A Job for Steve: Nixed Ideas for the iTunes Icon by Felix Sockwell circa 2004

The Logo Smith

The post A Job for Steve: Nixed Ideas for the iTunes Icon by Felix Sockwell circa 2004 appeared first on The Logo Smith. Early Nixed Ideas for the iTunes Icon by Felix Sockwell circa 2004 Been a fan of Felixs’ work for some time. One of his earlier post’s, “A Job for Steve”, is a valuable insight into how a icon and graphic designer tackled a pretty prestigious client (Apple) and project: the iTunes icon design for Apple. Scroll down to […].

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Ghost Box Records #01–20 (2004–2014)

Fonts in Use

Torchbearers of hauntology , chief conjurers of memories never had, musician Jim Jupp and graphic designer Julian House launched Ghost Box Records in 2004. Contributed by Love Lagerkvist Source: [link] License: All Rights Reserved. Entropicalia by The Soundcarriers (GBX020, 2014).

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Featured in Graphis Journal 363: Jeff Foster’s Vintage Illustrations


His exemplary illustrations have won him awards in Graphis competitions, including Gold in the Poster Annual 2004. Advertising Design Graphis Journal Illustration Journal Jeff Foster Journal Issue #363 Poster Poster Annual 2004 USAJeff Foster is an American self-employed illustrator who has been making unique retro and vintage designs and packaging since the ’80s. He’s done work in various fields including branding and advertising art.

Whereabouts: Alice Pasquini's line drawings on the back of postcards document her travels

Creative Boom

While in Madrid she completed coursework in animation at the Ars animación school and, in 2004, obtained an MA in critical art studies at the Universidad Complutense.

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The complete retrospective of Japan's ingenious master of three-dimensional typography

Creative Boom

He returned to Japan in June 2004 where he still produces various sculptures and reliefs for public spaces all over his home country, as well as graphic artworks. If, like John Maeda , many of you see Takenobu Igarashi as a creative legend who taught you the "ABCs of form (and life)", then prepare yourselves for the complete retrospective of the ingenious master of three-dimensional typography.

A closer look at photographer Alec Soth's vivid portraits of people and places across America

Creative Boom

His 2004 series Sleeping by the Mississippi catapulted him into stardom: following in Robert Frank's footsteps, the artist documented American life on a road trip along the Mississippi – and did so in a very personal, poetic and melancholic way.

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Madeleine Waller's sensitive photographs of Bolton residents with their beloved mantlepieces

Creative Boom

One participant who escaped the civil war in Liberia and arrived in Britain in 2004, has kept her father's retirement badges from the Firestone Rubber factory which have now become symbols of hope, survival and an inspiration to the subject about what it means to lead a meaningful life. In Mantlepiece Stories, acclaimed photographer Madeleine Waller shares beautiful and intimate portraits of Bolton residents with still life images of their beloved mantelpiece objects.

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What happens when an acclaimed artist loses his sight? The extraordinary story of British painter, Sargy Mann

Creative Boom

The Family at Breakfast Borgo Pace, 2004 60 x 78 ins. Sargy Mann was a British landscape and figurative painter. He was acclaimed as a colourist, and his diverse works are recognisable by their rich colour palette, distinct composition and a desire to capture a sense of light and space. Mann’s distinctive vision was deeply influenced by Bonnard and Cezanne, but his paintings remain remarkably original.

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Punking The Past: The Steampunk Aesthetic Of Victorian London In Superb Paintings Of Vadim Voitekhovitch

Design You Trust

From 2004 he lives and works in Germany. Vadim Voitekhovitch was born in a small town of Mozyr, Belarus. He spent most of his life Belarus and he graduated from Bobruisk Art College. His style is quite diverse, but he dedicates most of his time to watercolor and oil.

