Friday, May 29, 2009

Top 10 logo tips

Great top 10...

1. A logo doesn’t need to say what a company does

Restaurant logos don’t need to show food, dentist logos don’t need to show teeth, furniture store logos don’t need to show furniture. Just because it’s relevant, doesn’t mean you can’t do better.


Via ybnby

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Strong dog frisbee

Love this piece for Iams 'strong dog' campaign from S&S Sydney. Nice work.

Via ibia

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Launch a Business, Not a Side Project

I think we have a serious problem in our industry.

I believe it generally started when Basecamp became quite successful and 37signals started to talk about their theories on the subject. Their basic mantra was “Don’t quit your day job to build a web app. Build it in your free time and use your day job to pay the bills until your new app brings in enough money to quit your day job.”

I used to agree with this, but now I think I’ve come full circle. Read on...

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Entreprenuers can change the world

Sweet spot for, phone service? After watching this bit I was expecting to be blown away by some new life changing product or service; but an 800 number? Really? Great work nonetheless.

Via brandflakes

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Straight outta '87

Great spot here promoting the next generation of the ever classic Punch Out.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Lily's Kitchen Proper Dog Food

Lily's Kitchen (uk) is a new line of "Proper Pet Food". The all natural chow, free from fillers and artificial ingredients, is made with organic, holistically balanced meats and veggies.

Color coding and custom illustration give the new designs a bit of a retro (while at the same time modern) feel, sending a message to it's audience that this is a product you can feel good about feeding your pets.

"Something that says: “The food in this tin is quality” without resorting to pictures of the food or the usual big dog face."


Via thedieline

Friday, May 8, 2009

The way you use power has changed

Great work here from Denver's Cactus promoting Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, which “wholesales electricity to the regional utilities who in turn sell directly to consumers”. Excellent photography and art direction. Click here for the series.


Via tde

The four hour workday

How to complete a full workday by noon? Sounds impossible, right? But on many days, by 12 o’clock, I have completed work that should normally take eight hours. And I don’t wake up at 4 a.m. to achieve this. Read on...

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Diesel Fist

Love the design of this new Diesel fragrance, Only the Brave. Great concept and immaculate execution.



Developing an effective brand packaging strategy

As marketers and consumers equally flock towards the latest in online social networks and forge these new consumer bonds, we must never forget the other critical connection point that is of equal importance - Consumer Packaging.

As these “digital” brand experiences mature to become more individualized, own-able, and even communal, they also inherently become more ephemeral. Packaging, still representing one of the strongest key physical connections to a brand, is becoming increasingly more relevant and powerful in evolving marketing strategies. Read more...

Via thedieline