frameLOGIC / Rebranding on Behance frameLOGIC is a leading fleet management solutions supplier in Poland. It has established its position by supporting management of big profession… Read More frameLOGIC is a leading fleet management solutions supplier in Poland. Logo design tips | Design advice & pointers | The Logo Factory The Logo Factory designers have been in the ‘trenches’ for years, with thousands of successful logo and brand identity projects under their collective belts and who better to ask for a series of tips and pointers when it comes to developing great logos? Accordingly, here’s some design advice from some of the best designers in the field. It should be noted that most of these tips are not absolutes (you’ll probably be able to find instances in our logo design gallery that will contradict each and every one.) They are, however, a decent set of guidelines that will help you hone in on the best logo for your particular requirements. Start out right. When you’re in the market to have a new logo developed, there’s always the temptation to take some short cuts. Simple is sometimes better. A complex logo can be difficult to reproduce and more importantly, difficult to remember. A logo doesn’t have to convey what your company does. Size matters. Aspect ratios. Disconnecting icons and text. Repetition.
Blog Archive » Evolution of Car Logos This article should come in handy for the next time you're stuck in traffic: have you ever wondered why the Audi in front of you has a logo of four interlocked rings? Did you know that the Cadillac emblem was inspired by a family crest of a nobleman who later turned out to be a fraud? Or that Volkswagen was Hitler's idea? We took a look at the evolution of tech logos before. Today, let's take a look at the fascinating stories behind the logos of some of the most popular cars in the world: Alfa Romeo Source: Cartype Surprise! Alfa Romeo's distinctive logo was created in 1910 by a draftsman named Romano Cattaneo. The Romeo part came in 1916 when Neapolitan businessman Nicola Romeo bought the company and converted its factories to produce munitions and machineries for World War I. Aston Martin In 1913, Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford founded a company that later would become Aston Martin. We can't talk about Aston Martin without mentioning James Bond. Audi Source: Motorcycle Source: Cartype Fiat
45 SEO and Social Media Tools #SESLondon I really lucked out after moderating the morning session at SES London on Social Media Tools by joining the SEO Tools of the Trade session that followed. Both sessions had great speakers and I’ve decided to combine my notes for both into one post about social media automation tools and SEO tools. The sources for the SEO tool recommendations include: Richard Baxter of SEOGadget, Dave Naylor from Bronco, and Neil Walker from Just Search. The social media tool recommendations came from Andrew Girdwood from bigmouthmedia, Paul Madden from Automica and Marcus Tober from SearchMetrics. Before I get into the list of tools, I feel compelled to share a quote that I’ve often used to give people context for tool use, since it’s so important to use them for scale, efficiency and to gain a competitive advantage: “Tools are only as effective as the expertise of the person using them.” Ok, let’s start off with SEO Tools: Social Media Automation Tools (Some are a bit Grayhat SEO) There you go.
Logo Design Ideas: 90+ Great Examples It’s been three months since my last post on logo design titled: Stunning Hot New Logo Designs. Since then I have assembled an amazing collection of fresh new creative logos for you to be inspired by. I am confident that these new logo designs will get your creative juices flowing. So with no further ado here is your latest dosage of beautifully designed logos. Enjoy! Mustachioed and Stripes Logo ??? Chalk & Talk Logo wriking Logo to the 30 anniversary of fan-movement FC Promana 3 Restyle pro Fall Round Interactive twa Logo Artcommerce Dockside Tommy Two Eyes Harmonic Napoleon Lumen Hosting Logo Design Happy Lama Bike RUMBA Coffee Fixel Logo City Bike Hercules Mosquito Logo April Fools Fun Trio Cogent Ministries Logo Spokane Shockers New Adventure Rastaman 2 Chat Show Valic Teater Crimson Pies MoAfrika Sustainable Consumption Homespun Chili Logo Naberus Watercolor Logo Sword Fish J. K2 ski club Logo Design Jerry's Race Fatcat Coffee Illy Baby Rhino’s Life Logo Catch 5 Logo Fresh Carrot Reviews Logo Jaguar Pale Ale
Get started with logo design: 10-step guide | Logo design Before you embark on logo design, you must understand what a logo is and what it is supposed to do. A logo identifies a company or product via the use of a mark, flag, symbol or signature. A logo does not sell the company directly nor rarely does it describe a business. Logos derive their meaning from the quality of the thing they symbolise, not the other way around - logos are there to identity, not to explain. To illustrate this concept, think of logos like people. It is also important to note that only after a logo becomes familiar does it function the way it is intended to do, much like how we must learn people's names to identify them. 01. An effective logo is distinctive, appropriate, practical, graphic, simple in form and conveys an intended message. A logo must be simple. 02. Every designer has his or her own process, and it is rarely linear, but in general this is how the branding process is completed, which can be used as a guide to establish your own. Design brief. 03. 04.
