Today we are going pattern crazy all up in here with extremely different clients and projects from Switzerland, Singapore, and Africa.
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About: Republic Records, formerly known as Universal Republic Records, is a music label for top-selling artists like Nicki Minaj, Drake, Gotye, and the Avett Brothers.
Design by: Pentagram (Paula Scher)
Ed.’s Notes: Plenty of applications at the link below.
Relevant links: Pentagram news.
Shepard Fairy has designed the logo commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Rolling Stones. Shepard writes on his site: “One of the first things I asked Mick was ‘don’t you think the tongue HAS to be included?’. He responded ‘yeah I guess it ought to be’. […] With that in mind I set out to integrate the 50 in a creative and memorable way. I think the solution speaks for itself in celebrating the Stones’ trademark icon and historical anniversary.” Yes, it does speak for itself: that type is whack. Bigger view of the logo below (or after the jump).
Some international flavor this week, with work from Mexico, Spain, and Estados Unidos. Don’t forget to click on the “More” links to see all the work.
Launched in 2004 as Rock & Gol, the recently renamed Rock FM is, as its name implies, a Spanish radio station devoted to rock music, with 250,000 listeners. The new logo, designed by Madrid, Spain-based Coleman CBX references “[First], the colors associated with this universe: blue jeans, essential item in any rocker’s wardrobe, the red, color of passion, energetic champion of loyalty shown by fans Rock bands, the present black leather jackets in classic style.” And, “The symbolism is based on the wings of the continuing quest for freedom, which is evident in many rock icons like Led Zeppelin, Ramones, and even brands like Harley Davidson.” Application images below (or after the jump) and press release in Spanish here. The logo features a modified version of Revue, famously used by Kinko’s, the office store not any rock group.
Established in 1903, the Seattle Symphony is now in its 109th season. With the arrival of a new music director, they have introduced a new logo, designed by local design firm PhinneyBischoff, that “[intends] to exemplify the Northwest’s past, present and future aptitude for innovation, and reflect an organization that advances music in new and inventive ways.” Press release here.
A new concert hall and conference center called Harpa has opened in Reykjavík, Iceland. Their identity was designed by Íslenska auglysingastofan (“The Icelandic Advertising Agency”). The actual structure is quite beautiful so be sure to check it out. More information is available here.
Thanks to Kári Emil Helgason for the tip.