September 2009

Logo and identity design tips – Study the competition.

ImJustCreative presents a series of brief posts that focus on freelancing and logo and brand identity design topics. This post explains the importance of studying your clients competition for any new logo and brand identity project that you take on.

Elements of good logo design: 21 exceptional sports logos.

There are two types of logos: logomarks are symbol-based logos, and logotypes of logos that are made up of artist typography. The latter has become increasing more popular with the explosion of Web 2.0. But, no matter what type of logo it is, it must abide by certain essential elements that make a logo exceptional, and these elements should be considered in the planning and executing process of the logo design. A successful logo should encompass these elements in order to effectively do its job. AdmixWeb will briefly recap the elements of a superior logo design, and since football season is in full fling, and everyone love sports, they’ve selected a few sports logos from Football, Baseball, and Basketball that they think abide by these essential elements.

Latest Top 10 package designs.

This week’s Top 10 package designs at TheDieline, as recommended by their readers.

August 2009

A showcase of beautiful packaging designs.

If you’re a designer looking for inspiration, it’s a good idea to look at other mediums. Today we’re going to take a break from staring at web designs and look at package design, where beauty and functionality are both equally important. At WebDesignLedger you will find a showcase of inspiring packages that range from chocolate boxes to lotion dispensers, all having something in common…great design.

Over 70 of the best fresh red logos.

Before showing a pretty large collection of red logos we must say what the color red represents. Red can be defined by words like: hot, passion, love, rebellious, powerful, radical, excited, bold or devil. Why is the color important you ask? It all has a subliminal value. The mind reacts in different ways to colors and this is how you transmit a message to the client’s subconscious. Enough talk. Peel your eyes and take a good look at the logos presented by DesignYourWay.

2009 logo and branding trends.

Designers have become far more aware and sensitive to design history movements and styles than they were in previous years. They are discovering ways to make logos reflect their roots.  A particular style can’t emerge and expect to stay at the top indefinitely. New trends emerge only to be contradicted by others that go the opposite direction. 2009 ushers in something new, something experimental, something outrageous. More will be the new less. Strong visibility and passion are the dictating themes. Go to LogoOrange to read all about it.

35 logos brilliantly using negative space.

It takes a designer’s clever eye to balance the negative and positive space of a design. GraphicDesignBlog is sure you all must be well aware about the magic of negative space in a logo but they would like to define it a little here. Let’s say it is the space between an object, around an object, which can be utilized to convey the real message of the logo. You’ll get the idea when you visit the link.

Ten not so great logo redesigns.

Today TheRoxor take a looks at the other side; some not so great logo redesigns. Some of these designs aren’t bad, but they think so much more could have been done with them. While others on the other hand, are just really, really bad. You be the judge.

35 extraordinary package designs.

Packaging is all around us. Just about everything we can possibly purchase comes in some sort of packaging. LeeGustin has rounded up 35 amazing packaging designs from around the web. All of these are terrific designs, from very talented designers/firms. He highly encourages you to view their sites and be inspired by their other great designs.

60 beautiful logo designs for design inspiration.

All of these logos are highly creative and follow different trends like PhotoFill, Concealed, VariDots, Candy Stripe, Flip Flop, Sequential, but most importantly Texting which is a common element among all of them. Also, try to catch how they’re created using specific colors combination, typographic adjustments and font selection. Go to InstantShift.