FEATURE | 2007 LOGOLOUNGE REPORT
In the past year, thousands of logos have been submitted to LogoLounge.com, and Bill Gardner makes sense of them in his 2007 report to GDUSA readers. Gardner spots a number of social and economic influences giving shape to logo design — science, sustainability, DNA, dimensionality, TIVO, technology and more — and, in the process, reminds us that these powerful marks never "exist in a vacuum or in a single moment in time."
When being square creates a buzz; New Orleans tourist campaign balances fantasy and reality; horror film genre scares meth users; campaign logo design evokes Obama rising; Ellen Lupton and Bruce Mau among AIGA medalists; and many more.
SEEN AND NOTED
A quick visual tour of interesting new projects. A new graphics package for the ME generation; the Art Directors Annual goes vertical; artist Moira Hahn finds inspiration in Asian imagery.
Jobs, careers, milestones, transitions. Clark Goolsby joins Chase; Peter Nicholson is chief creative officer at Deutsch; Swanson Russell signs Rookie of the Year; Kurt Seidle joins Bill Grant's firm; and more.