How Frog Created the Mac Icons for Microsoft Office 2011 | Co.Design

Posted on 26. Oct, 2010 by in Brand Innovation, Design Leadership

We can learn a lot from the process industrial design leaders like Frog employ in design challenges great and small. Take the new icons for Microsoft for example. MossMedia often look to great industrial design schools like Cleveland Institute of Art for inspiration. Their “dual” understanding of brand aesthetic and sculptural iconography powers their amazingly […]

Best Global Brands 2010

Posted on 16. Sep, 2010 by in Brand Innovation, Design Leadership

Interbrand has released its annual review and report of the Best Global Brands 2010. From our perspective, it’s always good to dig and search for diamonds in the self-exonerating  tonnage mined by the world’s top design and brand illuminati. Here’s a thought on brand innovation: take the customers more seriously than ourselves. – Mossome

45 Inspiring Design Agency Websites

Posted on 30. Aug, 2010 by in Brand Innovation, Design Leadership, Experience Design

Benchmarks and bars… they are important to our collaborative. MossMedia celebrates the design leadership expressed in these 45 industry-leading websites. Thanks for a great post, Web Design Ledger! – The MossMedia Team

Calling on the Crowd, to Create New City Branding | Slideshows

Posted on 16. Aug, 2010 by in Brand Innovation, Design Leadership, Inspiration

Official city logos suck. Either they’re boring or hideous or suggestive of all the wrong things, and rarely do they capture the spirit of the place. So designers are taking matters into their own hands. Get the Full Story.

Six Tips For Designing a Memorable Brand

Posted on 28. Jul, 2010 by in Brand Innovation, Design Leadership

We love what this Fast Company illustration and article captures where it comes to building better brands. When clients call on Yang Kim and Kevin Budelmann, principals of branding firm People Design in Grand Rapids, Michigan, they usually ask for a new logo. “But the logo is just the tip of the iceberg,” Budelmann says. Usually, […]

Technically, This is Very Colorful

Posted on 14. Jul, 2010 by in Brand Innovation, Content Creation

Technically, This is Very Colorful: “ If you like your movies and television shows in color, you owe such modern-day pleasures to Technicolor, the company that created the eponymous color film processes in the early 1920s and gave movies like The Wizard of Oz the ability to show a yellow brick road, where before there […]

Moss Drools Over Auditorium Toys

Posted on 14. Jul, 2010 by in Brand Innovation, Content Creation

Folks, Known to digress, perhaps if you knew I was a member of the Matchbox Collector’s Club from 1972 – 1980′s; no doubt if you saw my collection of pristine Made in England originals; consider my original pinewood derby cars sit atop the mantel; then you know why we drool over this toy design. Vroom!

Rest in Peace, Harvey.

Posted on 14. Jul, 2010 by in Brand Innovation, Content Creation

Harvey and Me: “A remembrance of comic artist and graphic novelist Harvey Pekar by an illustrator who worked with him throughout his career, fellow Clevelander Gerry Shamray.” (Via Design Observer.)