So you think you know your council logos huh?
Based on this news story: "Hackney threatens Nike over logo "
Interesting to see the way different councils approach the idea of branding. I'm sure some of them don't give a monkey's about it because it's an unnecessary expense. Others have made great efforts to portray the feeling and character of a place. Take for example these two logos and see how a slightly different approach can give a completely different message!
Although they are both using a modern approach to portray ideas about the town one seems a lot more traditional while the other is a more rooted City life (urbane?) design.
Welcome to the world of logo!
Thursday, September 14, 2006
Thursday, September 07, 2006
I draw stuff. That's, on a basic level, my job. OK it gets a bit more complex than that and if you fancy a coffee I'll buy you one and tell you about it sometime. But I draw when figuring out a way of communicating information or when actually illustrating technical concepts.
Lines of Enquiry at Kettle's Yard in Cambridge:
http://www.kettlesyard.co.uk/exhibitions/linesofenq.html , shows other professional scribblings. Beautiful illustrations of boffins of all sorts thinking through their highly complex work through drawing. Fantastic! Not only an insight into how non-'designers' (graphic) illustrate concepts but just plain beautiful too. This aesthetic beauty was largely a by-product, but sometimes intended (as in the illustrations by Dick Powell and Richard Seymour).
"Sketching helps me think" Professor Philip Cooper.
So what are you waiting for?
Get sketching kids.