Designers and artists looking for a source of inspiration would do well to add Vault Editions‘ idea books to their library. This two-volume series features nearly 1000 engravings, etchings, and woodblock prints from the 17th through 19th centuries. It’s loaded with skulls, animals, and vintage objects and includes high-res downloads.
From Nike to Intel to Amazon, swooshes have been part of major corporate logos since the 1970s. Designer and logo expert Linus Boman looks at the history of swooshes in logo design, its explosive overuse in the 1990s, and its gradual descent out of favor.
This video clip starts out as the countdown graphic that YouTube shows before a premiere. But keep watching and you’ll see it morph into other iconic intro screens. Motion graphic artist 4096 seamlessly blended the transitions between several familiar images, like they previously did with game console startup screens.
The classic NASA “worm” logo is back, and now you can own a memento of this iconic work of graphic design thanks to Register Seven. The company will produce a sweet CNC-machined version of the logo milled from 6061-T6 aluminum, then anodized in NASA red, black, or grey. Measures 7.5″ w x 2″ h x 1″ d.