18 January 2013

The NEW American Airlines

American Airlines has just introduced a new look.  This new look designed by Futurebrand replaces the iconic symbol designed by Massimo Vignelli in 1968.  The new look was designed to promote the airlines passion for progress and soaring spirit.  In addition to the above videos, you can see more at American Airlines site.

(via DesignTaxi)

15 January 2013

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Today marks 84 years ago that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was born. Taken from us all much too early at the age of 39, the rights and freedoms that we all enjoy owe a great thanks to his vision and passion. Dr. King who as a principal force in the civil rights movement thought us to respect each other and to see a future where human rights for all could take precedence. A master at speaking, his voice could reach out and touch us deep in our soul. The world would have been greater had Dr. King not been murdered for his passionate goals of civil rights for all. To learn more of this great man, visit The King Center.

08 January 2013

David Kelley - IDEO - 60 Minutes

 I hope you got a chance to view the wonderful interview of designer David Kelley, founder of IDEO last Sunday on 60 Minutes (See Video Below).  This video above gives a little further insight to him and his home from 60 Minutes Overtime.

03 January 2013

Emancipation Proclamation Stamp

The USPS has released a stamp to commemorate the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln signing the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863.  The stamp was designed by Gail Anderson with the great Hatch Show Prints utilized to help with the typesetting. 

Renowned graphic designer Gail Anderson partnered with art director Antonio Alcalá to design the stamp.  It prominently features the phrase, “Henceforward Shall Be Free,” which is taken from the historic document. It also notes Abraham Lincoln’s name and the year the Emancipation Proclamation was signed. 
Anderson, known for her term as senior art director at Rolling Stone magazine and design of Broadway play posters, revels in making typography from old forms. To evoke the look of posters from the Civil War era, she tapped Hatch Show Print of Nashville, TN, to produce the Emancipation Proclamation stamp.  Established in 1879, Hatch is one of the oldest working letterpress print shops in America and employs the motto, “preservation through production.”
The stamp is a great typographic design to honor this great moment. To view and purchase the stamp online visit this link.