Browsing Archive: September, 2015

Addicted To Chaos - Inspiration From Dan Wieden

Posted by Todd Anderson on Wednesday, September 30, 2015, In : Motivation 
Earlier this year Dan Wieden spoke at Cape Town's Design Indaba conference. Wieden's words have inspired me for many years, so it was a rare opportunity to hear one of the most respected authorities on advertising and creative thinking speak in person.

Wieden is probably best know for co-founding one of the worlds most admired advertising agencies; Wieden+Kennedy and coining the Nike tagline "Just Do It." Incidentally Wieden pitched the idea to Nike in 1988 after he had read a newspaper articl...
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Logo Modernism

Posted by Todd Anderson on Monday, September 28, 2015, In : Books 
Whist reading through the design press, this fantastic new book by Jens Müller; 'Logo Modernism', caught my eye and is now at the top of my Christmas list! 

Published by Taschen the book features approximately 6000 trademarks/logo's, focusing on the forty-year period between 1940 to 1980, a time where Paul Rand, Soul Bass and Massimo Vignelli were changing the industry with their modernist approach to corporate identity. The book is divided into three chapters; geometric, effect, and typogr...

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Wine Label Design Awards

Posted by Todd Anderson on Friday, September 11, 2015, In : Packaging 
2015 saw the inaugural 'Wine Label Design Awards' in South Africa. What will continue as an annual event has been created by and sponsored by label supplier Rotolabel to help promote excellence within the field of wine label package design in South Africa. Its hoped that the awards will raise the standards of what wine producers demand and designers supply. 

This years Awards consisted of three categories: 1) under R60 a bottle; 2) over R60 a bottle and 3) labels forming a seri...

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