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The Leaderboard of Best and Worst Starbucks Christmas Mug Designs

The Leaderboard of Best and Worst Starbucks Christmas Mug Designs

The comments and discussions about the new bright red Christmas cups of the coffee chain Starbucks skip. But what is this really about? To religion, to a fat marketing battle or simply to design tends and different tastes? At 99designs, we want to get closer to the controversy from a design perspective, so we asked ourselves, is the 2015 Starbucks …

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5 color palettes for the most important holidays

5 color palettes for the most important holidays

Every holiday has its own color palette. In this article we give the opportunity to rediscover these colors from the design perspective. We focus on 5 color palettes for different holidays, breaking traditional values ​​and making room for new holiday colors. 1st Thanksgiving Even though this holiday is not celebrated in Europe, we do not want to deprive you of …

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Unified logos for Channel 4 thematic channels

Unified logos for Channel 4 thematic channels

Channel 4, one of the major broadcasters in the United Kingdom, also operates a portfolio of thematic channels. These are called E4, More4, Film4, 4Music and 4Seven. These have typically been represented by differing ‘4’ logos that embody the remit of each channel, for example a chunky purple 4 for the youth channel and a colourful 4 for the lifestyle-oriented …

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Pink and naughty look for Vijf by Cape Rock

Pink and naughty look for Vijf by Cape Rock

Continuing yesterday’s article about Cape Rock’s work for SBS Belgium we move on the company’s second channel, Vijf (“Five”). Here, the changes were more substantial with a new logo a more radical visual shift. Vijf is a female-leaning channel heavy on reality programming, which it communicates as offering “guilty pleasures”. Cape Rock’s redesigned Vijf doesn’t shy away from fun and …

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Robot Food prepares Mr Kipling for international launch

Robot Food prepares Mr Kipling for international launch

Mr Kipling is a UK brand for ready-made cakes, owned by food manufacturer Premier Foods. Leeds-based agency Robot Food recently completed a redesign to give the brand a “confident expression” for international markets. Mr Kipling has been subject to fairly frequent redesigns in the last few years. I put together a retrospective on the Mr Kipling brand back in 2012. …

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Playful look for Vier by Cape Rock

Playful look for Vier by Cape Rock

SBS Belgium is one of the two major commercial broadcasters in Flanders, consisting of three channels, Vier, Vijf and Zes (Four, Five and Six). Back in August, both Vier and Vijf launched new looks, created by Cape Rock. Both Vier and Vijf rebranded back in 2012, launching unconventional looks with “light” logos. In 2017, Vier discarded that look for a …

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Kontrapunkt brands the Danish parliament – Folketinget

Kontrapunkt brands the Danish parliament - Folketinget

Established in 1849, Folketinget is Denmark’s parliament. This week, on October 2, it launched a refreshed visual identity ahead of the new legislative period. Kontrapunkt under the leadership of Mikkel Lemvig was behind the new look which is designed to work better on digital platforms, while also maintaining a sense of history. Folketinget’s symbol has traditionally been a red seal …

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Cape Rock shines new light on Nelonen

Cape Rock shines new light on Nelonen

Nelonen is Finland’s fourth TV channel and the flagship of one of its major audiovisual media groups. It features an entertainment-heavy schedule, summed up by the slogan “Entertainment is good for you”. Last week (on October 2) it launched a new logo and graphics package, developed by Dutch group Cape Rock who’ve redesigned Nelonen’s supplemental channels Jim and Liv in …

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From 2017: Cleaner logo for Cinnamon Toast Crunch

From 2017: Cleaner logo for Cinnamon Toast Crunch

Cereal redesigns seem to fly under the radar for some reason, because they rarely get covered here. One somewhat current cereal rebrand was that for Cinnamon Toast Crunch, the main product in a line of similar cereals. Back in February 2017, it launched a new clean package design with a simplified friendlier logo. Cinnamon Toast Crunch was launched in 1984 …

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From 1978: Austin Grandjean’s logo for Danish TV news

From 1978: Austin Grandjean's logo for Danish TV news

TV-Avisen is Denmark’s oldest TV news programme, broadcast daily on DR1. Forty years ago it was also Dernmark’s only news programme. The lack of competition meant TV-Avisen didn’t have to consider newfangled things like colour television. The switch to colour wasn’t made until October 2, 1978, probably making TV-Avisen one of the last national news programmes the be broadcast in …

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