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The New Formula 1 Logo & Brand ID Promo Video by Wieden Kennedy


 

Watch the original The New Formula 1 Logo & Brand ID Promo Video, by Wieden Kennedy, over on their Instagram

Thank you to Gariphic for the tip.



Vision: Free Font Family Designed by Pixel Surplus & Bydani


Vision free font family designed by Pixel Surplus and Bydani

 

The Free font family, Vision, designed by Pixel Surplus and Bydani, has six weights and support for thirty languages.

If you like your geometric-humanist sans styles of fonts and typefaces, then Vision should see you OK.

H/T to Notes on Design

–> Download Vision Font Family

Specifications

Vision has six weights to choose from; support for 30 languages; creative and stylish OpenType features, including: stylistic variations, standard and discretional ligatures, and unique numerators and denominators.

Font License

Vision is Free for Personal Use, but a donation to Bydani is always appreciated. If you want to use this for commercial applications, then I'd suggest contacting Pixel Surplus and Bydani, and seek their permission.

Free Font Family Designed by Pixel Surplus & Bydani

Vision free font family designed by Pixel Surplus and Bydani Vision free font family designed by Pixel Surplus and Bydani Vision free font family designed by Pixel Surplus and Bydani Vision free font family designed by Pixel Surplus and Bydani

–> Download Vision Font Family

Vision free font family designed by Pixel Surplus and Bydani



Another Fucking Motivational Poster that Uses Fuck a Fucking Lot


There's this Reddit thread, based on this motivational poster, designed by Mike Winkelman aka Beeple, discussing the various merits and demerits of so called 'motivational posters' that use the Fuck word.

I for one like the word Fuck, and use it quite a bit in day-to-day use, but not in a vulgar crass way. Usually it's a Fuck it, or Fuck that, kind of thing.

 

Motivational Poster Design

 

Anyway, you might find this motivational poster has a few to many fucks, but I like the general idea of it.

You can see it, and/or buy it from Society6 below:

 

Motivational Poster Design on Society 6

 

It's also similar to the pretty well known website, and some say, the Original and Best: Good Fucking Design Advice

Good Fucking Design Advice

 

 

 

Reddit being Reddit, someone decided this wasn't grammatically correct, so designed one that supposedly is, below.

I'm no grammar expert, so cannot vouch for it's accuracy.

However, I'm not a fan of the fucking typography; more so the spacing and kerning leaves a lot to be desired.

So… here's a quick one I knocked up:



The Anatomy Of a Thousand Typefaces – A Typographic Experiment by @GetFlourish


For the back-story behind this typographic experiment, The Anatomy Of a Thousand Typefaces, @getFlourish have a comprehensive post over on Medium.

GetFlourish: "The Anatomy Of a Thousand Typefaces aims to analyse visual characteristics of typefaces, and to make them explorable through a web interface.

The data reveals shared characteristics between typefaces, but also shows the misfits and extremes along the distribution of values such as contrast, x-height, width or weight.

For demonstration purposes, the collection is limited to the Google Fonts Library, but theoretically applicable to any font library consisting of TrueType Fonts. This project wouldn’t be possible without OpenType.js"

The Anatomy Of a Thousand Typefaces - A Typographic Experiment by @GetFlourish

The Anatomy Of a Thousand Typefaces - A Typographic Experiment by @GetFlourish

The Anatomy Of a Thousand Typefaces - A Typographic Experiment by @GetFlourish



Popular Brand Logo Ambigrams Designed by Tom Goulet


Brand Logo Ambigrams Designed by Tom Goulet

For this post I've picked a handful of the popular brand logo ambigrams that Tom Goulet has designed.

Some brand names and/or words, work better as ambigrams than others, as can be seen with a few of the popular brand logos that Tom has worked on.

For me, a good looking ambigram has a natural vibe to it, rather than looking forced.

This isn't a reflection on the designer, just that some words just don't suit being ambigrammed.

There's an inherent skill involved with creating ambigrams, and Tom obviously has the knack for it.

A few of the ambigrams that Tom has designed look 'natural, such as: Samsung, Oreo and Harry Potter, but a few look like they were really hard work to pull off, and thus don't quite look as smooth.

