Just like all the people are different, business entities also vary greatly, as well as their needs in marketing materials and approaches to logo designs. Once some companies choose traditional and conservative textual logos, others vote for something extraordinary, where magic and fantasy make a perfect fit. Magic should be understood literally here. Wizards, fairies, and even voodoo accessories are featured in logo designs we have prepared for you today. Often, such alternative style logos are chosen for some progressive online services and products. However, many of them would fit great for the traditional businesses as well. For example, isn’t it a good idea to make a fairy-featured logo for some children cloth brand, or wouldn’t you be attracted with the local pub’s logo, where a wish-fulfilling Aladdin’s lamp is illustrated, or why wouldn’t a government choose Pandora’s box as its official emblem?
Proust created in 1978 for the Palazzo dei Diamanti in Ferrara was immediately recognized as an icon
of 20th century design. In 1993, Cappellini inherited the piece & today after reupholstered in a new cotton fabric with traditionally hand-finished by Alessandro Mendini, Proust Geometrica still preserves the forms + value of the original Proust armchair but with a refreshing breath of new life + image.
Seattle-based Visual Artist Mike Leavitt has recently re-created these sneaker icons with paper. All paper crafted shoes can be bought through Mike Leavitt’s website. See more paper shoes…
Kapten Hanna is a tattoo artist and illustrator from Lund, Sweden. She currently works and lives in San Francisco.
More at inkbutter.com.
Last Man Standing: Killbook of a Bounty Hunter teaser poster by Dan LuVisi
One of the most interesting use of modern graphic design is no doubt that the labels of the hotel, just those labels in the collective imagination of the last century, are attached (glued) on the cases of cardboard and twine our grandparents. The history of these labels is developed around 1800 when (it seems) was glued to the very first label to the Savoy Hotel San Remo, then became a real tradition, it is for the luggage room of the hotel, and pay their last friendly paste salute to the case of the client host. Today, those labels are part of an enormous historical and cultural heritage, but above all we show the evolution of graphics by both strangers and good designers, that’s true artistic geniuses like Mario Borgoni, J. Paschal, F. Romo and Fortunato Depero, a graphic made up of choices accurate, illustrations and characters that use specially designed er, a graphic that has contributed in large part to create that cultural modernism to which we refer to many charts.
Here a part of the gallery and the various links
Poketo is excited to release the Poketo x Gary Baseman limited-edition wallet series, which includes three exclusive wallet designs created from his paintings. The interior images of the wallets were taken from Baseman’s sketchbook archive, where he generates the ideas that eventually become his paintings. Each wallet offers a rare view into the prolific artist’s process from idea to finish, and shows the development of his recent work: surreal landscapes and the morally ambiguous inhabitants that play in them. The wallets encapsulate iconic Baseman: featuring his oozing “Chou Chous,” seemingly innocent girls, and images of death and enlightenment.
Like Poketo, Baseman has always sought to break down the rules of the art world to make art accessible. He built his creative empire around this notion, and through his illustrations, toys, games, animations, performances, exhibits, television, and more, an international audience has become enraptured with the world he has created. We present Poketo x Gary Baseman not just as collaborators, but as fans.
Alex Maleev is a Bulgarian-born comic book illustrator.
Via Cuded (Click here for more)
Who knew newspapers could be so fashionable? “Extra, Extra Paper Doll” is a memorizing series by photographer Amy M. Phillips and Fairlight Hubbard of Eye Management. In vintage scenes that are reminiscent of the 1920’s era, newspapers are used in place of fabric to create sexy garments and accessories. See more at My Modern Metropolis.
We are looking for new artists to feature on our #6 issue.
Go to www.sodiumzine.com and learn how to send your works
Let’s wrap 2010 with the best issue so far!