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Logo Design A to Z - M

Some time ago we began a series of posts on logo design. Our goal? To cover as many logos as we can until the end of the year... we started with logos starting with A, today is all about M's. We've been seeing some great logos, and we wish to have you guys along with us on this design journey. We'll always be searching for logos in these galleries: Logopond, Logo Faves, Logo Moose, Logo from Dreams, Logo Gala, WS Logos, The Logo Mix and Wolda. If you know any more galleries or logos, or even if you own one and wanna be listed here as a source for our series, please drop us a link! We'd love to hear from you. We hope you all enjoy our selection of M logos! Cheers. ;)

Logo Design A to Z - L

Some time ago we began a series of posts on logo design. Our goal? To cover as many logos as we can until the end of the year... we started with logos starting with A, today is all about L's. We've been seeing some great logos, and we wish to have you guys along with us on this design journey. We'll always be searching for logos in these galleries: Logopond, Logo Faves, Logo Moose, Logo from Dreams, Logo Gala, WS Logos, The Logo Mix and Wolda. If you know any more galleries or logos, or even if you own one and wanna be listed here as a source for our series, please drop us a link! We'd love to hear from you. We hope you all enjoy our selection of L logos! Cheers. ;)

Logo Design A to Z - K

Some time ago we began a series of posts on logo design. Our goal? To cover as many logos as we can until the end of the year... we started with logos starting with A, today is all about K's. We've been seeing some great logos, and we wish to have you guys along with us on this design journey. We'll always be searching for logos in these galleries: Logopond, Logo Faves, Logo Moose, Logo from Dreams, Logo Gala, WS Logos, The Logo Mix and Wolda. If you know any more galleries or logos, or even if you own one and wanna be listed here as a source for our series, please drop us a link! We'd love to hear from you. We hope you all enjoy our selection of K logos! Cheers. ;)

Logo Design A to Z - J

Some time ago we began a series of posts on logo design. Our goal? To cover as many logos as we can until the end of the year... we started with logos starting with A, today is all about J's. We've been seeing some great logos, and we wish to have you guys along with us on this design journey. We'll always be searching for logos in these galleries: Logopond, Logo Faves, Logo Moose, Logo from Dreams, Logo Gala, WS Logos, The Logo Mix and Wolda. If you know any more galleries or logos, or even if you own one and wanna be listed here as a source for our series, please drop us a link! We'd love to hear from you. We hope you all enjoy our selection of J logos! Cheers. ;)

Logo Design A to Z - I

Some time ago we began a series of posts on logo design. Our goal? To cover as many logos as we can until the end of the year... we started with logos starting with A, today is all about I's. We've been seeing some great logos, and we wish to have you guys along with us on this design journey. We'll always be searching for logos in these galleries: Logopond, Logo Faves, Logo Moose, Logo from Dreams, Logo Gala, WS Logos, The Logo Mix and Wolda. If you know any more galleries or logos, or even if you own one and wanna be listed here as a source for our series, please drop us a link! We'd love to hear from you. We hope you all enjoy our selection of I logos! Cheers. ;)

Logo Design A to Z - H

Some time ago we began a series of posts on logo design. Our goal? To cover as many logos as we can until the end of the year... we started with logos starting with A, today is all about H's. We've been seeing some great logos, and we wish to have you guys along with us on this design journey. We'll always be searching for logos in these galleries: Logopond, Logo Faves, Logo Moose, Logo from Dreams, Logo Gala, WS Logos, The Logo Mix and Wolda. If you know any more galleries or logos, or even if you own one and wanna be listed here as a source for our series, please drop us a link! We'd love to hear from you. We hope you all enjoy our selection of H logos! Cheers. ;)

Logo Design A to Z - G

Some time ago we began a series of posts on logo design. Our goal? To cover as many logos as we can until the end of the year... we started with logos starting with A, today is all about G's. We've been seeing some great logos, and we wish to have you guys along with us on this design journey. We'll always be searching for logos in these galleries: Logopond, Logo Faves, Logo Moose, Logo from Dreams, Logo Gala, WS Logos, The Logo Mix and Wolda. If you know any more galleries or logos, or even if you own one and wanna be listed here as a source for our series, please drop us a link! We'd love to hear from you. We hope you all enjoy our selection of G logos! Cheers. ;)

