Volkswagen updates official brand typeface

After decades of using Futura as the official brand font (or a variant of Futura called VW Utopia), Volkswagen is stepping out of the Modern era and moving into the Digital era. The typeface was a hit since the original 1960’s ad campaign. Futura was inspired by Bauhaus principles of Form & Function and it is … Continue reading Volkswagen updates official brand typeface

80’s metal album covers travel back in time

The 80’s heavy metal scene left us with a vast collection of album covers that were clearly a very large part of the culture at the time. The album covers were a visual counterpart to the music, and just like the music they invoked a sense of place and a unique type of atmosphere. Images of … Continue reading 80’s metal album covers travel back in time

Awesome movie posters from 2011

Designer Daily brings us another one of their great collections. This one looks at movie posters from last year. Most seem to be from indie films which is not just OK, but pretty appropriate and not surprising since most Hollywood big budget blockbuster movie posters aren’t really concerned with good design. Instead they want to … Continue reading Awesome movie posters from 2011

Moving on: 2011 LogoLounge logo trends

The report for 2011 shows that color is still prevalent, but scaled down in the form of tints. Brown or gray is dominating the neutral hues. Meanwhile blues and greens are softer. They’re seeing more Pinks too. Lightness is being carried out in other ways: Airier shapes that seem to lift off the page, line … Continue reading Moving on: 2011 LogoLounge logo trends