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The Story of the Ugly Logo

PRESENTED ON FEB 27, 2014
IN DORNBIRN @ VOL 4

Richard Steiner not only creates concepts and designs for surfaces and space but he also likes to tell stories as well! Listen as he tells the story of the ugly logo. (In German) 

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Logo Ideas for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

BY CHRIS ARNING
@ JAPAN GREAT CREATIVE WEEK ON OCT 28, 2013

Chris Arning from Creative Semiotics teaches us what's important in a logo. The logo for the olympics should contain something that represents the country and its heritage in a good light. He then gives us some ideas on what the logo for the Tokyo Olympics in 2020 might look like.

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Contesting the Brand

BY VICKI CHURCHMAN
@ VOL 3 ON SEP 20, 2013

Vicki Churchman shares the entries from the 2013 River Zombies Logo Contest. The contestants created a graphic logo for the annual River Zombies 5K that takes place in Downtown Albany.

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Two Men, One Brain

BY SCOTT PAULI
@ VOL 11 ON NOV 20, 2014

Art & Sons is the collaborative studio of Drew Garza and Scott Pauli. Our clients include national/international companies, all the way down to local start-ups. We have designed restaurants, directed nationally recognized videos and developed some of Madison’s favorite brands. Some of our clients include The Morgridge Institute, Underground Food Collective, Planet Bike and Madison SourDough Company. Our talk will focus on our approach to basically sharing one brain for the last 5 years. We will talk about the challenges and opportunities this creates.

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Life Design Challenge

BY SYEN SOFIAN ABU BAKAR
@ VOL 3 ON MAY 30, 2015

Syen Abu Bakar's current project involves a hundred logos and the population of Brunei. In an attempt to show the relationship between designer and company, and the influence design has in life, Syen has created a competition where one hundred logos will be compiled into a book called Brunei 100 Logo Design. With a few personal thoughts about what being a designer is, he quetsions the designer status in Brunei.

 

"Presentation of the Day" on June 11, 2015.

 

 

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Challengers and Icons

BY HAMISH CAMPBELL
@ VOL 4 ON MAY 18, 2015

Hamish Campbell introduces his independent design business, Pearlfisher. In this presentation, Hamish presents about design history's pioneers, heroes, innovators, explorers, challengers, and icons, focusing on the challengers and iconic principles of the design field.


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Thoughts and Doodles of an Undiscovered Genius

BY GILES ETHERINGTON
@ VOL 4 ON OCT 06, 2016

Giles Etherington talks about all the choices that he has made throughout the course of his life and how it has influenced his design and branding work.

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Pointy Things (Heavy Metal Logos)

BY JOHN SERBA
@ VOL 10 ON SEP 15, 2015

Parental advisory content (strong language) Entertainment writing isn't what prepares you to do a PechaKucha, growing up Heavy Metal is what prepares you to write and present!  

We take a historical walk through absurdly pointy logos  that progress through time with tourguide and professional fan John Serba.

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Anatomy of a Good Logo

BY LUKE BRODERSEN
@ VOL 10 ON MAR 27, 2017

Luke Brodersen shows us how important a logo can be. 

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Ugly Into Art

BY SAREY RUDEN
@ VOL 36 ON OCT 17, 2018

As a modern woman, Sarey Ruden documents the struggle to find love in an age of Tinder and Bumble. As a graphic designer, she takes the worst of modern dating and turns into digital gold.