Studio Showcase: Commission

Selected by Richard Baird.

A continually updated gallery of graphic design work created by Commission reviewed and published on BP&O. Commission is a London based design and branding consultancy owned and led by Creative Directors David McFarline and Christopher Moorby. Their work covers the full spectrum of graphic design, from print and packaging design to editorial, advertising and digital media within the fashion, art, culture and commerce sectors.

BP&O has been following and writing about Commission since 2015. Their work is often characterised by a graphic restraint and a material sophistication rooted in a clear and compelling idea. There are moments where there is a sensitivity to the sequential nature of an unboxing, an awareness of the mechanisms of opening and the potential of surface beyond ink.

Highlights include their work for luggage design and manufacturer Rimowa, developed over two phases; the first captures a balance of craft and utility, the second introduces a familial warmth and character through illustration and colour. Unfolded, a print and packaging event in Germany stands out for the dialogue created between the visually immediate and robust, and the delicate and the crafted. Much of their work displays a material sophistication. Micro-foiling, sculpted embossing, micro-perforations and thermographic ink develop a smart material language alongside the graphic.

 

Unfolded

 

Designed by Commission – Unfolded

 

Rimowa 2017

 

Designed by Commission – Rimowa

 

Franklin Till

 

Designed by Commission – Franklin Till

 

Rimowa 2018

 

Designed by Commission – Rimowa

 

Institute

 

Designed by Commission – Institute

 

Volcano At Home

 

Designed by Commission – Volcano At Home

 

Croft

 

Designed by Commission – Croft

 

Old Spike

 

Designed by Commission – Old Spike

 

This post was published as a quick way to browse through BP&O’s content and get access to older but equally interesting projects through different themes, and expands on previous posts under the category The Best of BP&O. This series can be subscribed to here.


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