NBC Logo Design History - TV Idents from 1926-2016
The NBC Logo Design History 1926-2016 is a lovely video summary of the transformation of the NBC TV Logo Ident spanning decades.
It's somewhat of a lengthy viewing. Still, if you love logos with some nostalgia thrown in, then this will be worth watching.
Just a couple of the NBC Idents from the video (below), particularly love the earlier peacock versions.
For a recent logo and brand identity project I've been working on, I've needed to do some research on various illnesses, and I subsequently came across this animated logo as part of the Alzheimer Nederland Identity.
Some of which are logo and design projects that are focused on aspects of mental health, and other illnesses that severely affect the functioning of the brain, of which there are quite a few.
I have my own experiences of mental health, having had a breakdown 8 years ago, and subsequent battles with depression and anxiety.
I have felt it's important for me to understand the effects of other illnesses on the sufferers, as well as those family and friends that are there to support and help them.
I witnessed my lovely neighbour rapidly go downhill, over the course of last year, with Alzheimer's, and it truly was an incredibly upsetting thing to witness. I can't imagine how difficult it is for close family and friends.
Alzheimer Nederland Animated Typographic Logo & Identity
I really felt they'd done a superb job of visualising the progressive loss of memory and confusion associated with Alzheimer's disease. It's one of a few animated projects that have helped me better 'understand' the symptoms in a graphical way, and that's pretty hard to do with some letters.
About Alzheimer's disease
Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia. The word dementia describes a set of symptoms that can include memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem-solving or language. These symptoms occur when the brain is damaged by certain diseases, including Alzheimer's disease.
Alzheimer's disease, named after the doctor who first described it (Alois Alzheimer), is a physical disease that affects the brain. There are more than 520,000 people in the UK with Alzheimer's disease. During the course of the disease, proteins build up in the brain to form structures called 'plaques' and 'tangles'.
This leads to the loss of connections between nerve cells, and eventually to the death of nerve cells and loss of brain tissue. People with Alzheimer's also have a shortage of some important chemicals in their brain.
These chemical messengers help to transmit signals around the brain. When there is a shortage of them, the signals are not transmitted as effectively.
Alzheimer's is a progressive disease. This means that gradually, over time, more parts of the brain are damaged. As this happens, more symptoms develop. They also become more severe.
Just look at the Xbox logo; how it beautifully reveals itself, almost like the reverse of a flowering tulip. Those hues of green are sublime.
This is some seriously fine animation right there!
Man vs Machine: "When Microsoft launched the Xbox One they commissioned Man vs Machine to design their global motion brand identity.
The Xbox logo animation is one of their most iconic brand elements and our task was to translate their new logo into a full 3D brand language, with this item being the long form brand expression.
A key aim was communicate how the brand has made the transition from core gamers to people who love music, television, films and apps.
It’s evolving towards broad entertainment. Xbox has become a premium experience.
As a result we wanted to play on the idea that Xbox is constantly reinventing itself. The brand development film focused on a rhythmic self-generating X; a dynamic spherical form which simulated the evolving nature of the brand.
We designed the resolve to feel clean and effortless, seamlessly folding together multiple layers into the logo."
Concept, Design & Direction: ManvsMachine
Creative Director for Xbox: Ramiro Torres
Feel particularly chuffed this evening after seeing the above Feedly logo animation, and video.
At the time of designing the Feedly logo and app icon I had no idea that it may eventually be animated. So to see it unfold at the beginning of this video has left me with quite a smile on my face.
If someone had asked me how I would have liked to have seen the Feedly logo animated, and if I was able to imagine it being animated, then this exact video sequence would have been how I would have liked it to have panned out.
The logo animation is brief, but the smooth laying down of the white strips on the green is just perfect in my mind, and really fits in with the initial concept and design process of this part of the logo.
I am so proud to be part of the whole Feedly experience and seeing my first ever logo animated in this way has really been a wonderful experience.
