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Trade marks and symbols by Stefan Kanchev

Trade marks and symbols by Stefan Kanchev
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Download All You Want - FAUXGO Typographic town logos in hiragana/katakana ::: Pink Tentacle [Typographic logo for Kamagaya (Chiba) spells town name in katakana] Japanese town logos -- official symbols designed to communicate the identity of each municipality -- come in a vast array of shapes and colors. Many of these municipal symbols incorporate typographical elements (particularly kanji, hiragana, katakana, and Roman letters) into their designs. In most cases, the stylized characters are straightforward and easy to spot (even if you don't read Japanese), but sometimes you have to bend your eyes to see them. [Abiko, Chiba] A: Abiko's logo uses a stylized katakana ア (a) that symbolizes Lake Tega. [Itabashi, Tokyo] I: The picture-puzzle logo for Tokyo's Itabashi ward consists of the katakana イタ (ita) surrounded by four (shi) katakana ハ (ha) -- the katakana ハ (ha) is a variant of バ (ba). [Urakawa, Hokkaido] [Ebino, Miyazaki] E: Ebino's hiragana え (e) is in the shape of Mt. [Owase, Mie] [Kanoya, Kagoshima] [Kikai, Kagoshima] Ki: The logo for Kikai consists of a stylized hiragana き (ki).

Aqua-Velvet | Art. Design. Illustration. Typography. Paul Rand + Steve Jobs I can’t help thinking that Paul Rand and Steve Jobs are cooking up a new identity for a heavenly company. In 1986 Jobs approached Rand to design the logo for his NeXT educational computer company. After obtaining permission from IBM, Jobs offered Rand a handsome sum to develop a logo for a product that was not yet public. The only thing Rand knew was that the mysterious NeXT computer was a black cube. With this scant yet meaningful intelligence, Rand developed a unique proposal book for the mark that walked the reader – Mr. Jobs – through the step by step conceptual process to the final, logical outcome. I recall seeing a draft of the text and images prior to printing the limited-run booklet. Rand talked to me about the logo design in an interview for Design Dialogues (Allworth Press): Below is a scan of the NeXT logo book (which Jobs loved so much, he reprinted it and gave it out as a keepsake/textbook). Resources Recommended by Imprint Related Articles:

Pixel Curse | Visual inspiration for creative professional Human Rights logo selected “From over 15,000 submission from more than 190 countries, people have chosen a winner. The Human Rights logo will become an open source product, free to be used by everyone, everywhere, without restrictions — for the purpose of promoting Human Rights. Quoted from Logo Design Challenge for Human Rights. After contention surrounding the voting process, voiced in the comment threads of each news post, a logo has finally been selected to represent human rights. Rahav Segev/ The “free as a man” design, based upon a human hand and a bird in flight, was created by Serbian designer Predrag Stakić. Photo credit My opinion on the contest in general is still the same, but here’s to every success for those who submitted the 15,000+ designs. Elsewhere:Human Rights Logo Unveiled in New YorkSerbian designer wins competition for a global human rights logo Related:The old dove/hand logo combination

Les joyeux de la couronne Après 2 ans de travaux, l’hôtel parisien Royal Monceau a réouvert ses portes sur une nouvelle identité visuelle et un nouveau design signés Cake Design et Philippe Starck.Au 37 de l’Avenue Hoche, dans le 8ème arrondissement de Paris, se situe l’un des hôtels les plus luxueux de la capitale. Ouvert le 1er août 1928, en pleine canicule, par Pierre Bermond et André Jugnot, les créateurs du Carlton de Paris et du Miramar de Cannes (entre autres), Le Royal Monceau fut le lieu de bon nombre d’événements historiques. En effet, c’est ici que le Général Eisenhower passa sa première nuit lors de la libération de Paris en 1945 et installa le quartier général de la Navy durant un an. C’est également dans les salons de l’hôtel que fut signé l’acte de naissance de l’Etat d’Israël. On put y croiser quelques remarquables clients réguliers, tels que Walt Disney, Ernest Hemingway, Coco Chanel, Joséphien Baker, ou plus récemment Michael Jackson, Madonna, Robert de Niro ou encore Michel Polnareff.

The World Best Designers: Mexico - - Graphic The World Best Designers: Mexico on January 31, 2010 This week in World Best Designers – Mexico. Graphic Design Luis Luna Luis Vega Pigmento Photon Manolo Guerrero Jorge Aguilar Leonardo Calvillo A. Cesar Gomez Edgar Reyes Lili Gosh Daniel Avilés Adolfo Zeevaert Yrizar Tixinda Mexico Web Design Roberto Avila Trost Nrmal Element Studios Gelatina Bewlab Freedesing NoLimit Studio Autentica Monolinea F$ dsign Gilberto De Los Santos Share this: by Nikola Lazarevic Posted in: Collections Inspiration Tags: CollectionsInspirationMexicoThe World Best Designers 73 Flares57871--×73 Flares

Follow-Up: DC Comics Yesterday, DC Comics officially unveiled its new identity, after the whole internet (including us) stole its thunder at the start of the week when we all judged its new branding effort based on a single, black-and-white rendition of their new logo. Now it’s an uphill battle to get people on board with what is actually a fairly good looking and flexible identity designed by Landor. The design of the new DC Entertainment identity uses a “peel” effect — the D is strategically placed over the C with the upper right-hand portion of the D peeling back to unveil the hidden C — symbolizing the duality of the iconic characters that are present within DC Entertainment’s portfolio.— Press Release I’ll be the first to admit that this is a contagiously exciting identity and to reconsider my stance on not liking it at first. Overall, the identity manages to redeem the logo. Thanks to Stephen Hearne for first tip.

Best Surreal Photoshop Tutorials One of the best uses for stock images like those here at StockVault is photomanipulation, namely, taking free photos and altering them to create a digital artwork or creative composition. There are a variety of styles that can be achieved, from abstract to fantasy, science fiction and landscape. In this post, you’ll find the best Photoshop tutorials to create a surreal and unique effect that will make your viewer want to look twice. Create an Out Of Bounds Photomanipulation in Photoshop Design a Surreal Desert Scene in Photoshop Make a Story Book Come to Life in Photoshop Castle in the Sky Photomanipulation Tutorial Skating in Magic Clouds Tutorial How to Create a Fantasy Banana Ship in Photoshop Photoshop Tutorial: Create a Surreal Turtle Image Create an Outstanding Out of Frame Horse Scene Create a Stunning Black and White Falling Scene in Photoshop The Creation of “A Life of Aquatic Sounds” Make a Surreal Outdoor 3D Scene in Photoshop Create a Cosmic Inspired Dreamy Scene in Photoshop

Pepsi Perfect - Futurepedia - The Back to the Future Wiki Pepsi Perfect was a vitamin-enriched variety of Pepsi cola that was sold at the Cafe 80's in 2015. It was sold in bottles that had a lid with a built-in straw. However, when Marty McFly had first seen the soft drinks container, he was perplexed as to how exactly he was supposed to open it. Actuality Ironically, while Pepsi has yet to produce a vitamin-enriched variety of their soda, their rival Coca Cola has already done so, which is known as Diet Coca Cola Plus. Appearances Back to the Future Part II

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