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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HÜZÜN – An ISTphoto documentary project – Istanbul, Turkey

HÜZÜN – An ISTphoto documentary project – Istanbul, Turkey

HÜZÜN is the name of an ISTphoto project which is a growing collection of pictures from Istanbul started since 2013. The pictures are shown in different exhibition traveling trough Germany and Turkey. ISTphoto is Valeska (Istanbul/ Leipzig) and Miriam (Budapest/ Istanbul), both freelance designer and photographer.

Bardo – Bren Imboden, Luis Viale – Melbourne, Australia

Bardo – Bren Imboden, Luis Viale – Melbourne, Australia

“We believe that if there is a good concept behind the pack, we don’t need anything else. The communication has to be clear, simple and honest to the consumer.”

Ting-An Ho – Taipei, Taiwan

Ting-An Ho – Taipei, Taiwan

"Good design is one that benefits all mankind, whether its influence is large or small. Those who have exiled themselves to big foreign cities such as New York, Paris and Tokyo, and have won lots of awards, will never be an example for me, because I think there is still a lot for me to do here and a long way to go."

Shannnam – Hong Kong

Shannnam – Hong Kong

The collection is described as "a glimmer, a touch, a place, a continuity, a dream, captured within suspended streams of consciousness".

Tofu Design Studio – Michelle Au – Singapore

Tofu Design Studio – Michelle Au – Singapore

"Form, function, emotion. When the first two work seamlessly together to deliver a ‘reveal’ experience that’s topped off with a satisfaction that its content is well justified."

Marios Karystios – Gino's Garden Olive Oil – Lebanon

Marios Karystios – Gino's Garden Olive Oil – Lebanon

Gino’s garden organic olive oil, from Lebanon recently released a limited-quantity, olive shaped bottle for its finest quality line from the grove of Gino Haddad. Two different types of uneven olive shaped bottles were drawn, using mathematical techniques to calculate the irregular shape and volume. The ceramic bottles were brought to life by the skilful hands of Stelios Laskaris, in black gloss and green matte glaze finishes. Photography by Roger Moukarzel. The making of by Marios Karystios.

As Types Grow Older – Re-issuring 'Sadness' and 'Grimoire' – Cologne, Germany

As Types Grow Older – Re-issuring 'Sadness' and 'Grimoire' – Cologne, Germany

Felix Braden’s very first typefaces 'Sadness' and 'Grimoire' have just been published in new and revised versions at Myfonts. After the tragic end of the established Fountain Type Foundry he had to ask himself the following question: Is there still any justification for the existence of his 20 year old fonts? 'Sadness' was based on experiments during his stay at the Trier College of Design, 'Grimoire' on the other hand combines two seemingly contradicting principles – calligraphic and constructive ideas – and makes them work together. The font is based on a modular system but simulates a handwritten typeface. Both fonts are available for €5 at Myfonts with a introductory discount of 80% until 19 MAY.

Lily Kao – Toronto, Canada

Lily Kao – Toronto, Canada

“A good packaging design brings out the personality of the product and tells a story about the brand.”

Graphic Design in Paris – Conference by Slanted + HFG Karlsruhe – Karlsruhe, Germany

Graphic Design in Paris – Conference by Slanted + HFG Karlsruhe – Karlsruhe, Germany

In sync with the release of Slanted #25: Paris, The University of Arts and Design Karlsruhe teams up with Slanted to host a 1-day conference about Graphic Design in Paris featuring: HELMO (Montreuil-sous-bois), Olivier Lebrun (Paris), Émilie Rigaud (Paris), Laurent Ungerer (Paris) and Frédéric Teschner Studio (Paris).

Graphic identity for Latin American Design Festival by IS Creative Studio – Lima/Madrid

Graphic identity for Latin American Design Festival by IS Creative Studio – Lima/Madrid

LAD is an organization created with the aim of promoting Latin American Design worldwide highlighting the social potential of design using lectures, workshops, exhibitions and complementary activities. The design/branding of the LAD Festival is inspired on the international ISO A series paper standard known by all graphic designers. It represents the different countries, different cultures, connections between them and also gives the feeling of a geometric map.