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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Threaded Magazine Ed.18 – The Curiosity Issue – Auckland, New Zealand

Threaded Magazine Ed.18 – The Curiosity Issue – Auckland, New Zealand

Threaded magazine is a publication that is all about people as designers and designers as people exploring who they are and what drives them to do their work.

Project Emotional by EURODANCE Studio – Berlin, Germany

Project Emotional by EURODANCE Studio – Berlin, Germany

Icon, Smiley, Sticon have becomed quickly a full part language. But often they keep the same design, cute and colorfull. The aim of the Project Emotional is to create a series of emoticon minimal and fancy. Each Icon correspond to a feeling or a notion. But the interpretation is more free. Symbol or hackneyed clichés were avoided. In the end, about 100 icons: a tired cat, a smiling dog, a collection of has-been T-shirts... and many more!

Roger – TV Land Summer Rebrand 2015 (1:18)

Roger – TV Land Summer Rebrand 2015 (1:18)

Creative production studio Roger recently partnered with TV Land on a comprehensive rebrand including a new logo and on-air look.

Pavel Paratov – ALQUIMIA Animated Type (1:05)

Pavel Paratov – ALQUIMIA Animated Type (1:05)

Animated Type. Follow the style of Pavel Paratov previous video — Respublica Bookstore Reel

Odd Matter Studio – Els Woldhek, Georgi Manassiev – Floter – Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Odd Matter Studio – Els Woldhek, Georgi Manassiev – Floter – Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Inspired by the use of cork in fishing floats. A very old an common use for the incredibly light and natural cork material.

Tien-Min Liao – Sugar of the day (1:50)

Tien-Min Liao – Sugar of the day (1:50)

Self-initiated project.

Cooee – Leon Dijkstra. – Amsterdam, Netherlands

Cooee – Leon Dijkstra. – Amsterdam, Netherlands

Cooee is an Amsterdam-based studio founded in 2010 and run by Leon Dijkstra. It specialises in visual communication with a strong focus on publication design and visual identities.

Pierre Kiandjan – Graphic Designer – Paris, France

Pierre Kiandjan – Graphic Designer – Paris, France

Pierre Kiandjan is a 28-year-old self-taught graphic designer from Paris, France. He studied broadcast technology and management sciences, and have worked for four years as a broadcast producer in a French national public radio network. Pierre draws inspiration from music album artworks, optic art, and Mœbius comics. Through colours, he creates illusion of motion, space, or temperature. The challenges are gathering simple shapes within complicated blendings. Pierre often uses cross shadow and light effects with eclectic shades and patterns – in attempt to shake things up a little in the realm of optic art.

108 Stories of Social Innovation in 10DAYFEST – Hong Kong

108 Stories of Social Innovation in 10DAYFEST – Hong Kong

The Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation (J.C.DISI) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) will organize its third 10DAYFEST from 25 September to 4 October with over 20 events under the theme of "Design and Society". All events are free to public. This year 108 change-makers are invited to showcase their socially innovative projects, stories and backgrounds, which are meant to inspire positive changes for Hong Kong.

Samuel Vanhoegaerden Gallery presents 'Studio Job – The Banana Show' – Belgium

Samuel Vanhoegaerden Gallery presents 'Studio Job – The Banana Show' – Belgium

Samuel Vanhoegaerden Gallery presents The Banana Show – Studio Job's solo exhibition "Drawings and Objects" – A book presentation of 'Desegnajoj' – Launch of Range Rover Evoque by Studio Job. Opening on Friday, 7 AUG, 4pm. Exhibition runs until 27 SEP, 2015.