I was recently sent a copy of Logobook by Taschen – the so-called “monumental logo compilation”. Taschen have a history of producing fine books for the design industry, many of which are regarded as essentials within a complete design library. They are usually pretty pricey but you’ll find that’s only an indicator of quality. Continue Reading →
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Getting stuck in a creative rut is a terrible thing. You have an important deadline to meet, people expect great Einstein-like ideas and your mind is as blank as the notepad in front of you. So, where’s the solution? Continue Reading →
WordPress is an amazing way to quickly and easily set up an effective portfolio website. I’ve used it since day one to advertise my services as Inkbot Design and have yet to find a comparable system that equals on quality, diversity and popularity. There are a tonne of great plugins for WordPress that allow non-coders (like myself) the ability to make a site tailored to their specific requirements. If you need your site to have a particular purpose, in the case of a ‘portfolio site’ to showcase your work to potential clients – be sure to have a look through the plugins and there will most likely be a purposely designed tool to do it.
I was asked recently what were the best books for logo designers to buy in order to improve their skills? My own library of graphic and logo design books is growing with every passing month, but there is always new books being published, tempting the literary budget to be pushed to it’s limits.
So what are my personal recommendations for professional logo designers and graphic design students alike?
In no particular order… Continue Reading →