I really enjoyed this article where Ilya Kalimulin has
recreated 30 household name brands for the Russian market. This is something
that has interested me for some time. You may need to translate this article,
but it is worth it! Read it here.
Valencia FC’s 100th anniversary logo is being challenged by DC
Comics because of the likeness with in the bat symbol. DC Comics are making
their case, based on how the Spanish football club’s logo could cause confusion
and highlighting all of DC’s European trademarks as a focus. Valencia, however
have been using a bat in it’s crest since 1921. It will certainly be
interesting to see the developments in this story. More here.
The case study from the Igor Mitin Design
THE TASK /
HAPS is a hardware store. Under the marketing plan, a number of the measures have been proposed to the clients in order to increase the buyer loyalty. One of these steps is a small promotional gift fot the purchase. It has been supposed to make a present for the buyers such as the bathroom accessories and tools needed for house...
About Interbrand (from their website)
At Interbrand, we believe that growth is achieved when an organization has a clear strategy and delive...
From 1982 to 1987, Carson worked as a teacher and also at that time was also a professional surfer, reaching 9th in the world ranking. Carson himself often attributes his recognisable style to discovering graphic design and never being taught it. Without knowing any of the rules has allowed hi...
Here are some of my brand and packaging highlights from this
years Cosmoprof Bologna fair.
I felt really uncool at this years show. I was one of the only men without a beard and when I...
I love the use of type; breaking the serif on the brand name Seixo giving it some real identity. The finish is also beautiful, employing the use of embossed lettering and illustrative elements, texture paper stock and touches of gold foil.
On my recent trip to Bologna I came across these wonderful old Vintage Sandeman b...
Then, have your say! You can now help make the final
selection by clicking here.
This years Awards consisted of three categories: 1) under R60 a bottle; 2) over R60 a bottle and 3) labels forming a seri...
As an active member of the AIGA, I fully support the organisation and their initiatives. Below I have featured an article that outlines their design for good program, which is creating projects that have a positive social impact that benefits the world, our country and our communities. Please get involved and support the fantastic work that the AIGA are doing. Read more here.
After finishing his degree in architecture at Technische Universität in Berlin he chose to return to his home town of Gando in Burkina Faso and to use his education to help re build his community. Using the limited materials that were available in Gando, Kere worked with his communi...
In another new series for the Design Life, I wanted to write about some of histories design icons. Everything around us has at some point been designed. The designers who produce the worlds most recognised symbols, branding and packaging, play a role in our daily lives, but the designers themselves seldom get the notoriety or the similar celebrity that is awarded to those who work in the world of music, film, sport, fashion, art or even product design (Jonathan Ive, Philip...
The World-renowned 'design Indaba'
conference takes place each year in February at Cape Town’s CTICC conference centre.
The event sits at the top of the design community’s calendar with the three-day
program including presentations and insight from both the worlds most
established and celebrated creative professionals along with local up and
Renowned graphic designer Michael Bierut has helped host the conference since 2010 and will be returned this year...
Welcome to The Design Life. I
have created this site to encourage topical discussion on creativity and
innovation, celebrating both the beauty and success of the finished
product, along with the journey and the processes involved.
I want us to talk about inspiration, ideas and where they come from, taking risks, failing and succeeding. The Design Life is a place where I wont be taking anything for granted. I'm going to be asking why a lot. There will be design resources,...