25 examples of simple and elegant brand identity design. Ranging from print to digital, these different brands will give you a better idea of what you need to do to get it right.
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OS X Yosemite has been out for a while now, and I’m enjoying the heck out of using it. It’s probably the most full-featured OS release Apple has offered us in quite a while. While you’ve probably read plenty about the hero features, it’s still worth reading John Siracusa’s full review. At 25 pages in length, it’s about as in-depth as you can get.
A 220-page PDF manual on “Everything You Wanted to Know About Logos But Didn’t Know Who To Ask.” I haven’t gotten through the entire book, but what I have read is pretty good so far. Thanks to the Logo Factory for the book, and for making it freely-available to designers everywhere.
Apple’s UI changes from iOS 7 to iOS 8 are subtle, yet incredibly extensive. Spacing, positioning, and font sizes and weights were liberally tweaked and adjusted. Almost every icon was redrawn as well. Mercury has released their fully vectorized iOS 8 UI kit, absolutely free, and it’s definitely worth downloading.