Thursday, 6 May 2010
Monday, 3 May 2010
Sunday, 2 May 2010
I needed to design a logo for my Music is Free project so I did some research into existing logos from major record companies. Initially I wanted to design something that looked original, fun and anti-corporate to get across the ideas of Music is Free. After trying out a few ideas I came across an old Columbia records logo, see above. I decided to basically rip off this logo and redesign it to use for Music is Free. Music is Free is anti-corporate and about taking down the big music companies so I felt that using a stolen corporate logo would be ironic and also reinforce the ideas behind Music is Free. Below are the two final logos I am going to use on my posters.
Saturday, 1 May 2010
I came a cross this guy as he had done some illustrations for New Scientist magazine. At first I didn't think the illustrations were that great but I went on the internet to have a nosey at his work anyway, and now I really like it. His typographical work is especially good. The above picture was one that I had already seen in a gallery but at the time I did not know who Andy Smith was. Some of his work is slightly cartoony but the rest is all very nice. Andy's strengths lie in his sense of composition and his ability to simplify and stylize shapes and images to produce eye catching and interesting images. Check out his website if you're interested: