Nicole Meyer awoke from her slumber and gazed upon an overcast Tuesday in Minneapolis with an epiphany* – lake logos have a tendency to be, well, fairly ugly, let’s brand the crap out of them! Yes a true lightbulb moment if ever there was one. Anyhoo, she set about an epic life adventure to rethink what they could be. One Minnesota Lake. One Logo. Every day… Genius, spectacular and thoroughly, thoroughly enjoyable. Says Meyer, “Should only […]
Following on from news of Neville Brody’s 50Fwd identity, D&AD have released a 2 minute retrospective video celebrating 50 years of design excellence as they open entries for the fiftieth annual D&AD Awards. More work from outside the UK than ever was recognised in 2011 as international agencies and creatives increasingly sought to get their hands on a Yellow or Black Pencil. This time round D&AD are looking to increase entries from Europe further, their ambition […]
Neville Brody has created a new /50 logo for D&AD as the organisation celebrates its fiftieth year recognising and supporting UK and international creative talent. The identity – named Forward 50 – has been designed in such a way that it functions as a modular addition to the existing D&AD identity, appearing as D&AD/50 across all the materials produced during the half-centenary year. The understated Mark is set in Futura, which Brody chose as a timeless […]
Running from 9–11 March 2012, Dublin’s creative festival OFFSET 2012 encompasses talks, gallery shows, presentations, workshops, debates, parties, interviews and Q&A’s with some of the leading creatives of the world. Did I mention parties? If all that isn’t enough to tickle your taste buds, you wait ’till you get your chops around the speakers lined up for the week. In no particular order of awesomeness; Michael Bierut, Paula Scher (both of Pentagram notorioty), Stefan Sagmeister, […]
Favourites of the Journal, The Allotment, have just completed a delightful rebrand of screen writers agent Valerie Hoskins Associates. Says the Allotment; “We created a proposition based around putting ‘Words into action’. The idea reflects their very personal, hands-on and all action approach to brokering transactions of script’s and books into movies and films. The ‘clapper-book’ logotype becomes a visual cue for a series of ‘snippets’ of dialogue taken from a wide range of their […]
After last years beautifully crafted film trailor for the Sydney Bicycle Film Festival, it was going to be a tall order to match. Enter Angus Forbes and Patrick Fileti, The Skeleton Key, with some real lovely editing and eye for those finer points which helped produce something a little bit special. Sydney Bicycle Film Festival 2011 from Skeleton Key on Vimeo.
#AntiSpec is a campaign launched earlier this summer that seeks to out those who put out calls for free logos. They had a high profile casualty in the maiden campaign when Aol owned Huffington Post sought to ‘invite’ submissions for a new divisional identity “in exchange for exposure”. Hmm. We wholeheartedly support the Antispec cause, but this led us ponder a wider picture, namely to pitch or not to pitch… In times of economic downturn […]
50/50 is a collaborative experiment, a platform of 50 little bets: digital projects created and run by individuals and teams of makers. Each project aims to engage a network of supporters to help spread the word and generate as much money for famine aid as possible. Launched in August, 50 projects in 50 days is an innovative way to raise £1 million for famine relief in East Africa through graphic design. Already signed up to […]