Since I first posted work on Logopond.com way back in January of 2008, I've seen the site grow from a hardcore bunch of logo geeks (my people!), into a thriving design community. It's been great to see the many designers from all over the world posting up work to show their wares, discuss the nuances of ligatures and line weights and get in a healthy debate about the many critiques happening every day on the site. I've made many an online friend from my days posting logo work - and even met a few in person. Now, I'm honored to be among the few that have my work showcased on Logopond. You can check out my collection and even peruse the site yourself. There's always plenty to see.
I've been participating in the LogoLounge series by Bill Gardner and Catherine Fishel since submitting work to LogoLounge 2 way back in 2003. It's hard to believe it's been that long. And even though it's been ten years for me (and now the tenth volume that my work appears), it's still exciting when you get word that you've got work in the next book. I am honored to share the latest work here that will be appearing in the upcoming LogoLounge 8, scheduled to publish later this year. LogoLounge from Rockport Publishers is one of the premier design book series that celebrate and showcase the best in logo design throughout the world. There are only 2,000 logos selected for each book out of the now over 200,000 in their database. Some of the best logo work from the top designers and design firms in the business.
You can see my profile on the LogoLounge site under Hubbell Design Works.
After a lot of discussion, blood, sweat and tears, the inaugural volume of the Logopond logo design book has finally been published. Much credit to David Blanchet, the founder and curator of the website, Logopond.com for making this all happen. All in all, from my initial thumbing through, it certainly is a nice first-time effort. I am honored to be included (and on the very first page, mind you! Sweet.) with all of the other 'Ponders. Some really nice work is in there.
As an added bonus, I was asked to include a profile page along with my logo wares, with some interesting questions about how I became a logo designer and other bits of info. If you decide to get yourself a copy, you can certainly take a look. As with most of these self-published efforts, there aren't a lot of copies available, so make sure you order yours now.
I certainly hope this first effort will be something we start to see on a regular basis. Cheers, guys!
It's pretty exciting. I've been getting a few new design books recently to add to my collection. So, I've been hanging out by the mailbox eagerly awaiting my next package and there it was, the latest Logo Nest volume – 02, the book from logo designers for logo designers. This one is particularly compelling as it is the second Logo Nest book that I have been a contributing writer, as well as a logo designer. For LN02, I was asked to write pretty much anything logo-related that I thought was relevant to our times, and might be particularly useful to the logo design community. After much thought and deliberation, I chose to write my article on Longevity in the Logo Business. After a fair amount of time under my belt myself, I thought it was something I can really talk about. You can read an excerpt of my piece here.
I must say I am always a bit nervous sending in some of my writing for a book. As a designer, I'm not as comfortable with writing as I am with my design work – so be kind. I hope it reads well. There are some other great logo designers and contributors that were selected to write as well, such as Alen Pavlovic, Richard Baird, Nemanja Veselinovic, Jeff Fisher, Josh Hayes, Gareth Hardy and Jacob Cass. Be sure and check out their articles, too. There's lots of great information for some very diverse subjects within the logo design industry.
In addition to the writing, I had 12 logo designs selected to appear within the pages. It is especially flattering considering the limited amount of space, the print run and the level of work. See my previous post.
I think this latest edition went pretty well overall. There are some noticeable improvements over the inaugural volume and I'm certain the momentum will continue to the next one. Make sure you order yours soon, before they're all gone.
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.
I am very proud to announce that both my logo design work and writing contributions will be appearing in the upcoming Logo Nest 02. There will be 12 of my latest logo designs included in this, now second volume of the book known as the 'design book for logo designers, by logo designers'. As the inaugural book, Logo Nest 01 was being conceptualized, I was flattered to be asked to contribute my writing and experience to the effort. Well, I guess they liked the article enough to ask me to write some more. Who knew?
Here is an excerpt from my new article for Logo Nest 02, entitled Longevity in the Logo Business,
When I think of long-term successes in logo design, names like Milton Glaser, Paula Scher, Saul Bass and Ivan Chermayeff come to mind. Of course, these people are the extreme – the pinnacle of design success.
Now, not all of us are poised to appear among the same levels of respect and admiration that they are, but it would be nice to work out a quaint, comfortable living doing something you love to do, wouldn’t it?
When I started out in design school, the orientation committee shared a statistic with us that has stuck with me to this day: Look to your right and your left. Chances are by graduation, both of those people will have dropped out of the program. Do the math and that’s roughly a 66% drop out rate.
Wow, I thought. That’s not going to be me. This is what I really want to do with my life. I never imagined that after going through all those hours of toil, late night study and work that anyone would dream of giving up. But, they sometimes do. Design is not for everyone.
Here is the collection of my work that will be included. Be sure and reserve your copy now.
This is pretty cool. After much discussion and preparation, the logo design inspiration site and forum, Logopond.com is publishing a design book. I am fortunate enough, with many of the talented logo design geeks of the world to be included in this inaugural volume.
The site has been a great, constructive avenue for me to help critique and discuss all sorts of inspirational logo work over the last 3 or 4 years, and make some wonderful online friends, too. With the amount of traffic the site gets, it has been a creative springboard for many a fledgling designer as well.
So, knowing in a more intimate sense of the level of designers that participate on a regular basis, I am looking forward to seeing the other contributor's work in all its printed glory. I suggest you reserve yourself a copy.
I am honored today to receive word that we will have work in the upcoming volume of iheartlogos Season Two. The iheartlogos.com competition model is unique in the fact that the work is judged not by a group of select designers sequestered in a room, but by your own competitors. You are the judge. And so is everyone else.
I have a lot of respect for the work submitted this season and am honored to be included in Season Two's offering. The inaugural book was certainly a nice beginning to a series with great potential, and I'm looking forward to seeing in person in all its glory.
Congratulations to the other designers and firms on their selected work. Cheers.