Hirez Budweiser label, all lettering and logo by Ian Brignell (2015)
Read the whole article at underconsideration.com.
The article is excellent with lots of images, as usual. JKR and Ian Brignell worked on this project for 2 whole years. Here’s Armin’s final paragraph. Is he gushing? I think he’s gushing…
“I realize I’m starting to sound like a broken record but this is really outstanding work. There is no high-end concept going on and there is no heavy-handed demographic-targeting agenda, it’s simply a commitment to designing the absolute best-looking packaging possible with attention to detail at every turn. No other mass consumer product looks this good and polished on the market right now. Well done, Budweiser, well done.”
Born 1990, in France, out of frustration with mediocre, barely readable highway signage…
You asked and we delivered. Check out our new online digital foundry at ibtype.com
Is 2014 the summer of Ian’s share-a-coke font or what??
The Applied Arts Wire is the daily blog from Applied Arts Magazine. On July 11, 2014, the editor posted a great article about Ian. You can read it here.
The article reviews the impetus behind the re-design of his website, Ian’s design history, his evolution into one of Canada’s most prolific type designers and his new online digital foundry, IB Type Inc.
Great article. Great visuals. Check it out!
…and now these cans are in the fridge.
It is a delight to be able to strategically salt Ian’s designs around the house and I am so proud of his work on this Coke font. Let’s face it: this thing is huge and getting huger. No: “huger” is not a word but hey–I’m on vacation!
Hard to believe that Ian designed the Coke “You” font for Coca Cola Australia way back in 2011. They ran a successful test campaign there which has since branched out to the rest of the world. It hit France with a bang this summer. Here are a few examples from that campaign.
And, a shot of the man himself in Paris.
Love the ‘x’ in Alix…
Vive la France!
What’s in a synonym? What’s in a name?
Famous Canadian Typographer: Ian Brignell
Famous Canadian Type Designer: Ian Brignell
Famous Canadian Font Designer: Ian Brignell
Famous Canadian Lettering Designer: Ian Brignell
Famous Canadian Logo Designer: Ian Brignell
Whew. Here he is last autumn hiking at Tew’s Falls, ON. So damn Canadian…
Bragbook is a blog by Edmonton designer, David Landreth.
In this post, David writes about Coca-Cola, Ian’s Bell logo, and how “Typography plays a critical role in a successful identity system…”
Check it out. It’s a thoughtful and coherent piece of writing.
I guess I’m having an “iconic brands by Brignell” kind of day and I realized that I’ve never posted the logo and font Ian designed for Bell. it’s one of my favourites, so here it is again:
Now, I’ve got to go eat lunch. You all have a nice midday.
Ian designed this specifically for use on his redesigned website.
This one you might be able to license soon…
Growing up in Canada, one could not help but be aware of two telecommunications behemoths and their battle for turf; Shaw and Bell. A couple of years ago, Ian designed Bell’s new logo. In November of last year, Shaw launched their new identity, also designed by Ian.
Ian Brignell also designed a series of customized fonts for Shaw and Bell, but I will discuss these in a separate post.
These images, along with an insightful article about the launch, were featured in an online article by DesignEdge Canada.
Western draws from rich history with new visual identity
The new brand sees Western transition from the Tower logo (adopted in 2000) in favour of an updated version of the shield that appears in Western’s coat of arms. The new logo is coupled with a custom font, created by designer Ian Brignell, who also created a custom font for Harvard University. Both the font, to be registered as ‘Hellmuth’ and the logo will be used to distinguish the overall university, and its faculties and units.
Read the complete article here.