BPO


Design Forum: Czech Design Beyond Boundaries

BP&O will be part of a panel discussion at this year’s Czech Design Week. The event, Czech Design Beyond Boundaries, hosted by Design Disco, will take place at 7 pm on the 30/11 at Prague Congress Centre. Having spent some years working from Prague, BP&O will be offering an international perspective on topics such as the delineation between design and art and how Czech design is perceived from the outside as well as sharing the processes involved in the practice of writing about design for a global readership. The event is free for students, and hope that those studying in Prague and are readers of BP&O will consider coming along and speak of their own insights and experiences of design learning in the Czech Republic. More information is available here.


Everlea by Studio Brave

Opinion by Richard Baird

Property branding for Everlea by Studio Brave featuring illustration by Tom Abbiss Smith.

Everlea is a new property development described as a private sanctuary of townhouses located in the Melbourne suburb of Keysborough, an expanding community marked by its space and natural surroundings of native trees, shrubs, parkland and a landscaped network of safe pedestrianised streets. Developed by SB&G, working in collaboration with Bruce Henderson Architects, landscape architects Tract and Kathy Demos, Everlea “offers a pairing of design expertise guided by a vision of individuality.” Naming and visual identity, designed by Studio Brave, is based around the notions of “establishing an authentic life”, “the everlasting landscape” and “space to grow”, and touches upon the themes of family, home, community and environment. This is expressed through a series of commissioned illustrations by UK artist Tom Abbiss Smith. These illustrations link every customer touchpoint, from bound booklets to binder to single house-style sheets and website.

Continue reading this article


National Theatre of Korea Repertory 2017/18 by Studio fnt

Opinion by Richard Baird

Campaign identity and banner by Studio fnt for the 2017–18 season at the National Theatre of Korea

The National Theater of Korea is the first nationally managed theatre in Asia. It is something of a brutalist building of textured and geometric concrete located in the neighbourhood of Jung-gu, South Korea. Each season it plays host to a broad and diverse contemporary art program of dance, music and performance, one-off events and festivals. To celebrate and announce the new season the theatre worked with Studio fnt to develop a campaign identity for 2017–18. This took the form of a bold typographic expression which links posters, large format banners and printed programs.

Continue reading this article