Announced Dec. 26, 2019 by Armin No Comments on The Best and Worst Identities of 2019, Part 4: The Best Noted
I’ll admit the first eight or nine in this list aren’t the most inspiring or awesome — it was a year of fines in the Noted category — but the projects included are strong, appropriate, and well-deserving of some recognition.
Backgrounds: crops of photos by Sean Sinclair on Unsplash
Fonts: Decoy by PSTL and Spoof by Polytype.
Crisp type, crisp crown, and a killer (also crisp) website.See original post
Of the various other logos that attempted a 360-degree type loop, this was the best and the pop-up shops turned out pretty slick.See original post
Not everyone liked this but I thought it was a great manifestation of the more rugged Chicago baseball team — this wouldn’t work for the Cubs. See original post
Abstracting hands is a difficult task but this fist is very nicely done and well complemented by custom lettering with matching angles.See original post
A relevant concept very nicely executed.See original post
The Heineken visual language has always been great and this zoomed-in version takes it up to 11.See original post
I know I questioned the idea of making the “A” happen for The Atlantic but typographically, this is just stunning, especially after a second glance a mere month later.See original post
This isn’t the most exciting but it is a solid identity program that works well for all the different hotel brands under Marriott’s purview and the motion component by Trollbäck+Company was much nicer than it probably needed to be.See original post
A very charming icon accompanied by great typography.See original post
A super thoughtful design system that is perfectly suited for the needs of each healthcare location across the many cities of India. See original post
If one could visualize the joy of a peanut butter jelly sandwich in logo form, this would be it. This logo makes me smile ear to ear.See original post
With so many minor league baseball logos in recent years going bananas with their names and logos, this one managed to stand out with an insanely fun mustachioed mascot shooting into the sky. Not everyone loved the script wordmarks but they have a classic baseball aesthetic that’s hard to argue against. As a major bonus, the actual mascot, in real life, is one of the best we’ve seen on Brand New ever — seriously, look at this guy. See original post