Kingston Show 2021
14 July 2021
We're very excited this month by the launch of Kingston School of Art’s 2021 digital showcase.
Our concept and design for this online space was inspired by the experience of meandering through physical shows—the joy of meeting different disciplines and practices together in a journey through studios, corridors and galleries.
Let it snow...
21 December 2020
We’ve found new ways to be creative from home this year
Kieran kept close to his two nephews in lockdown by sending them homemade films. These starred characters made from things within reach; earplugs and eggcups, toe separators, a hoover, a disco ball.
28 October 2020
We have worked closely over the past months with architectural practice Curl La Tourelle Head in their response to Covid-19’s impacts on health, educational and retail environments. CLTH propose pop up structures that act as additional teaching spaces, triage centres and shop floors which help communities in each setting maintain safe social distancing.
’Tis the season…
10 December 2019
For red pens, rulers and homemade wrapping paper! We invite you to hand draw patterns with a personal touch. Following the artist Sol LeWitt’s timeless methods, subtly numbered sheets guide the hand with reference to a key. Follow the numbers and see what emerges!
Oslo Architecture Triennale
9 October 2019
We recently attended the 2019 Oslo Architecture Triennale. Our friends and collaborators Londonon participated with a submission entitled ‘Degrowth Degustation’.
The Haptic Way launch
14 July 2019
Haptic Architects marked their tenth birthday with the publication of ‘The Haptic Way, a handbook for practice’.
becomes an Associate
20 March 2019
We're delighted to announce Aaron Merrigan
has become an Associate at BOB.
This promotion recognises Aaron’s ongoing commitment to our studio and his growing contribution to business development.
19 December 2018
This year we recycled plastic collected from the BOB studio and surrounding cafes, pubs and shops. The recycled plastic created the components for a "Make your own bobauble“ kit. Happy Christmas from all of us at BOB! X
Parts of the Process
20 June 2018
Lecture in Progress invited us to talk about the process of designing the 2D graphics for Frida Kahlo – Making Her Self Up, currently on show at the V&A. Click here
to see the article on their website; and read about the ideas, typography, our experience working with the V&A's huge team, and how exhibitions can tell a story.
A Productive City
23 April 2018
We are delighted to announce that Transport for London has awarded BOB a place on the Architecture and Urbanism framework for Graphic Design. We are looking forward to working with Transport for London and Greater London Authority for the next couple of years.
BOB 2017 Christmas Card
22 December 2017
This Christmas we made an online slot machine which gave lucky invitees the opportunity win a range of amazing prizes. Love and good luck for 2018 from BOB!
London Design Festival 2017
8 September 2017
We have collaborated with New Delhi based design studio Ishan Khosla Design to create Visual Gradient.
12 July 2017
We are excited to say that we are the proud winners of two D&AD pencils this year!
A creative response to Article 50
12 April 2017
‘We pool resources, question, collaborate, make an experience to broaden our minds, expand our reach and widen our worldview’.
BOB 2016 Christmas Card
22 December 2016
We became chocolatiers for a day to create this year’s snow-peaked chocolate Christmas card.
2 September 2016
BOB's Rethink of British Summertime
2 August 2016
We are delighted to be featured in the ‘showroom’ section of this month’s issue of Novum magazine, alongside Mucho, Joseph Veazey, Alberto Fiocco and Nicklas Haslestad.
The Design School ‘Both Sides’ Publication
18 July 2016
We have recently worked with The Design School at Kingston University to curate and design a publication for the School's audience.
Bioengineering Identity Launch
11 January 2016
Over the past year we’ve been working on a new visual identity for Bioengineering AG who manufacture equipment and design plants for the bioresearch and engineering industries.
BOB 2015 Christmas Card
17 December 2015
With a little patience and Christmas magic, here's how to play our musical card.
8 December 2015
Mireille is interviewed by Swiss magazine Ligature.ch...
The Design School – Staff and Student Workshop
16 November 2015
We really enjoyed our recent workshop with students and staff from the Design School at Kingston University — held at RSA House in London (the home of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce).
Archive Homestore & Kitchen – Now Open!
16 November 2015
We were delighted to see Archive opening the doors of its amazing arch space in Ramsgate’s royal harbour earlier this month and hear business is booming! We created the visual identity for this homestore and kitchen — a vibrant scheme featuring an arch filled with all forms of form and all forms of fun.
