Monocle on Design

Logo modernism

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27 October 2015

Episode 211

30 minutes

Josh Fehnert investigates the modernist roots of the corporate logo by speaking to the editor of a vast new compendium on the subject. As Adobe Photoshop celebrates its 25th anniversary we look at the impact this program has had on those who make images. Plus we meet the team at urban design studio Wayward and those behind bag brand Hill & Friends.

27 October 2015

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Chapter 1

Logo Modernist

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Drawing on some 6,000 examples, Julius Wiedemann looks at how the logos of companies from media firm CBS to typewriter-maker Olivetti helped define modernism through graphic design and create corporate identity as we know it.

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25 years of Photoshop

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This year marks the 25th birthday of Photoshop, Adobe's groundbreaking picture-editing software. Henry Rees-Sheridan finds out how it’s impacted on the photo industry.

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Grass-roots urban design

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Wayward, a landscaping, architecture and art practice, takes the concept of grass-roots, community-driven design more literally than most by basing many of its projects around plants.

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