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Canada’s 150th birthday logo design courts controversy

December 11th, 2013

Happy birthday Canada! Well, almost. The independent state of Canada turns 150 years old in a few years’ time and Canadian Heritage has commissioned a new logo design to celebrate this momentous occasion. But how do you represent ‘Canada’ in a logo?

Like this, apparently.

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New logo design for Oregon state

December 3rd, 2013

I recently wrote about the innovative way in which the US state of Colorado crowd-sourced its new logo from native Coloradans – and the underwhelming response that the new logo receiveddespite its user-led approach.

Now it’s the state of Oregon’s turn to reinvent itself – but has it done any better than Colorado?

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Mesosphere: Dynamic logo design created by software

November 28th, 2013

If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you will know that I am not a graphic designer. In the course of my day job I work with designers on a regular basis, and I have an interest in design and branding, but to be honest, my own artistic creativity in the logo world is pretty limited.

So the many ways in which logo designers can continue to come up with inspiring, innovative designs never ceases to amaze me.

The subject of this blog post is a company called Mesosphere, or rather the creative genius behind the company’s new logo concept.

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50 Logo Design Styles And Techniques

November 27th, 2013

There is no one true approach to logo design. A wide variety of design styles and techniques can be employed by designers in their efforts to create a memorable logo. In this article, we try to make an inventory of every different category a logo can fall into. You will notice that style, layout, form, technique and subject elements are all included. Logos typically fall into a combination of these categories - it is virtually impossible to see a logo fall into only one of them. For example, a logo can be a unique font with multicolored letters, a 3D graphic with gradients to spice it up, or an animal drawn in a childlike manner.

Some say that creativity consists in the ability to take several oft-used elements and to arrange them in a whole new way. This is certainly the case in logo design. Even though none of these categories individually is very original on its own, great logo designers will take a few of them and creatively combine them into something unique and outstanding.

1. Separate icon

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Philips reveals new logo design pixel by pixel

November 26th, 2013

Recently, companies revealing their new logo designs have started to try and do so in increasingly innovative ways.

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A short history of Twitter’s logo design

November 19th, 2013

Social networking and ‘microblogging’ site Twitter has been around for just 7 years, and when it was launched many questioned whether it would take off given the huge popularity of Facebook.

Yet Twitter has become a social revolution. Via the main website, and various apps and clients, Twitter has over 500 million registered accounts and handled an estimated 1.6 billion search queries in 2012.

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Lady Gaga’s logo design features on USA Today site

November 15th, 2013

Guest blogging is pretty common these days, but guest logo design? That’s a new one on me!

But that is exactly what Stephanie Germanotti – better known as Lady Gaga – did for the website of popular US newspaper USA Today on Monday.

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Volkswagen logo design on Russian flag sparks outrage

November 14th, 2013

There are few emblems that can divide nations and render a fully grown adult to tears, but the flag of one’s own country is one of those emblems.

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Logo Design in NYC – Dreamers Ink Aesthetics

November 5th, 2013

Dreamers Ink Aesthetics, recently rebranded as DIA, could just be the epitome of New York City cool.

This Manhattan-based design agency, located in the trendy Little Italy district, has worked with some of the biggest names in the biz. Clients have included Google, Nissan, Nike, Nokia, Revlon, Kraft and many more recognizable brands.

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Racism in football logo design?

November 1st, 2013

Sports fans are known for their passionate tempers and fierce rivalries at games, but something off the pitch has got American football fans hot under the collar recently: the issue of what to call their team.

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Inspiration from the restroom: Meet Android logo design creator Irina Blok

October 29th, 2013

Irina Blok may not be a familiar name to most of us, but if you’re the owner or user of an Android smartphone or tablet, then you’ll certainly be familiar with her most famous design creation – the ‘little green man’.

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New LogoBee Logo Design and Website Navigation

October 25th, 2013

The time has come to kick it up a notch. After our successful logo update, we have moved on to upgrading our website itself. Along with the new logo came a new header and an updated navigation system. It is much more clean and intuitive than the previous one was. Lots of plans are on the way for the rest of the website as well! Stay tuned.

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LogoBee's Logo Flies to New Heights

October 18th, 2013

LogoBee has been in the logo design business for many years, but only now have we finally come to the decision of updating our logo. Even though it served us well for over 13 years, we feel that the time has come for us to follow the new design trends and styles. Our designers' objective for this logo was to keep the concept of the flying bee, while also making it look more trendy, polished and timeless. We have taken a minimalistic approach and came up with several renditions.

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JC Penney logo takes a step back

October 17th, 2013

According to the Huff Post, “JCPenney wants you to forget that it hired an ex-Apple executive and tried to be ‘hip’”. After launching a brand new logo just two years ago – and following the dismissal of the CEO who commissioned it – US department store JCPenney has decided to revert back to its old one.

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Apple knocks Coca-Cola off top brand spot

October 16th, 2013

Technology firms Apple and Google are the most valuable brands on the planet, according to the results of a recent Interbrand report on the Best Global Brands.

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