The Chicago Neighbourhoods Project

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Chicago Neighbourhoods Project

Steve Shanabruch loves design and his home of Chicago. Bringing together these two passions, he’s launched The Chicago Neighbourhoods – One designers take on Chicago. Steve plans to design a few logos a week until he has covered all  77 community areas of Chicago. I’m looking forward to seeing how this project progresses. You can track The Chicago Neighbourhoods on both Twitter and Facebook. If you dig this project, you may also be interested in checking out Branding 10,000 Lakes.… Read more

Branding the American Government

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According to Steven Heller: The Soviets and Nazis were not, in fact, more skilled than American branders. While I think that’s debatable, these logos are impressive nonetheless. (via Coudal)… Read more

Logo Project: Branding 10,000 Lakes

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Branding 10,000 Lakes is a personal project by art director, Nicole Meyer. Nicole will be creating one logo for one Minnesota lake, everyday. Lake logos have a tendency to be, well, fairly ugly. This project was created to rethink what they could be. Minnesota has 11,842 lakes, which means this project it set to run for at least 27 years. Good luck, Nicole! (Via Coudal)… Read more

Brandversations Logo Project

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Brandversations is a project by Stefan Asafti that pits competing brands against one another. Each brand’s logo is composed of the logo of its long standing competitor. Brand slogans have also been switched. There have always existed disputes among the competing parties, divergent opinions, while the fans of each brand were convinced that theirs was the best product. Last, but not least, the rivals have even conducted ad campaigns against the competing brands. This project mostly approaches the visual “conversations”… Read more

Great British Chefs App Identity

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Really digging the identity for Great British Chefs by London-based studio Hat-Trick. The way they have developed the C-shaped logo around different kitchen utensils is brilliant. Very well executed. The Great British Chefs brand is centered around a new iPhone and iPad app. The app features videos, cooking techniques, and recipes from 12 of Britain’s best Michelin-stared chefs. Source: Richard Baird.… Read more

Vintage Branding Inspiration

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Vintage Branding Inspiration

By now, you probably know that I’ve got a bit of a ‘thing’ for vintage logos and branding. As you can see here, here, and here. Just when I thought I’d seen every possible collection available on the web, I stumbled across this lovely Flickr set, featuring logos from a mid-70’s edition of the World Book of Logotypes. Lovely. Thanks Coudal.… 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

Unbranded Cigarette Packaging

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Unbranded cigarette packaging is a clever idea by London-based design firm, Build. Anything that’ll help smokers kick the habit, has to be a good thing. The chances of this being adopted by big tobacco are probably fairly slim however. Hat tip to Clinton Duncan, via Twitter. Source: Fast Co. Design… Read more

Real Estate Branding by Anagrama

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Mexico-based branding agency, Anagrama just unveiled some superb new identity work. Just goes to show that real estate branding doesn’t need to be boring. Absolutely stunning use of colour. Head over to their site to check out the full project details. Source: Anagrama… 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

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

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

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

Logo and Brand Identity Design Resources October 2010

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Logo Design Resources October 2010

It’s time for the monthly logo design resource roundup once again. This month’s post has a slightly different format from those previous. I felt that the old ten link format was a little bloated, so this month the list has been reduced to just five links. The links below are what I personally consider “must read”. I hope you find them valuable. 1. Unevolved Brands via Imjustcreative Unevolved Brands is a study of logo and brand simplification, launched by Graham… Read more

Logo Designer Interviews: Steve Zelle

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Logo Designer Interviews: Steve Zelle

Steve Zelle is an award-winning logo and identity designer with over 20 years experience, based in Ottawa, Canada. Apart from being an extremely talented designer, Steve also runs two websites; idApostle – his personal blog and portfolio site, and Processed Identity – a site dedicated to exploring the creative processes of visual identity designers. I highly recommend you take a look at Steve’s sites to check out his outstanding work and read some very interesting articles and discussions on identity… Read more

Logo and Brand Identity Design Resources September 2010

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Logo Design Resources September 2010

Its that time again where I like to share a collection of my favourite logo and identity design articles from the past month. As usual, there was no shortage of quality posts in September. Without further adieu. Logo and Identity Design Resources 1. Would your logo fit on the moon? via Echo Enduring Blog 2. How to find the right logo designer via Leighton Hubbell 3. Showing Sketches to Clients via David Airey 4. The designer and the tech guy… Read more

Stop Designing Forgettable Logos

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This guest post was written by Paul Galbraith, a freelance logo designer based in the UK, who works with clients worldwide to produce successful logos, identities and rebrands for all types of businesses. ### With thousands of logos being created each year, it makes it extremely difficult for new ones to be designed that have something distinguishable to make them stand out, whilst staying simple enough to be memorable. This difficulty could well mean you’re producing logos that, although well… Read more

Logo and Brand Identity Design Resources August 2010

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Logo Design Resources August 2010

It’s that time of the month again, where I like to give out some “link love” and share some of the best logo and brand identity design resources from around the web. August has been yet another huge month packed with plenty of quality posts. Instead of making this monthly roundup a free-for-all, this month I have restricted the list to just 10 resources. Although this means that some really good articles didn’t make the cut, it also ultimately means… Read more