IdN v18n5: Logographic Issue – Stamps of Authority
IdN v18n5: Logographic Issue – Stamps of Authority
IdN v18n5: Logographic Issue – Stamps of Authority
IdN v18n5: Logographic Issue – Stamps of Authority
IdN v18n5: Logographic Issue – Stamps of Authority
IdN v18n5: Logographic Issue – Stamps of Authority
IdN v18n5: Logographic Issue – Stamps of Authority
IdN v18n5: Logographic Issue – Stamps of Authority
IdN v18n5: Logographic Issue – Stamps of Authority
IdN v18n5: Logographic Issue – Stamps of Authority
IdN v18n5: Logographic Issue – Stamps of Authority
IdN v18n5: Logographic Issue – Stamps of Authority
IdN v18n5: Logographic Issue – Stamps of Authority
IdN v18n5: Logographic Issue – Stamps of Authority
IdN v18n5: Logographic Issue – Stamps of Authority
IdN v18n5: Logographic Issue – Stamps of Authority
IdN v18n5: Logographic Issue – Stamps of Authority
IdN v18n5: Logographic Issue – Stamps of Authority
IdN v18n5: Logographic Issue – Stamps of Authority
IdN v18n5: Logographic Issue – Stamps of Authority
IdN v18n5: Logographic Issue – Stamps of Authority
IdN v18n5: Logographic Issue – Stamps of Authority
IdN v18n5: Logographic Issue – Stamps of Authority
IdN v18n5: Logographic Issue – Stamps of Authority
IdN v18n5: Logographic Issue – Stamps of Authority
IdN v18n5: Logographic Issue – Stamps of Authority
IdN v18n5: Logographic Issue – Stamps of Authority
IdN v18n5: Logographic Issue – Stamps of Authority
IdN v18n5: Logographic Issue – Stamps of Authority
IdN v18n5: Logographic Issue – Stamps of Authority
IdN v18n5: Logographic Issue – Stamps of Authority
IdN v18n5: Logographic Issue – Stamps of Authority

A good logo never stands alone — it always acts as the front-runner for a whole identity package. At least, that's what the experts tell us. And the simpler it is, the more effective it will probably be. It should also be flexible enough to be capable of adaptation to almost any media. These are just a few of the lessons you will learn if you read what our 17 leading logo designers have to say on the subject. And their messages are backed up with bags of visuals demonstrating their own best efforts in this field.


Contents:

Motion Gallery: 8-Bit
Logographic Issue: Stamps of Authority
Creative City: Paris
Idea: Web Design
Pick of the Month

Specifications:

108 pages
6 varying paper stocks
4C process + spot UV + vanish
98 minutes DVD Video included


Logographic Issue

Making a lasting impression

One thing comes through very clearly in this special feature on logo design — that you cannot create one in a vacuum. A good logo can often be crucial to a firm's marketing campaign, establishing itself as an instantly recognisable symbol conveying such values as trustworthiness, reliability, craftsmanship, value for money, glamour and all-round desirability. But it has to be adaptable to a multiplicity of media needs — from billboards to posters to print advertising to TV to packaging to stationery and so on.

The very best logos are badges of pride — prominently displayed on clothing, for instance, or status-symbol consumer products. As such, they should be fashionable, elegant, readily identifiable. And the key is simplicity. A complicated combination of letters and shapes that is difficult to take in at a single glance will never do its job properly.

Featuring:

Allan Peters | Andre Gottschalk | Bruce Mau Design | Côme de Bouchony | Felt Branding | Houdini | Hyperkit | Jan Avendano | Kissmiklos | Mihail Mihaylov | Mike McQuade | Project Projects | Rejane Dal Bello | Thonik | Toormix | Vanessa Lam | Young

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Motion Gallery: 8-Bit

Let the games begin — again

The software technology known as 8 Bit was responsible for the rapid spread and unprecedented popularity of video games in the '70s and '80s. Primitive though they were, those games grabbed the imagination of an entire generation. And now that many of them have grown up to become motion designers, they are summoning up their childhood memories to incorporate aspects of them into their latest digital creations, be they music videos, smartphone games or short movies, thus giving a 30-year-old sub-culture a whole new lease of life.

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Creative City: Paris

In the footsteps of giants

When it comes to art of any kind, no city in the world is as identified with it as Paris. The French capital was once synonymous with struggling young men in garrets on the Left Bank of the Seine, or in Montmartre, painting or sculpting away before sallying forth in their berets to buy a baguette or drink absinthe at boulevard cafés — and most of them became world-famous. So what does the place hold for today's art-minded generation? We asked nine leading lights on the local design scene to tell us (and show us some of their best work).

