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Westboro Nursery School Monogram published in Alphabet Logo Book
Westboro Nursery School Monogram published in Alphabet Logo Book
The monogram for Westboro Nursery School by idApostle appears in the newly published book Alphabet Logo by Counter-Print. Read more – ‘Westboro Nursery School Monogram published in Alphabet Logo Book’.
idApostle Logos to be Published in New Book: Alphabet Logo
idApostle Logos to be Published in New Book: Alphabet Logo
Two idApostle logos will be included in the new book Alphabet Logo, a publication focussing on single letter logos. Read more – ‘idApostle Logos to be Published in New Book: Alphabet Logo’.
idApostle Work in Monogram Logo Book
idApostle Work in Monogram Logo Book
The logo for Coredge Software appears in the recently published Monogram Logo: Monograms & Ciphers book by Counter-Print. Read more – ‘idApostle Work in Monogram Logo Book’.
Grids & Guides: A Notebook for Visual Thinkers
Grids & Guides: A Notebook for Visual Thinkers
This grid-based sketchbook is an interesting alternative to the standard blank page. Read more – ‘Grids & Guides: A Notebook for Visual Thinkers’.
FHK Henrion: The Complete Designer
FHK Henrion: The Complete Designer
This book is a comprehensive look into the work of FHK Henrion, including the logos and identities for Tate+Lyle, KLM, Blue Circle Cement and LEB. Read more – ‘FHK Henrion: The Complete Designer’.
Dynamic Logo by Dopress Books
Dynamic Logo by Dopress Books
Thoughts on Dynamic Logo by Dopress Books, a publication showcasing flexible identities and branding from around the world. Read more – ‘Dynamic Logo by Dopress Books’.
The Ice Cream Principle
The Ice Cream Principle from Don't Call it That
Brilliant, easy to grasp advice from Don’t Call it That: A Naming Workbook by Eli Altman of A Hundred Monkeys. Read more – ‘The Ice Cream Principle’.
Four Logos. Two Books.
Four Logos. Two Books.
Four logos designed by idApostle have been selected to appear in two upcoming design publications by Counter-Print showcasing monograms and pictorial symbols. Read more – ‘Four Logos. Two Books.’.
idApostle Published in Design Elements: Typography Fundamentals
idApostle Published in Design Elements: Typography Fundamentals
I've always liked the simplicity of the Logik word mark, and was thrilled to have it included in the publication Design Elements: Typography Fundamentals. Read more – ‘idApostle Published in Design Elements: Typography Fundamentals’.
idApostle Work Published in Mastering Type
idApostle Work Published in Mastering Type
The logo/branding for Ottawa-based Coredge Software is included in the recently published book, Mastering Type, the Essential Guide to Typography Read more – ‘idApostle Work Published in Mastering Type’.
Graphic Design Thinking: Beyond Brainstorming
Graphic Design Thinking: Beyond Brainstorming
A look at the book Graphic Design Thinking: Beyond Brainstorming containing thirty tools and techniques including brand matrix, action verbs and rhetorical figures. Read more – ‘Graphic Design Thinking: Beyond Brainstorming’.
Bricks and Books
Bricks and Books
Graphic design, logo and branding books pile up on my bookshelf with the usefulness and weight of a pile of bricks. Read more – ‘Bricks and Books’.
idApostle is Damn Good
Damn Good Book Cover
Well, at least that's the opinion of the new book Damn Good: Top Designers Discuss Their all Time Favourite Projects by Tim Lapetino and Jason Adam of Hexanine. Read more – ‘idApostle is Damn Good’.
Before Mad Men, There Was Ben Day
Ben Day Playbill
Ben Day, is a 1996 black comedy by Dana Arnett. Ben is the ficticious creator behind Happy the Hamburger Helper Hand, Americas most beloved corporate icon. After an eight year rut, Ben finds a new source of inspiration in ‘closet man’ and his groundbreaking work results in both awards and an unparalleled ego. Read more – ‘Before Mad Men, There Was Ben Day’.
Three idApostle Logos in Signs, Symbols and Pictograms
Signs Symbols and Pictograms Cover
The logos for idApostle, Processed Identity and the Ottawa Food Bank are included in this design ‘cube’. I love the publications clean layout and how every image was given its own page, providing focus on the work. I should have ordered it sooner. Read more – ‘Three idApostle Logos in Signs, Symbols and Pictograms’.
Two idApostle logos in Recently Published LogoLounge Master Series: Type and Calligraphy
LogoLounge Type and Calligraphy
Two idApostle logos appear in the recently published LogoLounge book, Master Library: Type and Calligraphy. The publication is “a highly organized collection of 3,000 typographic logo designs. Interviews with such top-tier logo designers as Miles Newlyn, Jessica Hische, and Ken Barber provide insights on the values, traditions, and future of designing with typography.” Read more – ‘Two idApostle logos in Recently Published LogoLounge Master Series: Type and Calligraphy’.
Winners for Logo Nest Book Giveaway
Logo Nest Book Giveaway Winners
This was the first idApostle and had over 300 entries. Read more – ‘Winners for Logo Nest Book Giveaway’.
idApostle Logos Selected for LogoLounge Type and Calligraphy Book
idApostle Logos Selected for LogoLounge Type and Calligraphy Book
Following publication of idApostle logos in three new design books, I am very happy that LogoLounge has selected the Stealth Security and Ricochet Creative Thinking logos for their upcoming book, Master Series: Type and Calligraphy. Read more – ‘idApostle Logos Selected for LogoLounge Type and Calligraphy Book’.
Logo Nest Book Giveaway
Logo Nest Book Giveaway Winners
I am thrilled to have contributed the article The Role of Sketching in the Creative Process to Logo Nest 01. The newly released book is now shipping and I am giving away two copies of the limited edition run. Read more – ‘Logo Nest Book Giveaway’.
idApostle Logos in Three New Design Books
idApostle Logos in Three New Design Books
Four idApostle logos appear in the recently published Logolicious!, Design DNA Logos, and LogoLounge 6 books. Logolicious! is “a tasty collection of the best logos from around the globe” and showcases the logo for Jennifer R. A. Campbell and the Westboro Nursery School. Read more – ‘idApostle Logos in Three New Design Books’.
Four idApostle Logos Selected for LogoLounge Publications
Four idApostle Logos Selected for LogoLounge Publications
Two idApostle identities were selected to appear in the new LogoLounge project, "Shapes and Symbols", the third book in the new Master Library series. Another two have been selected to appear in “LogoLounge Volume 6”. Read more – ‘Four idApostle Logos Selected for LogoLounge Publications’.
Best Design, Branding and Marketing Book Ever
Authenticity. Best Design, Branding and Marketing Book Ever
The two current posts on Processed Identity have me thinking about the importance of authenticity in branding. Design Kompany has created a reflection of their personalities that is warm, personal and caring. Kaboom Schneider is the opposite—extreme, aggressive and opinionated. They are both authentic and they are two great examples of why we can't be all things to all people. Read more – ‘Best Design, Branding and Marketing Book Ever’.
Two idApostle Logos Selected for Design DNA: Logos
idApostle Logos Published in Design DNA Logos
The upcoming publication Design DNA: Logos: 500+ International Logos Deconstructed by Matthew Healey, and published by Rockport Publishers, will include two idApostle identities. Read more – ‘Two idApostle Logos Selected for Design DNA: Logos’.
Do You Matter? How great design will make people love your company
Do You Matter? How great design will make people love your company
If you work with me there is a good chance you will be getting a copy of this in the future. I think this is a great tool to inspire anyone involved in a branding project. Read more – ‘Do You Matter? How great design will make people love your company’.

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