The Identity Archives Project (IdAP) site went live this past week and the effort looks like a logo design inspiration resource to keep an eye on as it develops. The online reference hopes to be the premier online keyword-searchable database of logos and brand identity designs from around the world. It is a free and open resource, built upon the contributions of graphic designers and brand identity specialists. Submission guidelines, technical specifications and suggested keyword information are clearly defined on the site. There is no need to sign-up or register with IdAP in any way, and the database is always available for review.
Jeff Fisher, author of "Identity Crisis!" (HOW Books, 2007), is the Engineer of Creative Identity for the Portland-based firm Jeff Fisher LogoMotives. He has been honored with over 600 regional, national and international design awards and is featured in over 140 books about logos, the design business, and small business marketing. His first book, "The Savvy Designer's Guide to Success" was released in 2004 and has been reissued as a PDF on CD from MyDesignShop.com. Other books are currently in the works. Fisher serves on the HOW Magazine Board of Advisors, HOW Design Conference Advisory Council and Art Institute of Portland Professional Advisory Council,. The designer also writes for HOW Magazine, other industry publications, and many webzines and blogs. In addition, Fisher is a nationally-recognized speaker, making numerous presentations each year to design organizations, design schools, universities and business groups. Graphic Design USA magazine named Jeff Fisher one of the design industry “People to Watch” in 2009. Fisher lives in Portland with his partner of 20+ years, Ed Cunningham.