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Logo Design: Ghosts, Monsters and Witches

The Logo Design series is up and running! We're thinking ahead and we want to find new ways to sort these listings. Last week we had a post on logos with flags... today it's all about logos with ghosts, monsters, goblins and witches! As usual, we'll search for logos in these galleries: Logopond, Logo Faves, Logo Moose, Logo from Dreams, Logo Gala, WS Logos, The Logo Mix and Wolda. We hope you all enjoy our selection! Cheers. ;) PS.: Got cool ideas for sorting? Tell us!

Logo Design: Flags

The Logo Design series is up and running! We're thinking ahead and we want to find new ways to sort these listings. Last week we had a post on logos with pirates or ninjas... today it's all about logos with flags! As usual, we'll search for logos in these galleries: Logopond, Logo Faves, Logo Moose, Logo from Dreams, Logo Gala, WS Logos, The Logo Mix and Wolda. We hope you all enjoy our selection! Cheers. ;) PS.: Got cool ideas for sorting? Tell us!

Logo Design: Pirates vs. Ninjas

The Logo Design series is up and running! We're thinking ahead and we want to find new ways to sort these listings. Last week we had a post of logos with robots... today it's all about logos with pirates or ninjas! As usual, we'll search for logos in these galleries: Logopond, Logo Faves, Logo Moose, Logo from Dreams, Logo Gala, WS Logos, The Logo Mix and Wolda. We hope you all enjoy our selection! Cheers. ;) PS.: Got cool ideas for sorting? Tell us! And thanks to David Cecil for this week's suggestion. ;)

Logo Design: Robots

The Logo Design series is up and running! We're thinking ahead and we want to find new ways to sort these listings. Last week we had a post on farming logos... today it's all about logos with robots! As usual, we'll search for logos in these galleries: Logopond, Logo Faves, Logo Moose, Logo from Dreams, Logo Gala, WS Logos, The Logo Mix and Wolda. We hope you all enjoy our selection! Cheers. ;) PS.: Got cool ideas for sorting? Tell us! And thanks to Daniel Vitter for this week's suggestion. ;)

Logo Design: Farming

The Logo Design series is up and running! We're thinking ahead and we want to find new ways to sort these listings. Last week we had a post on logos with boats... today it's all about farming logos! As usual, we'll search for logos in these galleries: Logopond, Logo Faves, Logo Moose, Logo from Dreams, Logo Gala, WS Logos, The Logo Mix and Wolda. We hope you all enjoy our selection! Cheers. ;) PS.: Got cool ideas for sorting? Tell us! ;)

Logo Design: Boats

The Logo Design series is up and running! We're thinking ahead and we want to find new ways to sort these listings. Last week we had a post on 3D logos... today it's all about logos with boats! As usual, we'll search for logos in these galleries: Logopond, Logo Faves, Logo Moose, Logo from Dreams, Logo Gala, WS Logos, The Logo Mix and Wolda. We hope you all enjoy our selection! Cheers. ;) PS.: Got cool ideas for sorting? Tell us! ;)

Logo Design: 3D

The Logo Design series is up and running! We're thinking ahead and we want to find new ways to sort these listings. Last week we had a post on logos with cars, trucks and vans... today it's all about 3D logos! As usual, we'll search for logos in these galleries: Logopond, Logo Faves, Logo Moose, Logo from Dreams, Logo Gala, WS Logos, The Logo Mix and Wolda. We hope you all enjoy our selection! Cheers. ;) PS.: Got cool ideas for sorting? Tell us! ;)

Logo Design: Cars, trucks and vans

The Logo Design series is up and running! We're thinking ahead and we want to find new ways to sort these listings. Last week we had a post on logos with hearts... today it's all about cars, trucks and vans! As usual, we'll search for logos in these galleries: Logopond, Logo Faves, Logo Moose, Logo from Dreams, Logo Gala, WS Logos, The Logo Mix and Wolda. We hope you all enjoy our selection! Cheers. ;) PS.: Got cool ideas for sorting? Tell us! ;)

Logo Design: Hearts

The Logo Design series is up and running! We're thinking ahead and we want to find new ways to sort these listings. Last week we had a post on logos with cutlery... today it's all about logos with hearts! As usual, we'll search for logos in these galleries: Logopond, Logo Faves, Logo Moose, Logo from Dreams, Logo Gala, WS Logos, The Logo Mix and Wolda. We hope you all enjoy our selection! Cheers. ;) PS.: Got cool ideas for sorting? Tell us! ;)

