This book is aimed at inspiration and the mediation of new creative approaches to the well-established but at the same time consistently surprising innovative field of fashion graphics. "A worn emblem or badge is more than just aesthetically pleasing. It is a sign of your existence. You Wear, therefore you Are."
Rudy Gabriel, one of the most successful and experienced designers for emblems, badges and applications shows with hundreds of his own designs typical ideas and styles for fashionable badges, uniting professionalism, creativity and commercial efficiency in an ideal way. Subdivided into the categories Heraldry, Marine, Military, Outdoor, Sport and Misc, the mainly in vintage style created designs represent a tremendous variety of ideas, and are made with technical perfection.
The coverage of this design collection exceed by far the field of classic emblems, labels, badges, prints, applications and embroidery for fashion. The innovative potential captures much more areas like packaging, accessories, interior and sports equipment.
In an introductory part of the book, a brief view on history and functions of badges is added, as well as useful technical and artistic remarks including technical terms for graphic designers and an extensive collection of basic shapes and outlines. Despite the perfectly elaborated graphics, this book is not just another collection of finished designs.show more