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A book by its cover

Logo Design Love book cover

I chose matte, and asked if I could have the word “DESIGN” embossed.

Graphic design bookstore

graphic design bookstore
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I’ve launched a graphic design bookstore.

Logo Design Love book available for pre-order

Logo Design Love

Back in March I told you I signed a book deal with Peachpit. The copy deadline is October 23rd, which is scarily close, and the book is now available for pre-order. So no pressure, David.

Logos: the fossil fuel of design?

coal truck license plate

And I thought, with iconic identities having a memorable, simple, adaptable shape, won’t there come a time when every supposedly “new” idea has been exhausted in some previous incarnation? Or indeed, has this time already come and gone?

Logo trademarking tips: a legal perspective

Toyota logo design

This guest post has been republished and edited with the kind permission of author Steve Baird, Chair Trademark & Brand Management with Winthrop & Weinstine Attorneys, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

New work: Henri Ehrhart

Henri Ehrhart wine cooler design

Henri Ehrhart is a French wine producer in the Alsace region.

VISSUMO brand identity design

VISSUMO baseball cap

VISSUMO is a provider of next-generation touch technologies.

One Show logo design finalists

One Show Award

The 2009 One Show Design Awards are approaching. Here’s a quick glimpse at some of the logo finalists.

Logo Design Love, the book

Logo Design Love

Following the advances of US publisher, Peachpit Press, I’ve been officially offered a deal to author their first book about logo design. Terms are agreed, and a contract is being prepared signed.

Let’s talk logos

sinkit logo

10 of my personal favourites alongside a small sample of the discussion.

Ingalls identity design

Ingalls logo design

Jacqueline Ingalls asked me to redesign their wordmark, and to provide accompanying stationery (letterhead and business card design).

Giacom symbol design

Giacom server wires

Giacom was established in 1998 as a business-to-business Internet services provider.

Logo of the month #11

Human website

Human Worldwide is a music and sound design initiative, creating work for commercials, film, television and culture. The Human logo was designed by Paul Driver, of London-based design firm, Social UK.

Cropped logo design inspiration

SHN logo design

The following logos have been photographed from Michael Evamy’s Logo, an inspiring book showcasing many great designs.

New work: Berthier Associates

Berthier sketches

Berthier Associates Co., Ltd. was launched in 1987, specialising in the planning, design, installation and maintenance of modern workspaces.

Logo of the month #10

The Mill logo, North Design, London

The Mill logo, by North Design, London, catches my eye more than most from the Michael Evamy book, Logo. Here’s a brief explanation.

Logo of the month #9

The Guild of Food Writers logo

The Guild of Food Writers (GFW) is an established organisation dedicated to excellence in food writing and culinary education.

Six months of Logo Design Love

Logo Design Love

Here just a few of the half year highlights.

New work: Hilcon

Hilcon pen knife design

Hilcon is a Norwegian construction firm, and it was my role to create the company’s identity package.

35+ iconic logo designers

Well-known logos

Short bios and resources for more than 35 of the world’s top identity creatives.

When logos fail, in Digital Arts

Digital Arts magazine

Inside this month’s issue of Digital Arts is a feature about logo design.
I was interviewed, with Jerry Kuyper, and we discussed when logos fail.

Logo of the month #8

Presbyterian Church logo

The Presbyterian Church / PC (USA) logo, created by Rhode Island firm, Malcolm Grear Designers.

Decoding Design by Maggie Macnab

decoding design

Decoding Design: Understanding and Using Symbols in Visual Communication is a book that aims to discover the hidden meanings inside common corporate logos and designs. Here’s what you can expect from this welcome addition to my design book collection.

Logo of the month #7

Al Gore we me logo design

Alliance for Climate Protection, a non-profit advocacy group founded to prevent further global warming.

A few logos not yet featured

wet leaf

A brief snapshot of some logos not previously shown.

Logo of the month #6

egg spoon logo design

Egg-n-Spoon logo design, from the good people at Thoughtful’s blog.