Life is easier, more fun and all around better because of his vision and drive.
Cigna’s visual brand has been updated – it’s human, it’s happy, it’s green. The new logo depicts how Cigna’s health stewardship allows individuals to blossom and grow.
Heineken is not only a great consumer brand but a corporate overseer of more than 250 beer and cider brands. In this age of brand awareness Heineken has opted for brand differentiation. As a brewer, HEINEKEN is a brand. As a brand, Heineken is a world reknowned beer. They have chosen to differentiate the corporate visual identity from the product visual identity.
What makes for a good QR code?
The most popular codes are ones that offer access to a discount or coupon or that allow people to learn more about a product or service.
Giveaways, discounts, free tickets, exclusive access all compel people to interact with and scan your code. Where you send them should provide them with a brand experience plus more. Give them something that is just a bit more special.
When used with a powerful call-to-action, compelling campaigns can offer:
Put the brand in the hands of the users
SALT and The BMW Guggenheim Lab allow users to lend their own interpretations to their brands within boundaries they set up. At the core of both these organizations is collaboration and participation.
The theory behind this type of “non-logo” encourages community-building, interactivity, mutability and allows users to truly feel and be part of the experience. It’s like social networking for design. Mirroring the organizations they portray, anyone can play a part in the organizations interpretation.
Effective book cover designs draw the reader in so they want to find out what your book is about. Most people DO judge a book by its cover. So how do you pull people in visually?
Your book cover needs to:
Logos based on algorithms are being developed with more frequency. Are these the logos of the future? The following are 3 examples of logos based on algorithms that show out-of-the-box thinking.
Casa da Música logo inspired by buildings architecture
Stefan Sagmeister is a graphic designer who every 7th year takes a one-year sabbatical to rejuvenate and refresh his creative outlook. Kudos to him for doing this sucessfully. After coming off his last sabbatical he developed a logo for Casa da Música. The design came out of its building architecture which in itself is art – so it came naturally as the inspiration. They began with a study of the architecture from 6 angles: west, north, south, east, top and bottom.
To be an effective designer, we have to be able to clearly communicate selected ideas to viewers or we lose their attention.
People see designs in terms of relationships. Seeing similarities and differences or just “seeing” is how we organize our world. Our brains synthesize information by grouping similar visual elements and organizing them into meaningful patterns. Information that is organized with a hierarchy in mind will always be more effective at communicating than information that is not organized.
A 2011 survey ranking the top 100 brands as selected by US consumers conveys the top attributes of those brands that ranked highest.