Archive for January, 2009

Internship and links

January 28, 2009

I’ve just started today my second week of internship, at Duplo Network, here in Coimbra, Portugal. It’s so important to a student to have a internship, to learn the job in a real company, with real clients and timelines. I just made some minor works on week 1, most stationary, but now it’s starting to get better, with some new projects (which i can’t discuss now :P)

Anyway, i want to introduce two of my friends ūüėÄ First one is the-iguana¬†, a nice photographer and graphic designer (you can see his blog at my links list or here) and last but not least, saveGOD¬†, who doesn’t have a blog (but should have) and it’s a great graphic designer too. They’re both from my classe (Design, Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra) and two great friends. Oh and my deviantart is here too.

PS: i just realized now how ugly is my header ūüėõ i’ll going to design a logo for myself soon enough




Channel 4 id

January 14, 2009

When i was doing my exchange studies at Istanbul¬†Bilgi University, in Turkey, i did a research work about TV ids, and i chose UK’s Channel 4. They started in 1982, when they lauched their first logo, a 3-dimensional number 4 composed of various pieces, a very dynamic and colorful logo.


Durante o meu per√≠odo de Erasmus na Istanbul Bilgi Universitesy, na Turquia, fiz um trabalho de pesquisa sobre identidades de canais de TV, e escolhi o Channel 4, do Reino Unido. O canal come√ßou a transmitir em 1982, quando lan√ßaram o seu primeiro logo, um 4 a 3 dimens√Ķes, composto por v√°rias pe√ßas, o que resultou num logo colorido e din√Ęmico.




In 1996 they redesigned their logo. It became flat, inserted into one of four circles, that could be arranged in different ways, according to its use. 


Em 1996, o logotipo foi redesenhado. O 4 passou a ser 2-D, e foi inserido dentro de um c√≠rculo, acompanhado por mais 3 c√≠rculos. Estes c√≠rculos apareciam em diferentes posi√ß√Ķes, de acordo com a sua utiliza√ß√£o.




New redesign in 1999: the number four got sliced in diagonal and vertical cuts, like a 2-D version of the original logo.


Em 1999, foi criado um novo logo, uma vers√£o em 3D do logotipo original.




There was another change in 2004: 


But the really interesting thing is the new (not so new now, they’re from 2006) TV spots, with footage from ordinary scenes from everyday life, where the new logo is formed from various things in the environment.¬†


Para mim a parte mais interessante desta √ļltima mudan√ßa foram os novos spots televisivos, onde o logotipo √© formado atrav√©s de v√°rios elementos de cen√°rios do quotidiano.