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Submit Your Business Brand Logo For Part 18 of Logo Design Round-Up


The Logo Smith Business Brand Logo

Submit Your Business Brand Logo For Part 18 of Logo Design Round-Up

 

A while back I ran a series of 17 posts, that collected and displayed your Business Brand Logo; a show and tell of how your brand logo came to be.

I would now like to collect your business brand logo, for Part 18 & 19 of: Logo Design Round-Up – How Designers Brand Themselves. They're may not be enough interest this time round, to warrant giving this another go, but let us see…

What I am after are the logo designs that you use to brand your own: freelance, self-employed, studio, agency, company business, etc.

What This Collection of Business Logo Designs Is Not

This is not a competition, it's not a best of, it's not a who has the best logo, nor is it a collection of logos that I have chosen.

The logo designs you see, are kindly supplied by those that wanted to be part of this series.

 

How to Take Part in this Logo Design Round-up

If you are interested in taking part in this series, then there are a few guidelines to follow.

To help you see what has been submitted before, here is Part 16 which should give you an idea of what previous designers' did write etc.

Your Business Brand Logo Description

This is a chance for you to provide some insight into your own logo design: How did you come up with the idea? How long did it take? Was it hard or quite easy? Where did the inspiration come from? What fonts did you use? Is there a corporate colour palette?

If you have a tagline, then feel free to write about how you came up with that as well.

Use this as an opportunity to put your own logo design into context, as well as getting some exposure for yourself.

Please feel free to write as much as you want.

I am not looking for brevity, quite the opposite. In my experience, people do enjoy reading the design and thought processes involved with a logo design.

2 to 3 paragraphs is usual, but some people have provided 5-10 paragraphs, which is a good amount of text.

Personal Details

Please supply your full name, business name and job title with full website URL, such as:

'Graham Smith — The Logo Smith: Logo & Brand Identity Designer — http://thelogosmith.co'

This will be the caption for each logo presented in the post.

Specifications for the logo file

  1. The image size needs to be a minimum of 900px wide, and 600px deep. You can copy my logo above as this is the correct size and is named appropriately. Please look through the previous series of posts for ideas on cropping, background styles etc.
  2. Please supply a JPEG with Maximum compression.
  3. Use following naming convention : '{yourbusinessname}-logo-design.jpg'. So mine would be 'thelogosmith-logo-design.jpg'

Where To Submit Your Logo

Please send me any images and text file to: [email protected] or tap me up on Twitter if you have any questions:

 

Some of the much older logo design collections: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3Part 4Part 5Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11, Part 12, Part 13, Part 14, Part 15, Part 16, Part 17, Part 18 if you have missed it.

 



Very Slick Animated Rocket League Ball Logo by Thafnine


Love trawling through Reddit; often come across many cool things that I end-up sharing on Twitter and my Blog; in this case: this cool Animated Rocket League Ball Logo.

It's a pretty short animation, but don't let that detract from the work that must have gone into producing this.

Especially coming up with how to start the animation, and then progressively build it into the final Rocket League Ball Logo.

Pretty slick.

 

Animated Rocket League Ball Logo by Thafnine

Click to Play Animation

 

 

Rocket League: "Winner or Nominee of more than 150 'Best of 2015' Awards, including: Game of the Year, Best Sports Game, and Best Multiplayer Game.

Rocket League® combines soccer with driving in an unbelievable physics-based multiplayer-focused sequel to Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars!

Choose from a variety of high-flying vehicles equipped with huge rocket boosters to score amazing aerial goals and pull off incredible, game-changing saves!"

 

Bonus Item: Rocket League Poster

Rocket-League-Poster



Letterpress Business Card for the UPRAW Logo and Brand Identity Design


Really pleased with how my logo design for UPRAW has turned out, especially when seen as a letterpress business card, on some heavy textured black card.

As you can see from the image, the angular nature of the UPRAW logo mark, seems to work so well within the shape of the business card, and looks clean and precise as a raised mark on the surface of the card.

 

Letterpress Business Card for the UPRAW Logo

Letterpress Business Card

upraw logo design

Upraw logo font pairings



NBC Logo Design History – TV Idents from 1926-2016


NBC Logo Design History - TV Idents from 1926-2016

The NBC Logo Design History 1926-2016 is a lovely video summary of the transformation of the NBC TV Logo Ident spanning decades.

It's somewhat of a lengthy viewing. Still, if you love logos with some nostalgia thrown in, then this will be worth watching.

Just a couple of the NBC Idents from the video (below), particularly love the earlier peacock versions.

 

NBC-National-Broadcasting-Company-ID-logo-design-1926 NBC-National-Broadcasting-Company-ID-logo-design-1962-1975 NBC-National-Broadcasting-Company-ID-logo-design-1957-1962



Ford Edge Ambigram – Car Concept Logo Design


Happened upon this rather nice Ford Edge Ambigram car logo concept, by reddit user hadukem (don't have a website URL or anything like that, just the reddit link and the imgur link that hadukem posted to.)

Have read some of the comments, and of course, a variety of opinions have been shared. I don't think it's 'dumb', as one person quipped.

It might not serve any higher-purpose, but manipulating existing logo designs can be a fun and useful exercise, and can help to keep ones mind sharp.

There's an element of problem solving with things like this, which one can never get enough off.

I actually only viewed the original Ford Edge logo first to see if I could work out how the ambigram was created.

I gave up after a minute, but when I took at a peek it certainly made sense.

It's quite clean and respectable alternative to the original Ford Edge logo, and whilst I'm sure Ford won't be scrambling to use this, it's also not an idea that should be quashed.

Maybe in another dimension, there is a Ford Edge out there with an ambigram, just like this one, and I think it looks pretty good for a car model emblem.

