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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Brandon Wall – Sevenly Animation (1:36)

Brandon Wall – Sevenly Animation (1:36)

Animation by Brandon Wall

'Walking Through Clear Water in a Pool Painted Black' by Nemanja Jehlicka – Belgrade, Serbia

'Walking Through Clear Water in a Pool Painted Black' by Nemanja Jehlicka – Belgrade, Serbia

Walking Through Clear Water in a Pool Painted Black is Nemanja Jehlicka’s first solo exhibition. The exhibition showcases a number of works documenting the work-in-progress nature of any project. The idea was to give a physical embodiment to the different stages of creative thinking and execution, ranging from midway-through-process graphic ruminations to ideas rejected by clients, which are oftentimes more interesting than the final output / approved solution.

KOMET presents Soirée Graphique #8 – Berne, Switzerland

KOMET presents Soirée Graphique #8 – Berne, Switzerland

Soirée Graphique founded by KOMET is a platform for creatives from a variety of fields, such as graphic design, visual arts, and photography. It fosters visual design, inspires new art and reflects the latest trends in contemporary graphic design. The concept of Soirée graphique lets two worlds meet: On one side, we have the original graphic design poster; on the other side, we have the reinterpretation of the photographers and visual artists. Each artwork is created specifically for the event and gets published as a limited edition print.

Meet My Project – 'Are You Talking to Me?' – Paris, France

Meet My Project – 'Are You Talking to Me?' – Paris, France

The mission of Meet My Project is to promote design and contemporary creativity and unite the various actors of the design world supporting this process – designers, publishers, manufacturers and distributors. Meet My Project aims as well to increase appreciation for design across the society by highlighting the values delivered through design and by making design accessible and understandable to the large public.

Sex, Drugs & Helvetica 2015 – Melbourne/Brisbane

Sex, Drugs & Helvetica 2015 – Melbourne/Brisbane

Sex, Drugs & Helvetica is an event like no other. Described as “industry espionage” and “work experience at six studios in one day”, it’s an exclusive look at the highs, the hurdles and the learning curves behind six different projects. It’s insightful presentations. It’s unparalleled interviews. It's an opportunity to not only be surrounded with other like-minded creatives, but to meet and talk with six Australian and internationally renowned designers.

Thobias Studio – Thibault Priou, Jonas Obadia – Paris, France

Thobias Studio – Thibault Priou, Jonas Obadia – Paris, France

"French design is forever evolving and asking questions and creating ideas that I do not see happening as often in other big cities around the world. I think this plays a great role in why it continues diversifying and re-examining itself, which makes it unique."

Cauboyz – Teaser - Plastic letters (0:29)

Cauboyz – Teaser - Plastic letters (0:29)

Teaser – French cinema halls "Les Amants Parallèles" LP by Vincent Delerm. Stop-motion with plastic letters on colored papers.

LeOsler Font by Antipixel – Buenos Aires, Argentina

LeOsler Font by Antipixel – Buenos Aires, Argentina

Antipixel is a graphic design studio run by Julia Martínez Diana, based in Buenos Aires, with main focus on display handwritten fonts, branding & web design. It has recently released LeOsler – a decorative, fun, handwritten font which will bring a personal look to your work. This font includes the Latin, Greek and Cyrillic alphabets, and can be used in a wide range of languages, including English, Spanish, Italian, French, German, Polish, Czech, Vietnamese, Russian, Greek, among many others.

Alice Sung – The End (12:23)

Alice Sung – The End (12:23)

"...take a sad song and make it better."

Curvy Conference & Exhibition – Sydney, Australia

Curvy Conference & Exhibition – Sydney, Australia

Curvy is celebrated internationally as an institution for the empowerment and promotion of the most inspiring female leaders of the world’s creative industries. The two-day conference runs across September 4 and 5, and comprises invigorating panel discussions led by Kate Hurst, Director of Hurst & Co, and featuring such creative female powerhouses as Naomi Shepherd (Facebook & Instagram Australia), Katie Rigg-Smith (CEO of Mindshare), Jess Scully (Founding Director and Curator of Vivid Sydney), Elle Glass (Managing Editor of RUSSH Magazine) and many more.