Logo Design Love

A Guide to Creating Iconic Brand Identities

Author: David Airey

Publisher: New Riders

ISBN: 0321702727

Category: Computers

Page: 216

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There are a lot of books out there that show collections of logos. But David Airey’s “Logo Design Love” is something different: it’s a guide for designers (and clients) who want to understand what this mysterious business is all about. Written in reader-friendly, concise language, with a minimum of designer jargon, Airey gives a surprisingly clear explanation of the process, using a wide assortment of real-life examples to support his points. Anyone involved in creating visual identities, or wanting to learn how to go about it, will find this book invaluable. - Tom Geismar, Chermayeff & Geismar In Logo Design Love, Irish graphic designer David Airey brings the best parts of his wildly popular blog of the same name to the printed page. Just as in the blog, David fills each page of this simple, modern-looking book with gorgeous logos and real world anecdotes that illustrate best practices for designing brand identity systems that last. David not only shares his experiences working with clients, including sketches and final results of his successful designs, but uses the work of many well-known designers to explain why well-crafted brand identity systems are important, how to create iconic logos, and how to best work with clients to achieve success as a designer. Contributors include Gerard Huerta, who designed the logos for Time magazine and Waldenbooks; Lindon Leader, who created the current FedEx brand identity system as well as the CIGNA logo; and many more. Readers will learn: Why one logo is more effective than another How to create their own iconic designs What sets some designers above the rest Best practices for working with clients 25 practical design tips for creating logos that last
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Work for Money, Design for Love

Answers to the Most Frequently Asked Questions About Starting and Running a Successful Design Business

Author: David Airey

Publisher: New Riders

ISBN: 0133052753

Category: Computers

Page: 288

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Unlike other dry business books, this refreshing, straightforward guide from Logo Design Love author and international designer David Airey answers the questions all designers have when first starting out on their own. In fact, the book was inspired by the many questions David receives every day from the more than 600,000 designers who visit his three blogs (Logo Design Love, Identity Designed, and DavidAirey.com) each month. How do I find new clients? How much should I charge for my design work? When should I say no to a client? How do I handle difficult clients? What should I be sure to include in my contracts? David’s readers–a passionate and vocal group–regularly ask him these questions and many more on how to launch and run their own design careers. With this book, David finally answers their pressing questions with anecdotes, case studies, and sound advice garnered from his own experience as well as those of such well-known designers as Ivan Chermayeff, Jerry Kuyper, Maggie Macnab, Eric Karjaluoto, and Von Glitschka. Designers just starting out on their own will find this book invaluable in succeeding in today’s hyper-networked, global economy.
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Letterhead and Logo Design 9

Author: MINE

Publisher: Rockport Publishers

ISBN: 1616738847

Category: Design

Page: 240

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Now available in paperback format, #9 of this the best-selling annual Letterhead and Logo Design features the most creative and inspiring work in the field from well-known design leaders, new design firms, and cutting edge artists. Includes everything identity, from logos to labels, business cards to envelopes, and the creative techniques and full-color images portrayed in this broad range of work will inspire new design solutions for age-old challenges that beg for a fresh approach. Both design firms and their clients will find this an invaluable resource for inspiration and ideas that grab the viewer's attention and create a lasting impression.
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Identity Designed

The Definitive Guide to Visual Branding

Author: David Airey

Publisher: Rockport Publishers

ISBN: 1631595954

Category: Design

Page: 240

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Ideal for students of design, independent designers, and entrepreneurs who want to expand their understanding of effective design in business, Identity Designed is the definitive guide to visual branding. Written by best-selling writer and renowned designer David Airey, Identity Designed formalizes the process and the benefits of brand identity design and includes a substantial collection of high-caliber projects from a variety of the world’s most talented design studios. You’ll see the history and importance of branding, a contemporary assessment of best practices, and how there’s always more than one way to exceed client expectations. You’ll also learn a range of methods for conducting research, defining strategy, generating ideas, developing touchpoints, implementing style guides, and futureproofing your designs. Each identity case study is followed by a recap of key points. The book includes projects by Lantern, Base, Pharus, OCD, Rice Creative, Foreign Policy, Underline Studio, Fedoriv, Freytag Anderson, Bedow, Robot Food, Together Design, Believe in, Jack Renwick Studio, ico Design, and Lundgren+Lindqvist. Identity Designed is a must-have, not only for designers, but also for entrepreneurs who want to improve their work with a greater understanding of how good design is good business.
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Guidelines for a Perfect Logo Design

PROFESSIONAL LOGO DESIGN PROJECT MANAGEMENT GUIDE

Author: Attila Blázsovics

Publisher: Blázsovics Attila

ISBN: N.A

Category: Design

Page: 9

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For people who want to go for a logo design, this guide will be of great help, especially for those who aren’t certain what they really want. Choosing the right design is a matter of great responsibility. So it isn’t enough only to hire a designer and give him the name of your company. There’s much more to it! This particular guide is a path to collaborate with the designer for a successful project. It will offer practical recommendations for those who want to actively participate in the creation of their own logo design.
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Using the Crowd to Design the Perfect Logo

How to Create an Affordable Logo You Love

Author: CJ Isakow

Publisher: BlogIntoBook.com

ISBN: N.A

Category: Design

Page: 40

View: 4959

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Logos are one of the most essential components for business success. They must capture the essence of the product or company and be easily recognizable. Yet they are also the most disregarded aspects. Why? Because many business owners believe that they can create something simple, do-it-yourself concepts, but they end up being dull, ordinary, and plain. In Using the Crowd to Design the Perfect Logo, CJ Isakow reveals a simple, cost-effective, and potent way for any business owner to get a powerful logo that speaks to the heart of their business. From a skeleton of an idea, and the concepts of some amazing designers, there’s no reason to settle for just ‘good enough’ anymore when it comes to logos. When you still want to be involved in the process, and respect the logo enough to know you shouldn’t do it all by yourself, this is the quintessential book that will have you posting a brand new, amazing logo within a short amount of time utilizing 99Designs. Yes, it’s that easy, really.
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