This person has three problems with the new Uber logo. The first problem ("It can be recreated in under one minute using three of the standard shape tools) does not bother me. I actually think that's cool. But the uncentered square and the overhanging line really do suck! Read the rest
Christian Kirchesch put together a cracking set of logos as used by musicians, pirates, demo writers and other e'erdowells of the Commodore Amiga's hardcore coding scene.
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Originally this was supposed to be an article about the Top 20 Logos from Commodore Amiga. It ended up with 159. The more I digged into it, the more precious gems I fount. Graphics I hadn't seen for decades, straying around in .ADF- and .DMS-images somewhere on the Internet, forgotten by most people. Some of these Logos go even back to 1988 (Tristar, Unit A, World of Wonders).
Bit conservation! The redesign makes more sense now. Read the rest
IMO Paul Rand's best work in 20 years. I would have gone for something traditional, myself, like Zapfino, but I guess they're going for that classy slick design look.
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Over at Display, Graphic designer Richard Danne tells the story of the fantastic "worm" logo he and partner Bruce Blackburn created for NASA in 1974. It was used for almost twenty years until the NASA administrator Dan Goldin unfortunately reinstated the previous "meatball" logo, developed in 1959. Read the rest
UCLA psychology professor Alan Castel ran an experiment where more than 100 students drew the Apple logo from memory, and the results were surprisingly terrible. Why? Read the rest
offers a surprisingly focused collection, as useful to artists as it is nostalgic to browse through. It could use filtering tools: say, if one wanted to show just those from Pysgnosis
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Over at Tenth Letter of the Alphabet, a fascinating history of the Star Wars logo. Above left, a decal created during the film's pre-production, to be used on film cans and other early materials. "This was how we first pictured Han Solo," production designer and artist Ralph McQuarrie explained in The Star Wars Scrapbook: The Essential Collection
. "It could be a sort of Luke character, but I think it’s more like Han. Anyway, George decided that Han Solo should be a more relaxed character, and his costume was changed. But this decal was designed before the change.” Above right, the early corporate letterhead after "The" was dropped. The lettering, based on the Precis
font, was by concept artist and SFX tech Joe Johnston. "Anatomy of a Logo: Star Wars
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