Why is the art of brand design the unsung hero of the design world? We live in a culture that is more creative than ever before. The man on the street is probably more hard-wired into an appreciation of creativity and its power to transform than ever before. Fashion, architecture, product design are not just … Read more
Look at this label. It’s well-done branding like this that makes it hard to swallow wineries going to tap. It’s sleek and simple like many other good Belgian designs. The type and color palettes are appropriately limited. There is a single typeface using a thinner, probably book, weight and the highlights are bold and in … Read more
It’s an election year here in America and there’s an elephant in the room. That doesn’t include the clumsy Republican elephant icon. The prices on food continues to rise despite the high unemployment rate. In the meantime the Oxfam America kicked off this new nonpartisan campaign.
The famed fashion emporium makes an addition to their website.
As another school year draws to a close there are several of my friends who have hit the ground running in the job market and are employed in-house as designers or creatives, and often by themselves. Such a feat is pretty cool to think that as a young 20-something to be the only one to … Read more
A hearty congratulations to Cayenne Creative for taking home the Best of Show prize in the District 7 ADDY Awards. There is a considerable amount of design talent throughout town, and this bunch is consistently among the best.
Birmingham design agency Lewis Communications is also participating in Neenah’s new unSHOW, and they do so with good reasoning.
It’s been almost a year since Starbucks unveiled its new sophisticated logo. For a company that is synonymies with corporate branding and marketing it always seemed strange to me to not have it be a sleek corporate style which is night and day different from the 15th Ave from yesterday. The New Starbucks Logo – The … Read more
Today’s installment of Friday fun features a short animated film commentating on how saturated our daily life is by brands and their iconography. It’s quite funny, but you probably wouldn’t want to turn the volume up too high at the office. via Logorama on Vimeo.
I extend Halloween just a touch longer. As a kid I this was one of many movies my dad and I used to watch together often. I still think the 80s produced some of the best movies. When I bought the two pack it came with a booklet that featured alternate sketches! Obviously the designer … Read more
t Swiss Center for Global Dialogue | Vince Frost – The Accidental Optimist.
The Charles S. Anderson design firm does it again–this time with cologne. I really like the old school illustration style these guys bring to the table. It also goes without saying that I love the French paper products. They offer such a wide array of colors and most of them are quite resilient to cracking … Read more
On the surface this movie will look like a chick flick, but if its anything like the book it will about so much more. Today’s post is all about identity and branding, but not in the way I usually mean the term. Set in the 1960s Mississippi the story evolves around ‘Skeeter’ Phelan and her interest … Read more
Welcome to the first named edition of local legends! From now one I’m going to incorporate one project from peers, colleauges, or just plain competition located within the Birmingham metro area. There’s a lot more to this town’s art, design or media scenes and its about time someone showcased it! Unofficially the first edition can … Read more
By now it must be obvious that I am a Harry Potter fan, and that Hermione Granger is my favorite character. However, the troublesome twins Fred and George tie for a close second. Take a look at these oddball creations from their shop for this week’s edition of Friday fun…which is appearing on Saturday. D’OH! … Read more
I’ve come to expect nothing short of zany from French Paper Co.’s alliance with Charles S. Anderson. This new promotional is no exception. With a nod to American Pop artist Roy Liechtenstein and his sucessor Raymond Pettibon, CSA Design sets up a mailer campaign to demonstrate the paper company’s commitment to the environment. In a … Read more
Just in time for Independence Day Arts & Media gives a Hail to the Chief. Whether you voted him into office or not, you can’t argue that President Obama’s team was as much a branding campaign as it was a presidential one, and seeing as how he won I’d say it was a marketing success. … Read more
What do you get when you combine one of the ‘Great American Novels’ with one of Philly’s finest shops? Certainly no fluke. Here’s a look at For Print Only’s Best of Show winner. This self-roclaimed “Mom & Pop design shop” may feel like old school Americana but the work they present is fresh and modern … Read more