Jamie Zawinski tells the story of how John Carpenter’s They Live led to Shepard Fairey’s Obey Giant which led to Mozilla’s logo.
So that was the time that I somehow convinced a multi-billion dollar corporation to give away the source code to their flagship product and re-brand it using propaganda art by the world’s most notorious graffiti artist.
When I designed the Science Hack Day logo, I never expected to one day see it recreated with florescent E. coli.
Michael Bierut on that logo …and graphic design in general.
Graphic designers, whether we admit it or not, are trained for the short term. Most of the things we design have to discharge their function immediately, whether it’s a design for a book or a poster, a website or an infographic, a sign system, or a business card. In school critiques, architecture and industrial design students produce models. Graphic designers produce finished prototypes. As a result, the idea that we create things that are unfinished, that can only accrue value over time, is foreign to us. It’s so easy for us to visualize the future, and so hard to admit that we really can’t. That’s what we face every time we unveil a new logo.
Quadrants created by two crossed lines in an X formation. Hardcore.
A five year old provides a few remarks on some popular logos. Cute!
The new HTML5 logo is quite versatile.
Curiously, though, the standards group—the very people one might expect to have the narrowest interpretation of what exactly HTML5 means—instead say it stands for a swath of new Web technologies extending well beyond the next version of Hypertext Markup Language.
Lumping everything together is as silly as a carpenter referring to every tool in their toolkit as “a hammer.”
This is just wonderful. "Please design a logo for me. With pie charts. For free."
The ugliest logos in history.
A logo designer accused of ripping off his own work — kind of like what happened to Dan.
Screenshots of various log in screens on the iPhone. I think Cindy has been hanging out with Luke W.
Another sign up form that features hCard input (like Satisfaction). Choose a service (e.g. Flickr, Last.fm, Twitter) or enter your own URL.
Just rub it on and watch it grow. Gauranteed to satisfy your client.
No, this is not a joke. This really is the DCI Counterterrorist Center "Terrorist Buster" logo. Un. Be. Lievable.
“Attention all startups, it’s a bad idea to hang your ID hat on a speech bubble. Just don’t.”
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Here's the logo for BarCamp Brighton, taking place the day after dConstruct. Looking good.