American Institute of Graphic Arts Profiles Jim Munson and the BRC Logo
The AIGA sat down to talk with Brooklyn Roasting Company co-founder Jim Munson about the BRC logo. Munson, a self-taught illustrator, designed the company logo in 2009.
"...The Brooklyn Roasting Company sports a homegrown mark—a mix of hand-drawn type and all-caps Impact—that makes its way onto plastic cups, labels, tins, signage, T-shirts, mugs, and just about everything else made by the six-year-old company.
"Munson, who was a partner at the Brooklyn Brewery before turning his attention to coffee, has always loved art and design. An avid photographer, he studied art history in college and, in addition to his role as VP at the brewery, Munson also acted as the in-house or “back-up” designer to Milton Glaser, working on brochures or other collateral beyond the iconic “B” logo, when Glaser’s services were deemed too expensive. Self-taught, the experience shaped his approach to crafting a memorable identity. “At the brewery, I learned the importance of a business projecting its logo and only its logo, as often as possible,” Munson says."