View original full-size HD Feedly Video
Feedly Video Credits
AT&T Bell Logo Redesign Pitch Video by Saul Bass from 1969
The AT&T Bell logo for which Saul Bass did this marvellously meticulous 'video' pitch remained in commercial use till 1983. Saul Bass then redesigned the Bell logo yet again, but this time creating the 'Death Star' logo to replace the chunkier 'bell' version.
That really is some pitch, and it important to see just how Saul didn't just rest on his laurels, and worked hard to prove he was indeed the man to take the AT&T logo into the coming decades!
Bell Logo Design Evolution
There's a pretty detailed write-up covering the various Bell logo designs from 1889 through to 1969 over here: Bell Logo Design Evolution
JFK AND THE MUTANT CONSPIRACY — Half a century ago, Magneto was implicated in the mutant plot to assassinate President John F. Kennedy. The events of that fateful day in November have been a point of contention between humans and the mutants ever since.
This has totally made my week: finding the full-length soundtrack to the amazing viral website, "The Bent Bullet—X Men:Days of Future Past."
I can't honestly tell you how many times I have had the website version of this musical score playing whilst working. It's so hauntingly beautiful, and I've not even come close to getting tired of it.
Then Luke Turner, just a few moments ago, tweeted me a link to the YouTube video with the full length score on it.
An absolute delight!
Still unsure to it's origins, name etc, so I do hope someone soon can provide a name so credit can be given. It's well deserved!
Thanks again to Luke Turner
While knowledge of mutants was not yet public, rumors of individuals with strange abilities started surfacing from the summer of 1963. Nearly a dozen mutants were secretly murdered by the CIA and the public was suspicious of government involvement. American Citizens awaited a response from their President.
Days before Kennedy arrived in Dallas for his Trade Mart visit, the Friends of Humanity had campaigned among locals for his impeachment. According to the group, the Missile Crisis was the least of Kennedy’s sins in a list of treasons including “mutant love” and “conspiracy to dilute the human race with ungodly blood.”
Just absolutely loving these animated logo evolutions by Nick DiLallo over on YouTube. Nick has animated the following brand logos for your entertainment: American Airlines, Starbucks, UPS, GAP (the funniest), Apple (love hearing those system sounds again!) and NBC.
Giving what's happened in the world of the JCPenny logo, would love to see the back and forth with that one as well.
They're not truly animated, as in the sense of morphing one logo version to the other, but I totally love this humorous take on them instead!
Probably worth subscribing to Nick's YouTube page incase he releases any more!
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Evolution Of The Batman Logo by Rodrigo Rojas—I can't locate any kind of website that belongs to Rodrigo to link back to—charts the evolution of the this iconic logo from 1941 through to 2007. The video above was uploaded by Antupainamku in 2007 and has seen a huge number of reposts and reblogs, yet yesterday was the first time I recall seeing it.
I really had no idea there were so many amazing iterations throughout the decades.
From the cool video by Rodrigo Rojas I have picked out each of of the Batman logos (below) as there is something neat about seeing a visual linear progression of evolution.
My favorite has to be the Batman logo used in Batman Begins, a film by Christopher Nolan, 2005.
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I have also pinned all the Batman logos to a Pinterest board: http://pinterest.com/imjustcreative/batman-logo-evolution/
Evolution Of The Batman Logo 1941-2007
Batman with Robin, The Boy Wonder. Detective Comics, 1941.
Batman cover image. DC Comics, 1965.
Batman TV Series. Featuring with Adam West and Burt Ward, 1966.
The New Adventures of Batman. Filmation, 1977.
Batman and the Outsiders. DC Comics cover logo, 1983.
Batman, The Dark Knight Returns. Frank Miller, 1989.
Batman by Tim Burton. Warner Brothers, 1989.
Legends of the Dark Knight. DC Comics, 1989.
This kinetic animation is based around a scene from the movie Kick-Ass. I [Ryan Perera] used a hand-drawn esthetic to capture both the intensity and emotional value in the scene.
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I thoroughly enjoy watching these golden oldie videos as much wisdom can be soaked up. Enjoy watching Herb Lubalin discuss his PBS logo.
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