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The Best of BP&O — January 2018

Selected by Richard Baird.

January’s highlights included Bedow’s work for German brewery St. ERHARD, Carl Nas Associates work with illustrator Syd Brak and TangentGC, and Bond’s book Kape 24h for Scandinavian chef Kari Aihinen. 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 Wine and Block Foiling. Updated projects during January included Commission’s packaging for Old Spike and Two Times Elliott’s graphic identity for The Dayrooms.

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The Best of BP&O — December 2017

Selected by Richard Baird.

Best Branding & Packaging December 2017

As BP&O closes out the year we took a look back at some of the stand out work from 2017. These included our favourite Graphic Identities, Packaging, and Graphic Design and those Studios that had three or more features.

This final “Best of” picks out BP&O’s highlights from December with the intention of recognising projects that display a smart use of small budgets—those that channel spending into the most appropriate assets—and those with a broad and holistic quality, establishing a continuity (conceptual and/or visual) across multiple touch points.

Also, BP&O continued to expand on its collections series as another way to jump through to older posts. A new addition to this was Logotypes, which has been updated throughout December to include over 30 examples selected from the graphic identity projects featured on the site since 2011.

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The Best of BP&O — Studios of 2017

Selected by Richard Baird.

The Best of BP&O — Studios of 2017

This year, there has been a wealth of studios, both established and emerging, producing thoughtful and compelling work. New to BP&O in 2017 was former Snask Art Director, now freelance Art Director & Designer, Jens Nilsson, Hong Kong and Melbourne-based Fabio Ongarato Design and Scandinavian studio Frank.

This post, the last of four—also check out Packaging of 2017Graphic Identities of 2017 and Graphic Design of 2017—is made up of studios that had three or more features on the site over the last year. Small single studios sat alongside those that are larger and have multiple offices in terms of conceptual, graphic and material interest, and a commitment to documenting and sharing projects.

Four 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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