Information Design

April 23, 2012

The designer is Robert Hempsall

link: http://www.roberthempsall.co.uk/category/information-design-projects/

UK train ticket redesign:

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Look at this

April 23, 2012

see how many logos you can find!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0uRJlbZO8OI

 

Look at this

April 23, 2012

We all know that logos are meant to represent the product they are trying to promote. Just how well are these logos interpreted? I found this is a video of a 5 year-old who is looking at a series of logos trying to figure out what they are representing. Watch it and see how many he gets right!

 

http://thenextweb.com/shareables/2012/01/31/this-5-year-old-interprets-famous-logo-designs-and-its-absolutely-adorable/

 

Online Portfolio

April 5, 2012

This free online portfolio is fun and inviting. To sign up, go to the homepage and click the octopus that is holding the sign “sign up”. The Whoo! Option is for a professional portfolio that costs $12 a month. For those just looking to get their work online should chose the “meh” option. From there you will enter information and create your account.

http://carbonmade.com/  

 

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Self-Promotion

April 5, 2012

 

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http://www.mattneedle.co.uk/

Sir Peter Scott created the WWF Panda logo in 1961. He was the founder chairman of the organization, as well as a naturalist and a painter. The logo shows great contrast of positive and negative space. Shapes are not completed, but they are implied so the viewer can finish the image themselves. 

http://www.wwf.org.uk/what_we_do/about_us/history/sir_peter_scott.cfm

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Identity Systems

March 13, 2012

I find the Apple logo to be a well-done identity system. Using an apple for the logo is so simple but it works. I also like that it has no words, unlike its original design. The original design was in my opinion a little too busy. The new design is pretty self-explanatory so once you see the apple you associate it with the company Apple. The original design of the apple was multi-colored but I think the monochromatic scheme works better overall.

The first logo was created in 1976 by the third co-founder of Apple, Ronald Wayne. It was Isaac Newton sitting under a tree with an apple hanging over his head. This idea only lasted a year until Steve jobs commissioned Rob Janoff to come up with a new idea, behold the apple. 

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http://robjanoff.com/