by Dannielle Cresp on July 20, 2011
I’ve had some simple yet fun logo designs in my head lately. Here is my favourite one. This isn’t for a specific project, just something I wanted to try.
This would be great for an elegant wedding or anniversary. I can picture it being etched into glasses for the reception or letterpressed. Colour could be added but I love that it’s so simple and elegant.
I really enjoy creating logos and stationery designs. It’s something that I would love to do more work on.
I watched a documentary last weekend on letterpress and I have totally fallen in love with it. If I had the capital I would probably have gone out and bought one that same day. The doco was called ‘Typeface’ and it was about the Hamilton Letterpress museum in Wisconsin.
It makes me wish I hadn’t listened to my teachers and had done graphic design at university.
by Dannielle Cresp on May 25, 2011
I meant to write this ages ago when I finished the book, but better late than never.
Logo Design Love by David Airey is a must read if you’re interested in Logo and Graphic Design.
As someone who never had the chance to study design, this book exceeded my expectations. I’m never quite sure what I’m getting when I buy a book about design. Some of them turn out to be just full of images to gain inspiration from, which wasn’t what I was after. This is anything but.
Detailed and knowledgeable, one thing I really love about this book is that David doesn’t make me feel stupid for not knowing about negative space or the correct way to price for clients.
He writes as though he’s a good friend or a great teacher that understands that you are there to learn and just want to understand and enjoy great design.
This book inspired me to create my logo and the branding for my business.
I wanted something simple yet effective and this book helped me to realise that that was more than ok.
I purchased it for the kindle which was great for reading it from cover to cover but I’m hoping to also buy a paperback version to use as a reference in the future.
I would recommend it for anyone interested in learning this sort of thing. It’s something that I will return to over and over again.
If you’re interested you can buy the book here.
Have you read thing book? What did you think?
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