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Only on Saturday: A new book celebrates the wood type prints of type legend, Jack Stauffacher

Creative Boom

He earned widespread acclaim in his eight-decade-long career, including an AIGA medal in 2004. Jack Stauffacher was one of the world’s most celebrated book designers and fine printers. A fixture of San Francisco’s creative community, he was a celebrated teacher and the brilliant craftsman behind many publication designs and renowned editions put out by his own Greenwood Press.

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Iridescent Waters Subsume Lush, Floral Bunches in Enchanting Photographs


Björk ’s 2004 song by the same name inspired the vibrant series. All images © STUFF Studio and bloom bloom FLEUR, shared with permission. A collaboration between photographer CheukLun LO, of STUFF Studio , and floral artist bloom bloom FLEUR , Oceania celebrates the mysterious and dreamy qualities of the ocean. The series of photographs is centered on botanical sculptures comprised of jewel-toned petals and thick fronds that float through the dark water.

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Obedience and Defiance: Fifty years of thought-provoking pastel artworks by Paula Rego

Creative Boom

1935) The Cake Woman, 2004 Pastel on paper mounted on aluminium, 150 x 150 cm Collection: Private Collection © Paula Rego, courtesy of Marlborough, New York and London. 1935) The Pillowman, 2004, (right-hand panel of a triptych) Pastel on board, 180 x 120 cm Collection: Private Collection © Paula Rego, courtesy of Marlborough, New York and London

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Site Visit: Bruce Mau

Azure Magazine

Following his work on the seminal publications S,M,L,XL (1995) and Massive Change (2004), Mau co-founded both the design consultancy Massive Change Network as well as the Institute Without Boundaries, an interdisciplinary design program based in Toronto. Join AZURE Media as we go face-to-face with acclaimed Chicago-based designer, author and thinker Bruce Mau , the next subject in our ongoing series Site Visit.

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Magic Carpets: The Incredibly Fluid Rug Patterns by Faig Ahmed

Design You Trust

Ahmed graduated from the sculpture program at the Azerbaijan State Academy of Fine Arts in Baku in 2004. Faig Ahmed is an Azerbaijani contemporary visual artist who is best known for his surrealist weavings which integrate visual distortions into traditional oriental rugs.

An Office Like No Other Revives Montreal’s Olympic Tower

Azure Magazine

in 2004.) You can’t miss it. Inclined on a dramatic angle, the swooping tower that crowns Montreal’s Olympic Park is visible from much of the city. But its unmistakable presence conveys an uneasy legacy.

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Nicole and Petra Kapitza on the beauty of colour, big breaks and running a creative studio as sisters

Creative Boom

Originally from rural south Germany, they founded their studio in 2004 in the heart of East London and have since become pattern and colour experts. If you're a fan of bold, colourful and geometric art, then you'll already know about Kapitza – the creative force that is renowned for this particular line of work. Nicole and Petra Kapitza are sisters who share a passion for print, pattern, minimalism and colour.

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London-Based Designer Creates “Joy & Excitement” With Colourful Skate Park In Lille

Design You Trust

The indoor skate park was built in the latest stage of the development of La Condition Publique – a cultural institution set within an early 20th-century warehouse, which was renovated by architect Patrick Bouchain in 2004. London-based designer Yinka Ilori has applied his signature vibrant style to the Colorama skate park within the La Condition Publique cultural centre near Lille, France.

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Noted: New Logo and Packaging for Vita Coco by Interesting Development

Under Consideration / Brand

2004) "When Vita Coco launched in New York City in 2004, not only did it bring coconut water into the mainstream beverage section of groceries, it re-branded coconut water as a premium lifestyle drink and helped start the trend of natural-functional beverages. “Livin’ la Vita Coco”.

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Barry from Eastenders as you’ve never seen him before

Creative Review

Since his role on the soap opera came to end in 2004, Williamson has made comedy mileage out of Barry – most prominently in Extras, where he embraced the legacy of his pitiful Eastenders character. Towards the end of last year, director Yousef sat down with the team at production company Prettybird to discuss who to cast in the music video for Piero Pirupa’s new track.

