Britain’s longest running children’s comic, The Dandy, is facing closure after 75 years.
The circle is clearly a form humans find easy to remember and recognise.
Spied this collection of vintage vehicle logotypes over on the Beast Pieces blog.
“Continental airlines paid us about a half million.”
Milton Glaser rightly said, “I saw one that said ‘I Pizza NY’. I don’t get it.”
The Minnesota Zoo logo combines an ‘M’ with a Minnesota moose.
That was the three-word brief for Jonathan Mak’s recent design.
“I looked down at my drawing, zeroed in on the face and had one of those rare ‘eureka’ moments.”
Published by The Trade Mark Title Company, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 1910-1913.
“Gentlemen, we have a very small product. There is hardly enough room on it for a name, let alone a symbol!”
Sad news today that 131-year-old Kodak has filed for bankruptcy.
The company name was shortened to British Rail and Gerry Barney of the Design Rearch Unit conceived the famous ‘double-arrow’, a remarkably robust and memorable icon that has far outlasted British Rail itself and continues to be used on traffic signs throughout the United Kingdom as the symbol for the national rail network and more specifically railway stations on that network.
I went straight off to the zoo to spend the rest of the day drawing penguins in every pose.
Only later did I discover that steel was bent in order to test its strength — so I used this as a rationale, but I didn’t know that at the time!
These ones are accompanied by the respective brand names on their websites. Perhaps they’ll move to ditch the name online (as Apple and Nike have).
Lovely collection pieced together by Christian Annyas.
The only thing Rand knew was that the mysterious NeXT computer was a black cube.
The red O served to help people pronounce the name correctly (Mo-bil, not Mo-bile).
Thank a type designer who doesn’t settle for just “standard” but knows how to choose, create, or modify an existing typeface to be a memorable and expressive brand mark.