2012 was the year of major brand redesign. Some of the worlds biggest brands like eBay and Microsoft ditched their familiar images for straighter, simpler, and more serious versions of their previous looks. In this post we will review some of these logo designs and track the overall trend of a cleaner and more graphically adaptable brand that company’s are taking through-the-line.
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June 9, 2011
An old chestnut of graphic design is being replaced by a new, simpler layout.
May 12, 2011
Tech and search engine giant Google has narrowed down the prospects for its annual “Doodle 4 Google” contest, which calls on students K-12 to create a Google homepage design, with the winners receiving scholarship funds and technology grants.
February 25, 2011
Print advertisements that feature celebrities garner higher responses than those that do not, according to a study released this week by Starch Advertising Research.
February 23, 2011
While most industries look forward to the the economic recovery as the light at the end of the tunnel for their financial struggles, the printing industry is a bit more tentative.
February 23, 2011
Professionals in the printing and graphic arts industries will gather at the Print UV Conference in Las Vegas from March 6-9.
February 16, 2011
A new survey released Wednesday by Semper International – a Boston, Massachusetts-based temp placement firm – suggests the graphic arts and printing industries are beginning to recover from the economic downturn.
January 20, 2011
The International Postcard Show in Nottingham, England, is underway this week, displaying 342 postcard artworks designed by local and international artists.
November 16, 2010
As a reflection of how postcards elicit nostalgia and a sense of yearning, two British artists have compiled a series of postcards depicting an apocalyptic future of London as a result of global warming.For the project – titled "London Futures: Postcards From The Future" – Robert Graves and Didier Madoc-Jones digitally imposed images of a [...]
November 3, 2010
Elements LLC, a graphic design and marketing firm based out of New Haven, Connecticut, is a recent recipient of the American Graphic Design award presented by Graphic Design USA. The award was in recognition of the company's "Stone for Every Season" direct mail postcard campaign for Connecticut Stone Supplies, a natural rock retailer and supplier.The [...]
November 1, 2010
In response to "uninspiring and visually dull" newspaper spreads and fixtures that promoted this year's World Cup, David Watson, a British graphic designer, created a series of match charts and posters to promote soccer leagues and events worldwide, with a share of proceeds going to the UNICEF's Soccer Aid project.Watson adhered to a "less is [...]
October 27, 2010
Adobe Systems announced earlier this week the winners of the software company's 10th annual Adobe Design Achievement Awards. The award honors the best and most accomplished students in the field of graphic design across 52 different countries and includes more than 20,000 participants."It's very important for design education to be engaged and involved in producing the [...]