Logo Design: Cutlery

The Logo Design series is up and running! We're thinking ahead and we want to find new ways to sort these listings. Last week we had a post on logos with wings... today it's all about logos with cutlery! As usual, we'll search for logos in these galleries: Logopond, Logo Faves, Logo Moose, Logo from Dreams, Logo Gala, WS Logos, The Logo Mix and Wolda. We hope you all enjoy our selection! Cheers. ;) PS.: Got cool ideas for sorting? Tell us! ;)

Close Look at Visual Identities

Visual Identity is the visible elements of a brand, it expresses the values and ambitions of an organization, its business, and its characteristics. Here you take a close look at some really cool visual identities with a few snaps of the process on the making. Leoni Advokater Identity for Danish law company Leoni Advokater by Hello Monday Ajeva by Julian Hrankov Cooper Motorsport by Robinsson Cravents

Real Apple Logo in Photoshop

In this case study/icon tutorial Edward Sanchez will share with us the creative process behind one of his personal projects, a really cool icon called the Real Apple Logo. The image mixes real photography with the Apple logo in Photoshop to create this super cool icon. I'm not quire sure why I never thought of doing this before. And I certainly never saw it done by anyone. Step 1 I started by getting a vector version of the logo so I could make a shape layer on photoshop. Step 2 Then I found a photo of an Apple to use as my base. Step 3 Using the liquify tool I morphed the Apple close to the shape of the logo. Step 4 In order to give it an ultra realistic feel to it, I adjusted the saturation, removed the original glow, and used smart blur and the clone tool to only keep the most prominent details of the apple. Then I masked it into the shape of the logo. Step 5 With the brush tool I added highlights and shadows to the shape to accentuate the volume. Step 6 I morphed the leaf with the liquify tool to make it come close to the original logo shape. I found that if I was 100% faithful to the shape it just looked too fake, so I retained some of the original leaf shape. Step 7 Now the actual bite! I found a picture of a bitten apple and masked it into this hand drawn shape. I also added a bit of a shadow around it and inside it to give it some contour and depth. Step 8 Finally I added the floor shadow and voila! Step 9 Here are my layers… I like to keep my highlights in separate layers so I can control individual opacity as well as the filter. Conclusion Here is the final result. You can share your opinions by leaving a comment or visiting my Dribbble profile. About the Author Edward Sanchez is a UI designer founder of Kohive.com. Born in Brazil to a Spanish father he moved to London when he was 18 and lived there for 10 years. He has recently relocated to Silicon Valley to start at new position.

