Valuable Insight Into What Makes a Logo Work
*Subject of logos is one of three top-selling areas in design books
*From the respected author of Logo, Font and Lettering Bible
*Provides insight into successful logos by showing previous iterations
With a convenient horizontal format, The Secret Life of Logos showcases a spectrum of logos (including rejected versions of the logo) allowing readers to determine what leads to a successful design. Featuring hundreds of logos never seen before, the book visually showcases the creative process behind each logo’s development, and the behind-the-scenes decision making done by designers and clients.”
This book steps into the studios of top designers as their ideas happen. Case studies trace the evolution of great logos, symbols and icons, illustrating the process with initial roughs and intermediary sketches that lead up to the final designs for companies including Nike and IBM. In addition, this book expands its boundaries to include symbols and icons, two rarely covered yet increasingly vital areas of design. Gregory Thomas is the owner and principal of Gregory Thomas Associates, a Santa Monica-based design consultancy. The award-winning company boosts an international client list that includes CBS, IBM, Levi Strauss & Company, Yale University, and MCA/Universal Pictures.
Listen, people. Let me do a little follow up, and then I’ll shut up about Starbucks and logos for a little while. Honest.
Firstly, earlier I wrote an article about the progression of the NASA logo – the Meatball, the Worm and the Vector.
Secondly, MTA logo is nicknamed the “Pacman” because it looks like the 25 year old video game character. Waka-waka-waka, watch out for the ghosts.
Thirdly, I wrote about the Roslyn Bank, the Blibbet and Starbucks logos too. All I can add to that are these two fine logos of the Microsoft products of the day gone by:
Funny enough this Microsoft product allows to bring Microsoft BOB back to life. Melinda Getes’ legacy endures beyound Clippy!
Fourthly, Amazon is selling this:
Incredibly, they also have Women of Wal-Mart and Women of Enron.
What I always thought to be just dirt on my screen or glasses, turned out to be a burned in picture of the login screen. Modern monitors are supposed to turn themselves off after a period of time, didn’t they? I thought that the login screen in NT used to jump around like a screensaver? Apparently not so.
A friend from the Fair and Balanced Network told me over lunch that the reason network logos are usually 3-d and rotating is because people used to get rather nasty burn-in on their TVs with static logos.
This got me thinking — what kind of statistics are out there about radiation exposure in programmers? I spend about 8 hours a day in front of an electron gun directed at my face and chest. And I’ve been having salivary gland troubles for a while. People worry about stupid cell phone microwaves. Monitors shoot X-rays. Now that is scary.
I am thinking now of buying a couple of flat panels for home and work. As expensive as it can be, it’s probably a good idea.
For those of you who do not speak Russian : under “Muenster Cheese” it says “Monster” in Russian.
would probably have a fit if he met the person who created this label. Interesting to note that this talented individual stole the Soviet era “quality mark” as the basis of the company’s logo.
This logo was stamped on products that passed through some kind of quality control. Of course this meant that after a while every product no matter how crappy had this mark on it. The common joke was that the symbol represents a person shrugging his shoulders and saying apologetically – “I am sorry, this is how they made me”.
Checked up on my eBay feedback. Guess what?