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February 28th, 2012

Microsoft Windows 8’s simplistic logo ushers tough times for logo design companies.
Windows 8 logo





 

If you wish to receive a brief history of logo design fashion and graphic program capacities, all you need to do is to take a look at the gallery of Microsoft Windows’ logos. Read the rest of this entry »

Drawing the line

January 10th, 2012

Is any design that looks somewhat like yours necessarily stolen from you? When to be genuinely alarmed, and when to calm down?
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LogoGarden: Crime DOES pay

December 20th, 2011

“Crime doesn’t pay”? LogoGarden proves an old saying wrong by obtaining 2 million dollars worth in financing, even after having been rightfully accused of design theft all over the internet.
Lately, LogoGarden and its unorthodox “design” tactics have been all over the internet, including our blog. You may remember our article on this infamous company  in which we discuss its habit of lifting logos from other logo designers and offering them to their clients for cheap. Read the rest of this entry »

Logobee is seeking creative writers and editors

November 17th, 2011

Creative writers and editiors wanted






Logobee is seeking creative writers and editors to write and publish blogs, features, or articles with a design theme. The main criteria for the material are to be original and oriented towards graphic design. Primarily logo design, stationery design, web design, print media and visual media design. You may include your credentials, but articles must contain LogoBee credentials as well, with a direct link to Logobee's home page,http://www.logobee.com. Besides writing the post you must also publish it online. We are willing to pay 20$ to 200$ per release, based on the originality of your post and its online placement. We are mostly targeting existing or future editors of diverse online media, blogs or forums. Upon request we can also provide you with some ideas for the post. LogoBee is a highly professional design firm with over 11 years of experience in the field. We have designed thousands of logos and brand identities throughout the world, and hundreds of websites. LogoBee has designers with over 25 years of experience in the field, and has a very deep knowledge of the subject. We believe this collaboration can produce very unique and useful material for the public. If you are interest please send us a message

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The fruits of someone else’s work

November 8th, 2011

Some alleged logo design companies, such as Logo Garden, blatantly rip off logos from other logo designers and sell them as their own.


You wouldn’t steal a purse.
You wouldn’t steal a watch.
But would you steal a logo?
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Nothing short of Logogate

June 8th, 2011

US Department of the Interior participates in an alarming new trend by crowdsourcing their logo design.
Can you hear the bells toll?
Today, the logo design profession has died. Alright, fine, it has not died yet per se, but a very severe blow has definitely been dealt to it. If not treated quickly, this blow could even turn out to be mortal.
What happened, exactly? Well, it appears that the US Department of the Interior has decided to crowdsource a logo design. We have already spoken of crowdsourcing in our blog previously, so you know why it’s dangerous, and you know why it’s rather immoral. You also know that, despite all this, it’s currently the most Read the rest of this entry »

Jump in quality for Rio Olympics Logo

January 5th, 2011

 

Rio Olympics logo designs
Back when it was announced that Rio de Janeiro would host the 2016 Olympic games, their candidate logo was quite frankly a bit strange. In fact, I don't quite understand what was it meant to represent. My best guess is that it's probably a weird hybrid between a heart and some kind of flower. Of course, it might also have been some kind of insect. Or two headless people hugging a reversed pine tree. Seriously, people should not be taking lessons from the London Olympics logo already discussed on this very blog. Non harmonious shapes, strange coloring and awkward positioning, Rio's candidate logo was not quite as bad as London's pile of scrap, but close up there.

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Mind the Gap

October 12th, 2010

Gap logo designs

 

It’s always a risky move for any corporation to change its logo, and when internationally known clothing retailer Gap tried it recently, they soon learned that the customer is always right!

With industry experts suggesting that Gap was feeling out of touch with its client base in these times of economic crisis, a Gap spokesperson said that “after 20 years, it was time for change”. It was out with capital letters and a serif typeface, and in with Helvetica logotype and a blue gradient box design element – to the outcry of graphic designers and members of the public all over the world. 

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Spec Work, Specially Heinous

September 9th, 2010

No spec logo

 

Today's market is unfriendly for designers. So unfriendly indeed that many of them cannot even find normal work... "Professional designer" is a species on the brink of extinction. But what cataclysm, what catastrophe is responsible for this? The answer to this riddle is simple: the ever-increasing popularity of spec companies.