Logo Discussion: 2014 Fifa World Cup in Brazil

Yesterday was unveiled the logo of the next World Cup that will take place in Brazil in 2014. With the new emblem came also an avalanche of criticism that started last month when the logo was first seen. Among critics there are some that say the logo is reminiscent of Chico Xavier, a famous brazilian psychic, or that it is more suited to a volleyball contest than for football/soccer because there are hands holding the ball, which is not allowed in the sport. So in this post I will share my opinion among with the other Abduzeedo writers. Before we express our opinions take a look at the new emblem and the video shown during the introduction of it yesterday in South Africa. Video Logo Opinions Alexis (Aloa) What you can see in the history of the world cup logo is that its gets simpler with less texts and shapes every time. The 2014 Logo for brazil is by far the most plain logo of them all, that is why I liked it the most. Amanda I really like the concept, however I do think it was poorly executed. I think a big part of that is due to poor placement. I like the idea of hands forming the iconic shape of the trophy, but for some reason, to me, the negative space in between the fingers seems kind of awkward. I wish they'd played around with that a little bit more to where the fingers didn't appear frail and dainty, which I guess is why it has gotten criticized as shameful to the nation. It reminds me of Symbolist painter Edvard Munch's The Scream. You know what I'm talking about? The painting where the distressed man holds his hands up to his face, representational of the universal anxiety in modern man. Also: 2014 in red? I would have liked for it to be in blue as a more clear depiction of the Brazilian flag. All in all, I do appreciate it for its simplicity, I just think it could have been developed better. Fabiano As for every logo design, there will always be those who like it or dislike it, but I believe that for this 2014 World Cup logo there's too much buzz. I particularly didn't like it, I don't know if it's either because of the form or the concept with hands on a trophy. I don't think it's something terrible either as a lot of people have been saying...that's a bit of an exaggeration. In my opinion the idea behind it is showing the happiness and friendliness of the Brazilian people with the colors of our flag all of that while creating a trophy with hands, so it sounds pretty cool but the outcome is not. It's not a logo that WOWs us. Nevertheless, it's a logo with concept but could be much better executed. Fabio Sasso Well I will start off by saying that I quite liked the new logo since the first time I saw it on an article where Alexandre Wollner, a famous Brazilian designer which I admire and respect, was pretty upset with it saying that it represented hands covering a face of shame. Interestingly enough I saw something totally different. First, it clearly reminds me of the World Cup trophy and usually the captain of the team who wins the World Cup holds the trophy with his hands, not his feet, as do the rest of the team when they run around the stadium carrying the trophy and celebrating the triumph...so that would explain the hands. Second, there's no question that Brazil is the country of football/soccer/futebol. If you live in Brazil and watch any sports on TV it will be at least 80% football and 20% all other sports if not more. The logo reminds me that the whole nation is embracing the event and will root for our team so that in the end we can be the ones holding the trophy as winners, something that unfortunately didn't happen in 1950, the only time the World Cup took place here in Brazil. Last but not least, the graphic execution. In my opinion they looked for a very loose style as we can see on the shapes of the logo, something very hand-drawn. I believe it's a good choice because of culture and carnival, however, in my humble opinion it could be better executed. I also didn't understand the red on the 2014 and I hope it's not because of a major sponsor. Nevertheless I don't know the briefing or even if there was one so everything I say here will be based on my opinion and on my taste and that's like saying that blondes are prettier than brunettes and vice-versa when it comes to design. With that being said I believe the thing that concerned me the most is that they hired an advertising agency to do a design job and I believe that was the cause of this discussion among the design community which is totally understandable and I agree with that. However I think criticizing logos is very easy because we simply do it based on what we see and our own taste. Now if we think about how this logo has a target audience of 190 million Brazilians and billions of people around the globe...damn, that is a hard task. I think the discussion here has to be about how to avoid that other professionals do the design work that we are supposed to do and why that happened, that is really important to understand because that we can change, the logo whether good or not it is done and cannot be changed. Gisele To be honest I expected more from our 2014 World Cup logo. Yeah, I know that several people will say that Brazilians like to complain and all that, but I believe that the logo could be way better. With such great designers and logo pros we have these days, this is not exactly a master piece. Of course the logo is nice, the idea of the hands forming the trophy is very interesting, but I still think it's not that impressive. Paulo Gabriel Poorly done, it looks like those cliparts that come with Microsoft Word. It also looks like they spent 30 minutes doing it and were inspired by Chico Xavier, the psychic. It has become a national joke. Actually, I am still waiting for them to announce that it was just a joke and show the official emblem. To make matters worse they applied some cheesy gradients, it's for sure a national shame and they should fire the intern who did it. Paulo Canabarro In my opinion the World Cup logo should mainly represent 3 things; football, the host country (Brazil), and World Cup. Most of the old logos do that well on their own way but this one kinda fails to well represent these elements. I personality don't like it but I don't think it's that bad of a logo, it will do the job, even though it could be a lot better by taking a different approach to it. I would love to see the brainstorm prior to this logo design and that would help everyone see the logo with the same eyes of the creator. Some World Cup logos Discussion We here at Abduzeedo want to make the blog an open channel for the design community to discuss these subjects towards an evolution of our industry through sharing experiences and opinions, always with respect. We really want to hear from you, share with us your thoughts about the new logo always trying to explain your opinion so we can learn from you as well.

Baseball Teams Logo Inspiration

We have been posting about logos and logo inspiration articles of all sorts. Paulo Gabriel has provideded us with a great selection of styles so I decided to select some baseball logos to enrich the that list. What I really like about Baseball logos is that they are a great example of the use of typography combined with symbols and of course colors. Most of them have mascots and they incorporate the mascots on the logo really well. I have selected a few baseball logos that I really liked, of course there are many others so feel free to share with us in the comments. About the Author Hey buddies! I'm Marcos Torres, a 19 years old art director/freelancer from Brazil, I'm here to bring some new interessant stuff to you. You can see my portfolio at http://flickr.com/marcostorres. Any request or jobs opportunities send to marcostorres90@gmail.com, also follow me on twitter @marcos333

Logo Design: Flowers, Plants and Trees

The Logo Design series is up and running! We're thinking ahead and we want to find new ways to sort these listings. Today, it's all about plants, trees and flowers... and there's some pretty cool stuff here. As usual, we'll search for logos in these galleries: Logopond, Logo Faves, Logo Moose, Logo from Dreams, Logo Gala, WS Logos, The Logo Mix and Wolda. We hope you all enjoy our selection! Cheers. ;) PS.: Got cool ideas for sorting? Tell us! ;)

Logo Design A to Z - XYZ Combo

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 we end it with a XYZ combo. We've been seeing some great logos, and we wish that it was a great journey for you guys. We've always searched for logos in these galleries: 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 XYZ logos! Cheers. ;) PS.: We'll figure out some new Logo series... don't worry. X Logos Y Logos Z Logos

Logo Design A to Z - W

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 W'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 W logos! Cheers. ;) Ps.: Unfortunately, from now on the collections will get shorter as the we get closer to the end of the alphabet. There aren't many logos with the remaining letters.