This post will give you some tips so that you can have the best business logo possible. If you are a business owner, this is going to be an extremely important step. You will have to choose a business logo that is going to represent your company properly and for a very long time. Therefore, you should read over these tips and know them by heart. If you haven’t checked out “Five Business Logo Tips”, you may want to do that before reading further. After that, you can come back to this post.
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A lot of the giant technology brands and companies you know and love today didn’t look anything like they do now when they first started. Just look at their original logos: almost always butt ugly, but slowly grew into what they are now. Here are the humblest beginnings for all to see:
The fine folks at Stock Logos compared famous logos with their original forms, and it’s hilarious to see how unrecognizable they all are now. They’re universally awful. Who gave the okay on some of these? Were they made as a joke? See for yourself below, 20 examples…
Probably my favorite original logo from a tech company because it looks awesomely old and nostalgic. It’s so obvious Microsoft was started in the 70s.
Could you imagine this logo behind all those laptops lids, all those phones and tablets and all those movies and TV shows?
Was this just somebody’s signature?
What do people like? Oh yeah, dogs! Let’s add a dog in our logo. Done.
Posted by Gisele Muller | http://webdesignledger.com
What a better way to end the work week
than with a healthy dose of inspiration. And as we’ve mentioned before there’s nothing wrong with looking at other mediums to get inspired. So today we’re showing you some fantastic examples of package design
, where beauty and functionality are both equally important. In this collection you will find beautiful typography, color schemes, textures and layouts that might give you some ideas for your own designs. Remember to click on the images to find out more about each package and their designers.
Create an Inexpensive and Appropriate Logo For Your Home Business
By Mindy Lilyquist, About.com Guide | http://homebusiness.about.com
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Simple Advice on How To Make a Good Logo.
Good tips I found in this article:
- Before designing a logo, recognize the different types of logos out there. For example, the author here describes 3 major types: font-based, literal illustration, and abstract graphic. Each has a different purpose.
- Make the logo quick and easy for your customer to remember. Less complexity is better.
- Design a logo that looks good in black & white as well as color. This would give you more options to print your logo on different items – some would serve better with B&W.
It can be as simple as Nike’s swoosh or as literal as Apple Computer’s apple with a bite taken out of it. A logo becomes a representation of your business identity in picture form. It is the icon of your brand. Once you roll out a logo and your customers begin to associate it with your business, it should remain a constant within your business for years and years to come.
In order to create the right logo the first time, here is some simple advice on logo types, tips on what makes a good logo and how to actually create a logo… Sigue leyendo
Posted by Claudia | http://nenuno.co.uk
A logo might be a small symbol representing a particular company, but this little piece of art serves many a purpose. An effective logo is one that is easy to remember and in a single look reminds you of the company it stands for. It also draws your attention to the core values or functions of the company. Making an impressive and attractive logo keeping in mind all the above factors are not an easy task. But experts in the field mostly are successful in creating such logos. Often professionals take the help of symmetry to form an impressive and effective logo. 20 such amazing symmetrical logo designs are presented to you here. Sigue leyendo
Getting your new 60″ television home, you open the box, and with a little help lift it onto the stand and push the power button. Stepping back, the first thing that you realize is not the impressive screen size, but instead, the size of the gaudy manufacturers logo that is now a permanent distraction. You now have to look at that oversized logo every time you sit down to watch the latest episode of Dexter. You have the added annoyance of the beast fighting with the ever growing “bug” that networks place in the bottom right of the television screen. Rather than accomplish what both logos were intended for—to foster a positive association with the brand, they are distracting, annoying, ugly, and negative attributes are being associated with them.
Con todo el ruido que están generando las marcas en la red, el buen branding se ha vuelto más importante. Aunque no se trate de un anunciante que apueste fuerte por la tecnología, la imagen de la web oficial y la identidad en las redes sociales, blogs, etc. debe ser clara y unificada. A pesar de que ya existen tecnologías que ayudan a controlar la marca online, nada sustituye a un diseñador “real” que sea capaz de crear un logo que represente la estética de la compañía.
Si bien no hay nada escrito para crear un logo perfecto, Mashable aconseja tener en cuenta los siguientes cuatro puntos:
1. La identidad en un mundo donde la elección es infinita. El logo es la primera impresión. Antes incluso de que el consumidor sepa lo que el anunciante vende, ve el logo y dependiendo de si le atrapa querrá saber más sobre la marca o no. En la red, esta decisión se toma en milisegundos. La razón por la que la web se ha convertido en la mejor aliada de los pequeños negocios es porque puede ponerlos al mismo nivel que una gran marca. Además, los pequeños negocios tienen la ventaja de poder adaptarse mejor a lo que pide el internauta. Sigue leyendo
by Sacha Greif
I was pretty proud when I netted my first clients as a freelancer. Wow! Someone is actually willing to give me their money and have me design their site? I was ecstatic that someone had picked me out of all the talented designers out there.
But my joy didn’t last very long.
The projects were underfunded and the clients always asked for more, so I ended up designing and coding entire sites for about half the cost of what I currently make.
The logos were a mess, but I couldn’t change them because my clients liked them or already built an (unremarkable) brand around them.
And the products themselves were fairly boring and not innovative in any way. But it paid the bills (barely) at the time, and I didn’t have much experience in these things.
Don’t get me wrong, being flexible, open-minded, and being a “team player” is great.
But in retrospect, I wish I had taken a stand at some of the things I decided to tolerate. Here are 6 things I pledge not to accept anymore. Sigue leyendo