Brand Logo Ambigrams Designed by Tom Goulet

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8 Bit Quit Smoking Advert in Arcade Breakout Style Designed by Unknown


8 Bit Pixel Quit Smoking Advert in Arcade Breakout Style Designed by Unknown

This cool Quit Smoking Advert, themed on the classic 8 bit arcade Breakout game, has been floating around for a while.

I first saw it on Reddit, and tweeted it:

 

Unfortunately this is one of those occasions where good intentions: to spread and share someones great work and to promote the Quit Smoking message, ends up forgetting the designer, and we are left with these images by 'unknown'.

Often a quick search on Google will provide the answers, but in this case I can't seem to find the designer responsible.

I've gone through all the Reddit comments to try and find a link, but so far nothing. It's been shared, and Pinned so many times…

If anyone knows who designed it, then please do let me know.

Recreated in A3

As the original image is quite small 499 x 666px (below), I decided to 'recreate' it as faithfully as possible (above), except to change the font to Helvetica Neue Heavy, just because…

 

The Quit Smoking Breakout Arcade Game

As is often the case with the Reddit community, a Reddit user: sunsetandlabrea decided to make a working game of this.

Unfortunately long gone, there is a YouTube video of the game in action…



The Beautiful Logo and Lettering Design of Tony Forster


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The Beautiful Logo and Lettering Design of Tony Forster

Found the above Promotional Poster-1977 on Tumblr the other idea, and it was a good reminder of the late and super talented, Tony Forster (1941—2008).

It's not a name that often rings many bells, and I can't even locate a Wikipedia page, which is a real shame.

However, you're likely to have some of his Forster's work, even if you didn't know the designer behind it.

My search for Tony Forster did uncover a Behance page: Tony Forster—The Fred Astaire of Letters, set-up by David Quay, who knew Tony very well.

David writes: "Tony Forster was my lettering sparing partner. He lived in Tyldesley outside Manchester and was a few years older than me. I looked up to him and he always inspired me, in fact he was far better than me. Of all the lettering designers around at the time: DiSpigna, Carnase, Larcher, Rousselot, Grimshaw, for me he outshone all of us. Unfortunately he died aged 57, far too young, as did his younger friend Paul Grimshaw who died before him. I always think of Tony as the Fred Astaire of letters, he could tango, waltz, boogie-woogie, lindy-hop, fox-trot with his pen. He is is the unsung hero of graphic design.

Tony Forster was born in 1941 in Warrington, Lancashire. He didn’t have any formal design education, but started work at sixteen as a junior designer at Artel Studios in Manchester. He had a long association with Keith Murgatroyd, forming FC & M Design Partnership with him and Wendy Conibear in 1976 and becoming a director of Royle/Murgatroyd Design Associates in 1980. He went on to work as creative director at Drawing Board in Manchester until 1995, and was also very committed to education and taught for many years at Bolton In 1997 he reformed his design practice, working from a studio in his house in Tyldesley, Manchester.

The work of Tony's that I will slowly add below are enhanced from very faded photostats that Tony sent me up to 40 years ago, hence a certain loss of line quality or blackness.

 

Here are some of the lettering and logo work from Tony's talented hands.

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Sheet Metal Mars Poster Using Rust – Screen Printed by Barry Abrams


This Sheet Metal Mars Poster, screen printed by Barry Abrams, using actual rust to create the martian landscape, has well and truly blow my socks off.

It's been a some time since I've seen anything: so beautiful, so creative, so raw, so traditional and imaginative.

Of all the places to find this amazing Sheet Metal Mars Poster, Imgur wasn't really the first place that sprang to mind. I'm trying to find Barry's website, so I can link accordingly.

In the meantime, Barry has not only provided this finished photograph of the Mars Poster, but he's also documented the entire process, from start to finish, in photographs and also a video. I've just posted a few of them below…

This chap is seriously inspiring.

Please please do visit his Imgur Post: Rusting Sheet Metal for a Mars Print, check out his photographs and leave him a comment. There's also a Reddit thread for the same: https://www.reddit.com/

Sheet Metal Mars Poster Using Rust - Screen Printed by Barry Abrams

Mars Poster Printed on Sheet Metal with Rust by Barry Abrams

Mars Poster Printed on Sheet Metal with Rust by Barry Abrams

Mars Poster Printed on Sheet Metal with Rust by Barry Abrams

Mars Poster Printed on Sheet Metal with Rust by Barry Abrams



Brand Currency: If BIG Brands had their own Bank Notes by Jade Dalloul


As part of her Art Graduation Work, Jade Dalloul took it upon herself to design Brand Currency, for some of the worlds biggest brands.

