This week was covered by my perspectives on Optimistic. The journey of life ahead with always optimizing everyday, every road. Life is all about optimizing not winning or loosing! Similar stuff can be found in my entries for Weekly Photo Challenges, hope that you will enjoy and add your valuable comments.
PNB Logo is designed by legendary calligrapher and type designer R.K. Joshi in 1984. Yet another examples of logo designed by bonding art and design together. R. K. Joshi was a student of Sir J J Institute of Applied Art, designed the core Indian fonts used in Microsoft Windows. PNB Logo is still in use since 1984, more than three decades.
Meaning of PNB Logo
Design with letter captures the ethos of the letter in Gurmukhi to conceptually complement PNB. The orange colour also compliments the Indian ethos and traditional image. The Gurmukhi letterform enclosing a circle compliments the identity of PNB as a nationalized bank (system of the bank under the control of government). (Source: D’source, IIT Bombay)
Andy Murray who made history by winning Wimbledon on the 7th day of 7th month and 77 years after the last British, Fred Perry to win the trophy. These numbers and his initials constitute the logo designed by London based Aesop Agency. This identity mark used as Andy Murray logo, got mixed responses saying its resemblance to many of the existing logos.
It says the logo is modern mark that captures Andy’s energy and spirit whilst subtly referencing his affinity with the number ‘77’. It’s simple and striking, with heraldic cues that echo his dominance on the court. Source: The Guardian
Novak Djokovic Logo
Novak Djokovic and his team, together with PRpepper web agency, released an official video celebrating new djokovic logo and explaining its meaning. This video elaborates the design process of new djokovic logo and is available on YouTube. It explains the inspiration behind the logo is the Greek alphabet, medieval Serbian lettering and birds in flight.
Rafael Nadal Logo
Nadal’s Logo on his website doesn’t have his initials in it but it references his nickname ‘the raging bull’. It doesn’t have distinguished look like other logos of tennis greats.
Roger Federer Logo
Many heads we saw on the tennis court with two lettered monogram RF. This Roger Federer Logo is inspired by the logo of RF-Cosmetics, a fragrance by his wife Mirka Vavrinec and her father, introduced in 2003. RF-Cosmetics logo was a freehand squiggle depicting letters R and F. Federer wanted that a monogram would offer a connection as direct but not as literal as a team jersey. Federer liked the approach of the logo of cosmetics and suggested that Nike come up with a strategy along the same lines. This lead to Roger Federer Logo came into existence. Source: NY Times.
Today’s list of Padma awards are out and there is no designer, still, in the list. I blogged about this, last year as well. The government finds it fit to recognise Ajay Devgn’s work as worthy of an award but not any of the design stalwarts, who used design to bring about long-lasting changes in society and the profession. To provoke a discussion on the subject, I present here, my list of Padma awards, deserving for design. This is of course, only the beginning. There may many more that I may have missed.
H Kumar Vyas, Design Educator, Ahmedabad H Kumar Vyas deserves a Padma award for pioneering Design education in this country and giving a distinct Indian touch to the curriculum that was launched at NID, when the design programmes began. He continues to influence and contribute to design education, through his books and research.
Fourth Week of New Year celebrated with Hand Lettering! Wonderful opportunity to showcase some hand lettering art here. Posted few works using chalk on the wall, Rangoli Designs, Pen on Paper through out the week. The Alphabets all together will give a visual treat with chalks, Rangoli and a Quote. For more projects on Hand Lettering visit the portfolio page. Also find some interesting photos in my entries to weekly photo challenges.