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ILoveDesign.com LIVE Announces Competition Winner

8X8 London logo revealed

LONDON - 6/11/2009 - ilovedesign.com in association with Quark, today announced the winner of its 8x8 London event logo competition. Designers were asked to develop a logo to capture the fast paced creative energy of the event, which will bring together 8 of the UK’s most influential designers to share their inspiration for just 8 minutes each.

“We had a great response to the competition and the standard was extremely high. However, the winning logo was selected because it was a simple but effective idea that captured the essence of the event. The logo also worked well across different media, and had an obvious, fun animation which was demonstrated well in the concepts,” commented Sarah Harwood, ilovedesign.com Manager.

The winning logo was designed by Paul Richards, an experienced creative who studied Graphic Design at Portsmouth University and has since worked extensively at numerous publishing houses including BBC Worldwide, Cedar Communications, Dennis Publishing, Emap, Guardian Media Group, IPC, News International, Redwood, Rodale Press, and Zone. Richards, who was previously Art Director at August Media, has recently started to pursue other interests including contract and freelance projects.

Richards said, “I wanted to convey the moment of clarity associated with a flash of inspiration, using a logo with an economy of form that was both bold and playful, and whose character complimented the existing branding of the 'ilovedesign.com' community."

The winning logo design can be seen on ilovedesign.com and is currently being used on all event branding. Paul Richards can be contacted at paul.richards@mac.com.

About 8x8
8x8 London takes place at 7pm on Wednesday July 1, at Imperial College, London. Tickets are priced at £15 each with a student concession price of £10 (students should bring their student ID with them). To purchase a ticket and find out more, visit http://www.ilovedesign.com/uk/live/.

About Quark
Quark Inc. (www.quark.com/en) led the first revolution in publishing with QuarkXPress®, desktop publishing software that rapidly became the industry standard. Today, not only does QuarkXPress continue to innovate in the desktop publishing market, Quark is revolutionising publishing again. With Quark® Dynamic Publishing Solution, we are helping customers meet changing requirements and develop new revenue streams by extending the benefits of advanced technologies across the publishing process.

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