We are now living in a world with over one hundred brands of bottled water. The United States alone is home to over 45,000 shopping malls. And there are more than 19 million customized beverage choices a barista can whip up at your local Starbucks. Whether it’s good or bad, the real question is why we behave this way in the first place. Why do we telegraph our affiliations or our beliefs with symbols, signs, and codes? Brand Thinking and Other Noble Pursuits contains twenty interviews with the world’s leading designers and thinkers in branding. The interviews contain spirited views on how and why humans have branded the world around us, and the ideas, inventions, and insight inherent in the search.
A fun and humorous introductory book, written in Stephen Brown's entertaining and highly distinctive style, that introduces curious readers to the key components of brands and helps them to begin to make sense of them - what they are, what they do, why and how - using plenty of examples and references drawn from a wide range brands such as Amazon, Apple, Google, Gucci, Nike, Nintendo, Starbucks, Swatch and The Worst Hotel in the World. With 3,000 branding books published each year, why would you (or your students) want to read Brands & Branding? Here are seven reasons why: It’s introductory, aimed at undergraduate students or postgrads without a bachelor degree in business and assumes nothing more than readers’ awareness of high profile brands such as Coca-Cola, Microsoft and Chanel It’s indicative, focusing on the basics and thus being a more reliable revision aid than Lucozade It’s immersive, taking readers on a journey and, working on the assumption that they have smartphones or tablet computers to hand, the print text links to images, articles and academic publications to give emphasis and context where appropriate. It’s inclusive, considering articles and reports but also blogs, novels, newspapers, reviews, social media and other sources It’s irreverent – branding is not always a deadly serious business! It’s intimate, Stephen speaks to you directly and together you will pick your way through the sometimes weird and unfailingly wonderful world of brands and branding using examples rather than abstract ideas to illustrate points. It’s inspirational, celebrating the curious and successful stories of brands from Cillit Bang to Cacharel Suitable for first and second year marketing or advertising students, and for those new to or interested in branding and who are keen to know more.
Whether you're the project manager for your company's rebrand, or you need to educate your staff or your students about brand fundamentals, Designing Brand Identity is the quintessential resource. From research to brand strategy to design execution, launch, and governance, Designing Brand Identity is a compendium of tools for branding success and best practices for inspiration. 3 sections: brand fundamentals, process basics, and case studies. Over 100 branding subjects, checklists, tools, and diagrams. 50 case studies that describe goals, process, strategy, solution, and results. Over 700 illustrations of brand touchpoints. More than 400 quotes from branding experts, CEOs, and design gurus. "Designing Brand Identity is a comprehensive, pragmatic, and easy-to-understand resource for all brand builders—global and local. It's an essential reference for implementing an entire brand system." - Carlos Martinez Onaindia, Global Brand Studio Leader, Deloitte "Alina Wheeler explains better than anyone else what identity design is and how it functions. There's a reason this is the 5th edition of this classic." - Paula Scher, Partner, Pentagram "Designing Brand Identity is the book that first taught me how to build brands. For the past decade, it's been my blueprint for using design to impact people, culture, and business." - Alex Center, Design Director, The Coca-Cola Company "Alina Wheeler's book has helped so many people face the daunting challenge of defining their brand." - Andrew Ceccon, Executive Director, Marketing, FS Investments "If branding was a religion, Alina Wheeler would be its goddess, and Designing Brand Identity its bible." - Olka Kazmierczak, Founder, Pop Up Grupa "The 5th edition of Designing Brand Identity is the Holy Grail. This book is the professional gift you have always wanted." - Jennifer Francis, Director of Marketing, Communications, and Visitor Experience, Louvre Abu Dhabi
Debbie Millman's illustrated essays and visual poems are part philosophy, part art, part deeply personal memoir exposing the universal triumphs and tribulations of being human. Her hand-lettered typography - sometimes tender, sometimes gritty, always breathtaking in its visceral candor - makes Self Portrait as Your Traitor a moving masterpiece of a singular art form that speaks to our deepest longings for beauty, honesty, and the ineffable magic of what it means to live.
Concisely written and easy to follow, How to Win Grants demonstrates a three-stage grant development model distilled into 101 actionable strategies, arranged in order of execution and supplemented by helpful checklists. In stage one, “Prepare,” grantseekers begin by assessing their personal and agency fundability, improving their positioning for grants, learning shortcuts to planning successful grant projects, and finding out how to locate the most likely sources of grant funding. In stage two, “Persuade,” grantseekers learn how to convince private and public grantmakers that their project deserves funding by adapting their project plan to the specific needs of each funder. In stage three, “Perform,” readers learn the most important ways to continue attracting grant funding for the long term. This indispensable guide also dispels widespread myths about grantseeking, identifies unproductive behaviors to avoid, and teaches readers how to engage the funder’s interest and make the most compelling case for their project. With all this and more, How to Win Grants is every individual and organization’s ticket to a winning grantseeking campaign!
A collection of honest and revealing interviews with nineteen of the world's greatest graphic designers offers a rare opportunity to observe and understand the giants of the industry, who provide firsthand insights into their work. Original.