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How to Design Logos, Symbols & Icons: 24 Internationally Renowned Studios Reveal How They Develop Trademarks for Print and New Media [Hardcover]

Gregory Thomas
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This book explores a broad range of design projects, strategies and creative processes. You'll see how marks were designed for banks and non-profit organizations, feature films and churches ... for mergers, globalizations and diversifications. For each project, you'll get the whole story of how the logo, symbol or icon evolved smoothly (or not so smoothly) from the original concept, including:

- where ideas came from, whether instant inspirations or 2am breakthroughs
- different directions that were considered
- how initial roughs were influenced and shaped by the principles of good design and the realities of the client
- how the final design was adapted to use in various formats, from brochures and business cards to trucks and street banners

Includes the design strategies of:
Agnew Moyer Smith for Pittsburgh Children's Museum
Archetype Studio for Eudora
Carbone Smolan Associates for Chicago Orchestra Hall
Carlos Segura for Gene5
Chermayeff & Geysmar for TimeWarner
Enterprise IG for Detroit Edison
frog for frog's new identity
IBM for e-commerce
Imaginary Forces for The Island of Dr. Moreau
Landor Associates for Banco Bradesco
Malcolm Grear Designers for The Presbyterian Church
Metadesign Berlin for Volkswagon
Netscape/ MetaDesign San Francisco for Netcenter
Pentagram New York for Fashion Center New York
Pentagram San Francisco for Sony Metreon
Petrula Vrontikis for Two Lane Media
Qwer for Expo2000Hannover
Raymond Pirouz for Raymond Pirouz Identity
Selbert Perkins Design for L.A. World Airports
Skolos Wedell for Supersonic
Stan Evenson Group for ERAS Center
The Leonhardt Group for Experience Music Project

About the Author

For over 18 years, Gregory Thomas has been the owner and principal of Gregory Thomas Associates, a Santa Monica-based design consultancy that specializes in corporate communications literature and direct response materials. The award-winning company produces a diverse range of strategic marketing support collateral for an international client list that includes CBS, IBM, Levi Strauss & Company, Yale University, the Australian Tourist Commission, and MCA/Universal Pictures. For the last two years, Thomas has also been the Chair of Graphic Design at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, and for the past six years he has maintained the position of Instructor of Identity Systems there.
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