In Logo Design Love, Irish graphic designer David Airey brings the best parts of his wildly popular blog of the same name to the printed page. Just as in the blog, David fills each page of this simple, modern-looking book with gorgeous logos and real world anecdotes that illustrate best practices for designing brand identity systems that last.
David not only shares his experiences working with clients, including sketches and final results of his successful designs, but uses the work of many well-known designers to explain why well-crafted brand identity systems are important, how to create iconic logos, and how to best work with clients to achieve success as a designer. Contributors include Gerard Huerta, who designed the logos for Time magazine and Waldenbooks; Lindon Leader, who created the current FedEx brand identity system as well as the CIGNA logo; and many more.
Readers will learn:
- Why one logo is more effective than another
- How to create their own iconic designs
- What sets some designers above the rest
- Best practices for working with clients
- 25 practical design tips for creating logos that last
Table of Contents
Chapter one: No escape!
Chapter two: It’s the stories we tell
Chapter three: Elements of iconic design
II The process of design
Chapter four: Laying the groundwork
Chapter five: Refine vs. redesign
Chapter six: Pricing design
Chapter seven: From pencil to PDF
Chapter eight: The art of the conversation
III Keep the fires burning
Chapter nine: Staying motivated
Chapter ten: Your questions answered
Chapter eleven: 25 practical logo design tips
Design resources: Help from elsewhere
Index: Looking for something?
Format: Safari PTG
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