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Logo design resources

Logo design resources
I’ve searched my bookmarks and gathered your top tips, culminating in this selection of sites, books, articles and designers. Resource topics Click a topic to jump to that section. Type foundries // Back to resource topics Books Catch a few more recommended reads here: A few good books. Logo history History of popular logo designs, categorised in alphabetical order with a search feature, tooThe Evolution of Tech Company Logos, how famous logos came to be, from NeatoramaThe Evolution of Car Logos, more historical insights over on NeatoramaBranding Firefox, a short insight into the history of the Firefox browser Trends “Logo trends” is a bit of an oxymoron. Articles Design agencies Independent identity designers Awards Blogs Identity Designed, case studies from around the worldIdentityworks, by Tony SpaethBrand New, Armin Vit focuses on corporate and brand identity workSpeak Up on Identity, from the now defunct Speak Up Showcases Style guides and manuals Further resources

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Ten logo design tips from the field I’ve learned from quite a few mistakes during my time as a designer, and to save you from doing likewise, here are 10 logo tips I picked up. 1. A logo doesn’t need to say what a company does Restaurant logos don’t need to show food, dentist logos don’t need to show teeth, furniture store logos don’t need to show furniture. Just because it’s relevant, doesn’t mean you can’t do better. The Mercedes logo isn’t a car. When logos look alike It gets more and more difficult to create original logos. No matter how clever your idea, the chances are someone has come up with something very similar. Why is that? Well, we’re all surrounded by the same influences and exposed to the same shapes, forms, and patterns. Essential Elements of a Design Agency Website Layout (with 30 examples) Today, I’d like to cover some really crucial tips to constructing a great template for your company. Design labs and agencies either work with set clients or tend to release a few products and maintain support from customers. Thus your website is intended to sell the skills your team can offer designing pixels for the world to use. Let Your Purpose be Known Prospective clients or even visitors browsing your website would like to know what you do right away.

Negative space in logo design It’s hard to beat a clever use of negative space. Here are 35 or so logos that use white space well, along with the designers/agencies responsible. A.G. Low Construction logo By Rebecca Low 10 handwritten logo designs Here follows a selection of famous trademarks created using handwriting: Davidoff logo design Logo designer: Zino Davidoff, in 1968–1969. 55 Inspiring Examples of Gradients in Web Design Gradients are a great way to add interest, color, and even depth to a web design. You can use the same color in many shades, many shades of many colors or several other combinations you may think of. You can go linear or radial. The point is that gradients are beautiful and can give your website a very unique style. You can use a cool gradient for the whole website design, or only in the header, footer or just in a couple elements of it, but I’m pretty sure about one thing: combining the right colors and shades will make you a gradient lover!

Brainstorming 2.0: Making Ideas That Really Happen One of the most common questions we hear at 99U is: “How do I get more out of my brainstorming sessions?” While brainstorming sessions have become perhaps the most iconic act of creativity, we still struggle with how to give them real utility. The problem of course is that most brainstorming sessions conclude prematurely. 20 Unique and Creative Logo Designs Logo is a symbol or emblem commonly used by companies and individuals to aid and promote instant public recognition. This post features our favorite examples of unique, memorable, and creative logos designed by talented artists from all over the world. Killed Productions Logo Clever logo designed by Sean Heisler for Killed Productions. [link] Spartan Logo

Designing Style Guidelines For Brands And Websites - Smashing Magazine Advertisement A website is never done. Everyone has worked on a project that changed so much after it launched that they no longer wanted it in their portfolio. One way to help those who take over your projects is to produce a style guide. Edward Tufte once said: “Great design is not democratic; it comes from great designers. If the standard is lousy, then develop another standard.”

The Top 100 Best Business Cards from 2010 The top 100 best business cards of 2010 really are a varied collection, with more and more unique ways of creating business cards being developed every month. While large corporations typically elect for standard (and relatively boring) business cards, small businesses and freelancers can capitalize on their creativity and focused brand image to create a unique and creative business card. Large companies sometimes can create unique cards as well, as their larger budget and personal design teams can have free reign to develop something awesome. Whether you’re a fan of letterpress business cards, functional business cards, vector and cartoon cards, or even a bit more clever business card, you’ll find some awesome cards in this collection. If you missed our post yesterday, you might want to check out the 50 Best Creative Logo Designs from 2010, as there is at least one that makes an appearance here as well! If you need more business card inspiration, check out these posts:

Rebranding the BP Logo: The 25 Funniest and Most Creative May 31, 2010 Photograph by AP Photo/Gerald Herbert As of June 1st, 2010, at least 20 million gallons (75.7 million liters) of oil has spilled into the Gulf of Mexico. This has been a complete and utter disaster for BP in every sense.

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