Logo Design A to Z - F

Some time ago we began a series of posts on logo design. Our goal? To cover as many logos as we can until the end of the year... we started with logos starting with A, today is all about F's. We've been seeing some great logos, and we wish to have you guys along with us on this design journey. We'll always be searching for logos in these galleries: Logopond, Logo Faves, Logo Moose, Logo from Dreams, Logo Gala, WS Logos, The Logo Mix and Wolda. If you know any more galleries or logos, or even if you own one and wanna be listed here as a source for our series, please drop us a link! We'd love to hear from you. We hope you all enjoy our selection of F logos! Cheers. ;)

Beautiful Visual Identities Inspiration

Viusal Identity design is one of the most technical and versatile and important parts of the design, it will be the tip of the iceberg when it comes to branding. Creating a cohesive logo, graphical feel, and making typography choices are all critical decisions that are made during the process of creating a successful identity. Take a minute to check out some true masters of the craft. Roger Oddone Sebastian Gram Denis Olenik Muggie Ramadani Design Has No Name Robinsson Cravents Hello Monday This post was written by Alec Schmidt from Anepic Design Studios | Tempe, AZ

Logo Design A to Z - E

Some time ago we began a series of posts on logo design. Our goal? To cover as many logos as we can until the end of the year... we started with logos starting with A, today is all about E's. We've been seeing some great logos, and we wish to have you guys along with us on this design journey. We'll always be searching for logos in these galleries: Logopond, Logo Faves, Logo Moose, Logo from Dreams, Logo Gala, WS Logos, The Logo Mix and Wolda. If you know any more galleries or logos, or even if you own one and wanna be listed here as a source for our series, please drop us a link! We'd love to hear from you. We hope you all enjoy our selection of E logos! Cheers. ;)

Logo Design A to Z - D

Some time ago we began a series of posts on logo design. Our goal? To cover as many logos as we can until the end of the year... we started with logos starting with A, today is all about D's. We've been seeing some great logos, and we wish to have you guys along with us on this design journey. We'll always be searching for logos in these galleries: Logopond, Logo Faves, Logo Moose, Logo from Dreams, Logo Gala, WS Logos, The Logo Mix and Wolda. If you know any more galleries or logos, or even if you own one and wanna be listed here as a source for our series, please drop us a link! We'd love to hear from you. We hope you all enjoy our selection of D logos! Cheers. ;)

Logo Design A to Z - C

Some time ago we began a series of posts on logo design. Our goal? To cover as many logos as we can until the end of the year... we started with logos starting with A, today is all about C's. We've been seeing some great logos, and we wish to have you guys with us along this design journey. We'll be always searching logos in these galleries: Logopond, Logo Faves, Logo Moose, Logo from Dreams, Logo Gala, WS Logos, The Logo Mix and Wolda. If you know any more galleries, or even if you own one and wanna be listed here as a source for our series, please drop a link! We'd love to hear from you. We hope you all enjoy our selection of C logos! Cheers. ;)

Logo Design A to Z - B

Last month we began a new series of posts on logo design. Our goal? To cover as many logos as we can until the end of the year... we started with logos starting with A, today is all about B's. There are some pretty good designs here. This time, thanks to you guys, I had plenty galleries to search at, and my research was extended to these galleries, besides good old Logopond: Logo Faves, Logo Moose, Logo from Dreams, Logo Gala, WS Logos, The Logo Mix and Wolda. We hope you all enjoy our selection of B logos! Cheers. ;)

Logo Design A to Z - A

Today we begin a new series of posts, going through the many great logotypes we may found these day, and other classic logos. It's always a good thing to remember the ones that were a success, and get to know the fresh new ones. Also, many of these were found at Logopond.com, and we'd love to know if you guys know any more logo galleries out there, so that the next post of the series will be really stuffed with great logos. Do you know any other galleries? Drop a comment! And I hope you guys enjoy these! Cheers. ;)

Fantastic Fire Round Up: Photography, Illustrations and Logos

Fire has to be the most misterious of the 4 elements of nature. It warms you up in a cold night, but it might also kill you if you house is caught on fire. Probably the most interesting choice is to respect it, no matter water. As we say here in Brazil: he how plays with fire, wets his bed. :p Also, there's plenty artistic representation of this element, through various arts, and the ones featured in this post: photography, illustrations and logos. These are really fantastic, and I know you all like it! If you got some art based on fire, please, share with us!! Cheers!

