On BP&O No.69

Posted: March 31st, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Blog | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on On BP&O No.69

On BP&O No.69

Reviewed on BP&O No.69

Urbanna by Forma & Co
Designtorget by Kurppa Hosk
Marco Marco by Acre
LADFEST by IS Creative Studio

Last week on BP&O I reviewed Forma& Co’s logotype, business and postcards for Urbanna, Kurppa Hosk’s brand identity treatment for Swedish design store Designtorget, Acre’s work for Italian restaurant Marco Marco, and IS Creative Studio’s identity and print work for Latin American Design Festival.

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Articles For Designers No.30

Posted: March 30th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Articles For Designers, Blog, Resources For Designers | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Articles For Designers No.30

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Articles for Designers No.30

Why You Should Find a Mentor
Instagram’s Endangered Ephemera
Paul Rand: Graphic Impact
The Designer’s Guide To Print

Writing for Sex, Drugs & Helvetica Christopher Doyle explains why he believes designers should find a mentor, Alexandra Lange looks at how Instagram is being used to document and archive vintage graphic design for The New Yorker, Steven Heller looks back at Paul Rand’s impact on graphic communication for Modern Magazine and Design Survival draws together advice from a variety of established designers to help new designers manage their print work.

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SM Monogram by Logo Designer Richard Baird

Posted: March 26th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Blog, Logos and Brand Identities, Portfolio, The Monogram Project | Tags: , , | Comments Off on SM Monogram by Logo Designer Richard Baird

SM Contemporary monogram by British freelance logo designer Richard Baird - richardbaird.com

Monogram Project No.6

Letter Combination: SM
Client: Shepherd Management
Industry: Artist Mangement
Country: UK
Status: In Use
Year: 2014

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Books For Designers No.3

Posted: March 25th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Blog, Books For Designers | Comments Off on Books For Designers No.3

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Books for Designers No.3 – Recommended by Richard Cook

The Shape of Design by Frank Chimero
Wolfgang Tillmans by Phaidon
Designing for Emotion by Aarron Walter
Neoism, Plagiarism and Praxis by Stewart Home

Each week a designer or studio recommends four #booksfordesigners. These are an affordable mix of reference, design theory and practical guides that cover graphic design and related disciplines. Today’s collection was chosen by Richard Cook. Richard has a background in fine art and designs for web from his office in the city of Sheffield.

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On BP&O No.68

Posted: March 24th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Blog | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on On BP&O No.68

On BP&O No.67

Reviewed on BP&O No.68

Background Bars by Campbell Hay
Karuizawa 1984 by The Metric System
Stone Way Cafe by Shore
Marbella Club by Pentagram
Updated: Cemento by S-T

Last week on BP&O I reviewed Campbell Hay’s logotype, business cards and website design for Background Bars, The Metric System’s packaging treatment for Japanese whisky Karuizawa 1984, Shore’s work for internet cafe, meeting point and music venue Stone Way Cafe, Pentagram’s brand identity solution for hotel, golf and spa resort Marbella Club and I took a look back at S-T’s work for Cemento following the launch of their new website.

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Articles For Designers No.29

Posted: March 23rd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Articles For Designers, Blog, Resources For Designers | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Articles For Designers No.29

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Articles for Designers No.29

1. On Track
2. How To Create Visual Tension in Your Designs
3. Why The Apple Watch Cements A New Lease Of Life For Logo Design
4. The Designer’s Guide To Building A Portfolio

Ben Vincent looks at British Rail’s double-arrow symbol for Grafik, Steven Bradley explores how to create tension in design for Vanseo, It’s Nice That offers insight into why the apple watch cements a new lease of life for logo design and Design Survival draws together advice from a variety of established designers to help new designers build and mange their portfolio.

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CB Monogram by Logo Designer Richard Baird

Posted: March 19th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Blog, Logos and Brand Identities, Portfolio, The Monogram Project | Tags: , , | Comments Off on CB Monogram by Logo Designer Richard Baird

CB Modern monogram by British freelance logo designer Richard Baird - richardbaird.com

Monogram Project No.5

Letter Combination: CB
Client: C&B Design
Industry: Interior Design & Architecture
Country: USA
Status: Unused/Available/400GBP
Year: 2015

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Books For Designers No.2

Posted: March 18th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Blog, Books For Designers | Comments Off on Books For Designers No.2

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Books for Designers No.2 – Recommended by Josh Nychuk

A Primer of Visual Literacy by Donis A. Dondis
Elements of Typographic Style by Robert Bringhurst
Grid Systems in Graphic Design by Josef Müller Brockmann
Marks of Excellence by Per Mollerup

Each week a designer or studio recommends four #booksfordesigners. These are an affordable mix of reference, design theory and practical guides that cover graphic design and related disciplines. Today’s collection was chosen by Canadian Josh Nychuk. Josh runs an independent branding and graphic design practice Nychuk Design, from his office in Vancouver BC. His passion lies in helping clients define and articulate their unique offering with presence and meaning.

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