The Best Part Shop

I'm proud to announce that The Best Part Shop is finally open, featuring my first poster design for sale (and hopefully many many more to come). As I've featured here before, The ABCs of Branding uses no ink whatsoever, created with a foil stamping and embossing process to compose an alphabet of letters from many of the more famous (and some infamous) logos of all time. Printed in two different colorways, you have the choice of silver foil on black paper or gold foil on cream, both stocks are 100 lb. French Pop-Tone and are individually stamped, signed and numbered. Big thanks to Merchline (and of course all my readers) for all their efforts and continued support.




23 comments:

Evan MacDonald said...

Very nice.

How are these printed?

Great blog, btw!

The Best Part said...

They are foil stamped and embossed, for more info on the process:

http://www.whatisfoilstamping.com/

Thanks for reading!

Anonymous said...

I like the concept but I think you're going to have 25 lawyers knocking on your door.

stacy said...

Beautiful posters Mr. Dean!

The Best Part said...

The thought of lawyer infestation has crossed my mind, but as an artist I can't worry about whether I'm offending them or not. I think there's a decent precedent that exists with this sort of thing (warhol, lichtenstein, etc...) and besides, each logo is only one twenty-fifth of the overall layout, so I think I'm fairly safe....knock on wood, fingers crossed, etc.

Natalie Schaefer said...

love it! fun to go through and identify each letter with it's company.

The Best Part said...

Glad you're having fun with it....if any of them stump you, just post a comment and I'll give you the answer!

Caitlin B said...

I feel silly not knowing.. but what are L and R?

lewkus said...

L P Z?

The Best Part said...

L = Eli Lilly Pharmaceuticals (Cialis, Prozac, etc....)

P = Paramount Pictures

R = Ray-Ban

Z = Zenith (old-school american electronics brand)

Robert said...

Absolutely Beautiful.

My joke is visual.

I saw this sweater once and was on the ground cracking up!

See it here: http://www.veer.com/products/merchdetail.aspx?image=VPR0001260

Priceless! LOL!

Anonymous said...

Stumped on B.

The Best Part said...

Budweiser.

Blake said...

The combo "VW" to get the 5 x 5 grid is genius. Kudos!

kmenno said...

great work, thankx for sharing!

Andrew Nathanson said...

This is one of the coolest things I've ever seen. I saw it reposted on a blog, linking back to yours, about a week ago. My dad is in branding and marketing and I instantly decided to get it for him. This is one of those gifts where I think I want it just as much too!!

Sara said...

What is 'O'

The Best Part said...

"O" is Target. I thought about going with Obama's "O" from his campaign identity, but in the end decided that it may not be the best idea to be political.

Sara said...

But Target starts with a 'T'. that makes no sense. All the other logo names begin with that letter in the alphabet. There isn't even an 'O' in Target. Like Orbitz, Oakley, Orkin, Oreo, Oscar Meyer.

The Best Part said...

Yes, I realize that this bugs some people. As much as I would've liked for all the letters to work this way, it was more important to me that each mark is either a beautiful example of design, or a cultural icon in itself. Orbitz, Oakley, Orkin, etc. all begin with "O", but in my opinion, they are all ugly examples of marks (and not exactly cultural icons, unless you're really into hideous sunglasses). Adding a mark that starts with "O" simply because it starts with "O" wasn't a compromise I was willing to make, hence, Target. To me, however, the fact that I made an "O" out of something that neither represents, nor begins with an "O" is a bit of humor, and not necessarily a problem. But that's just me.

Freelance MD said...

Love this stuff. Hoping for more from you.

Postal Blogger said...

I'm stumped on the "A".

The Best Part said...

abc (american broadcasting co.)