PHARMA is an exhibition of mid-20th century graphic design running at The Cooper Union in New York. It is showcasing work from the pharmaceutical industry from designers such as: Herb Lubalin and Paul Rand, on behalf of companies like: Geigy and Dompé.
“The exhibition [PHARMA] highlights a defining change, as the marketing of brand name drugs to the consumer marked a paradigm shift in medicine away from physicians and into the hands of pliable public opinion. The actions of the pharmaceutical industry reflect both a reactive response to increased government regulation and a proactive attention to the demands of American consumerism.”
So much stuff Apple stuff being unearthed now which is all cool as far as I am concerned.
This is a floorplan drawn by Chris Espinosa (@cdespinosa), and now posted on his website, who happend to be Apple employee #8 and original member of the Apple Macintosh developer team.
The plan details the following names:
- Jobs, founder
- Mike (Markkula), VP of Marekting
- Gene (Carter) & Phil (Roybal), Sales department
- Mike (Scott) & Gary (Martin), CEO and Finance
- Sherry (Livingston), Cindy, & Eleanor, receptionists/secretaires
- Jim (Martendale), Manufacturing
- Dana (Redington), Marketing/Demo writer/programmer
- Bill (Fernandez), lab tech
- Dick & Cliff (Houston), hardware enigneers
- Clive (forgotten), mechanical engineer
- Wendell (Sanders) & Rod (Holt), analog engineers
- Randy (Wigginton), software engineer
Found via TheNextWeb
Above is a logo concept created by Bill Dawson.
Bill was hired by Technicolour to design a logo for Millenium.
Logo concept was rejected.
A similar design was used in the trailer for Conan the Barbarian a few months later.
You can see the similar design below.
I conducted a scientific experiment, below, using overlays, and one can see just how similar it is.
Bill, presumably, slightly annoyed by this and seeking damages for copyright infringement and breach of contract.
Don’t Ever Screw Around With a Logo Designer
When I have to give my email address to someone over the phone, or even tell someone face-to-face, I tend to end up having to explain that: imjustcreative is all one word, doesn’t have an apostrophe, it’s not in or i’m. In short it’s not the easiest of emails to verbalise for clarity.
Matthias McGregor had the idea of creating a super short email for these times when you need to give someone your address quickly and effortlessly.
I will now utilities my ijc.me domain for just this reason. A sort of temporary email address for times when I just can’t be arsed to go through the usual motions.
The full address of my super short email will start with my initial, so: [one letter]@[company initials].[me]
And who knows I may end up using this more than just occasionally.
I don’t live in America, and I don’t like Jack Daniels, but it doesn’t stop me from liking things like this poster from Yee-Haw Industries.
Dynascript is a brand new, released just today, distinctive retro flavour font from the hands of Michael Doret - Alphabet Soup.
You can pick it up for a limited time sale price of $45 usually $60.
Dynascript brings the ease of “Pushbutton Automatic” to your typesetting experience. Dynascript is actually 2-Fonts-In-1: without switching fonts you can instantly change from Dynascript’s connecting font to the non-connecting italic with the simple push of a button. (Just press the “Stylistic Alternates” button in the OpenType palette.)
The theme I am using for LogoStack, Gridlocked for WordPress, made it easy to use Featured Images for each post. Given each post on LogoStack contains just one image and a line of text this was, so I thought, not a problem.
What I didn’t realise is that these are not picked up by the RSS feed, so anyone viewing the feed would only see the text.
Not much use when LogoStack is all about the logo design.
Fortunately there is a hack that makes it all better. A quick change to the theme’s function.php resolves this issue so that all feature images will be picked up by the RSS feed.
Alas, poor StormTrooper! I knew him, fellow StormTroopeer: a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy: he hath borne me on his back a thousand times; and now, how abhorred in my imagination it is! my gorge rims at it. Here hung those lips that I have kissed I know not how oft. Where be your gibes now? your gambols? your songs? your flashes of merriment, that were wont to set the table on a roar? Not one now, to mock your own grinning? quite chap-fallen? Now get you to my lady’s chamber, and tell her, let her paint an inch thick, to this favour she must come; make her laugh at that.”
Nice simple branding for ABCXYZ designed by HyperBrand—shame their link takes you to just a static home page. My sort of design where the print finishing, the emboss, serves more than a visual delight.
Superb vintage style design and typography by Ben Didier over on his Flickr set.
Originally found one of these Gibson advertisements via Draplin Design. Then after doing a Google Image search I found a post on the LesPaulForum which had the above 4 scans of original Gibson dealer brochures from 1963.
Worth reading what Draplin said in his post for sure.
Solve nesting problems
“Tilt is useful when searching problems in the HTML structure (like finding unclosed DIV elements for example) by providing the extra third dimension, layering each node based on nesting in the DOM tree. Stacks of elements visually represent branches in the DOM, and each node can be inspected for the inner HTML contents, its computed CSS style and the attributes.” http://blog.mozilla.com/tilt/
1. Say Yes to Everything and Anything
“Ad guys are good at this. I don’t think designers are. Just say yes.”
So at the end of the day it’s really quite simple; all you need to remember is to keep saying, “Yes!”
Also well worth grabbing the RSS feed of the website responsible for this article, Thought You Should See This.
I have tried to find a descriptive title for this post, but failed. Truly a remarkable, and original, photograph. For you non believers this is a genuine photograph of a statue of Jesus upon high, and in the clouds.
First shoved this on Google+ back in October, but something reminded me of it yesterday.
Ensure you visit Oliver’s Flickr page and Favourite it as of right now it has been favourited 981 times.
Still had to go an use red lettering though. 8/10.
Beginning next month, white will be the new red. Coca-Cola and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) are joining forces in a bold new campaign to help protect the polar bear’s Arctic home. For the first time ever, Coca-Cola is turning its iconic red cans white in celebration of the polar bear and committing up to $3 million to WWF’s polar bear conservation efforts. The Company is also asking fans in the U.S. to join the “Arctic Home” campaign by texting donations.
“We want to help the polar bear—a beloved Coca-Cola icon since 1922—by helping conserve its Arctic habitat,” said Muhtar Kent, Chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company. “That’s why we’re using one of our greatest assets—our flagship brand, Coca-Cola—to raise awareness for this important cause. And by partnering with WWF, we can truly make a positive difference for these majestic animals.”
This is what they could/should have done, or at least something similar.
After featuring the ATT logo on LogoStack I just had to get a few more images of how Moving Brands have applied the idea across the whole identity. I really do like this a lot.
timekiwi has to be the best looking photographic timeline I have seen. It’s been a real joy scrolling through my timekiwi timeline showing photos on Instagram, tumblr and Posterous.
I think I am tempted to just keep it limited to Instagram and send the link to my Mum as she loves looking at all my dog photos.
The timekiwi logo is super nice as well.