The Phaidon Archive of Graphic Design

The Phaidon Archive of Graphic Design features 500 graphic designs including newspapers, magazines, posters, advertisements, typefaces, logos, corporate design, record covers and moving graphics from around the world, which have set a benchmark for excellence and innovation. The dividers that come with this ‘book in… Read More

Will London Erase Banksy’s Olympics Art?

“The thing I hate the most about advertising is that it attracts all the bright, creative and ambitious young people, leaving us mainly with the slow and self-obsessed to become our artists. Modern art is a disaster area. Never in the field of human history… Read More

The Art of Logo Design

Logos surround us in digital and physical space, but we rarely examine the thought and artistic thinking that goes into the design of these symbols. Utilizing a silent vocabulary of colors, shapes, and typography, logo designers give a visual identity to companies and organizations of… Read More

The Evolution of the Batman Logo

Easily one of the most recognizable logos ever created, the design of the symbol and logo for Batman has changed many, many times while keeping it’s branding intact for decades. Before “The Dark Knight rises” at the movies again this summer (trailer below), we have… Read More

Inside Out Project – OPEN CALL for Logo & Poster

When TED Prize winner, JR, announced his wish to turn the world “Inside Out,” inviting people around the globe to share a photo portrait along with a statement about what they stand for, many cities and individuals around the world responded. Seeing the global response,… Read More

One designer’s take on Chicago.

Surrounded by water on three sides, East Side’s location was ideal for the steel mills that dominated its landscape throughout the twentieth century. Even though it is technically on the eastern side of Chicago, East Side got its name from its location on the Calumet… Read More

The Battle for Bauhaus – How A Movement Failed to Protect Its Name

In 1960, the first “Bauhaus” home improvement store opened near Mannheim, Germany. With nearly 190 stores in countries around Europe, for many people, this is the first encounter they have with “Bauhaus.” Unfortunately, it has little in common with Gropius’ movement in design, the arts… Read More

Branding 10.000 Lakes

Branding 10.000 Lakes

January 3rd, 2012 | Branding, Design, USA

Minnesota is known around the world as the “Land of 10,000 Lakes”. Most of these amazing lakes are located in Northern Minnesota, which also features the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. With incredible fishing lakes like: Lake of the Woods, Lake Vermilion, Lake Mille Lacs and… Read More

The Guggenheim Museum’s Paint Collection

The Guggenheim Museum has launched two collections of interior paint colors. It’s a genius idea for a museum, a natural extension of its brand, utilitarian, yet absolutely art-oriented. 50 Gallery Colors is a collection of neutral hues that the museum has used over the years… Read More

Logos Unplugged

Logos Unplugged

April 25th, 2011 | Branding, Design, Paintings

wearedorothy from the project YOU TOOK MY NAME : “We’re working on a series of paintings that strip famous logos back to their basic graphic forms. Creating pieces that we think are artworks in their own right. Recognise any?”