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Feedly iPhone App Giveaway Winners

December 9, 2010

The winners of the 10 Feedly iPhone App‘s giveaway ‘Feedly iPhone App Launch Giveaway‘ are as follows’:

Lindsey @CSSGirl
Steve Cummins @StvCummins
Matthew Ballard @mathewballard
Adele @marshmalotoast
Thomas Britton @thomas_britton
@hellopanos
Trevor Gerzen @tgerz
Peter Morovic @pezike
Emory Dunn @emorydunn
Germaine Irwin @girwin17

Important Note for Winners

The current version is an Early Adopter Preview. It functions really well, but Feedly are constantly making improvements with a view to release the main version in January.…

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Jean-Luc Typeface Download by Atelier Carvalho Bernau

December 8, 2010

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From the mouth of Atelier Carvalho Bernau

We were always in love with the title sequence lettering to Godard’s movies “Made in U.S.A.” and “2 ou 3 choses que je sais d’elle”. On the ocasion of Godard’s 80th birthday (3 December 2010), we are releasing this typeface as a free download.

It is our hommage to Jean-Luc, to the Nouvelle Vague, to Seberg, Karina, Faithfull & Cie., and a birthday gift for all “enfants de Marx et de Coca-Cola.”

Font Description

Jean-Luc is free downloadable font.…

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The Evolution of Typography Infographic

December 3, 2010

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A beautiful typography infographic charting the evolution of type styles created for WebDesignLedger by Finer Hosting. Visit the original post to see it full size.

Highlighting the basic differences between various styles of typefaces like Humanist, Transitional, Geometric, Script, Modern etc.

Found Via ImRog.

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Logo Design Trends up to 2010 from LogoLounge

November 30, 2010

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Not a new article from LogoLounge, but I feel December 2010 is a good time to look back at Bill Gardeners Logo Trends for 2010 article.

I have always been a bit weirded out with the whole concept of trends in logo design. I did touch on this quite some time back, but worth highlighting again.

The very nature of trends is that they are just that, something that lives brightly for a while, then typically withers away once a new trend has taken hold.…

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Unused Identity Concept for Y. K. – Fashion Designer

November 29, 2010

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Yasmin approached me a few weeks ago to see if I would be willing to take on a relatively urgent project, to create her fashion identity brand by Christmas. Yasmin is a promising young English fashion designer, already featured in many publications and has her first range coming out next year.

What you see here is the first of a few ideas for the main logo presented to her.…

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Hero Font from Fontfabric – Free to download

November 26, 2010

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Fontfabric are always pumping quality fonts and some of these are free. The latest free font is HERO and is a beautifully smooth, clean and rounded font.

Hero is a great choice when  you need to create a friendly, sincere yet stylish feel to your designs.

Available in 2 weights, Hero Light and Hero Bold.

Download Hero via Fontfabric.

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Random Logomarks – Does a logo have to be obvious?

November 25, 2010

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Not all logo marks appear to have a meaning, they look random and abstract. Many large brands appear, at least on the surface, to have an identity that seems devoid of any real connection.

I find coming up with random marks pretty tricky, when a client has suggested I use my artistic licence, I actually end up crawling to a complete stop. Devoid of direction and inspiration.…

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