Featuring:

Anto Squizzato | Atelier Muesli | Aurelien Arnaud | Benjamin Varin | Denis Carrier | Julie Rousset | Pierre Kurczewski | Pierrick Jegou | Xavier Bourdil

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Idea: Web Design

How to weave a captivating site

We all spend so many hours these days gazing at websites that we should all be experts on the subject. But even if we happen to be designers, our familiarity with the world-wide web doesn't necessarily mean that we know how to produce a scintillating site. Getting people to stop and pay particular attention to one of the many millions of them that are out there is a very specialised skill. Let the featuring 5 internationally known web-weavers tell you how they did it!

Featuring:

Hellohikimori | You Were In My Dream | Media Arc | Kinetic | admedia

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Regulars: POTM

Pick of the Month

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The 'Consumer' T-shirt by SHOK-1 – London, UK

The 'Consumer' T-shirt by SHOK-1 – London, UK

A 30+ year veteran of painting in the streets and a hardcore gamer since the early 80's, SHOK-1 painted the image inspired by the classic videogame character to create a witty metaphor on our modern consumer culture. The original artwork was spraypainted on a wall in Germany in his unique X-ray style using cutting-edge freehand techniques pioneered by the artist. No stencils or tape were used to achieve the intricate translucent effects.

BlinkmyBrain –  Alphabetic (2:03)

BlinkmyBrain – Alphabetic (2:03)

A personal project that created to explore new possibilities with type animation and design.

Lienke Raben – Amsterdam, Netherlands

Lienke Raben – Amsterdam, Netherlands

“The local design scene, as opposed to the advertising scene where I worked before, is less about the big brands and more about the freedom and time to create something awesome. Animators and illustrators that I know really have a passion for what they do and my experience is also that they’re all a little bit weird, in a good way.”

Circle Culture presents "Exposure" by Jonathan Yeo – Hamburg, Germany

Circle Culture presents "Exposure" by Jonathan Yeo – Hamburg, Germany

Circle Culture is pleased to announce the solo exhibition "Exposure" by Jonathan Yeo, which will be opened on July 9th, 2015 in Hamburg. The exhibition will primarily consist of Yeo's Leaf Works, created using the artist's unique and celebrated form of pornography collage. It will be the first – and possibly the last – time these works will be shown together as a group in their own right. The artist will be present exclusively for the Opening Reception.

Serial Cut™ – DIESEL – Melting Props (2:10)

Serial Cut™ – DIESEL – Melting Props (2:10)

S/S 2015 Window Display for DIESEL Italy

Jonas' Design – Jonas Merian – Shanghai, China

Jonas' Design – Jonas Merian – Shanghai, China

Jonas is currently working on various upcycled design projects, where he makes unique, handmade furniture and home accessories out of reclaimed, reused and repurposed materials.

TRUTH Interactive Postcard by Eddie Lin wins iF Design Awards – Taipei, Taiwan

TRUTH Interactive Postcard by Eddie Lin wins iF Design Awards – Taipei, Taiwan

This typography series showcases Chinese characters using patterns from other writing systems such as Arabic, Thai, among others. TRUTH presents characters on proverbs said by remarkable people seeking for the true value of existence. Recognized by the iF DESIGN AWARD 2015, Eddie have used temperature-sensing ink to cover-up characters untile they have been touched and felt.

Rolls-Royce presents new commission by Isaac Julien during Art Basel 2015 – Basel, Switzerland

Rolls-Royce presents new commission by Isaac Julien during Art Basel 2015 – Basel, Switzerland

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars will present the first public showing of Isaac Julien’s new work Stones Against Diamonds during Art Basel in Basel, 2015. The work, commissioned as part of the Rolls-Royce Art Programme, will be shown at the Kirche Elisabethen, Basel, from 16-17 JUN 2015. Following the preview during the Venice Biennale last month, the video installation will be shown on a larger scale than previously seen, as a unique site specific installation filling the magnificent interior of the imposing church across ten screens.

Art Monaco 2015 – Monte-Carlo, Monaco

Art Monaco 2015 – Monte-Carlo, Monaco

From July 9 to July 12, 2015, a new sumptuous venue will be created right in the middle of the business district, known as the “playground of the rich and famous”. The Principality of Monaco will artistically transform 5,000 square meters into a contemporary and modern art show at Art Monaco’15!

Lamesville – Idler: A New Modular Typeface Family (1:06)

Lamesville – Idler: A New Modular Typeface Family (1:06)

This is a promotional video I created to promote a typeface that I designed. The video explains how the unique layering system of the typeface works.