This weekend, I just finished reading the Walter Isaacson book entitled, Steve Jobs (2011, Simon & Schuster). It truly was a fascinating read about a very complex and interesting man. Love him or hate him, Steve Jobs was one of the most influential people of our times.
With all the madness the design community has endured with the pilfering of my and others’ work in recent months, the thought inspired me to create a poster.
There’s a whole lot of controversy going on in the design community from the latest Gap logo redesign. But, why? Is it because of its familiarity? It is their strong brand presence? Is it the twenty-somethings screaming the loudest? It IS the only Gap logo they’ve ever known. Don’t companies have the right to evolve or change? Are they just simply off-target?
With a rather popular post I wrote entitled, ‘How to find the right illustrator’, I thought I would contribute this one for those looking for logo designers.
Last week, a rather spirited discussion arose after there was an announcement by Chris Brogan saying that he was looking into launching a design contest on 99designs. Well, needless to say, a handful of designers were quick to react and try and educate Mr. Brogan about their surprise and disapproval of such an idea. After much back and forth, Chris posts the question, “Designers: so besides cost, educate a business person why one beats the other. Blog your answers? I’ll link to a few in my post.” It’s interesting that he would ask this question, because it appears that this isn’t readily apparent to the average business owner. Well, I am here to help.