On BP&O No.141

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On BP&O – No.141

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Stevenson Systems by Socio Design
Primary by DIA
Updated: EDL Laminates by Bravo
Hidraulik by Hey
The Best of BP&O — From Canada

Last week I took a look at Socio Design’s visual identity for Stevenson Systems, DIA’s work for NY co-working space Primary and Hey’s print for modernist-inspired floor and table mat range Hidraulik. I also updated the post on Bravo’s work for EDL Laminates with images of their 2016 brochure and pulled together a post on some of the best design work from Canada reviewed and published on BP&O since 2011.

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Articles For Designers No.96

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Articles For Designers No.47

Articles for Designers No.96

Mozilla: The Design Development
On The Challenges Of Designing A Book Spine
Artek, the Aaltos, and the Advocacy of Modernism

Design Survival – Typography

In this week’s picks Johnsonbanks delivers some insight into their ongoing work on the visual identity for Mozilla, Daniel Benneworth-Gray explores the challenges of designing a book spine for Creative Review, Julie Lasky looks at Artek; the business, brand, and emissary of the modern design philosophy practiced by the Finnish architect and designer Alvar Aalto, and Design Survival offers some advice on typography.

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Computer Arts Segment.

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Resources for designers

Q. How can designers enhance emotional engagement when showcasing their branding work to studios and potential clients in an increasingly crowded market? – Computer Arts, September 2015

A. View it as a short story

Branding projects should be seen as short stories; ones that designers are enthusiastic and capable of writing or talking about in a variety of situations.

Good aesthetic sensitivities appeal to base instincts and a shared sense of taste. It is a connection easily made, but just as easily broken. In a saturated and increasingly capable market it is commonplace and offers little in the way of differentiation or longevity.

Fostering and enhancing a genuine emotional connection comes from the recounting of process. This should be clear and honest, not reworked or post-rationalised.

Happenstance should be celebrated, not downplayed. Process stories should be written or told with good intention, character and passion, in a way that is insightful and self-assured, yet avoids arrogance and the esoteric.


PE Monogram by Logo Designer Richard Baird

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PE Monogram by British freelance designer Richard Baird

Monogram Project No.15

Letter Combination: PE
Client: French, German & Russian Translations
Industry: Translation Services
Country: Germany
Status: Unused/Available
Year: 2016

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On BP&O No.140

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On BP&O No.140

Reviewed on BP&O No.140

London Design Biennale by Pentagram
Faculty Brewing Co. by Post Projects
Francina Models by Mucho
Full of Luck Club by Bravo
EAT by Fable

Last week I took a look at Pentagram’s visual identity for London Design Biennale, Post Projects’ work for Faculty Brewing Co., Mucho’s logo for Francina Models, Bravo’s lettering and print for Full of Luck club and Fable’s brand identity for exhibition EAT.

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On BP&O No.139

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On BP&O – No.139

Reviewed on BP&O No.139

ArtRabbit by Bond
VonHof Cycles by Franklyn
Terri Timely by Bedow
APartMENT by UMA
The Best of BP&O — August 2016

Last week I took a look at Bond’s logotype for global art platform ArtRabbit, Franklyn’s work for small-batch cycle business VonHof, Bedow’s brand identity for directing duo Terri Timely and UMA’s logotype, signage and facade for APartMENT. I also pulled together a post of the best pieces of work published in August.

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Articles For Designers No.95

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Articles For Designers No.47

Articles for Designers No.95

On the Bauhaus Trail in Germany
Mozilla Wants You to Help Redesign Its Logo
David King And The Power Of Graphics
Design Survival – Print

In this week’s picks Charly Wilder goes on the Bauhaus trail for The New York Times, Maragret Rhodes looks at the democratic approach Mozilla is taking to the design its new brand identity, Domenic Lippa explores the work of David King and the power of graphics for Creative Review, and Design Survival offers some advice on print management.

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On BP&O No.138

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On BP&O No.138

Reviewed on BP&O No.138

Helbers by Only
Tokyo Bousai by Nosigner
IDES by Swear Words
The Best of BP&O — Business Cards No.12
From The Readers No.7

Over the last two weeks I took a look at Only’s brand identity for men’s fashion label Helbers, Nosigner’s disaster preparedness pack for the residents of Japan, and Swear Word’s brand identity for restaurant IDES. I also pulled together a post of the best business cards reviewed on the site in 2016, and selection of projects sent in by BP&O readers.

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