A very interesting project caught my eye this week. The concept of memory and how it’s not a solid thing but more of a shifting fluid idea overtime. This idea has been reflected in a new typeface created by designers Ryan Bugden and Michelle Wainer. Called ‘Memoire’ the typeface changes during use, so slightly different variations can be used in print and digitally it slowly morphs and slightly thickens and rounds the letterforms.
“It’s hard to see the changes at first. The sharpness of the serifs softens almost imperceptibly with every use. On the first page, edges are knife-like; by the last, they are almost friendly in their roundness. “The experience we had in mind was very subtle, something you feel before you notice,” Bugden says.”
Like many of the large airlines, ‘Alaska’ has recently opted for a refinement of its existing identity and branding rather than a completely new concept. Deciding to build on what they have with this brand evolution is a smart move as they are one of the lesser known airlines operating around the world.
The designer opted to smooth out and simplify the rough lines of the previous logo and the Eskimo face illustration that features on their planes tail and other materials. (more…)
In terms of design this new identity design for Somerset House’s ‘Utopia 2016’ is quite bold move. It features rave smileys, magenta, yellow clash together and a new alien type alphabet is created. Utopia 2016 is “a Year of Imagination and Possibility celebrates the 500th anniversary of Thomas More’s inspirational text. A year of artists, designers, provocateurs and thinkers experimenting with ways we might live, make, work and play.”(more…)
New identity for SearchFlow sees the use of an illustrated owl with magnifying glasses for eyes, reflecting the nature of their business.
SearchFlow is the market-leading provider of conveyancing search solutions.
I really do like this brand identity solution and the fun had with the owl icon which seems to be slightly adapted to be used through out marketing material, as seen below. (more…)
New global rebrand for Nandos sees a move away from the slightly rustic looking logo and supporting branding and a move to creating “a modern South African” look.
“There is a huge emotional connection with the brand and the logo wasn’t really broken, so we’ve refined it, simplified it and made it part of a larger system,” says Rautenbach, who adds: “The heart has been made more generous, the wordmark has been modernised and smoothed and the leaves which were visual baggage have been dropped.”
No massive change with the actual logo itself as mentioned, it’s a little cleaner and the texture has been removed and lines simplified and cleaned up. (more…)
As identity design goes this is quite a radical new logo for Folk. It works like a fruit machine with lots of different combinations, with an ever changing logo as the result. The colours are obviously very in your face, it would seem inspired by pop art and 8 bit video game culture. The design really does set themselves apart from most other companies operating in the media arena.
I really do like how different and unfashionable this is compared to other new identities around at the moment. Fun is turned up to 11 here with explosions and characters, resulting in a very memorable design. (more…)
This is an interesting example of ‘branding’ and ‘a brand’ not being about a logo. Intel have been around for almost 50 years and have chosen to highlight the experience side of what they do with a new campaign “Experience Amazing.” The video above focuses on those experiences that Intel have made happen via their technology.
When two companies merge sometimes the resulting new logo design can be somewhat difficult. Dixon Carphone anyone? I’m guessing that in many cases trying to marry up design styles and keep both clients happy that there’s an equal balance, which can be tricky.
The new logo for thyssenkrupp had to merge Thyssen with Krupp. From viewing their previous logos below you can see where the outcome has come from. It’s a good marriage of the two, bringing both up to date and creating a unified logo. The white out of the blue works well, it’s a clean, timeless design solution but fits in with a current flat design trend that looks set to last. (more…)
Most tattoos can’t be considered a work of art, these Hyperrealistic Tattoo Portraits by Dzikson Wildstyle are different, they are beautiful and skillfully created. The depth of detail, highlights, shadow and mixture of styles is absolutely outstanding.
What an undertaking this is, artist Pablo Carlos Budassi has combined satellite images and NASA Rover images to create one over all photograph of the know universe. This just illustrates the scale of the universe that we know of, which could just be the tip of the iceberg.