The website launched as a side-project in 2010, a way to showcase branding work from studios worldwide. There are hundreds of projects in these pages, from designers in Mexico, Sweden, Vietnam, USA, France, Australia, Brazil, England… many more.

Courtesy of the kind people at US publisher Rockport, the accompanying book went on sale in 2019. Much respect to everyone who helped with that.

If you have a design project to share with the discerning site visitors, please send images at a minimum of 1,200px wide, along with a description of the brief, the design idea, typefaces used or customised or created, paper stock, commercial printers, tales of the unexpected.

hello@identitydesigned.com

A lot of people send submissions so I can’t, unfortunately, promise a reply, but I greatly appreciate any interest you might have. If you like the content then you’re most welcome to subscribe.

I’m David, by the way, an independent graphic designer in the coastal town of Bangor, Northern Ireland. You can see some of what I get up to in my portfolio.

Here are a few case studies showing the kind of submission detail that’s appreciated:

Guta Cafe, by M — N Associates, Ho Chi Minh City.
Patricia, by Beyond the Pixels, Melbourne.
Issho, by Dutchscot, London.
Dumpling Darlings, by Foreign Policy, Singapore.

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A related site, Logo Design Love, preceded this one, opening its pages in 2008. It developed into the bestselling book of the same name, now available in 13 languages.

If you’ve just launched your own design studio, or if you’re thinking about it, another book of mine was written for you: Work for Money, Design for Love.

Images on this page include designs for Wauw, by Snask, Lick, by Two Times Elliott, and Petbarn, by Landor.