Sue Apfelbaum

Sue Apfelbaum

Editorial and content strategist

Sue Apfelbaum is a content strategist and editorial consultant. She is the co-author of Designing the Editorial Experience (editorialexperience.com), a book about editorial design and user experience.

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The Daily Note: Red Bull Music Academy New York 2013

22 Iconic Music Logos Explained

I got the assignment of a lifetime from the Red Bull Music Academy's Daily Note: to track down and tell the stories behind 22 of the most iconic logos in New York music history. I wrote 18 of them and brought in Laura Forde to contribute 4 stories of her own. Not only was it fascinating from a music-and-design geek perspective, but it was fascinating to talk to and get to identify so many people whose work has been widely seen but rarely acknowledged.

Anthrax logo article
The Daily Note: Red Bull Music Academy New York 2013

The Daily Note | Anthrax Logo Story

The Anthrax logo explained. Issue 3, April 30, 2013.

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The Daily Note: Red Bull Music Academy New York 2013

The Daily Note | Blue Note Logo Story

The origins of the Blue Note Records logo. From issue #15, May 22, 2013.

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The Daily Note: Red Bull Music Academy New York 2013

The Daily Note | CBGB Logo Story

CBGB's logo explained. From issue #1, April 26, 2013.

Defjam logo article
The Daily Note: Red Bull Music Academy New York 2013

The Daily Note | Def Jam Logo Story

The Def Jam logo explained. From issue #7, May 6, 2013.

Fania logo article
The Daily Note: Red Bull Music Academy New York 2013

The Daily Note | Fania Logo Story

The Fania logo explained. From issue 6, May 3, 2013.

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The Daily Note: Red Bull Music Academy New York 2013

The Daily Note | Fool's Gold Logo Story

The origins of the Fool's Gold Records logo. From issue #13, May 20, 2013.

Kiss logo article
The Daily Note: Red Bull Music Academy New York 2013

The Daily Note | Kiss Logo Story

The Kiss logo explained. Issue #2, April 29.

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The Daily Note: Red Bull Music Academy New York 2013

The Daily Note | MTV Logo Story

From issue #12, May 17, 2013. How the original MTV logo came to be.

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The Daily Note: Red Bull Music Academy New York 2013

The Daily Note | Nervous Records Logo Story

How Nervous Records got its krazy logo. From issue #17, May 24, 2013.

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The Daily Note: Red Bull Music Academy New York 2013

The Daily Note | NYHC-X Logo Story

How the New York Hardcore (NYHC) X symbol came to be. From the final Daily Note, issue #22, May 31, 2013.

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The Daily Note: Red Bull Music Academy New York 2013

The Daily Note | Paradise Garage Logo Story

The Paradise Garage logo explained (more or less), in issue #9, May 8, 2013.

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The Daily Note: Red Bull Music Academy New York 2013

The Daily Note | Public Enemy Logo Story

The origins of Public Enemy's logo explained. From issue #21, May 30, 2013.

Ramones logo article
The Daily Note: Red Bull Music Academy New York 2013

The Daily Note | Ramones Logo Story

The Ramones logo explained. From issue #16, May 23, 2013.

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The Daily Note: Red Bull Music Academy New York 2013

The Daily Note | Run-DMC Logo Story

Mystery solved! Here's the Run-DMC logo origin story that hasn't been told before. In issue #10, May 9, 2013.