Posts Tagged 'graphic_design'

Interview with the designer of Apple logo – Rob Janoff

Original apple logo

Original apple logo

One of the deep mysteries to me is our logo, the symbol of lust and knowledge, bitten into, all crossed with the colors of the rainbow in the wrong order. You couldn’t dream of a more appropriate logo: lust, knowledge, hope, and anarchy.

Find out the real thinking behind the Apple logo by reading an excellent interview with Rob Janoff, the designer of the logo.

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U.S. Urban Green Council new identity

Pentagram’s newest identity work is the USGBCNY’s (U.S. Green Building Council New York Chapter) brand identity, now called Urban Green to emphasize the institution’s considerable expertise in city-based environmental issues.

urban green logo
The new “squarish” look is suggesting the density and city blocks of Manhattan.

Check out the project outline on Pentagram’s blog >>

Textorizer tool – transform pictures into type illustrations

Textorizer is a cool and useful tool that my brother recommended me.

Here are some examples of what it can do:

Of course you can further refine the result, but it can save a lot of time and it provides reasonable results.

You can download it here (the cool thing is that it has a Mac version as well) or you can use the online version here.

 

New Photoshop CS5 technologies from Adobe Labs

Adobe labs presents new experimental features which might be included in the next Photoshop release CS5, rumored to be released around April 2010.

New brush behaviours and new warp technologies in this video:

Mini Space Design Competition

In order to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Mini, minispace.com decided to host a design competition around the theme 50. You can win an Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro and other nice prizes here.

Thought it’s a nice theme so I decided to join. Here’s my design proposal and you can vote it here (much appreciated it if you do):

Mini 50th lights

Mini 50th lights

Where to get inspiration

Just Creative Design set up a collection of inspiration sources for graphic designers. It might be really useful in times when inspiration lacks.

Check out the blog here

10 week free InDesign course

Just bumped into an interesting webminar which consists of 10 InDesign lessons. If you’re interested in learning InDesign or just curious if you can find out any tips&tricks give it a try an subscribe.

They’re aiming for a maximum audience of 1.000 people for class. Have a look here.