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Eero Aarnio Originals, by Bond
Eero Aarnio is the designer and innovator behind some of the most recognisable Finnish furniture pieces of the last century. The Helsinki studio of Bond created the logo for Eero Aarnio Originals, the new company that manufactures Aarnio’s original designs. The logo is based on Aarnio’s most iconic piece, the Ball chair.

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Logobook archives the finest old and new logos
“Logobook is curated by Svizra, a growing community of international branding designers. Our ambition is to improve global design standards in logo and identity design, and encourage businesses and designers to create original logo designs.” Visit the Logobook archive. “In future, we would like to grow the database of original designs, and ultimately to build a strong community of contributing…

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The rebus and the visual pun
“A single letter says more than a thousand words. The dual reading is what makes such images memorable. They amuse as they inform. The U symbol is an experiment in visual puns, as is the cover design for AIGA, which combines a rebus (the eye for the letter I) and a collection of letters to produce a mask.

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AGDA Design Awards 2016 finalists
I like many of the ideas entered into this year’s AGDA Awards (celebrating Australian design). Here are a few. Brewster Murray, by Frost*collective, Sydney. Sydney Dogs and Cats Home, by For The People, Surry Hills, Sydney.

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Noji Architects
Noji is an architecture and design practice in Sligo, Ireland. Dublin-based Robert Boyle came up with a fantastic idea for the wordmark. “Once I noted that the letters of the brand name ‘Noji’ could contain each other sequentially, I set myself the appropriately architectural challenge to extract them from a cube.

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The symbolism of Japan’s prefectural flags
The bureaucratic administration of Japan is divided into three basic levels; national, prefectural and municipal. Below the national level are 47 parts, or prefectures, and the minimalist symbolism in the prefectural flags is appealing, with most designs incorporating highly stylised letters from the Japanese writing system. Flag of Fukuoka. Stylised hiragana of ふく (fuku).

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Brentford FC crest redesign
The redesign of a sports club logo or crest generates more contention than most projects, because club supporters feel a much greater sense of ownership than they would with, for example, a multinational bank or a restaurant chain. The new Brentford FC club crest, for the 2017/18 season. The latest update to cross my inbox is for English Championship side…

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Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada
“One of the challenges of the identity was fulfilling the official bilingualism requirements of the country. The symbols transcend language, and while the stroke symbol does not translate as directly to the French word for stroke as per English, it represents a feeling anyone who has been impacted by a heart attack or stroke has felt — an abrupt punctuation,…

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The Swan Hotel
A lovely idea derived from the simple cropping of type. “The Swan is a public house and hotel in rural Essex. Under new management after years of neglect it was decided that the old bird needed a new lease of life. I created a simple new identity from a monogram that doubles as a swan, coupling it with a neutral…