Given the monumental growth and power of some companies, and the people running them, like: Amazon, Apple, Tesla, etc, it's not too far fetched an idea to think they might one day become 'more than a company', but an actual state, or heck, even running the world even…

Well, maybe a little far fetched, but not completely impossible given the state of the world and some of the larger countries, or more specifically, their leadership.

Anywho, back to Jade's branding project. Pop over to her portfolio, and check out the rest of the Brand Currency examples…

Link found via http://underelevate.com

Brand Currency: Designed by Jade Dalloul

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brand currency designed by jade dalloul

brand currency designed by jade dalloul

brand currency designed by jade dalloul

 

Brand Currency: For few decades, we were told that State has to be modernized. The Welfare state is exhausted in front of the crisis, and the economic mutation, the idea of its poor management has grown. With the rise to power of companies’ directors, the step is taken.

What would happen if companies become States? In this case, could companies issue their own currency?

Therefore I took brand’s missions statements as if they were states Mottos, used the picture of companies’ founder as if they were intellectual and political figures, and displayed up strong brand icons the same way regimes had highlighted ideologies. Doing so, I also tried to root legitimacy of these brands in putting places related to their history, like the first gas pump for Shell, or the new Apple campus.

I have also imagined this currency with worldwide influences, displaying both vertical and horizontal reading directions, the same way the Venezuelan bolivar and Swiss franc do.

Eventually I chose the uniform scale derived from the US dollar bill for all units and used the same ratio width/height originally found in the Euro.

I have as well make sure to respect the raster process and the complexity against counterfeiting.

 

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Submit Your Business Brand Logo For Part 18 of Logo Design Round-Up


The Logo Smith Business Brand Logo

Submit Your Business Brand Logo For Part 18 of Logo Design Round-Up

 

A while back I ran a series of 17 posts, that collected and displayed your Business Brand Logo; a show and tell of how your brand logo came to be.

I would now like to collect your business brand logo, for Part 18 & 19 of: Logo Design Round-Up – How Designers Brand Themselves. They're may not be enough interest this time round, to warrant giving this another go, but let us see…

What I am after are the logo designs that you use to brand your own: freelance, self-employed, studio, agency, company business, etc.

What This Collection of Business Logo Designs Is Not

This is not a competition, it's not a best of, it's not a who has the best logo, nor is it a collection of logos that I have chosen.

The logo designs you see, are kindly supplied by those that wanted to be part of this series.

 

How to Take Part in this Logo Design Round-up

If you are interested in taking part in this series, then there are a few guidelines to follow.

To help you see what has been submitted before, here is Part 16 which should give you an idea of what previous designers' did write etc.

Your Business Brand Logo Description

This is a chance for you to provide some insight into your own logo design: How did you come up with the idea? How long did it take? Was it hard or quite easy? Where did the inspiration come from? What fonts did you use? Is there a corporate colour palette?

If you have a tagline, then feel free to write about how you came up with that as well.

Use this as an opportunity to put your own logo design into context, as well as getting some exposure for yourself.

Please feel free to write as much as you want.

I am not looking for brevity, quite the opposite. In my experience, people do enjoy reading the design and thought processes involved with a logo design.

2 to 3 paragraphs is usual, but some people have provided 5-10 paragraphs, which is a good amount of text.

Personal Details

Please supply your full name, business name and job title with full website URL, such as:

'Graham Smith — The Logo Smith: Logo & Brand Identity Designer — http://thelogosmith.co'

This will be the caption for each logo presented in the post.

Specifications for the logo file

  1. The image size needs to be a minimum of 900px wide, and 600px deep. You can copy my logo above as this is the correct size and is named appropriately. Please look through the previous series of posts for ideas on cropping, background styles etc.
  2. Please supply a JPEG with Maximum compression.
  3. Use following naming convention : '{yourbusinessname}-logo-design.jpg'. So mine would be 'thelogosmith-logo-design.jpg'

Where To Submit Your Logo

Please send me any images and text file to: [email protected] or tap me up on Twitter if you have any questions:

 

Some of the much older logo design collections: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3Part 4Part 5Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11, Part 12, Part 13, Part 14, Part 15, Part 16, Part 17, Part 18 if you have missed it.