July 2009

Free vintage apothecary style labels.

This stunning collection of vintage printables is all FREE, courtesy of Amy at Eat.Drink.Chic. Whether it’s for the wedding, the occasional gifting, or simply for everyday home use, Amy has all the tutes and downloads you’d need.  Start of by checking out iDiY.

CreativeCurio is also inspired by apothecary style design, and has collected some links and packaging examples to share with you.

The logo brief.

Before starting any logo design, it’s essential to get the right preliminary information from your clients. This will help pave the way to a successful project, assist in bringing client’s vision into perspective and build a lasting relationship. TheDesignCubicle has the 20 essential questions you need to ask. GraphicDesignBlender has over 55 questions to ask when designing a logo. Two excellent posts to get the best logo brief.

Brands of the World.

Brands of the World is the most comprehensive resource, and most visited web site for copies of the world’s famous brand’s logos in vector format. Brands of the World is also a great place for designers to upload their own logo designs with their professional details to showcase their work and get exposure.

New retro/vintage packaging.

Lately, many products have been releasing new retro/vintage packaging, or reverting back to packaging from way back when.   VelvetAnt presents a small collection products that have recently given us a blast from the past.

Negative space black & white logos.

The use of negative space and contrasting black against white has always been a creative way to catch the eye. In this post, Designussion showcases 17 different logotypes that use those techniques to a huge advantage. The use of black, white and clever typography can really create a great identity, you will be amazed at what can be achieved.

French label clip art.

iDiY definitely loves The Graphics Fairy’s clip art collection of classic French product labels– beautiful, well-designed and yep, FREE to download! I think these print images would be beautiful applied to boxes, tins, glass canisters, fabric or wrapping packages for an instant chic, French style!

Logo design tuts and resources.

Logo design in today’s world has come to be one of the most important aspects of creating a brand identity and connecting with consumers, and nothing says “professional” like a well designed logo. WebDesignTuts showcases over  105 logo design tuts and resources, to help you take your logo design to the next level.

Sexy and creative typographic logo designs.

To get your creative juices flowing, check out the sexy and creative typographic logo designs at SpyreStudios. Yes indeed, they are both creative and sexy.

Top ten package designs.

TheDieline’s latest Top 10 package designs as voted by their readers. And abduzeedo presents a showcase of 65 outstanding packaging designs. Inspiring stuff.

The logos of logo designers.

If you are looking for logo design inspiration, why not look to the experts? CreativeOpera has created a collection of logos created by professional logo designers for their own personal company branding. Interesting.