Published by Phaidon in July 2004, any fan of Pentagram will consider this essential shelf fodder. A provoking introspective outlining the structure and principles of the bureau, the release is the first survey of Pentagram published since 1999, and the first book to include noteworthy partners Lisa Strausfeld (since departed onto pastures new) and DJ Stout et al. Profile is a unique collection of essays on Pentagram’s partners by authors, critics and a handful of well-known cultural and editorial […]
Pentagram, through Lawrence King Publishing, have released their latest book entitled Symbol. The book features over 1,300 symbols organized into groups and sub-groups according to their visual characteristics. Each category includes a short introduction on who the symbol was designed for, the designer, and in some cases, what the symbol stands for. These sections are interspersed with short case studies on both classic and more recently designed symbols. Much like Pentagram’s previous title – 400 Marks […]
Stevaker Design, hailing from Nashville USA, present a portfolio of typically Americana brashness – bold, confident, humour-filled and pivoted on an gorgeous illustrative style that is time tried and tested. Whether the all-american stlyle is your taste (personally I love its merits) this is nicely executed stuff. Tw. @StevakerDesign
Radient, based in Richmond just outside of London, have designed the logo for this year’s UEFA Champions League Final to be held at Wembley. The illustration is nice, and in keeping with previous Champions League Final identities (below), though I have to say I’m not a massive fan of the typography. It seems to me they missed a trick here to produce something stunning and, to me, the type seems a bit slap-dash.
Now into the third edition of Alina Wheeler‘s Designing Brand Identity: An Essential Guide for the Whole Branding Team is a rich, comprehensive but well sectioned publications that asks; who are you? Who needs to know? Why should they care? How will they find out? “In a densely crowded marketplace, corporations, organizations, and even individuals look for ways to differentiate themselves. That is the job of branding. Whether your goal is to express a new brand […]