As obsessive collectors designers Tim Beard, Mason Wells and Jonathon Jeffrey thought it appropriate to name their London-based design consultancy Bibliothèque, the French word for library.
The trio are all about keeping a low profile, preferring that their creative work speaks for itself. And it does – very loudly. From designing retrospectives for the likes of design greats like Dieter Rams and Le Corbusier, to creating posters for new Vitra furniture and packaging for the in-flight meal on Virgin, Bibliothèque’s portfolio is a wealth of striking graphic innovation.
Bibliothèque believes in being design sponges, and in their speaker presentation talk about how designers need to constantly make the effort to explore and enrich oneself because “ you can’t design in a vacuum”.
Here’s a special gallery of some their more prolific work.
Above and below: Ollo
Brand creation including strategy, naming and visual identity for a new telecoms brand providing high-speed internet access to emerging markets.
Map Table System, Vitra
Promotional poster for Map table system.
D&AD Awards Night
Marketing, environmental and ambient executions 2010 Awards Ceremony and Dinner.
Spatial and marketing solutions to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Adidas Adicolor range.
Identity, packaging and print items for a German cashmere brand.
Olympic Torch, Olympic Flame
Poster and interactive digital to celebrate games of the XXX Olympiad.
Wallpaper Magazine Handmade Cover
Bibliotheque submission for the Wallpaper on-demand, handmade covers project.
Identity and Packaging for an innovative new range of domestic plant pots and holders.
Identity and ongoing promotional work for famous London retail and culture destination.
Dieter Rams: 10 Principles
A0 poster celebrating fifty years of business for Vitsœ, the producer of Dieter Rams' 606 shelving system.
Identity for hair salon in Norwich.
How to be a graphic designer
Book providing young, aspiring designers with a rough guide to the industry.
Identity and posters for design conference.
Le Corbusier, The Barbican
Exhibition and marketing for the first major survey of Le Corbusier’s work in London for more than 20 years.
Less and More
Spatial design and marketing for Dieter Rams exhibition at London's Design Museum.
Identity and printed literature for world class, contemporary classical music ensemble.
Identity, print items and guidelines for London branding studio.
Identity for company who develop innovative social entertainment across a multitude of platforms.
Space NK Men
Identity and packaging for the famous cosmetics brand.
D&AD Student Awards
Sub brand for D&AD including print, digital and environmental graphics.
Exhibition design and marketing for Super Contemporary at the Design Museum
This is Design
Exhibition Design for the Design Museum, showing their permanent collection.
Graphics and packaging for in flight meal service.