Multidisciplinary design studio Maud recently developed a new visual identity for screenwriter Belinda Nowell’s new publishing venture Boabel. Based around an open book / B monogram, a business card that uses orientation to draw out this duality and a weighty, ‘book-bound’, triplex material combination the solution places storytelling at the very centre of communication with a contemporary simplicity.
Launched in 2006 Little Black Book is a printed guide for the advertising industry to share new ideas and was brought on-line in 2009 with the inclusion of new features such as e-newsletters, job boards and show reels. This year sees the launch of a new visual identity, created by Glasgow based interdisciplinary design agency Berg, which takes a simple and literal visual approach to frame a broad variety of content.
The Big Book of Packaging is the latest edition in HarperDesigns’ Big Book series written by Will Burke, Lisa Buer andJamesPietruszynski. The book blends project insights with author profiles and contains over 500 packaging examples from an international collection of designers, students and agencies.
Logolounge 6 is a diverse collection of logo work interspersed with articles and projects from the world’s top design agencies. Published by Rockport and collaboratively written by Catherine Fishel and Bill Gardner it contains 2,000 logos selected from 35,000 submissions to the website logolounge.com between 2009 and 2010.
I Heart Logos is a new 240 page logo collection book and the culmination of a years worth of logo submissions to their website from designers all over the world.
A compact book 203mm x 126mm in size with a limited run of a 1000 copies contains around 460 logos presented in order of community votes.
An odd title for a book that isn’t really a book of ‘basic’ logos but rather a compact and broad selection of recent logo designs from around the globe.
The Basic series (beginning with Logos) is the offering of Barcelona based publisher Index Book with ‘Basic Pack’ and ‘Basic Identity’ to follow later this year.
A bumpy ride, but it’s worth it – going freelance
Source: Design Week | Published: 17 May 2007
Going freelance can be rewarding, but to succeed you have to be positive, promote yourself at every opportunity and, above all, keep on training, says Richard Baird