Mr. FedEx Man delivered my complimentary copy of The Big Book of Logos 5 yesterday afternoon. The arrival created an excuse to push myself away from the desk, fix a latte, and flip though the nearly 400-page volume from authors David E. Carter and Suzanna MW Stephens. It was great to see the work of so many design industry friends included in the book.
Designs from Jeff Fisher LogoMotives featured in the book include those for the Benicia Historical Museum (Benicia, CA), Four Rivers Community School (Ontario, OR), the annual golf tournament and auction events for Residence XII (Kirkland, WA), Twisted Elegance Interactive (Seattle, WA), The Parenting Alliance, and the Young Native Writer's Essay Contest sponsored by the Holland+Knight Charitable Foundation (Tampa, FL). An icon produced as part of the international Fluerons of Hope - Font Aid III effort, benefiting those impacted by the tsunami of 2004, was also selected.
Portland clients highlighted in the volume include interiors firm NoBox Design, the VanderVeer Center anti-aging clinic, the City of Portland's Neighborhood Service Center program, Bella Terra Landscape Designs, the AIDS residential care facility Our House of Portland, and architect Thomas Fallon.
Logos for the community activist organization Association for Responsible Inner Eastside Neighborhood Development (AFriend), the Reed College Fall Thesis programs for 2004 and 2005, The Spring Showcase presented by the Philoptochos of the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, and the now closed Balaboosta Delicatessen were also recognized.
Identities honored for North Portland individuals, organizations or events included those for community organizer Mike Verbout, St. Johns Window Project, Portsmouth Neighborhood Association, North Portland Business Association and University Park United Methodist Church's annual North Portland Pride BBQ and Festival.
Selected designs include images created for George Fox University's Tilikum Center for Retreats & Outdoor Ministries (Newberg, OR) and the Emerge Medical Spa at Bridgeport (Tigard, OR).
Gay/Lesbian community logo images to be in the book include designs for Just Out newsmagazine (Portland, OR) and the Diversity Training program of DiversityBuilder.com (Brentwood, TN). In addition, my "I DO!" image, in support of same-sex marriage, and the logo for my own marriage to partner Ed Cunningham are celebrated.
An identity I created for my presentation at the 2004 HOW Design Conference was also published.
Since 1998, hundreds of examples of the design work of Jeff Fisher LogoMotives have appeared in over 20 books from David E. Carter.
I was also pleased to see designs for eight entities represented in thorough case studies in my book Identity Crisis! 50 Redesigns That Transformed Stale Identities Into Successful Brands represented in The Big Book of Logos 5. In addition to my own VanderVeer Center logo, the iLevel rebranding from Hornall Anderson Design Works, Subplot Design's new identity for the Vancouver Aquarium, and Mayhem Studios own identity are represented in the new book. Also featured are the P.E.O. International Sisterhood and The Des Moines Playhouse logos (both from Sayles Graphic Design), the identity for Schellin Grounds Maintenance created by angryporcupince*design, and the Central Florida West identity from Advertising By Design. (You may read more about my own book on the Identity Crisis! blog.)
Designer's wishing to take advantage of future marketing and self-promotion opportunities, brought about through inclusion in such design books, should take a look at my regularly updated design competition deadlines list.
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