Say what you will about Microsoft but at least they have a concept of branding.
Red for Office
Green for XBOX
Blue for WIndows
Orange for Bing
Its just a shame that the surface can’t join this unless it lays siege to bing (which finally has a decent logo) and casts it from Microsoft’s graces all the while spitting on its older brother for being inferior to the rest of the brands.
My friend’s brother brews his own beer, and contacted me about helping him brand his idea. I was excited at the thought of helping a friend out, and really came to love the branding. The thick texture on the deer gives it that ‘dirty’ look, and the hand done font I feel adds a certain intimacy to the logo.
Logo concepts for a new management company, Kilowatt Management. The client requested something intelligent and contemporary, so I decided to use the shape of a plug in place of the ‘W’ letterform in several of the designs. The client ultimately chose the fourth idea down (that doesn’t incorporate the ‘plug’ idea) but I’m still happy to see somebody using one of my logo designs for their business!
Very into that third one.
BH DRAGONS Logo design
Produced by contact from the tumbler. Thanks!
Genesis identity - br/bauen design studio
Karaoké School Identity by Marina Zakinyan & Vlad Likh
How to design your own typeface
As a follow-up to my summary of the short Type Design (TDi) course at the University of Reading, I wrote a list of design tips based on some of the methods I learnt. I’m hoping this will be useful to other beginners thinking of starting out with designing their own typeface.
Although there are some excellent resources on the subject, I’d found it difficult to piece together the first steps and ensure I was on the right path, for the long journey. This concise list, published by CreativeBloq, includes some the main processes that helped me get started:
- Formulating your ideas into a brief
- Choosing what to design
- Which characters to start with
- The process of drawing and moving to your computer
- Which is the popular software
- Refining your design and taking it further
Plus I put together this short reading list:
I Love Typography: So you want to create a font - A good starting guide, if a little dated now
Thinking with Type - Good resources for those interested in Type Design
Typographica.org - A discussion on good reading lists
Reading lists and resources - actively used on the Type Design MA at Reading
Type Cooker - Type drawing exercises
Typeface design - Final work from the University of Reading
8 Faces - Interviews with leading designers about typography and lettering
Adhesion text - Dynamic text generator
Diacritics Project - All you need for designing fonts with the right accents
Typophile - Very active type design forum with resourses, sometimes quite opinionated
Gosh, I haven’t updated in a while. Here’s a work in progress I’m doing. Still trying to finish that watercolor, but for a change in pace, I’m trying to get more digital drawing experience in…
After enjoying their last book, Scripts: Elegant Lettering from Design’s Golden Age), I’m looking forward to this new release from Steven Heller and Louise Fili next month.
Shadow Type presents a broad spectrum of examples—advertising, shop signs, billboards, posters, type-specimen books—featuring the most popular, rare, and (nearly) forgotten dimensional letters from Europe and the United States. Compiled by the leading historian of graphic design Steven Heller and renowned graphic designer Louise Fili. Hardcover available this September from PAPress!
Fly Film is a London based production company formed in 2009 by Bafta and Emmy award winning producers Kate Ogborn and Lisa Marie Russo. Fly Films productions include Self Made by Gillian Wearing, The Deep Blue Sea by Terence Davies, Swandown by Andrew Kotting and Iain Sinclair and The Spirit of ’45 by Ken Loach.
Fly Film’s visual identity needed to encapsulate the excitement Fly Film have for imaginative projects with a distinct vision. Their first ever business cards featured imagery of winged insects and butterflies as a metaphor for the variety in their work and so they were keen on keeping this association. The finished identity was applied across stationery and a website with content management system.