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Noted: New Logo and Identity for DVDW by Studio Dumbar

Under Consideration / Brand

2004) " DVDW (Duijnstee Van Der Wilk) is a medium-sized commercial law firm with offices in The Hague and Rotterdam. “That W FTW”. We focus in particular on the larger business clients and we are keen on their interests every day. We are an office of committed and decisive lawyers: from entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs. Quality, reliability and courage are at the core of our work and our identity.

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Top 20 fonts that will be popular with designers in 2020

Creative Boom

Schwartz’s revival was originally commissioned in 2004 by Mark Porter for the redesign of The Guardian, but not used. It's been an incredible year for type lovers everywhere. With more independent foundries launching than ever before and the industry's established names pumping out fresh specimens each month, there's never been a better time to find the right fonts for your projects.

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“Animal Farm” & the Evolution of the Dust Jacket

Thinking Design

Penguin published this cover in 2004. Obviously “Animal Farm” is a well-known story by 2004, the publisher appears to feel that selling it with the conclusion on the cover is a viable strategy. WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE BOOK COVER? The thinking on this has changed dramatically during the evolution of modern trade publishing since the 1900s. Once book jackets were intended simply to protect the valuable binding. Actually, before 1820, books were sold as unbound gathered pages.

FF Casus


I first met Eugene in 2004, when I was still a Type and Media student. There are many reasons why I chose Eugene Yukechev’s FF Casus from a plethora of the year’s releases. Back then, Eugene was already a successful graphic designer from Novosibirsk. His studio was the best in town and could favorably rival any of its Moscow counterparts.

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17 Best Online Coding Courses (Free & Paid)

Just Creative

Pluralsight started in 2004 and grew to a platform that hosts more than 7,000 online courses related to technology learning. This article has been contributed by Jin Choi. What do giant tech companies such as Apple, Microsoft and Facebook have in common?

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Forgotten Realms: Demon Stone Review – Best Drizzt Do’Urden Illustrations


The hack-and-slash action role-playing game, Forgotten Realms: Demon Stone was released on November 16th, 2004, and as you might expect it was set in the Forgotten Realms universe. Despite the fact that it was released in 2004, Demon Stone still captivates us somehow even today. You might say it’s 2020, why are we talking about a game that’s almost twenty years old? You can consider it a reminder to revive our memories and a tribute for such a great game.

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Keyword Research 101: How to Rank High for Lucrative Keywords

Just Creative

LSI was integrated into the Google Algorithm back in 2004 to enable Google to deliver more relevant results to users’ searches. This article has been contributed by guest author, Tom Welbourne. Ranking for lucrative keywords is a crucial part of any successful SEO strategy. If a website contains excellent content that is well written, well researched and provides the answer to a searcher’s query, then it stands a good chance of ranking well in search engine results.

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In Mexico City, Manuel Cervantes’ Casa Estudio Blends Work and Life

Azure Magazine

These values have resulted in a portfolio marked by a distinct sense of tectonic clarity since his studio’s founding in 2004. “We In 1948, Luis Barragán completed his now iconic home in the Daniel Garza sector of eastern Mexico City. Alongside his private quarters, Casa Luis Barragán also housed the architect’s studio — facilitating interactions with clients as well as functioning as a living extension of his practice.

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MC24, Bruce Mau’s New Book, Provides a Roadmap for Radical Optimism

Azure Magazine

MC24 is the first book that Mau has authored since Massive Change (2004), a companion to the globetrotting blockbuster exhibition, produced with students at the Institute without Boundaries, a program Mau founded at George Brown College in Toronto. It is the worst of times.

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The World’s Most Famous Graphic Designers in 2019

Design Wizard

Mike founded his creative design studio, MISTER in Fife in 2004. Famous Graphic Designers of 2019. In today’s online world, it’s difficult to get by without good design! Websites, blogs, beer bottles, logos, or book covers ; you name it, if the visuals aren’t compelling, the appeal of your product or service is undoubtedly compromised. It can the making or breaking point of so much.

