December 6, 2013
Excellent. Just excellent. Simon Grover over at Quietroom sent me a note earlier. In that note was a message telling me they have been busy foraging around gathering updates for The Santa Brand Book, something they previously won accolades and hugs for given it’s importance to us all.
*Santa* is a Concept, not an idea. It’s an Emotion, not a felling. It’s both Yesterday and Today.…Read More
September 17, 2013
North has created the new Barbican visual identity guidelines book, to mark the start of the AGI Open: the annual international graphic design event which is being held at the Barbican for its inaugural London edition.
This is a sneek peek of the book which will be launched as a limited edition downloadable PDF on 23rd September.
Collate: ”The latest iteration of the guidelines have been developed in collaboration with the AGI member North, a design agency who have worked with the Barbican for over a decade to continually develop its visual identity in parallel with the evolving needs of the Centre’s vision and programme.…Read More
June 4, 2013
Now this is what I call a serious flashback to some sweet childhood memories! I was an avid Beano reader and was a member of the Beano fan club with some cool dudey membership items that I can’t properly remember now. I forgot the joy and excitement waiting for the next Beano just drop through the door with my Dad’s newspaper, such excitement.
So it’s simply magical to see these Beano Brand Guidelines, designed by Wayne Hemingway, surface on the web.…Read More
September 21, 2012
Along with my other logo guidelines and specification templates available to you, I now have added this 8 page logo sheet and style guide as a downloadable template.
The ‘grape’ logo is a current project I am working on, and so these guidelines have been designed specifically for the client. It’s not fully complete as I have yet to add details on the stationery, further info on how the logo can be used etc, but these eight pages provide the main details.…Read More
February 2, 2012
FedEx Brand Identity Quick Reference Guide is a nice little PDF covering the most basic of brand guideline advice for the FedEx range of logos.
What I do find most interesting is finally being able to nail down what version of red, blue—I mean purple—are the official FedEx colours.
K Download FedEx Brand Identity Quick Reference Guide…Read More
January 1, 2012
Been meaning to do a nice little post on the CN logo by Allan Fleming as it’s close to being one of the most prestigious of brand marks ever. Since my previous post on the British Steel logo designed by David Gentlemen I became more inspired, and motivated, to do my own CN logo post.
My plan was to try and find alternative imagery for the CN logo as I know many websites have already covered, mentioned and referenced the CN logo.…Read More
December 7, 2011
It can be all to easy to assume that style guides are only for logo’s and identities, but as Anna Debenham points out over on 24Ways.org—this is an excellent website that runs for the first 24 days of December with web based guest articles on all manor of web themed topics—that many websites may require, or would benefit from, a detailed front-end style guide.…Read More
November 6, 2011
Ever since laying eyes on Evernote I have been a huge admirer of the logo design. The particular shape of the elephant with the folded back ear reminiscent of a document icon, or a folded page in a book, oozed brandability.
It’s actually right up there as one of my favourite logos of all time. That might surprise a few of you, but I always felt that this was a perfect mix of style, colour, detail and meaning as well as being totally flexible in it’s universal application.…Read More
October 5, 2011
I love me some Brand Identity Guideline Resources and you will see that in the past I have featured a variety of such brand book guidelines covering:
I keep searching for other prime examples of branding books, corporate guidelines, identity guides, and through out these searches I often stumble across some nice examples, but not examples that provide the WOW factor.…Read More
September 28, 2011
I was chuffed when I found the Adobe Brand Identity Book a little while back, but am more chuffed on getting my hands on The Cisco Brand Identity Book and Guidelines.
Once you check out the following images you will see exactly why I am really pleased to have these Cisco guidelines land on my desk.…Read More