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New Saul Bass book released

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Laurence King (publishers of many essential titles including Pentagram’s 400 Marks and, most recently Symbol) have released a long overdue and eagerly awaited title ‘Saul Bass: A Life in Film & Design‘. Over 400 pages of goodness, the book celebrates one of the greatest and renowned designers of the 20th Century. Written by design historian Pat Kirkham, who knew Bass personally, and interestingly designed by his daughter, Jennifer Bass (also co-founded Treehouse Design Partnership in […]

Identify… Chermayeff and Geismar

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NBC, Chase Bank, Mobil Oil, PBS, Rockefeller Centre, MoMA, Time Warner Cable, Xerox, Amani Exchange, PanAm, Nat Geographic, HarperCollins. Chermayeff & Geismar’s work has touched the lives of millions around the world, both timeless and iconic and “sets the standard for what a successful trademark is”. Opening up their studio for the first time in over fifty years, Identify: Basic Principles of Identity Design in the Iconic Trademarks of Chermayeff & Geismar celebrates the broad […]

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We’ve just discovered this little peach which we thought we’d share. I don’t know how much you already know about Blurb but, in a nutshell, they make quality can easily create yourself and produce on very small runs for pretty reasonable prices. Use Instagram, Facebook, Photobucket, Flickr, Tumblr… pretty much any other photo-based website to grab the images to create a book, or us pro’s get jiggy straight from Lightbox or InDesign. Ornament your coffee […]

Profile; Pentagram Design

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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 […]

Symbol

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Symbol

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 […]

Designing Brand Identity

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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 […]

Masters of Design

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Masters of Design: Logos and Identity (published 2008) complied by AdamsMorioka profiles twenty well known designers, who are recognized for the particular areas of design in which they’re profiled in the Masters series. Profiles include Pentagram trio Paula Scher, Michael Bierut, Kit Hinrichs, Michael Johnson (JohnsonBanks), , Felix Beltran, Vince Frost, Bart Crosby (Crosby Associates), Matteo Bolgna (Mucca Design), Margo Chase (Chase Design Group) and Steff Geissbulher (C&G Partners). “It’s about the methodical and analytical […]

Design Matters: Logos

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Compiled by Minneapolis branding consultancy Capsule, Design Matters: Logos explores the theory, processes and methods necessary to create stand out work that resonates in an increasingly competitive marketplace. “Essentially, make it meaning something. Even if the client’s line of business is completely uninspiring, find the meaning behind the service or the product. Meanng manifests everywhere…” Part of the The Design Matters 101 series (which also emcompasses Brochures, Portfolios and Packaging) Logos takes an in-depth approach allowing […]