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Color Lisa: Curated List of Color Palettes Based on Masterpieces of the Worlds Greatest Artists by Ryan McGuire

I do love poking around all the various color palettes, and colour swatch libraries currently available online. I frequently visit such established colour palette websites as ColourLovers for inspiration for new logo design, and other graphic design projects.

Color Lisa is a tasty variation of existing color palette and swatch libraries, based on painted masterpieces of the worlds greatest artists, for us Graphic Designers. Color Lisa was made by Ryan McGuire, who also made the free photo image website, Gratisography.com

The Color Lisa website  is simple enough to get around; there's only one long page listing the artists from A-Z. Click M in the top list of letters from A-Z, and you'll jump down to Monet, for example.

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THE DREAM by Pablo Picasso

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RAINBOW by Bille Apple

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Color Lisa is a curated list of color palettes based on masterpieces of the worlds greatest artists. Each palette was painstakingly created by color obsessed designers, artists, museum curators, and masters of color theory. Palettes are constantly being added to help keep your designs colorful and fresh.

Color Lisa was made by Ryan McGuire, an artist, photographer, designer, and lover of color. Fun fact about Ryan: he drives a bright green (HEX #A5C955) and orange (HEX #E9AF42) 1971 VW Beetle he turned into a dinosaur. Questions, guest curator requests, and praise :) can be sent to [email protected].



Real Estate Agents Logo Design for Photographer: Work in Process

Real Estate Agent Logo Design for Photographer

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Real Estate Agents Logo Design idea for photographer of properties for real estate agents. Designed by UK freelance logo designer, The Logo Smith (UK Freelance Logo Designer).

It was initially quite a challenge to try and develop a logo design idea that wasn't just about: branding a photographers, but equally not focusing too much on the branding becoming too much about real estate agents, and their properties for sale.

 

Real Estate Agent Logo Design for Photographer

Real Estate Agents Logo Design

It took some time, quite a lot of sketches and doodles, before I found a lovely little angle with this simple house shape, that also mimics a camera with the lens, and the shutter doubling as a chimney.

Proved to be quite tricky to then find the balance between it looking like a building and a camera, but neither too much of one or the other.

I genuinely feel this latest update of the Real Estate Agents Logo Design is pretty darn close to what I have been envisaging.

It's not complete, but it's close. Am very happy so far, and can't wait to include this in my Logo Design Portfolio, and Monomarks page.

 

Real Estate Agent Photographer Logo Design

 

Real Estate Agent Photography Logo Design

 

Are You are a Real Estate Agent Looking for a Freelance Graphic and Logo Designer?

If you are a real estate agent looking for a freelance logo designer in the UK, for a new logo design for a new business, or are looking to update/refresh your current business brand logo, then I'd love to Contact The Logo Smith.

Don't forget: you can look at my extensive logo and brand identity portfolio designs here: Logo Design Portfolio, and Monomarks page.

Alternatively, if you know what you are looking for, then you can take a look at my Logo Design Brief, and maybe fill that in so we can get started.

Please call/text me on: 07816 527462, or email: [email protected] for more information on how I can help you with your graphic design, and logo design requirements.



MovingBrands 2011 HP Progress Marque Logo Now Being Used

Great news, reported by Verge, that HP are now going to be using the HP Progress Marque logo design, that MovingBrands came up with back in 2011.

I clearly remember when MovingBrands initially announced their collaboration with HP on a much larger branding project.

Many were a little disappointed that HP didn't decide to use the new logo design, and it was left as an unused, and unapproved, logo design concept.

Clearly it wasn't completely forgotten, and maybe some one at HP saw the Progress Marque's potential somewhere down the line.

 

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Hewlett Packard have now announced that they will be using the MovingBrands logo, dubbed the 'Progress Marque' designed back in 2011, for a newly released premium range of laptop, called Spectre 13.

I think the Progress Marque certainly ties in nicely with the Spectre name, they sort of feel they do fit together.

Obviously a James Bond connection comes to mind with 'Spectre', and for me Spectre does create feelings of: hardness, angled, sharp, clarity etc etc etc.

A bit cheesy maybe, the Spectre name… OK, quite a lot I think.

 

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Three Brand Logos?

Now there three different brand logos used: Hewlett Packard Enterprise, HP and now the HP Laptops "Progress Mark".

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I realise that HPE now covers corporate hardware and services, whilst HP deals with the computer and printer business, but still… now having three HP logos.

It sure is good, from a design perspective, to finally see that Progress Mark being used.

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The Best Rebrand Ever: Virgin America Brand Update

Virgin America Brand Update: There have been far too many recent examples of such poorly designed, and executed rebrands. 

It is with happy heart that Virgin America has really upped the game when it comes to brand redesigns.

I for one will be carefully watching how future brand redesigns use Virgin America as a benchmark for: quality and sheer creative professionalism, as well as the utter commitment required when taking on an epic responsibility of a logo redesign.

It's such a joy, and blessed relief, to finally witness a logo and brand identity redesign that really gets it.

 

Virgin America Logo Design Rebrand

 

Virgin America: "To achieve the look and feel, a team of 15 designers spent over 2,500 hours perfecting the precise shape of the circles. In fact, if you look closely, you’ll see that each circle is designed to mimic the nose of our Airbus A320 aircraft."

"From a series of eight simple dots that reflected each year we’ve operated as an airline to long, hard tubes that were meant to convey our upward trajectory as an airline – we explored every angle. Connor soon struck inspiration at an N_Fuzion retreat in Northern Wisconsin – a safe haven for unfettered brainstorming – an area Virgin America doesn’t fly to and has no association with."

 

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Changing the World 

Virgin America: "We hope you love this logo as much as we do. We think this new face for our brand will not only upend the design norm, but also fundamentally change the entire world for the better. When you look at this logo, you’re not just looking at a drawing or shapes. You’re looking at what it means to be human. It’s a reminder that Virgin America is more than just a company that moves people from point A to point B – it’s a way of being. We truly understand the essence of humanity, and when you fly on our aircraft, you feel it."

 

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Select Quotes on Virgins Successful Brand Redesign

Bryan Young: "Love the brainstorming ideas... they all look like boobs, penises, and vaginas. That's a brand I can sink my teeth into! "

Joe: "While some may see a pair of breasts, others see a pair of intricately groomed testicles. Coiffed genitalia soaring at 35,000 feet, touching the face of god. Virgin America"

Joseph Reesha: "I am LOVING this Logo every minute I keep it in front of me. WOW!"

Elizaio: "Well done. A masterpiece! World changing indeed. BRAVO!"

 

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Obviously I know this is an April Fools in case people think I've finally lost the plot. I actually lost it along time ago…