BEST OF HIGHLIGHTS | That first year

BEST OF HIGHLIGHTS | That first year

In the life of every project, the first year starts with excitement, difficulties, and if all goes well, it ends with success. Amid the hardships of 2020, the HIGHLIGHTS article series has shown reliable continuity since the release of the first installment on February 7, 2020—a full year ago.

HIGHLIGHTS is HYPEANDHYPER magazine’s only series of articles, orbiting the Earth and paying close attention to all the active designers of the world. As its name suggests, it guides its readers and shines a spotlight on selected projects. Week by week, it provides an insight into the creative energies shared on Behance and other surfaces, as a treat for those who want to feast their eyes on something, marveling at the most beautiful, most exciting projects. Behind the HIGHLIGHTS series are design theorist Kitti Mayer and graphic designer Márk Gelley, who were carefully selecting and interpreting worthwhile projects for every Sunday, dosing them like pills of a creative medicine.

As creators often do when reaching an important milestone of any project, we now stop and look back on the past year. In our current selection, we won’t add to this year’s list but select items from it, presenting our personal favorites. Once again, we invite the readers on a journey around the Earth, re-showcasing the best and most beautiful projects of 2020 in 10+1 categories.

Have fun!

#01 PACKAGING

BEVERAGES CATEGORY

Menaud – Custom Bottle Design & Brand Identity | Montreal, Canada
Wedge Studio

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FOOD CATEGORY

Amber | Singapore
Oddds The New Anthropology

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OBJECTS CATEGORY

Art Sponge. Rijksstudio Award 2020. | Minsk, Belarus
Lesa Limonov

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COSMETICS, MEDICINE CATEGORY

Conserva Collective | Budapest, Hungary
Peltan-Brosz Studio

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#02 OBJECT DESIGN

Washing machine | Busan, South Korea
Chae Young Yoon
Eunjeong Seon
Jinwook Kim
Yaeryeun Lee

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#03 PUBLICATIONS

BOOKS CATEGORY

Graphic Design History | 1850-2000 | Budapest, Hungary
Dóra Balla

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MAGAZINES CATEGORY

Paradiso Issue 10 | Byron Bay, Australia
Muse Muse

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#04 TYPOGRAPHY

Silka Mono Font | Gijón, Spain
atipo ®

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#05 CALENDAR

TYPORIGAMI calendar | Budapest, Hungary
de_form studio
Bertalan Bessenyey
Sára Vilma Nagy
Benedek Takács
Enikő Déri
Nóra Demeczky

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#06 BRAND IDENTITY

CAFE, RESTAURANT CATEGORY

Fork | San Luis Potosí, Mexico
Menta .

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EVENT, FESTIVAL CATEGORY

Paris 2024 Olympic Games – Brand design | Paris, France
Graphéine

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BUSINESS CATEGORY

Brightech© | Yerevan, Armenia
Mane Tatoulian

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PUBLIC SPACE, INSTITUTION CATEGORY

UTEC | Lima, Peru
Brandlab™  
Andrés Nakamatsu
Jhesse Franco
Romina De’ Luise

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#07 UI/UX – APPLICATION

Wikipedia Imagination | Moscow, Russia
Dmitriy Kozhevnikov
Agima ru

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#08 POSTER

Sonnet Posters | Detroit, Michigan, USA
Xtian Miller

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#09 ILLUSTRATION

STATIC CATEGORY

Little Christmas story | Warsaw, Poland
Natalya Shilo

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DYNAMIC, ANIMATION CATEGORY

Brevio | Warsaw, Poland / Stockholm, Sweden / London, United Kingdom
Ilona Rybak
Mac Wojcik
sigh jones

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#10 MURAL

„Break The Silence” Campaign against Women Violence | Amman, Jordan
Miramar Moh’d
Dalal Mitwally

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+1 EXTRA

EX LIBRIS | Budapest, Hungary
Halisten Stúdió

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