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Infographic: The Evolution of 18 Major Brand Logos From 1886 to Today Have we made progress?

Logo lovers, here's your Friday roll in the hay—an infographic charting the evolution of 18 big-company logos, beginning with Coca-Cola in 1886 and Pepsi a decade later, and continuing through…

March 21, 2014, 8:21 AM EDT

Is Olive Garden's New Logo as Wretched as Everyone Says? Criticism is as unlimited as the breadsticks

If you thought Olive Garden's logo couldn't get any worse, you were wrong. On Monday, the Darden-owned restaurant chain unveiled a brand refresh. The perplexing cluster of grapes that graced Olive…

March 6, 2014, 9:17 AM EST

Ugliest Facebook Redesign Test Ever? Some users see boring new look while others get dynamic upgrade

Here’s a tale of two Facebook pages. One page features the latest look from the social network—a dynamic redesign. The other is perhaps the most boring version of the website…

January 10, 2014, 3:29 PM EST

Spray-Paint Cans Bearing the Colors and Logos of Famous Brands Are Oddly Compelling Products as street artists

Art director Antonio Brasko made a series of branded Montana spray-paint cans bearing the logos and colors of high-roller fashion labels like Chanel and Gucci, as well as ubiquitous sportswear…

January 6, 2014, 2:10 PM EST

Burn After Reading: A Curiously Combustible Book Design for Fahrenheit 451 Elizabeth Perez's concept cover

Art director/graphic designer Elizabeth Perez's concept book design for Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 is ironic and incendiary—and yes, pretty cool. Reactionaries have been waiting, unironically, for this kind of forward…

October 14, 2013, 9:43 AM EDT

Digital Publishing Awards Honors Apps and Ads Made With Adobe’s Digital Publishing Suite A look at the inaugural winners

There’s little question the iPad will play an integral role in the future of publishing (and, in fact, it already does). Tablet ownership nearly doubled this year versus last year,…

September 15, 2013, 10:10 PM EDT

Germany's Serviceplan Repeats as Grand Prix Winner in Design Sustainability report on single store receipt

CANNES, France—Serviceplan in Munich, Germany, walked off with its second straight Design Lions Grand Prix here tonight, winning this time for embedding a store's sustainability report on a single shopping…

June 19, 2013, 3:30 PM EDT

Designer Remakes NSA's Slides to Make Them (at Least Look) Less Hideous Makeover as self-promotion

This week in celever self-promotions, freelance presentation designer Emiland De Cubber has created a great SlideShare that markedly improves the PRISM slides from the leaked (and terrifyingly designed) NSA PowerPoint.…

June 12, 2013, 2:12 PM EDT

Dwell Media Hires New Head of Digital From Yahoo Brandon Huff to make e-commerce push

Dwell Media, the San Francisco-based publisher of modern design bible Dwell, has hired Brandon Huff as evp of digital media to lead a new e-commerce push. Huff, who most recently…

May 24, 2013, 12:26 AM EDT

mOcean Has a New Consumer Brands Unit Maintains strong focus on children

Specs Who (l. to r.) Mike Braue, director of client services, consumer brands; Michael McIntyre, president; Christianne Brooks, group creative director; and Kevin Aratari, evp, entertainment What Entertainment advertising, marketing, branding and…

April 18, 2013, 11:15 PM EDT