This is a great website with a plethora of logos. It’s great for inspiration.
I found this self promotion package that appealed to me. I’m primarily a Music major and musician, so this really caught my attention. It included this custom amplifier piece, business card, what looks like a resume, and a custom pick. I could only find the flickr that it was associated with, so I assume that they are the designers of the package. Even if they aren’t the original designers, they still have some unique packages.
When looking for an example of Information Design, I found this infographic. I felt a connection to because I spend so much time working in the lab. It make excellent use of a limited color palette, consisting of red, orange, white, and black. It is loaded with tons of information and data that is important to your health. After reading this, you should get up and stretch.
The Toblerone logo is an excellent example of ambiguous positive-negative space. Within the image of the mountain, a bear can be seen. At first glance, it’s hard to see, but upon closer inspection it becomes clear as day. I could not find information on who created the logo.
The Volkswagen logo is one of the most identifiable logos in the world. Since it’s conception in the late 1930’s the basic design has stayed the same: A “V” over a “W”. The reason why I think it is an excellent example of an identity system is because it is simple. It is a simple design that is easily read and distinguished. The VW logo has been featured on everything from cars (obviously), tee shirts, mugs, letter heads, and service receipts. The famous design was made by Franz Reimspiess in a factory design contest. Franz Reimspiess went on to design the iconic Beetle.
On the other end of the spectrum, away from Comic Sans, is that hipster of a typeface Helvetica. This clever web designer/programmer/whatever-you-want-to-call-it created a website that will tell you the approximate time of day in that hipster Helvetica.
Typography. A challenge to many, a breeze for a few. Regardless of your skills in the realm of typography, there is one type face that you should (and probably do) hate with a passion. Comic Sans. Please take a moment and visit this website to see if you are a Comic Sans Criminal.