Amazing One Element Logos

Probably one of the best ways to be successful with a new logo is to really think it through. Making anything, just to get rid of it won't make you a good designer. You might think you gotta go with the standard logo: graphical element + logotype, but you don't have to, actually. A logo is a graphical element (ideogram, symbol, emblem, icon, sign) that, together with its logotype (a uniquely set and arranged typeface) form a trademark or commercial brand. That said, one element logos are the ones that got one or another. These are some great exemples of successful logos that achieved their objective by solving their problems with creativity. It's not necessary to have an icon supporting your logotype... or a logotype supporting your icon. If you find the right balance in a single element, then most likely you're good to go! So, here are some amazing one element logos that I collected from amazing Logopond. I hope you enjoy these! Cheers!

Brainstorm #9 Logo Process

Last month Carlos Merigo, from Brainstorm #9, one of the biggest and most prestigious Brazilian blogs, contacted me asking if I would be interested in redesigning his blog brand. I was totally amazed by the opportunity to work on a project like that. I knew it would be challenging because of the target audience, mostly advertisers and people who really know about that matter. Briefing the design process The first thing when designing a logo, is to understand the context, history and what's the image it has to deliver to the audience. Asking Carlos about the meaning of the logo, he explained to me that the logo was, of course, related to “brainstorming”. Brainstorming is a group creativity technique designed to generate a large number of ideas for the solution of a problem. The method was first popularized in the late 1930s by Alex Faickney Osborn in a book called Applied Imagination. Osborn proposed that groups could double their creative output with brainstorming. - Wikipedia Now, about the number #9, it was a really nice story: he was looking for something that would make the name stand out, Brainstorm was way too simple. Then he saw on his table the famous White Album by the The Beatles. He decided to take a look at the name of the songs and found the Revolution #9. That gave him an insight, because even John Lenon himself once said that that song was the weirdest, longest and probably most hated Beatles song. John Lennon wrote this with contributions from Yoko Ono. It's a highly experimental piece, which Lennon once called "The music of the future." It is the most controversial and bizarre track on the album - you have to have a very open mind to appreciate it. The work is credited to Lennon/McCartney, though it was primarily the effort of John Lennon. (This was Lennon and McCartney's standard practice, to share songwriting credit on all songs written by either or both.) George Harrison, Ringo Starr, and Yoko Ono made small contributions, while Paul McCartney did not actively participate in the track's creation. Ono's avant-garde influence on Lennon's compositional style is clear throughout "Revolution 9." - Wikipedia I had to listen to the song, and it’s definitely a crazy song, full of looping and sort of a collage of different things, pretty much like a brainstorm. That was the current logo. So the keywords from my little brainstorm were: Loop Collage Avant-garde Logo References and Sketches Before going straight to the computer, I worked on some sketches, exploring a few concepts using the keywords that were selected before. Also I visit logopond.com for some logo references. You can take a look at some logos I used for reference at the Ultimate One Color Logos Inspiration article. Logos from logopond for design references The first idea was to keep the # symbol and add another element. In this case the lightning bolt. I know, I suck at that but it's helpful ;) First Idea After having some interesting ideas on paper, it was time to go to Illustrator and work on the symbols. Below you can see one of my ideas, mixing the # and the lightning bolt. The first symbol mixing the # with the lightning bolt It was a nice idea and a good symbol in my humble opinion. It had a nice link with the previous logo, but there was a big problem: the number 9 wouldn't work well along with that symbol. First Idea with the Logotype and versions Selected Idea Even though the first version came out quite nicely, I decided to work on another version, trying something different and using the number 9. With that in mind, I decided to mix the number and the lightning bolt symbol. Second idea mixing the number 9 and the lightning bolt Logotype With the Avant-garde influence on the song Revolution #9, I simply had to use that font. I really like it, despite the fact that here in Brazil it was a default font in Corel Draw, the most popular software for vector design here. But what does that have to do with the font? Well, imagine that this is the default font... so when people send business cards to the bureau and forget to send the fonts, which one is used instead? Yes, maybe it was the most used font ever here in Brazil, but with a few tweaks it would work fine. Exploring the idea of looping, I played with some characters, mainly in the word Brain because ideas and complex thoughts are born in the brain, so it had to have a clear relation between LOOPING in the Brain. Also I used gradients to add some depth to the connections between the letters. In the last letter, the "M", I nudged the symbol a bit over the letter, leaving a little gap between the symbol and the letters to avoid problems with the monochromatic version. Selecting and playting with fonts Final Result I really believe that the new logo achieved the goals we had set in the very beginning of the project. A simple and iconic logo, relating to the Beatles song, Revolution #9. Versions Braincast Braincast, the Brainstorm #9 screencast. Site Also I worked on the web site, but that's another story for perhaps another post in the future.