Established in 1998, Coroflot is one of the most active and diverse portfolio-hosting services and job boards. Coroflot hosts over 150,000 portfolios and updates its job listings at a pace that makes it seem there is hope for the unemployed. A new logo was introduced recently. Disclaimer: Brand New is a Coroflot job board partner.
Adobe Creative Suite needs no introduction: we all use it, and we all desperately try to keep up with their upgrades and their rising price tags. This week Adobe launched its latest version, CS6, which includes a whopping 19 applications and is divided in four main suites. Like its predecessors, CS4 and CS5, the packaging and graphics have been designed by San Francisco, CA-based Tolleson Design, who have put together a very comprehensive case study with video and behind the scenes here — some of the more relevant images are included in this post.
Established in 1993 and formerly known as Radium/Reel FX, Reel FX is a visual effects, animation and entertainment studio with offices in Dallas, TX and Santa Monica, CA. They recently introduced a new logo, which isn’t anything earth-shattering or particularly notable but they have put together an amazing animation piece of their logo that is a must-watch. Here. And a behind the scenes story is here.
Since we covered Creative Week New York last month I figured it would only be fair to feature a parallel of it from the West Coast. First celebrated in 2006, San Francisco Design Week (SFDW) is organized by the San Francisco chapter of AIGA partnering with the local chapters of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA), the Interaction Design Association (IxDA), and the Society for Environmental Graphic Design (SEGD) and it features open studio tours, exhibitions, and talks starting next Monday, June 13. The identity for SFDW has been designed by SALT Branding.
First celebrated in 2009, Creative Week New York (CWNY) is a week-long series of events organized by The One Club, the non-profit organization devoted to the advertising and design industries — their One Show remains one of the best award schemes in the industry and their ceremony, the One Show Festival, is the top excuse for all creative types to wear fancy clothes and swirl wine in big glasses. It was the popularity of this event that prompted the start of CWNY bringing together various events from other organizations like Google, The Art Directors Club, The Paley Center, NYC & Co, and the Type Director’s Club. In 2010 Mayor Bloomberg decreed the event as the official “Creative Week” of New York. With the Week getting bigger in 2011 (celebrated last week), the One Club introduced an identity designed by New York-based COLLINS:.
Florian Stephens is a London-based 3D artist and designer. Fellow Londoners at Disengised have designed a logo — an “icosahedron (20 identical equilateral triangular faces, 30 edges and 12 vertices) which is colored in dynamically” — that has over 1,700 possible permutations. Case study here.
Established in 1999 (I think), Jakprints is an online, one-stop shop for all possible full-color offset printing from stationery to collateral material to apparel and more. The new logo has been floating around since August of last year but it just recently made unto their website.
While the United States, UK and Canada have enjoyed the presence of design organizations for many decades now, the idea of an overarching entity that represents and stands behind the practice of graphic design is a recent one for some countries, one of them Indonesia, who saw the introduction of Design Grafis Indonesia (DGI) in 2007 when it was founded by one of its most celebrated representatives, Hanny Kardinata. Its mission is to “[Foster] understanding among Indonesian graphic designers and its juncture in art, design, culture and society.” With a very active web presence, DGI has established itself as the main source of Indonesia graphic design, even hosting a magnificent gallery of projects dating back to the 1930s. This month, DGI presented a new identity that replaces the default typography generated by the blogging platform of their site.
If you don’t mind, I would like to quote a wonderful design book: “As illustrators like Norman Rockwell were blurring the lines between fine art and advertising art during the 1920s, the Art Directors Club (ADC), initiated by Louis Pedlar in 1920, brought together a group of layout artists, managers of art departments, and art buyers to explore the role art could play in advertising. No more than a year later, Earnest Elmo Calkins organized the first juried exhibition; this effort survives, nearly 90 years later, as the competitive ADC Annual Awards, which now receive up to 11,000 entries from more than 50 countries. Its Young Guns Award, offered to the top creative talents under the age of 30, has also seen an increase in popularity and fierceness since its inception in 1996. With a remarkable location in Manhattan, the ADC is host to events from exhibits to portfolio reviews to incendiary programming like 2006’s Designism and its 2007, 2008 and 2009 sequels.” (Not to mention they also hosted this wonderful series). Nearing 90 years of service to the creative community the ADC has introduced a new logo.
Forget Google. Forget Amazon. Forget eBay. Perhaps the most important web site ever put together on the internet is Brands of the World. Thousands of logos, in .eps format, available at your fingertips. Old versions, new versions. Color versions, black and white versions. All a download click away as long as you check the “agree” box. How many times has Brands of the World saved you from clients that keep sending you low resolution GIFs of logos to populate a sponsor-logo mural? Where else can you get logos to modify in subversive or comic ways other than Brands of the World? And all for free. I love Brands of the World.