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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Revolution Department – Beyond the City (0:49)

Revolution Department – Beyond the City (0:49)

Revolution Department is an up and running hub of creatives based in Milan, set up with an eye towards developing postproduction and animation projects.

Petra Storrs Design Studio for Molton Brown Spring/Summer 2015 Campaign – London, UK

Petra Storrs Design Studio for Molton Brown Spring/Summer 2015 Campaign – London, UK

Working with Molton Brown on their Sichuan inspired Blossoming Honeysuckle & White Tea Campaign, Petra Storrs Design Studio recreated the famous mirror lake as a water set build in London was amazing. Making a landscape set with layers of mountains, dressing in miniature trees and a shoreline, we felt transported to China.

Joshua Davis – OFFF Quebec 2014 Tour (1:41)

Joshua Davis – OFFF Quebec 2014 Tour (1:41)

Titling for OFFF QC 2014

KINTO Exhibition: 2015 Autumn/Winter – Tokyo, Japan

KINTO Exhibition: 2015 Autumn/Winter – Tokyo, Japan

KINTO is the planning, development, and merchandising company of housewares. It values the production of life-long and frequently useable designs in everyday life. Join KINTO on 10-12 JUN, 2015 at their Tokyo showroom for a sneak peek at its 2015 Autumn/Winter housewares line.

Ricardo Cavolo – 101 Artists to Listern to Before You Die – Brighton, UK

Ricardo Cavolo – 101 Artists to Listern to Before You Die – Brighton, UK

Ricardo Cavolo has an eclectic music taste to say the least, and when we say eclectic we mean everything from Mozart to Mos Def. He's produced a book with Nobrow, titled '101 Artists to Listen to Before You Die', alongside an exhibition at the Soho gallery Atomica. Ricardo is a Spanish artist who now resides in the cultural mecca of Brighton. His folky hand drawn illustrations evoke days of doodling on the back of school textbooks, featuring traditional and iconic characters brought into the modern world with tattoos and achingly hip facial hair.

Boris Design Studio – Anna Karlsson, Katarina Ivarsson – Hong Kong

Boris Design Studio – Anna Karlsson, Katarina Ivarsson – Hong Kong

Boris Design Studio is a product design studio based in Hong Kong. It was founded in 2009 by two Swedes, Anna Karlsson and Katarina Ivarsson.

BRDG – Dream Land (1:44)

BRDG – Dream Land (1:44)

Nightmare of Eyeball Licking Pachinko Hustler

Art Represent announces colloboration with Venice Biennale Iraqi pavilion artist Jamal Penjweny – London, UK

Art Represent announces colloboration with Venice Biennale Iraqi pavilion artist Jamal Penjweny – London, UK

Born in Sulaimaniya, Iraqi Kurdistan, Jamal Penjweny started his artistic career as a sculptor and painter, later moving into photography whilst supporting himself by working as a shepherd and later as a café proprietor. His work has been the subject of international attention following its inclusion in Welcome to Iraq, the Iraqi pavilion at the 2013 Venice Biennale.

The Art Form – Andrew Townsend – London, UK

The Art Form – Andrew Townsend – London, UK

"The Art Form" the name of Andrew Townsend’s latest limited edition publication that is about art and artists. The first issue features artists Ian Davenport, Peter Liversidge, Rana Begum, Dan Baldwin, Michael Reisch and Paul Insect.

Serranetga – Samsung GALAXY S6 – Nobody Wants to Dance (4:11)

Serranetga – Samsung GALAXY S6 – Nobody Wants to Dance (4:11)

Samsung makes people dance in front of a big, interactive GALAXY S6, streams it live and creates the official music video for “Nobody Wants to Dance”