Ford-Edge-Logo-Design

Ford Edge Ambigram Logo

 



A Job for Steve: Nixed Ideas for the iTunes Icon by Felix Sockwell circa 2004


Early Nixed Ideas for the iTunes Icon by Felix Sockwell circa 2004

Been a fan of Felixs' work for some time. One of his earlier post's, "A Job for Steve", is a valuable insight into how a icon and graphic designer tackled a pretty prestigious client (Apple) and project: icon design for iTunes.

So cool to see the in-depth sketches of another designer, even if the project was a bust. There is also another valuable lesson: that many of us, as freelance graphic designers, are commissioned, yet sometimes our work is a bust, for whatever reason. 

This can obviously can be a hard pill to swallow, if not impossible, not to take personally, but Felix shows it can happen to anyone, regardless of your skill, expertise, history etc.

Read more http://drawger.com/felixsockwell

Early Nixed Ideas for the iTunes Icon by Felix Sockwell circa 2004 Early Nixed Ideas for the iTunes Icon by Felix Sockwell circa 2004 Early Nixed Ideas for the iTunes Icon by Felix Sockwell circa 2004

Early Nixed Ideas for the iTunes Icon by Felix Sockwell circa 2004 Early Nixed Ideas for the iTunes Icon by Felix Sockwell circa 2004 Early Nixed Ideas for the iTunes Icon by Felix Sockwell circa 2004

Early Nixed Ideas for the iTunes Icon by Felix Sockwell circa 2004



Logo Design Advice from The Logo Smith [AQfG]


If you have a logo design problem

Logo Design Advice from The Logo Smith [AQfG]

"A Question for Grahamis a Logo Design Advice & Help feature that is focused on providing help for any: logo & brand identity; freelancing; graphic design; marketing & advertising, questions you might have. You might have a problem that you could do with sharing, or simply need some advice.

I get a fair number of emails each week, with questions about one aspect, or another, relating to freelancing as a logo and graphic designer. Due to work commitments etc, I have often struggled to even send back a basic reply in some cases.

A Question for Graham [AQfG] is a way for me to create some form, structure and usefulness out of this particular aspect of my day.

Answers Turned to Blog Posts

If you ask me a question, and I feel it's also a question that other people would find the answer of use, I will write the answer as a regular blog post. The idea is that you get your answer in a format that is useful as well as providing me a platform to share the answer with everyone else.

I can't promise that all questions asked will be replied in this format as this comes down to both my own time as well as relevancy, but also if the question is something a reasonable blog post can be created from.

Here are a few questions already answered: A Question for Graham

Have a Question?

If you have any kind of question relating to: logo and brand identity, freelancing, accounts, client woes etc, then please feel free to email me at: [email protected] or visit my contact page and use the form.

I will reply to all questions so you will know promptly if a blog post will be in the works or not. If the latter then I still may answer in a personal email if time permits.

Please ensure you add "I have a question for Graham" in the email Subject field.



“No. I don’t design logos, I pull them out of my ass.” Design Logos Poster


No. I Don't Design Logos Poster

No. I Don't Design Logos - Ass Poster Updated

Download Vector file of all 3 Ass Posters

A refresh to my old favourite poster, "No. I don't design logos, I pull them out of my ass.", which is available for download in various styles.

Still makes me smirk when I see this, and think of the time when the idea for the poster came to mind. It was after a couple of challenging of client conversations about the logo design process, and I'd just about given up the will to live.

This poster gave me an outlet to purge my frustrations.

I have filled out the design with larger text with emphasis on ass. I think the reference to ass was lost on some; it's a nod to some peoples perception of what competent logo design involves as well as reaffirming that the buttocks are indeed a source for all your logo designs.

Added a mono version as well for all you purists.

Download Vector file of all 3 Ass Posters



AT&T Bell Logo Redesign Pitch Video by Saul Bass 1969


AT&T Bell Logo Redesign Pitch Video by Saul Bass from 1969

The AT&T Bell logo for which Saul Bass did this marvellously meticulous 'video' pitch remained in commercial use till 1983. Saul Bass then redesigned the Bell logo yet again, but this time creating the 'Death Star' logo to replace the chunkier 'bell' version.

That really is some pitch, and it important to see just how Saul didn't just rest on his laurels, and worked hard to prove he was indeed the man to take the AT&T logo into the coming decades!

Found on Kottke: http://kottke.org/15/09/1969-bell-system-logo-redesign-pitch-video-from-saul-bass

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Bell Logo Design Evolution

There's a pretty detailed write-up covering the various Bell logo designs from 1889 through to 1969 over here: Bell Logo Design Evolution

Bell Logo Design Evolution



The Ghostly Appearance of the Reversed Apple Logo


Reversed Apple Logo Macbook Air Screen

The Ghostly Appearance of the Reversed Apple Logo

I was sat up on my kitchen bar table drinking a coffee when I opened up my Macbook Air, and saw this reversed Apple logo glowing behind the LCD screen.

As you can probably tell from the photograph, there was a heck of a lot of sunlight beaming straight through the window and hitting the flipped-up top lid as this was pretty early morning. Just to note: the brightness and contrast had been dialled up quite a bit, so the reversed Apple logo is not as strong and obvious as my photo's show.

I almost missed it as I was just about to boot the Air up, but this almost ethereal Apple logo just floated there in front of my eyes.

Just got me thinking about how really rather cool this was. I didn't notice the Apple logo when the Air was booted up, and I was happily working away, which is obviously a good thing.

I've not seen this before, but apparently it's quiet common on some of the Macbook laptops.

Reversed Apple Logo Macbook Air Screen