Ted Leonhardt, who cofounded the brand design firm The Leonhardt Group (TLG) in 1985, with his wife and partner Carolyn Leonhardt, sold the company in 1999, when it had reached $10 million in annual sales and a staff of 50. Clients included: Microsoft, Nissan, Charles Schwab, Nordstrom, Washington Mutual, Electronic Arts, Apple, XO Communications, Boeing and Weyerhaeuser. TLG became part of Cordiant Communications Group, in 2000. Ted and Carolyn moved to Europe where Ted served Cordiant’s design and branding... CONTINUE READING
A large majority of Graphic and Web Designers are Independent Contractors and most of us have experienced late invoices and many of us have had the unpleasant experience of an unpaid and completely neglected invoice. This is an epidemic affecting our industry and for years it seems like it has been falling through the cracks of the judicial system. According to the US Census, 10.3 Million Independent Contractors took up the work force in 2010. Last year, almost half... CONTINUE READING
PantoneLIVE Unveiled at Joint Event Between Advertising Production Club of New York and the Art Director’s Club
Thursday night Pantone® unveiled the recent addition to their color management arsenal at the Art Director’s Club in New York, PantoneLIVE™, “a cloud-based color service that provides instant access to essential brand color standards.” Held by the Advertising Production Club of New York in conjunction with the Art Director’s Club, the event marked a first time partnership for the two organizations. New APC President George Ashbrook said, “The APC are excited and privileged to collaborate with another of New... CONTINUE READING
Telemundo Media, the fastest growing broadcast network in primetime among adults 18-49, according to Nielsen, today announced its 2012-2013 programming lineup, with more than 800 hours of original content, increasing the network’s original programming slate by nearly 40 percent. The network’s new programming increase includes six telenovelas, two daytime shows and a reality competition. Telemundo backed up these new changes with a launch of its new branding campaign for the fall and unveiled a new logo capturing the essence... CONTINUE READING
Ray Bradbury, the accomplished literary author, died yesterday morning in Los Angeles, at the age of 91. One of America’s most admired writers, Bradbury penned many well-known titles including The Martian Chronicles, Fahrenheit 451 and Something Wicked This Way Comes. As Bradbury’s grandson recounts to io9, “His legacy lives on in his monumental body of books, film, television and theater, but more importantly, in the minds and hearts of anyone who read him, because to read him was to... CONTINUE READING
Sure, there are perks to freelance life like flexible hours and the ability to work from home, but ask any honest independent creative professional and they’ll tell you there are downsides too. One of the biggest? Less daily opportunities for collaboration and interaction with like-minded peers, something The Oatmeal creator Matthew Inman comically captures in “Why Working from Home is both Awesome and Horrible” Recognizing this, a growing number of co-working spaces have emerged worldwide with 537 in the... CONTINUE READING
Letterpressmonster.com is the brand new website from designer and printer Ian Gabb. The Royal College of Art’s letterpress technician, Gabb, displays his own work through the site as well as showcasing a personal collection made up of record covers, matchbox labels, postcards and posters. Gabb acquired the nickname The Letterpress Monster twelve years ago in his work as a technician, a moniker coined by his students. The site itself was created by Julia, a London-based studio that is made... CONTINUE READING
It’s amazing how time flies by. Back in April I interviewed Ilise Benun and SueAnn Stein to find out more about the four events at HOW Design Live to help our readers decide which of the four would suit them the best. If you didn’t read or listen to the interview you can do so HERE. Now, in around 3 weeks times there are going to be thousands of creative professionals making their way to Boston to take part... CONTINUE READING
The world famous Apollo Theater’s Spring Gala is today June 4th. Michael Bierut and Joe Marianek of Pentagram have been working with the Apollo on the brand identity for the campaign. Lionel Richie is the main inspiration for the Gala graphics, which weave lines from his signature hits “Say You, Say Me” and “All Night Long” into the language for the event: “Say You, Say Me, Say Apollo, Say Lionel, All Night Long.” It also includes lyrics from Etta... CONTINUE READING
Nike, arguably the most successful name in global sportswear, has launched an exhibition chronicling the past 30 years or so, entitled the ‘Nike Logo Project’. Showcasing the brand’s numerous, evolving, logos, the Sole Movement team introduce this, an exhibit that allows you to delve into the archive of a complete design history. Having operated under several different logos from the past to present day, the chance to observe these genres means you can get a feel for the classics... CONTINUE READING
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