The owners of those companies grant their clients an immense variety of logos, at the lowest prices anywhere! The secret to their success? Merciless exploitation. Really, one might as well call them slavemasters, as they summon hundreds of designers and pseudo-designers too in order to conjure up a myriad of logos for a company... yet most of those designers shall not receive a penny for their work. This is shameless devaluation of creativity. Sadly, clients, anxious to receive a vast panoply of logos for almost free, bite straight for the lure, forcing logo designers to play the same game and accept offers for spec work out of desperation... Alas! In their avidity, clients cannot realize they are ensnaring themselves in a trap, as very soon, there will be no true professional designers remaining at all. With logo design companies dying out from lack of clients, could it be that the profession "logo designer" may soon be labeled "EXTINCT"?

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Pixmac Stock Photos

January 19th, 2010

Pixmac logo

 

Pixmac stock photos is the “Pink Picture Market”. One of the fastest growing royalty free stock photography and image agencies in the world began their microstock industry revolution in September 2008.

In less than 2 years, Pixmac has assembled a vast image collection of more than 10 million pictures, representing Fotolia, Dreamstime, Celebrity Images, and the Pixmac collection all from one site. The largest collection of legally licensed stock photos anywhere!

Pixmac invented the "One Stop Shopping" experience for image buyers. This is the ability to find and purchase the perfect image instantly in a matter of seconds without the need to register first.

Girl in a hammock

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2012 Olympics logo belongs in the scrap heap

November 24th, 2009

London Olympic logo


So, designers came up with a bad logo. And when I say bad, trust me, I mean it. I have seen 5 years old kids draw things more beautiful than this “work of art”.

And the Olympic Committee somehow approved of that logo design.

And now, people don’t like it. For some mysterious reason.

And all the officials have to say is, “This is surprising”. Way to go, geniuses. I personally find nothing “surprising” in that reaction. This logo is bad. Did I mention that already? Yes I did. But allow me to mention it again, for when something is so mind-bogglingly horrible, saying it is bad just once is certainly not enough.

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Free Printing from LogoBee

September 18th, 2009

 

 

Printing services









LogoBee is constantly working on improving and increasing the amount of services provided to its clients. Just recently LogoBee made a deal with a high end professional printing company PrintingForLess.com to provide its customers with a good and affordable printing service. Right now clients ordering "Golden" and "Bundle" packages automatically receive complementary 500 business cards free of charge, and an opportunity to receive high quality printing at a discounted price.

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LogoBee`s second logo design tutorial is released

April 2nd, 2009

Shiny ball tutorialLogoBee`s second logo design tutorial is released 
Immediately following the release of their first logo design tutorial, LogoBee wastes no time before releasing a new one! This new tutorial describes the creation of the shiny sphere. This is an interesting project, encompassing the use of some new techniques such as the gradient mesh tool and transparency. The techniques described apply to Illustrator CS3 and CS4. Once again, we hope that many users will enjoy the tutorial and find it very useful and interesting. Click here to go to the tutorial

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LogoBee logo design tutorial is now open to public

April 2nd, 2009

 

LogoBee logo design tutorial is now open to public

logo design tutorialLogoBee is a veteran logo design company and has been creating distinctive designs for clients since 2000. The past 10 years have allowed LogoBee designers to optimize their design skills in the field of vector imagery. The company has received worldwide recognition for its achievements, and now feels that this is the time to share its knowledge and expertise in the field of vector logo design technology. LogoBee really hopes that the new section of the website will be helpful to many expert designers and users looking to improve their skills. This section is primarily dedicated to  Adobe Illustrator design techniques. It will feature detailed step by step directions. Each step is covered  with screen shot of the working area. LogoBee plans to update this section on a regular basis and wishes to populate it with many innovative and imaginative solutions. Click here to go to "Logo Design Tutorial"

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Another freebie from LogoBee logo design

April 2nd, 2009

 

Another freebie from LogoBee logo design

Free logo designsLogoBee continues to contribute  to the creative community and the online design world. Once again, we are proud to release another collection of vector-based graphics.Click here to download the Illustrator file. This is a small collection of shiny colorful squares that are completely royalty free and can be used in a wide variety of applications. We hope that by providing free artwork and graphic designs to the world, we can help to make it more colorful, and a much more fun place to live.

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