German Design Award 2016
3 November 2015
We are pleased to announce that Nordic's branding has won another award! This time in the 'Corporate Identity' category of the 2016 German Design Awards.
14 July 2015
We’re delighted to have become the latest contributor to Grafik’s ‘Logoform’ series in which design practitioners/practices introduce a logoform they find particularly interesting or inspiring.
Central Saint Martins
19 May 2015
Mireille joined Hans Burkhardt of Bubu in challenging CSM's Foundation Fine Artists to reinvent the book-as-object for the 21st century.
27 April 2015
We're delighted to learn that our work on Bubu's Spectrum II has received a pencil in this year's D&AD professional awards.
We can't wait for the ceremony on the evening of 21st May!
Bubu: the covers come off!
20 April 2015
Here's a sneak peek of our new identity for Bubu as it springs up in, on and around their factory in Zürich. We're really excited to see it take shape with such scale and impact (bigger than a grown Swiss man!).
'A Day in a Life' comes to life
16 February 2015
Our work for new fashion label 'A Day in a Life' was revealed this week with the online launch of their capsule collection...
Happy 2015 from BOB
21 January 2015
Last year we teamed up with 20 graphic design students from Kingston University and the Swiss bindery Bubu to ask them to reinvent the book-as-object; to suggest new ways it can fit into the modern world.
Quality Hotel Expo Signage featured in 'Top Design Hotel'
1 November 2014
BOB's signage for the Quality Hotel Expo, in collaboration with Haptic architects, has featured in a 19-page spread of the publication, Top Design Hotel.
A New BOB
1 August 2014
We are delighted to welcome Stéphanie Amstutz to the BOB team in the role of Account Manager. Stéphanie has been our client for over six years, first in her marketing role at Candrian Catering and then as a member of the management team at USP.
10 June 2014
We have just received samples of the latest edition of the USP newsletter. To kick off the World Cup, this edition of the newsletter is coloured in the Brazilian green, yellow and blue and includes a tournament chart on the back cover.
Nordic Branding in D&AD 2014 Professional Awards
1 April 2014
We are pleased to announce that Nordic's branding was awarded under 'Branding Schemes' in this year's D&AD Professional Awards.
Planning Approval for MSCP
4 March 2014
We were delighted to hear that Haptic Architects
’ proposal to re-clad the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park multi-storey car park (MSCP) has been granted approval. We worked with Haptic to design the supergraphics for this new structure, re-using hundreds of the off-cuts punched from the cladding during production to create large-scale iconography.
Bibliophile Brief Winners Announced
28 February 2014
After much deliberation the Bibliophile brief winners were announced this week by Kieran, Mireille and Hans Burkhardt from BUBU. Kingston’s energetic students submitted 20 final projects and such was the quality of their creativity and invention (a book which doubled as a table lamp, a living book that required regular watering and a book that inflated to the width of any given bookshelf to name just a few) two winners and three runners up were chosen.
27 January 2014
Mireille teamed up with her father Hans Burkhardt from the Swiss bookbinder BUBU this week in setting a live brief to Kingston University's third year graphic design students. The challenge — to reinvent the book with one eye on the future — was introduced to the students with a nod to the past… an unearthed film of the production process at BUBU shot by Mireille's grandfather in 1951.
8 October 2013
We have been commissioned by Arkwright, the international management consultants, to create a wayfinding and interior graphic scheme for their new offices in Aker Brygge, Oslo in collaboration with Haptic Architects.
Haptic – Working the Land
22 January 2013
This week saw our work on Haptic Architects' 'Working The Land' Exhibition come to fruition.
Hosted by Buro Happold in their London headquarters showspace, this show presents Haptic's recent work and an insight into the practice’s ethos. We created the interior graphic scheme for the show and all event literature including a very haptic embossed/debossed invitation with a fluorescent flash of colour.
Bookbinding and Fondue
1 December 2012
We have just returned from some quality time in Zürich honing our bookbinding skills and rewarding ourselves with fondue. We each created sketchbooks customised with our initials at BUBU — following the lead of one of the bindery’s master binders — before heading to Chässtube for some cheese dipping.
Nordic — Introducing the Brand
1 November 2012
We travelled to Norway this week to introduce the Nordic identity to the practice’s team of 120 staff and assembled press. We took over the Colosseum Kino — Northern Europe’s largest cinema standing only metres from the Nordic offices — to tell the story, from one set of creatives to another, of how the branding process took shape.