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

Gentle redesign for The New Yorker in the 21st Century

After 13 years and the last redesign by the legendary Massimo Vignelli (famous for the NY Subway System signage and the American Airlines logo), The New Yorker has worked really hard to do two things: A) Update the brand’s branding system to work in todays multi-channel publishing environment, and B) they did so in a … Continue reading Gentle redesign for The New Yorker in the 21st Century

Someone took the time to design a technology book

Finally, a book about learning some technology know-how that doesn’t burn your retina with its stark boringness. The book is HTML & CSS: design and build websites. Author Jon Duckett and designer Emme Stone designed this book from scratch. It’s very attractive and it should appeal to a whole new group of readers (designers). Its pages … Continue reading Someone took the time to design a technology book

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