Logo Design Trends 2011 from @logolounge

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Logo Design Trend Report 2011

The 2011 logo design trends report has just been released courtesy of the fine people at LogoLounge. It’s always interesting to peruse the report for recent logo fads – if not at least to see whether oneself has been guilty of following any.   I found this comment from the report summary particularly interesting: It feels like what people believe a logo to be is also becoming more transcendent. A logo is no longer a single piece of flat art.… Read more

Eastern Eggs Initiative by @tbwalondon

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Japan Tsunami Appeal

Eastern Eggs is an initiative by TWBA London to help raise funds for the Red Cross – Japan Tsunami Appeal. It brings together various designers and artists, who have had their custom artwork drawn onto 6cm wooden eggs using a robot called the ‘Egg-Bot’. You can see the Egg-bot in action in the video below. It’s a rather impressive sight. Via Creative Review… Read more

Crowdsourcing Won’t Help You

This is a guest post by Dennis Salvatier, blogger at Tanoshiboy and designer at Salvatier Studios, an award-wining design studio located in Southern California. You can reach Dennis through his website or on Twitter. Crowdsourcing Won’t Help You In the last few years crowdsourcing has become the single greatest enemy to design, more so when it comes to logo design. Let’s start off with an explanation about what crowdsourcing is. This is when a company or an organization offers a… Read more

The Shady Side of Design Blog Monetisation

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Every now and then I like to throw an opinion out there on Facebook or Twitter, and gauge the reaction from my followers. Sometimes they agree, sometimes they disagree, but it always helps me to achieve some perspective on a particular issue. A few weeks ago, I sent out this Facebook post: While I admit the post was a tad melodramatic, I stand by it. In my opinion, Google AdSense has no place on a design blog. It’s spammy, kills… Read more

Announcement: Logobird Anniversary Giveaway Winners

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Winner Announcement

The time has arrived to announce the winners of our first anniversary giveaway. If your name is listed below, today just happens to be your lucky day! Wacom Tablet Winner Prize: Wacom Intuos4 Medium tablet (PTK-640), valued at $349 Winner: Erica Birkman Logo Design Love Book Winners Prize: Logo Design Love book by David Airey Winners: Hayley Jones Anderson Geuring Eric Leckband Ellen Brynn Eder Donna Vitan Gemma Carr Gerry Suchy Tracy Bishop Rhiannon Folpp Luis London Congratulations Congratulations to… Read more

Advice for dealing with design clients

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Whether you are doing it solo as a freelance designer, or run your own design studio, your chances of success are pretty slim unless you learn to manage client relationships properly. I have been running my own design business for around 2.5 years now, and while I don’t pretend I know everything, there are a few tricks I have picked up along the way. In this post, I will be sharing 15 rapid-fire bits of advice on how to manage… Read more

Win Prizes: Logobird’s Anniversary Giveaway

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Logobird Anniversary Giveaway

Logobird was officially launched one year ago. Its been a really exciting 12 months for us, with the growth of the site well exceeding all our expectations. As is almost customary, I could take this opportunity to go into detail about our subscriber stats, achievements, most popular posts, yada yada – but I’m not here to gloat. The purpose of this post is to give something back. To say ‘thank you’ to our readers and the design community as a… Read more

15 Logo Design Tips for the Real World

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Apple Wallpaper

While I have experienced both successes and failures as a designer, one thing is for sure, I have certainly learnt a lot along the way. To impart some of this knowledge, in this post, you will find fifteen useful logo design tips. 1. It all starts with the brief Okay, this first one is really a given. Building a comprehensive design brief upfront is vital to the success of a logo design project. It will become your point of reference… Read more

Welcome to the new Logobird

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Welcome to the new Logobird

Its been nearly 12 months since Logobird was launched. Overall its been a great year with the site steadily growing – completely exceeding my expectations. Despite doing rather well so far, the time for change had come, and here you have it – the all new Logobird. This post will give you a rundown on some of the changes to the site and what you can expect from us going forward. We have switched domains Firstly, we have ditched our… Read more

New NBCUniversal Logo – Iconic Peacock Dropped

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A new logo controversy is upon us with the news that the NBC Universal logo has been redesigned – dropping its globe silhouette and iconic Peacock. The redesign marks the takeover of NBC Universal by media conglomerate Comcast. With the takeover NBC Universal has also been renamed to NBCUniversal. Old NBC Universal Logo New NBCUniversal Logo Before getting all up in arms about the change it is important to note that the iconic NBC network logo (pictured below) will remain… Read more

