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Double Entendre

March 29th, 2016

Tesla uses a logo with a double meaning to get around branding issue that prevented them from spelling out the word “sex” with the names of their new car models. Yes, really.

 

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Twitter logo transformation

March 23rd, 2016

The changes underwent by Twitter’s bird logo demonstrate the popularity of cleaner, simpler logos in this day and age.

 

The famous (or infamous, depending on how you look at it) social media site Twitter is celebrating its tenth birthday. Over its ten years of existence, Twitter has gone through a multitude of logos. We have discussed some of them before, but very little weight in the article was given to the main attraction: Larry the Twitter bird itself, which has undergone some interesting changes over the course of its existence. This article aims to correct the oversight.

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Magnolia Mania Logo

March 22nd, 2016

Palm Beach jeweler accuses actress Reese Witherspoon of plagiarizing her Magnolia Collection’s logo and using it for her clothing line Draper James.

 

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Free Vintage Vector Frames

February 2nd, 2016

 

This set of 6 vintage-styled vector frames is available to download and use for free.

The file is in Illustrator CS format and can be easily integrated into your logo project or graphic design work.

Please click here to download

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Cutest Cat Logos around the Internet

January 27th, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Anyone who has spent any amount of time on the Internet at all knows a deep, fundamental truth: the true purpose of the Web is not information, communication, or even porn: it’s looking at adorable kitty cats and sharing them with all your friends… and acquaintances… and people you’ve “friended” for no good reason at all… and complete strangers… basically with everyone who loves adorable kitty cats, which of course means absolutely everyone on the planet.

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55 Olympic Games Logo Designs Since 1896

December 21st, 2015

This is complete collection of 55 Olympic games logos and graphics SINCE 1896.

 

55 olympic  games logos

 

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IKEA logo concept makes perfect sense

December 4th, 2015

The logo of everyone’s favorite Swedish flat-packed furniture retailer has changed very little since 1967. Though once-upon-a-time black and white, and for a short time red and white, the familiar blue workmark inside a yellow oval has been IKEA’s trademark since 1983.

 

 

But Scottish design firm Freytag Anderson thought it was time for a rebrand. In a recent issue of Icon Magazine, the design firm showcased its ideas for a new Ikea branding concept – and you know what? It makes perfect sense.

 

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Killed Expectations

December 2nd, 2015

 

 

Clients are often disappointed when designers fail to deliver the smart and witty logo design of their dreams... but the designer is not always at fault.

 

The above sample logo for a nonexistent company named “Killed Productions” has figured in many lists of the “coolest logos” around the internet, and for good reason. It’s smart, it’s short and it’s stylish, and you probably want a logo just like this one. Except, the name of your company is not “Killed Productions”, but, say… “Trevinson Technological Solutions”.

Can you see why that might be a bit of a problem?

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Ghostbusters logo designer dies aged 70

November 24th, 2015

As a child of the 1980s, there are few logos of that era more recognizable to me than that of the Ghostbusters franchise. Sadly, the logo’s creator, Michael C. Gross, has died at the age of 70 after a battle with cancer.

Gross, a graphic designer and movie producer, in fact admitted that the Ghostbusters logo – the iconic image of the white ghost inside a red ‘no’ symbol – wasn’t his original idea, but he is remembered as the man who developed the concept and made it famous.

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Tokyo 2020 logo design opened up to one and all

November 4th, 2015

As featured on the LogoBee blog just a couple of months ago, the designer of the logo for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games came under fire recently for allegedly plagiarising his design from the Théâtre de Liège in Belgium.

 

The artist Kenjiro Sano has vehemently denied that the logo was copied, saying he’d never even been to Belgium, let alone seen the logo before. Yet – under pressure from public opinion, and the threat of legal action by the Théâtre de Liège’s logo designer Olivier Debie – the International Olympics Committee (IOC) has taken the decision to withdraw Sano’s design.

So what will the logo be now?

In a controversial move, the IOC has announced a public competition.

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How to create a beautiful vintage frame in Illustrator

October 20th, 2015

This is a very detailed tutorial on how to create a beautiful, custom vintage frame in just 5 minutes. There are a lot of steps involved in the process, but it is actually quite easy and fast to pull off once you master the technique.

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Playboy Bunny makes more money

October 16th, 2015

Don’t worry, this article is safe for work!

To the surprise of many, it was recently revealed that men’s ‘entertainment’ magazine Playboy is going ‘non nude’. Starting with the March 2016 issue, Playboy will no longer feature naked women in its magazines or website.

The reason? According to a Playboy chief executive, nudity is “just passé” these days. ‘Proper’ porn is so widely available on the internet it seems there is just no need for the ‘lite’ brand of titillation Playboy offers. Furthermore, it’s incompatible with today’s social media-hungry consumers: because nudity is banned on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, Playboy can’t avail itself of the clicks and likes that other magazines thrive on for publicity.

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Hells Angels vs the Hipsters

October 15th, 2015

Legal disputes over logo usage are fairly commonplace – but what do you do when the company suing you for breach of trademark is a criminal organization?

Reports in the Australian media this week told of an impending court case brought against a “hipster” fashion retailer by an Australian chapter of legendary biker gang The Hells Angels.

 

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For DFW, orange is the new blue

October 7th, 2015

This week, Dallas Fort Worth airport launched a new logo – the first major redesign of its branding for 14 years.

DFW has grown from a small domestic airport to an international travel hub with millions of passengers passing through each year – the ninth busiest airport in the world. “We needed to evolve our brand to be more modern, memorable, unique and – critically – global,” said airport chief executive Sean Donohue, during the launch event.

 

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Best Western gets a new name and seven new logos

October 1st, 2015

In an effort to keep up with the changing and varied needs of travelers, Best Western is the latest hotel chain to undergo a facelift.

No longer to be known as Best Western International, the chain will now be called ‘Best Western Hotels & Resorts’, reflecting the variety of property types on offer around the world – and some new ones.

The old Best Western logo

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