Mozilla didn’t change the Firefox logo for a very long time. Actually, the free and open-source browser uses the same logo since its launch in 2002. Things are about to change, the company is working on a new logo, a new design system to be more accurate. As it works on concepts, Mozilla wants to […]
In our day and age, a company’s image is just as important as the functionality of its products. The fast-paced world we live in, the mushrooming more brands and the overload of information, all require intelligent design processes that ensure a brand’s uniqueness and longevity. Successful companies such as Apple or Coca-Cola have long proven […]
Color is one of the most powerful means of communication. Nature uses it to signal us what is dangerous or poisonous, to attract or repel. Each color has its meaning and a special place in our everyday lives. We are used to associating pink with girls, blue with boys and red with a passion but […]
Taku Omura is a Japanese designer who runs oodesign. One of his most recent personal projects involves famous logos and 3D printing. He digitalized the logos in 3D, then tried to find a way to give them a real-life use (other than their original branding purpose).
Branding goes beyond the logo. It also transcends the product or service and creates an emotional resonance with the public. Typography assists with creating a brand. As we move into a digital world, new products or brands are being given the opportunity to shine. If you’re looking at building a brand which stands out amongst […]
You may never have heard his name, but Ivan Chermayeff was one of the most influential designers of the 20th century. Unfortunately, I must write “was”, because the logo design expert died last week at the age of eighty-five. In his over 60 years career, Chermayeff designed some of the most memorable logos, many of […]
For testing brand recognition, asking people to draw the logo from memory is probably the best test you could imagine. That’s what the Branded in Memory project did. They took 10 famous logos and asked 156 Americans to draw them from memory and studied the results. Here are a few examples, check the other on […]
At Cincinnati Ballet, a change of leadership was what triggered a redesign of the institution’s logo. The rebranding was much needed, as the Ballet had serious visual inconsistencies. LPK Design was commissionned to do the design work, opting for a logo mark that mixes a classic Didone typeface with calligraphic work, thus creating a sense […]
Rolling out your very first brand campaign can be scary and overwhelming, even for experienced marketers. In addition to the creativity and marketing efforts needed to launch a successful first-time brand campaign, marketers also need to focus on including unique advertising and marketing tactics –and all this needs to be timed perfectly. Another important consideration […]
A collection of great business cards that could inspire you when designing your next card. 1. Moxie Tuesday A square-shaped business card with recycled paper and good use of textures. Designed by Jana Neil. 2. Handmade card A folded business card that took a lot of time and effort. Totally worth it though. Design by […]
It’s a bit hard to admit when you are a seasoned graphic design professional, but from time to time design students do much better work than older designers. This rebranding of SpaceX by Yuma Naito is an excellent example of this. This school project could easily be used in real life conditions by SpaceX, and […]
In a recent article on its blog, Mozilla announced a rebranding that brings the company to its roots. The non-profit company changed from a plain text, sans-serif logo, to a more thoughtful design that uses a slab serif logo and twists a few letters to make you think of your browser instantly. A before/after view […]
For decades, the panda was the iconic animal used by the WWF on its logo. The Chinese animal was emblematic of disappearing species, thus an excellent choice for the NGO. With the debate on climate change and its effect on animals’ environment, should the WWF send a strong message and go as far as changing […]
For this corporate identity, London based graphic design and art director Tugba Ozcan took her inspiration from topographical maps to give a sense of depth to the logo. The word Gavth meaning deep pit in old language, the choice of the topographical features makes a lot of sense.
When you think of branding, you immediately think of a logo. There are so many big names out there that have a globally recognised brand. Coca-cola, McDonalds, Nike are a few of the ones you will know as soon as you see their logo. But how far does art and illustration go to demonstrate a […]