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Large-scale sculptures made from sprawling, knotted fields of latex and vinyl by Alicia Piller

Creative Boom

2004 - 2019, Mixed Media Los Angeles artist Alicia Piller uses sprawling and knotted fields of latex and vinyl in her installations and wall works. In her latest series, Spirit of the Times, she uses a combination of raw materials, photographs, and news clippings twist together to form a kind of fragmented mirror of the current state of America.

Noted: New Logo for Thrillist

Under Consideration / Brand

2004) " Thrillist is an online media website covering food, drink, travel and entertainment. The company was founded in 2004 and is based in New York. “License to Thrill”. In October 2016, Thrillist merged with internet brands The Dodo, NowThis News, and Seeker to form the digital media holding company Group Nine Media." ( Wikipedia ). Design by. Related links. Thrillist post 2018 Brand New Spotted post.

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Step into the world of César Pelizer’s joyful illustrations and animations

Creative Review

“I think it’s much easier to learn things on your own nowadays than it was when I first started learning Illustrator and Photoshop in 2004 when I was still in high school.” “I didn’t go to university, well, technically I did go to uni for three months before I decided to quit my graphic design course,” says animator, director and illustrator César Pelizer.

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Modern Graphic Design – 70 of the Best Examples

Design Wizard

It was introduced in 2004, and the fact that it remains in style today is a testament to the designer and their vision of the future. The 2004 Boscastle flood and the legend of King Canute and the tide served as the inspiration for the design. Take inspiration from these marvels of modern graphic design. Modern graphic design has underwent a substantial amount of change to reach its present day form.

8 Insightful Design Books to Read While Social Distancing

Azure Magazine

Containing entries for more than 200 sites and structures, the book covers territory from Al-Azhar Park (a 30-hectare oasis completed in 2004 by Sites International and Sasaki Associates) to Zamalek (home of iconic Cairo Tower, with its concrete latticework skin). The Japanese have a word for it: tsundoku , which is used to describe an all-too-common affliction — the acquiring of reading materials that are then allowed to pile up unread.

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A History of Photography as Seen Through the Eyes of Howard Greenberg

Feature Shoot

Bresson (French, 1908–2004). Young girl in profile, 1948. Consuelo Kanaga (American, 1894–1978). Photograph, gelatin silver print. Madrid, Spain, 1933. Henri Cartier?Bresson Photograph, gelatin silver print. The history of photography is shaped not only by the people who make the pictures but those who preserve their work and their legacies.

Reviewed: New Logo for Facebook, Inc. done In-house with Dalton Maag and Saffron

Under Consideration / Brand

Established in 2004, Facebook needs little introduction as it's a name we all recognize. “Take at Face Value?”. except that it does need a little introduction as it's easy to forget that Facebook is more than just the mobile and desktop app that's used on a daily basis by 1.63 billion daily active users (as of September 2019).

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22 Awesome Online Shops for Stationery Addicts


Founded in 2004, UK site The Journal Shop was born out of “a personal passion for cool stationery and good living” and describes itself as “a veritable garden of stationery delights if you will” A glance at their site, and it’s clear they have a passion for curating the most eye-catching and alluring paper, pens and desk accessories around, including a lot of cool Japanese stuff, from notebooks to tape dispensers.

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All About Avenir & Fonts Similar to Avenir

Tuts Plus

Working alongside the foundry’s in-house designer Akira Kobayashi , the pair created Avenir Next , publishing the first release of the typeface in 2004.

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Klaus Nienkämper: Confessions of a Chair Man

Azure Magazine

Editor’s Note: Since establishing his eponymous furniture manufacturing business in Toronto in the 1960s, Klaus Nienkämper has been a revered champion of contemporary design.

Flying the flag: the growing design trend across regional Scotland

Design Week

Alongside its use as a flag, in 2004 it was officially “chosen” by the then-Scottish Executive as the country’s logo, to be used in it’s promotional endeavours overseas.

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