+6 Great Eurovision Song Contest Logos

I always look forward to checking out the new Eurovision Song Contest’s graphical approach year on year and this May is no exception.  It is wonderful looking back at the various logos which have represented each contest throughout history.  From the very first logo right up to Russia’s wonderful graphical approach this year and Belgrade’s Confluence of sound logo in 2008, Eurovision logo design has always been a good indicator of the trends and styles present in graphic design at the moment.

A Confluence of graphics?
Belgrade’s logo for the Eurovovision Song Contest in 2008, featuring an artistic and colourful musical cleft splashed with paint is a great example of methods and common approaches popular in design studios today.  It worked well as a static object but also held its own with the various moving imagery and melding graphics associated with the postcard screens during the contest.

The future of the Eurovsion Logo
Things have become very graphical and illustrative for the Eurovision logo and this year’s design from Russia is no exception.  It is definitely quite similar to last year’s  logo and will undoubtedly become  a cutting edge example of what is possible in logo design for 2009.  So what will happen to the Eurovision logo in the future?  It will still be around but I can’t say or even speculate how it will look.  One thing is certain though.  It will probably continue to reflect the methods and styles being showcased and experimented with by various designers as time ultimately progresses.

5 great Logo Designs from Eurovision

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One of the original Eurovision Logo Designs.  A good indicator of how long this contest has actually been running for!

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1993 Logo for the contest in Ireland.  Manipulation of lines and simplicity are key.

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1997 Eurovision Logo.  The star is becoming a common element.  Musical intruments inspire the logo design.

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Back to basics with the logo for the Denmark contest in 2001.

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In recent years the Eurovision Logo has become standardised.  It features the words “Eurovision” and a heart in the middle with the host country’s flag.  Various countries still like to stamp their mark on the contest and hence unique logos such as Serbia’s in 2008 surface and become popular.

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The Russians have approached the logo design for the contest equally as vibrantly for 2009.

May 10 2009 | Xtra | Comments Off

+Macaroni Kids in New York

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Chew Design recently created an identity for the topical website www.macaronikid.com.  Working for Jump Media in New York created many interesting ideas and output.  Communication at such a distance might be deemed a problem but not in this internet age we all live in.  The collaboration was such a success that Chew design have continued the working partnership beyond the logo and branding.  “Jump was looking for an agency that would deliver fast quality output consistently”, Paul from Chew states.  “They seen that consistency right from the start and have stayed the course since then continually coming back to us with more work and requirements along the way”.  The project was deemed so successful that Paul recently completed an advert campaign in print aimed at the website’s main users, largely hockey moms.  The advert is currently running throughout the United States and the website becomes ever popular.

Macaroni Kid and its family of Publisher Moms are dedicated to delivering the scoop on all the family-friendly events and activities happening in their communities each week. 

Nicki Hemby, a principal with Macaroni Kid explains the beginnings of a website aimed at spreading the word on events in and around New York.  “It all started with two old friends sharing a good meal and a great bottle of wine. After catching up on work and children, Joyce mentioned an idea she had to publish a weekly newsletter for moms. Now, you must know that Joyce and I have a Lucy and Ethel relationship: She comes up with these harebrained ideas, and I back her up to the best of my abilities. But as I sat and listened, I thought, this is her best work yet!

A weekly newsletter giving moms and dads the scoop on all the weekly events in our community?

No more newspapers sprawled out on a Saturday morning looking for events? No more surfing the net trying to locate times and dates? No more hearing my friends say “where were you?” and “you missed it!”

We began publishing Hampton.MacaroniKid.com in May 2008. We feature events, shows and family hot spots on the newsletter. We email the newsletter to thousands of moms and dads each Thursday and then post the entire issue to the website.

A few months went by and one day….“Oh Ethel…..I have a great idea!” ….to say the beating of my heart stopped is an understatement. But once again, she amazed me. “Every kid is a Macaroni Kid,” she exclaimed, “not just ours. Let’s offer Macaroni Kid to mothers everywhere!”

And Macaroni Kid was born.

We hope you enjoy it.”

LINK www.macaronikid.com

February 04 2009 | Xtra | Comments Off

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