Completely updated and expanded, the second edition of David Airey’s Logo Design Love contains more of just about everything that made the first edition so great: more case studies, more sketches, more logos, more tips for working with clients, more insider stories, and more practical information for getting the job and getting it done right. In Logo Design Love, David shows you how to develop an iconic brand identity from start to finish, using client case studies from renowned designers. In the process, he reveals how designers create effective briefs, generate ideas, charge for their work, and collaborate with clients. David not only shares his personal experiences working on identity projects–including sketches and final results of his own successful designs–he also uses the work of many well-known designers such as Paula Scher, who designed the logos for Citi and Microsoft Windows, and Lindon Leader, creator of the current FedEx identity, as well as work from leading design studios, including Moving Brands, Pentagram, MetaDesign, Sagmeister & Walsh, and many more. In Logo Design Love, you’ll learn: Best practices for extending a logo into a complete brand identity system Why one logo is more effective than another How to create your own iconic designs What sets some designers above the rest 31 practical design tips for creating logos that last
Social media have dramatically popularized practices of evaluation, especially of cultural products and artistic expressions. The practices of "liking" and rating any shared contents such as music to blogs, film, videos, photographs to artwork and performances are ubiquitous in today’s digital environments. As a result, creative producers are increasingly developing reputations and careers through a complex blend of online social reputation management and distribution platforms, and more longstanding forms of marketing channels and professional evaluation. In this context, Online Evaluation of Creativity and the Arts seeks to examine the newly emerging forms of evaluation, such as contests, competitions, ranking, commenting, liking, and rating, which are taking place in digital environments. In doing so, this book investigates the criteria and assessment practices tied to the evaluation of creativity and artistic works and further questions what is at stake when digital environments heighten the role of amateur and peer criticism to the level of expert critiques. While exploring potential informal learning opportunities and offering incisive critiques on the emerging norms and standards of evaluation, the essays in this book cover a wide range of artistic and creative practices.
Answers to the Most Frequently Asked Questions About Starting and Running a Successful Design Business
Author: David Airey
Publisher: New Riders
Unlike other dry business books, this refreshing, straightforward guide from Logo Design Love author and international designer David Airey answers the questions all designers have when first starting out on their own. In fact, the book was inspired by the many questions David receives every day from the more than 600,000 designers who visit his three blogs (Logo Design Love, Identity Designed, and DavidAirey.com) each month. How do I find new clients? How much should I charge for my design work? When should I say no to a client? How do I handle difficult clients? What should I be sure to include in my contracts? David’s readers–a passionate and vocal group–regularly ask him these questions and many more on how to launch and run their own design careers. With this book, David finally answers their pressing questions with anecdotes, case studies, and sound advice garnered from his own experience as well as those of such well-known designers as Ivan Chermayeff, Jerry Kuyper, Maggie Macnab, Eric Karjaluoto, and Von Glitschka. Designers just starting out on their own will find this book invaluable in succeeding in today’s hyper-networked, global economy.
Now available in paperback format, #9 of this the best-selling annual Letterhead and Logo Design features the most creative and inspiring work in the field from well-known design leaders, new design firms, and cutting edge artists. Includes everything identity, from logos to labels, business cards to envelopes, and the creative techniques and full-color images portrayed in this broad range of work will inspire new design solutions for age-old challenges that beg for a fresh approach. Both design firms and their clients will find this an invaluable resource for inspiration and ideas that grab the viewer's attention and create a lasting impression.
Ideal for students of design, independent designers, and entrepreneurs who want to expand their understanding of effective design in business, Identity Designed is the definitive guide to visual branding. Written by best-selling writer and renowned designer David Airey, Identity Designed formalizes the process and the benefits of brand identity design and includes a substantial collection of high-caliber projects from a variety of the world’s most talented design studios. You’ll see the history and importance of branding, a contemporary assessment of best practices, and how there’s always more than one way to exceed client expectations. You’ll also learn a range of methods for conducting research, defining strategy, generating ideas, developing touchpoints, implementing style guides, and futureproofing your designs. Each identity case study is followed by a recap of key points. The book includes projects by Lantern, Base, Pharus, OCD, Rice Creative, Foreign Policy, Underline Studio, Fedoriv, Freytag Anderson, Bedow, Robot Food, Together Design, Believe in, Jack Renwick Studio, ico Design, and Lundgren+Lindqvist. Identity Designed is a must-have, not only for designers, but also for entrepreneurs who want to improve their work with a greater understanding of how good design is good business.
For people who want to go for a logo design, this guide will be of great help, especially for those who aren’t certain what they really want. Choosing the right design is a matter of great responsibility. So it isn’t enough only to hire a designer and give him the name of your company. There’s much more to it! This particular guide is a path to collaborate with the designer for a successful project. It will offer practical recommendations for those who want to actively participate in the creation of their own logo design.
Fresh Dialogue 6: Friendly Fire inaugurates a bold new direction for this popular series of roundtable discussions by emerging designers. The new design is leaner and meanermore like a manifesto than a catalogand ready to inspire. The 62 is a Brooklyn-based design and art collective that works with designers, artists, and social and not-for-proﬁt organizations on projects that involve a vision of sustainable culture within a contemporary urban environment. Crye Associates design, engineer, and fabricate everything from light switches and handheld PCs to handgun components and GP racing motorcycles. As lead contractors on the U.S. military's Project Scorpion they are reinventing everything worn or carried by asoldier. In Fresh Dialogue 6, The 62 and Crye Associates discuss their similarities and differences with special emphasis on the large gray area in between.
Enrich your motion graphic design work with this substantial investigation of aesthetic principles and their application to motion graphics. Historical reference provides context; design principles serve as building blocks; and an examination of method and technique inspire innovations in your own work. Bring your work to the next level with a command of concepts that include: the language of traditional graphic design and how it can be combined with the dynamic visual language of cinema; pictorial design considerations including the relationships between images and type, hierarchy, form and composition; and, how motion is orchestrated and sequenced to enhance artistic expression and conceptual impact.