Well now, it is here. After much anticipation, I finally got around to ordering my copy of the new iheartlogos Season Two to add to my ever-growing library of logo and design books. I received word last July that I had work selected to appear in this volume, but as competitions and books go, we can't always have our instant gratification. Sometimes we have to be patient and wait! If you're not familiar with iheartlogos, it is a logo design site and competition that has a slightly different approach – all the entries are collected, then voted on by the other participating competitors in the season. In essence, the group picks the best work to appear in the book. If you make it in, then your peers thought it was nice work as well. It's as simple as that.
So, in short, this season's volume did not disappoint. I thought the variety of work was strong and balanced, with less work appearing that seems to over-saturate the many logo design blogs out there. Apparently, I'm not the only one who feels that way, which is a testament to the iheartlogos voting structure.
The paper quality was pretty good, but hopefully next season's volume will be able to budget a stock with less show-through of the surrounding pages. Overall, pretty good for a short-run printing of only 1,000 copies. If iheartlogos continues to grow and gain some traction, I'm sure the quality will improve exponentially in the coming seasons. Also, another nicety would be a directory in the back with corresponding page numbers for each designer's logo entries.
Overall, I'm proud of the work that got selected and am glad to participate in the competition. I look forward to Season Three. Don't forget to enter your work.