[IMG MGMT] Squiggles, Trees, Ribbons and Spirals: My Collection of Women’s Health, Beauty and Support Group Logos as the Stages of Life in Semi-Particular Order Editors’ Note: IMG MGMT is a series of image based essays produced by artists. This week’s invited artist is Shana Moulton. Born in Oakhurst, CA, Moultan is a Brooklyn-based video and performance artist. She studied at UC Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon, and De Ateliers in Amsterdam. Moutlon has performed at The Kitchen, Performa 09, and Electronic Arts Intermix and her work has been exhibited at Art in General and the Migros Museum in Zurich. Tagged as: img mgmt, IMG MGMT Feature, Logos, Shana Moulton, The Goddess, Women's Health and Beauty
85 Photoshop and Illustrator Icon Design Tutorials Icons can be used effectively almost everywhere in design to send a clear message or assist users to navigate. Some Icons are detailed to a degree that makes them look almost photographs while others are the simplest possible drawings. You are probably aware that there are tons of icons available both for free or on commercial license to cover nearly any you may have. However if you cant find the perfect match you still have the option to create the icon yourself. Advertisement Before you jump right into designing your own icons make sure you know the pitfalls. 10 Mistakes in Icon Design provides great general advice on what mistakes you should avoid. Index Photoshop Icon Design Tutorials Shiny Lock Icon Design Tutorial Create a great looking lock with excellent metallic effects. Radar Icon in Photoshop This tutorial will show you how to create a Mac style radar icon in Photoshop. How To Design a Realistic Takeout Coffee Icon How to Create a Battery Icon in Photoshop Traffic Cone Icon Tutorial
Interview: Coca-Cola Design Manager Alex Center | HOW Design Ever wonder what it’s like to design for brands like Coca-Cola, Hershey and Kraft Foods? Or the White House? Come to HOW Design Live 2015 and find out. Register today and use discount code INHOUSEOBS. Over the last six months I’ve had the great pleasure to plan the 2015 HOW Design Live Conference In-house Managers track. Along this journey I’ve met some truly exciting people. Alex will be sharing his insights on the future in-house with those managers attending the conference. I’m curious, what is your earliest creative memory and how has it manifested into your professional career? My mom was really my first real art teacher. For me, the feeling I get from solving problems and being creative in my professional work is the same feeling I had growing up drawing with my mother. What one design project do you consider your professional game changer? In 2011, after a few years of working at an office as a designer I realized that I was nearly 300 pounds.
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50 Excellent Useful Tutorials For Designing Icons Don't Forget to participate in a contest where you can win an amazing e-Commerce template from TemplateMonster. Icons are the most important and essential part of any web design and therefore must be designed with great precision and professionalism, as it can make or ruin the whole image you are trying to create. Many people pay a handsome amount to get their icon set designed professionally. In this post, we are showcasing a collection of 50 excellent icon design tutorials for you so that you can learn how to design a custom icon that fulfills your requirements. Create an Iconic Retro-Modern Ball Chair in Photoshop In this detailed tutorial we will learn how to create this iconic piece of furniture from scratch in Photoshop. Design a Stylish Mail Icon in Photoshop In this tutorial we will take you through the steps and techniques of creating a golden compass. Photoshop Puma Sheet Torch Logo Icon How to Illustrate an Auction Gavel Icon Create a Semi-Realistic Oil Barrel Illustration
9 Multimedia Resources for Information Design Whether you’re a web designer or specialize in graphics, information design is one of the fundamental principles of usability and visual storytelling. A good grasp of information architecture enables you to create web designs, infographics and other data with a user-friendly presentation. If you want to learn how to design user-friendly websites, create interactive infographics, redesign your navigation, visualize a dataset or simply brush up on visual communications and information architecture, the resources below can help you become a more effective designer. OnDemand Webcast: How to Make an Infographic: Data, Design, Distribute We’re thrilled to announce that John T. If a picture is worth a thousand words, what’s an infographic worth? In this 1-hour webinar, John walks you through the three essential phases of creating a top-notch infographic: data, design and distribute. Data Flow 2 edited by R. Data Flow 2 expands the definition of contemporary information graphics. with Brian Miller