro-structures or sculpted details. This post features work by Studio South, Triboro and Bedow, and covers a variety of projects, from property developments and artists to restaurants and coffee subscription services.

The work below explores the intersection of the graphic and surface, the striking and the subtle. They move between a simple aesthetic pleasure in conjunction with materials, interesting ideas, a continuity of concept and communicative intention. These all serve to maintain a sense of quality, where ubiquity of finish seeks to undermine. Also check out Blind Embossing and Die Cutting.

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