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The new Belfast logo, designed by local firm McCadden, was a recent topic on a radio phone-in after “a disgruntled council worker” shared a low-res version of the mark.
User interface design has changed dramatically in the last few years, as traditional computers have ceded dominance to smaller screens, including tablets, mobile phones, smartwatches and more.
As the craft has evolved, so has its toolset; and from one app to rule them all ’ looking at you, Photoshop! ’ we have gotten to a point where it seems like a new contender among UI design tools crops up every month. And I have to admit that many of the new UI design tools look pretty good and promising.
The author has spent 25 years among people from two professions — graphic design and semiology. Designers manipulate visual elements in order to prompt a response, and semioticians study how things are able to influence people. The books content is much broader than logos, and is heavily theoretical rather than practical, but there are some interesting points on the cultural associations attached to letterforms and symbology.
SŽDC stands for Správa Železniční Dopravní Cesty in Czech — “The Railway Infrastructure Administration” in English. It’s currently the Czech Republic’s largest railway carrier, and the new monogram, designed by Prague-based Studio Marvil, is a massive improvement on the outgoing identity.
Ian Cartlidge, co-founder of London-based studio Cartlidge Levene was awarded the Royal Designer for Industry distinction in 2013. There’s an interesting interview with him on designboom. Here’s an excerpt along with some of the studios identity work.