Metallica – brand

16 September 2008

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Fascinating article on Metallica’s new brand identity over at Brand New. They’ve elected to use Turner Duckworth, one of the larger branding ships out there (Coke, Amazon, etc), to update their logo and create album artwork/collateral for their latest release.

Trapped in an elevator

25 April 2008

From The New Yorker. Article here.

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Edward Lorenz, the man who discovered the strange attractor and pioneered the creation of chaos theory, died yesterday at age 90. It seemed only fitting to at least mention this news story. Washington Post article, NPR sound bite, Wiki article.

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Great interview at Typographica with Cyrus Highsmith: senior designer at The Font Bureau and professor at RISD.

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Why all of us creatives seem to be joining the Obama front…. NYT article here.

Above: poster art from Xtrapop.

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Good article from Freelance Switch on gaining business from referrals.

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Graphic designer Geoff McFetridge has a new installation which just opened at the Seattle Art Museum. Nice photostream of the exhibit here.

Great short documentary on McFetridge from Coudal Partners here.

New article on Ed Fella and Geoff McFetridge from Voice: AIGA Journal of Design here.

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“For more than a century, since he captured the spoken words “Mary had a little lamb” on a sheet of tinfoil, Thomas Edison has been considered the father of recorded sound. But researchers say they have unearthed a recording of the human voice, made by a little-known Frenchman, that predates Edison’s invention of the phonograph by nearly two decades.”

Listen to the 10 second clip here. NY Times article here.

Thanks for the tip jonny records.

And while surfing on some Chris Ware, I came across this very well written article about Ware by designer Chip Kidd. Worth the read.

Art and Propaganda

17 March 2008