New Eurostar Sculptural Logo

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Eurostar, the high speed train service that runs between London and greater Europe, is getting an ambitious new logo and identity system courtesy of London-based SomeOne.   At the core of the Eurostar rebrand is a three dimensional logo based on an actual sculpture originally designed in CAD program Maya, then built as a physical 3 meter prototype. Custom pictograms were developed to help guide international passengers on the service. A custom typeface was created to complement the visual identity.… Read more

Logobird UK-themed iPhone 4 Wallpaper

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So you have probably already heard that we are moving to London soon. It’s something we are really excited about. Today we got a little carried away with the whole ‘London thing’, which resulted in the UK-themed iPhone 4 wallpaper you see below. A little self-indulgent, I know. Will anyone actually use this as their iPhone wallpaper? Maybe not. If you are a diehard Logobird supporter however, please use the instructions below to install: Open the image on your iPhone,… Read more

Reject Unwanted Gifts the Classy Way

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All of us have had the uncomfortable experience of receiving an unwanted gift. The next time it happens, this gift complaint form will come in very handy. Available for download as a PDF here. Via: Swiss Miss… Read more

Call for Guest Contributors

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As some of you may already know, Logobird will be relocating from Australia to London in just a few weeks. While it’s no doubt a very exciting time for us, the move will somewhat limit my capacity to write new feature posts for the blog – at least for the next 3-4 weeks. To help fill the void during this time, I am opening up the blog to guest contributions. If you are interested in writing a guest post for… Read more

The Power of Marketing

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In light of the recent tragic events in Japan, here is a graphic that will challenge your perception of reality. I know it challenged mine. For every person killed by nuclear power generation, 4,000 die due to coal, adjusted for the same amount of power produced… I think that any time reality doesn’t match your expectations, it means that marketing was involved. Perhaps it was advertising, or perhaps deliberate story telling by an industry. Or perhaps it was just the… Read more

Top 20 Logos of All Time via Creative Review

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The April issue of Creative Review has just gone on sale, featuring their top 20 logos of all time. Loving the cover art by Alex Trochut. Judging from the teaser shots over on the Creative Review blog, this issue looks like a must-have. Single issues can be ordered by calling +44(0)207 292 3703. They do ship internationally. No spoilers at this stage. Via: Creative Review… Read more

Art & Copy Trailer [Video]

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Not sure how I missed Art & Copy when it was released in late 2009. The film is a documentary about the creative individuals behind some of the most influential advertising campaigns in history. Judging from the reviews on Amazon, it’s well worth a look. Directed by Doug Pray (SURFWISE, SCRATCH, HYPE!), it reveals the work and wisdom of some of the most influential advertising creatives of our time — people who’ve profoundly impacted our culture, yet are virtually unknown… Read more

London 2012 Logo Blunder

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The organisers of the 2011 Shenzhen World University Games obviously don’t think much of the London Olympics logo. And the close-up. Oops. via Johnson Banks… Read more

New Google Chrome Logo Unveiled

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A redesign of the Google Chrome logo has just been unveiled.   While this may not be ground-breaking news, with Chrome being a favoured web browser among our readers, I thought this was at least worth a mention. Personally, I think the removal of the previous logo’s tacky 3D effects is a step in the right direction. Yet another win for simplification. For your reference, the old Google Chrome logo is pictured below. What do you think?… Read more

Japan Earthquake Poster

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There have been many tribute designs created since disaster struck Japan. This poster by Linda Yuki Nakanishi is one of the best I have seen. Available for purchase at Society6. All profits will be donated to the Red Cross. Hat tip to Dennis Salvatier.… Read more

Japan Earthquake Tributes

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The devastating 8.9 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami that hit Japan, provides yet another reminder of just how fragile life can be. Having spent quite a bit of time in Japan over the years, personally the past 24 hours have been very worrying. Thankfully, I can report that my friends and family living in Japan are all okay. It’s always nice to see the design community coming together to support a worthy cause, and these designs on Dribbble are a… Read more

Dribbble Invite Giveaway

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Dribbble is a show and tell community where designers and developers share screenshots of designs and applications they are working on. The Dribbble community is invite only, and scoring an invitation is extremely competitive. Dribbble Invitation Giveaway I have been part of the Dribbble community for roughly six months now, and have finally been granted my first invitation. Given the growing community we have here, I figured the fairest way to hand out the invitation would be to post a… Read more

MIT Media Lab: A Logo with 40,000 Different Variations [Video]

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Taking dynamic identities to the extreme, MIT Media Lab gets a fresh new logo, with no less than 40,000 variations. The identity system was designed by Brooklyn-based Richard The. Here is an except explaining his reasoning behind the logo: The logo is based on a visual system, an algorithm that produces a unique logo for each person, for faculty, staff and students. Each person can claim and own an individual shape and can use it on their business card a… Read more

Google Before You Tweet

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My new mantra. Google before you tweet is the new think before you speak. It’s a pity this letterpress print by Joe Newton is sold out. Source: Swissmiss… Read more