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Book Suggestion - Band Id: The Ultimate Book of Band Logos

The book suggestion of this week is about visual identities, but not corporate ones, it's about the visual identities of bands. The book is called Band Id and it's an amazing collection of logos of famous bands. From the Rolling Stones' tongue-and-lips trademark to the Grateful Dead's lightning bolt skull to Prince's glyph, logos embody an identity and experience shared between musicians and their fans, who proudly display these graphics on T-shirts, posters, pins, stickerseven tattoos. Collecting more than 1,000 rock, hip hop, metal, pop, reggae, and country music logos from the 1960s to today, this catchy design survey captures the coolest and most powerful examples of music made visual. Including interviews with key logo artists and presenting the graphics large and over extended gatefolds, BAND ID will wow music fans and designers alike Buy Now

The Greatest Brandversations

This is a project created by Stefan Asafti, a designer from Romania and it's a project is about brands - the great brands of the modern world - which have build quite a history for themselves as the years went by. The branderversations is the creation of each logo using their rival logo. What? I know, check out the post and you will understand and appreciate it better. There have always existed disputes among the competing parties, divergent opinions, while the fans of each brand were convinced that theirs was the best product. Last, but not least, the rivals have even conducted ad campaigns against the competing brands. This project mostly approaches the visual "conversations" between the company logos and the ways that they influence each other, hence the name of the project, Brandversations. It is a parallel between the modern and the old, some of the slogans dating back to the 40s and 50s. I have switched the slogans of the brands amongst themselves, the goal of this being to give them further meaning and to create a sort of a confusion. It is surprising how logos can influence other logos. The truth is that each pair of rivals has something in common, that something which has helped them to build one identity upon the other, this way becoming the biggest brands. Completing this project has taken a lot of time and a lot of patience on my part. Each little bit of the final image has been moved and resized manually in order to maintain a correct and balanced composition and layout of the elements. For more from Stefan Asafti, go to behance.net/stefanasafti Pepsi vs Coca Cola Apple vs Microsoft McDonald's vs Burger King Nikon vs Canon Firefox vs Internet Explorer