A few things #10

In a boost for Instagram dopamine hits, restaurant owners are branding their food and drinks. The stamp on the seared tuna isn’t exactly enticing, but the ice cubes look smart. Via Brand New.

Megu tuna katsuTuna by Megu.

Pacific Cocktail Haven ice cubeIce by Pacific Cocktail Haven (PCH).

The most important quarter-inch in business, a great read, via Jerry Kuyper.

Well known logosImage by 123 Klan.

Behind the Facebook logo — a $100 million story. The designers were offered equity as payment, but decided against it. On the plus side, they weren’t short of work after the project was finished.

The Brand New Conference early-bird pricing ends next week for September’s event in Chicago. Another top lineup.

A brief history of The New York Times logo, via Khoi.

New York Times logo evolutionGraphic by Stephen Hiltner, The New York Times.

Design and Vulnerability is a short read from self-employed designer Meaghan Fisher with thoughts on feeling like an imposter in the design profession. She quotes Andrew Couldwell:

“It’s actually a good thing that you struggle like this — that you feel incapable, and want to quit. It means you are passionate about what you are doing, and want to do it right. It means you are growing. So don’t give up; every good designer feels this way sometimes.”

Not logo-specific, but there’s some design relevance in this maximum meaning, minimum means ethos.

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