August 2009

A design superstar: Stefan Kanchev.

Stefan Kanchev is the designer of more than 1000 trade marks and symbols, 650 stamps, posters, post cards and envelopes, book covers, packaging and etc. Check out his amazing work at UniGlorious. You will be inspired.

Experts critique business logos.

If you don’t have a strong point of view or know what your company is about, having a cool logo isn’t going to fix that. At BusinessWeek, four design and branding experts take a look at some small-company logos and tell us what works—and what doesn’t.

Design processes of top logo designers.

Probably, every graphic designer knows how a logo is made; however, to create a PERFECT logo there involves a crucial process from the start to finish. This may normally include logo design brief / requirements, brainstorming ideas, sketching on paper and bringing them on to the computer, going through the right mix of fonts and color scheme, making several versions of the logo brand in search of the ultimate one, and more. Find out more at Pixelactic.

Ten awesome package designs.

Have you ever bought something just because of its package? Well, these package designs are definitely one of a kind and they do make you want to get them regardless of what is inside. This list at Abduzeedo contains different kind of packages but they all have some in common; they are awesome, check it out!

Excellent type based logo designs.

Typebased is a gallery showcasing the best and brightest typographic logos from designers all over the world. Proper use of type is essential to good logo design. When a designer is able to create a great logo based solely on type they’ve really done something inspiring.

50 beautiful and effective package designs.

When choosing one product over another, the design of the packaging probably influences your decision far more than you realize. Effective packaging design breaks away from the standard rules and conventions that we are accustomed to, giving the product a unique edge to stand out from the rest. The packaging should appeal to your target market. It’s also vital to ensure that you’re conveying the necessary information about the contents and quality of the product, while triggering the desired emotion in your customer.

WebDesignerDepot presents 50 beautifully designed packages that you can draw inspiration from.

27 useful logo design tutorials and tips.

Henry at WebDesignLedger is a web designer, but on a number of occasions he has been asked to design a logo as part of a web design project. He normally take on the task, but doesn’t consider himself a logo design expert by any means. If you’re like Henry and think you could learn more about logo design, then here are some very useful tutorials for you.

Ten logo design tips from the field.

LogoDesignLove has learned from quite a few mistakes during his time as a designer, and to save you from doing likewise, here are ten logo design tips he’s picked up.

Ten principles of the logo design masters.

The veterans of the logo design industry have achieved their success for a reason. Sure, it’s partially due to the years of practice, blood, sweat, tears and inky fingers. But mainly, it’s because they stuck to the ten solid-gold principles of world class logo design. VectorTutsPlus reveals all.

Clothing company to go logoless and brandless.

To many streetwear aficionados, the name Freshjive conjures up some of the hardest working designers and and innovators in the business. For over 20 years, Freshjive has been stocking skate shops and streetwear boutiques with their signature looks, often sporting one of the most recognizable logos of the 90’s. However, all of that is about to change as Freshjive embarks upon one of the world’s first anti-branding campaigns, in which they will be stripping their logos from not just the outside of their garments, but from the labels themselves. Rick Klotz, the owner and designer for Freshjive states disillusionment with the world of branding and marketing and a desire to return to the essence of the design practice as reason for this bold new move. Read all about at at PSFK.