HTML5 Logo Unveiled – The Future of the Web

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A new logo for HTML5 has been unveiled by the W3C – the international community responsible for developing standards for the web. The new logo will primarily act as a badge for web designers and developers, giving them a standardized symbol to inform visitors that parts of HTML5 has been implemented into their site. Important to note however, the logo does not imply validity or conformance with web standards. The new identity for HTML5 was developed by Honolulu-based Ocupop. Here… Read more

The New Starbucks Logo

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Starbucks Logo

A new Starbucks logo has been unveiled. “we’ve given her a small but meaningful update to ensure that the Starbucks brand continues to embrace our heritage in ways that are true to our core values and that also ensure we remain relevant and poised for future growth.” – Howard Schultz, Starbucks president and CEO A well executed logo redesign As one of the most recognised brands in the world, this logo redesign is a bold move for Starbucks. What the… Read more

Rio 2016 Olympics Logo

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Rio 2016 Olympics Logo

The new Rio 2016 Summer Olympics logo was unveiled on New Year’s Eve at a Copacabana beach party in Brazil. According to the official Rio 2016 Olympic games website: The brand translates the Olympic spirit and the nature, feelings, and aspirations of the athletes, Rio and the cariocas. Different countries, athletes and peoples are joined in a warm embrace – in an individual and collective move, which at a second glance, reveals one of Rio’s most beautiful icons, a vibrant… Read more

Logo and Identity Design Resources December 2010

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Logo Design Resources December 2010

It is hard to believe that 2010 is really coming to an end. I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank you for your support over the past year. Without it, this blog would not be possible. As always, below you will find five of my favourite logo and identity design reads for the month. In no particular order. Logo and Identity Design Resources December 2010 The People’s Supermarket – via @ID_Designed A beautifully executed identity system created… Read more

20 Successful Logo Redesigns of 2010

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Discovery Kids Logo

Logo redesign and corporate rebranding is always a challenging, and often controversial undertaking for both the designer and organisation involved. With the year drawing to a close, I thought it would be useful to take a look back at some of the more successful logo redesigns of 2010. Disclosure: Each of the logo redesigns featured below were originally profiled on Brand New – one of the best resources for logo and identity design opinion. Please visit Brand New for logo… Read more

Why some designers are great

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Have you ever wondered why some designers produce amazing work, while others just mediocre? Great designers eat, breath and live design. Great designers are passionate about their work. Most importantly however, great designers never stop learning. Successful men, in all callings, never stop acquiring specialized knowledge related to their major purpose, business, or profession. Those who are not successful usually make the mistake of believing that the knowledge acquiring period ends when one finishes school. The truth is that schooling… Read more

Logo and identity designer studio workspaces

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Logo and identity designer studio workspaces

Curious to see where other logo and identity designers work, I recently made a call-out to some of my friends and colleagues to submit a photo of their current studio or workspace setup. Amongst the submissions there are some really inspiring and interesting setups. Let the voyeurism begin. Where logo and identity designers work Sean Farrell (Brand Clay) – Twitter Graham Smith (Imjustcreative) – Twitter Pete Lacey (Chopeh) – Twitter Jacob Cass (Just Creative Design) – Twitter Leighton Hubbell –… Read more

Logo and Identity Design Resources November 2010

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Logo Design Resources November 2010

November is coming to an end (where did the year go?) and it is that time again where I like to share some of the best logo and identity design resources for the month. In no particular order, here are five of my favourite reads (or links) for the month. 1. Why a bigger logo can harm your brand via IdApostle Can a logo be too big? You bet. How big is too big. Head over to IdApostle and read… Read more

Logobird – Behind the Scenes and Recent Work

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From time to time I will be bringing you a look at what has been going on behind the scenes at Logobird. The aim of the post is to share with you some recent personal developments and to keep you updated on what we have been working on. Logobird has moved Firstly, some of you may be aware that I have recently relocated interstate from Melbourne to the Gold Coast. The move is only temporary as my wife and I… Read more

How to Choose a Logo Designer – A Definitive Guide

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Beach House

For anyone outside of the design industry, finding a good logo designer can be a really frustrating experience. While there is a mountain of choice when it comes to hiring a designer, finding a quality designer can be a real challenge, especially if you don’t know what to look out for. The intent of this article is to help guide individuals and businesses navigate the potential minefield of hiring a professional logo designer. For fellow designers wanting to identify how… Read more