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Great Examples of Colorful Gradients and 3D Effects in Logos

Currently, I'm working on 2 logos for different companies. One of them is my design studio, Zee ( My design process for logos is simple: firstly I brainstorm some ideas and keywords that have relation with the business of the logo I'm working on, then I look for images or ways to make those ideas and keywords real. Of course there are more steps, one of them is checking other logos, not only for reference or ideas, but also, and perhaps the most important, to see if I'm not doing anything that has already been done. There are excellent sites that showcase logos, my favorite is Logopond. They have a huge number of logos in their gallery, very useful to see how other designers approach some subjects on designing logos. Because of that I selected some of the best logos I found on Logopond that use colorful gradients and subtle 3D effects.

15+ Amazingly clever logos

Logo design is a huge part of graphic design. A logo is a name, symbol, or trademark designed for easy and definite recognition. I'd like to share with you a selection of logos that I feel are some of the best around. Hope you enjoy. These are all taken from the book, 'Logo', a book from a design journalist, Michael Evamy, published by Laurence King. Laurence King have a great range of Art & Design related books. London Symphony Orchestra 2001 USA Network 2005 Sandhurst Shrubs 2004 ARC Representation 2004 Eight, Corporate Communications Company 2005 Beyon, Office Furniture Supplier 2001 Fashion Center 1993 Message, Abbey Baptist Church 2001 Ohio National 1996 More 4 2005 Greenberg, Brand marketing research 2003 More Th>n 2003 The Lochness Partnership 2005 The Royal Parks 1996 The Guild of Food Writers 2005 Gotham Books 1998 No logo list would be complete without including the frequently discussed... FedEx 1994 Note: If you dont see the arrow, look harder. If you've got any logos you would like to share, please do.

10 trends that will define logo design in 2008 by

Please visit for the full article. The last article I wrote about logo design was about logo trends from past years. But now, 2008 logo design is getting some cool trends already. It's important to be at the center of all design trends, because most of clients want to be at the hype. And the hype for trends right now are pretty cool. Some have been out there for some time now, and others are somewhat new. Check it out. Update: The source link is at the bottom of this post. I found it on LogoOrange, during research for a logo i'm developing, and thought it would be nice to share with you. Every single time we post other people's work, we link them. Always. Organic 3D Waves - The New Swooshes "Web 2.0" Logos Transparency in logo design "Underground" Typography - Minimal Fonts At the source site (LogoOrange), you'll find further explanation about these and other trends, such as 'New Rainbow / Color Scale', 'Sci-Fi Fonts', 'Leaves Logos', 'The "Ugly" 80's' and 'The New Crest'. Author: Paulo Antunes | If you want to write an article and have it published here send it via email to abduzeedo[at]

Best Band Logos

There are some great bands out there... from rock to hip-hop, from ska to punk rock. Not all of them have cool logos, but some are memorable. "Whether it's gracing overpriced T-shirts or iconic drumheads, being furtively carved into classroom desktops or intricately inked on the bodies of the most dedicated fans, a band's logo can be just as memorable as its biggest single." 25. Ramones 24. Nine Inch Nails 23. Public Enemy 22. Korn 21. Aerosmith 20. Black Flag 19. Phish 18. H.I.M. 17. The Beatles 16. Bauhaus 15. The Cramps 14. Metallica 13. Abba 12. Wu-Tang Clan 11. Queen 10. Van Halen 09. The Misfits 08. The Grateful Dead 07. Scissor Sisters 06. AC/DC 05. The Who 04. Kiss 03. Yes 02. The Rolling Stones 01. PrinceLove Symbol, incorporates the glyphs for Mars (male) and Venus (female) and made it his own name. Source: Spinner. Author: Paulo Antunes | If you want to write an article and have it published here send it via email to abduzeedo[at]

Logos evolution

Logo design is one of the most fascinating areas of design. Even though it might look easier to design a logo compared to a web site, the designer has to work on a word, sometimes with a symbol, that will represent a company or a product to thousands of people. We’re so used to some tech companies logos that sometimes we think they’ve never changed, they were always like that. But the reality is that they changed, and some were completely redesigned, like IBM, Canon, and Nokia. You’ve seen these tech logos everywhere, but have you ever wondered how they came to be? Did you know that Apple’s original logo was Isaac Newton under an apple tree? Or that Nokia’s original logo was a fish? This article shows us a bit of the evolution of some very important tech companies, like Apple, Micrososft, IBM, Nokia. Below I show some examples but I definitely recommend you to read the full post from The Evolution of Tech Companies’ Logos.

Wedeed logo

Lately I have been working with my brother on a promising project. Actually I shouldn’t even been talking about that now, but it’s necessary to say some things. Basically it’s all about CSS, it’s really cool, and it's called Wedeed. Anyway, what he asked me to do was the logo and later its GUI. “Well, you don't need to hire any creative designers for making those web 2.0 style logos for your blog - just follow any of these tutorials. And if you hate reading instructions in text, head straight to the video tutorial.“ It’s amazing the number of tutorials showing how to create a web 2.0 logo, actually, there are really good tutorials, but almost all of them showing us how to create those web 2.0 effects, rather than how to come up with a good idea, and that was I was looking for. For this logo our goals was to create a really simple logo, easy to understand, web 2.0, and beautiful. 1 - We follow some ideas like: Cascading Pages Separate design from data Different Colors Simple typeface Flipping pages   2 - Definitions A Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) provides the ability to separate the layout and styles of a web page from the data or information. Styles such as fonts, font sizes, margins, can be specified in one place, then the Web pages feed off this one master list, with the styles cascading throughout the page or an entire How CSS works 3 - Some inspiration: What people have been doing. 3 - My ideas: The idea of layers perfectly represents the separation of the design from the data. Looking for some references and inspiration, nothing like google images and flickr Some of the initial digital tests 4 - Fonts of the web 2: There are really great sites showing examples, though I think the simplest the best. Font variations, colors and alignments Great fonts for web 2.0 Web 2.0 logos(fontshop) Andy Budd's SXSW keynote 6 - Adjustments: Some adjustments in the perspective, testing opacities and effects. Trying some colors and opacities 5 - Final Result: Pretty much the simplest version of them all.

Logos and their Meanings

This site has good stuff, as they ask, ever wondered what company logos mean and whats the significance behind them? Wonder no more! show some logos and theirs meanings like the Amazon's logo, I always wanted to know what that arrow means, and the explanation is really cool. You might think the arrow does nothing here. But it says that has everything from a to z and it also represents the smile brought to the customer's face. If you want to know more about logos and their meanings you have to check that out. powered by performancing firefox