The Logo Smith » Design Blog: posts on logo design, brand identity and typography http://imjustcreative.com Freelance Logo Designer and Brand Identity Design Studio Mon, 03 Aug 2015 15:08:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 Aquatico Font – Free Typeface Designed by Andrew Herndon http://imjustcreative.com/aquatico-font/2015/08/03 http://imjustcreative.com/aquatico-font/2015/08/03#comments Mon, 03 Aug 2015 15:05:39 +0000 http://imjustcreative.com/?p=22111 Aquatico Font – Free Typeface Designed by Andrew Herndon Aquatico is a gorgeously clean and smooth free font, designed by...

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Aquatico Font – Free Typeface Designed by Andrew Herndon

Aquatico is a gorgeously clean and smooth free font, designed by Andrew Herndon.

It has hallmarks of smooth rounded geometric fonts, such as Ultima and Bryant, VAG Rounded for example, but with some key style differences, in letters such as: A, R, P etc.

Aquatic is an all upper-case only font, but still offers some great design possibilities, for free!

Download Aquatico Font via Behance

Aquatico Font designed by Andrew Herndon

Aquatico Font designed by Andrew Herndon

Aquatico Font – Free Typeface Designed by Andrew Herndon

Aquatico is a gorgeously clean and smooth free font, designed by Andrew Herndon.

Aquatico is a new typeface inspired by sea creatures found deep on the ocean floor.

It has hallmarks of smooth rounded geometric fonts, such as Ultima and Bryant, VAG Rounded for example, but with some key style differences, in letters such as: A, R, P etc.

Aquatic is an all upper-case only font, but still offers some great design possibilities, for free!

Download Aquatico Font via Behance

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Outlaw Triathlon (IronMan) Typographic Posters Designed by Andrianna Curtis http://imjustcreative.com/outlaw-triathlon-posters/2015/07/29 http://imjustcreative.com/outlaw-triathlon-posters/2015/07/29#comments Wed, 29 Jul 2015 14:50:37 +0000 http://imjustcreative.com/?p=22097 Outlaw Triathlon (IronMan) Typographic Posters Designed by Andrianna Curtis These Outlaw Triathlon typographic posters, designed by Andrianna Curtis, are far too...

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OOutlaw Triathlon (IronMan) Personalised Typographic Posters by Andrianna Curtis

Outlaw (IronMan) Triathlon Personalised Typographic Posters by Andrianna Curtis

Outlaw Triathlon Logo Design

Outlaw Triathlon (IronMan) Typographic Posters Designed by Andrianna Curtis

These Outlaw Triathlon typographic posters, designed by Andrianna Curtis, are far too cool to be kept to a FaceBook Group page, which is where I found them.

Admittedly, it’s a bit of a specialised area, not everyone would have heard of the Outlaw Triathlon brand (full IronMan distance triathlon: 2.4m Swim, 112m Bike and 26.2 Run), but when I saw Adrianna’s post up on the Outlaw FaceBook Group Page showing these beautiful personalised typographic posters, I just had to share.

Adrianna personalises each one with the Outlaw’s competitors name, using the format of the Outlaw logo. Many triathletes who compete in the ‘original’ IronMan races will actually get a tattoo of the IronMan brand logo (M dot), as a permanent reminder of the gruelling effort and numerous sacrifices they’ve had to endure. Not all of them very tastefully done, it has to be said.

Anywho, If I’d done the Outlaw, and I know 2 people from the Brighton Tri Club (that I’m a member of), that did do it, I’d certainly hire Adrianna to do one of these for me.

Get Your Own Personalised Outlaw or IronMan Poster

If you come across this post, and did the Outlaw Triathlon, and also any IronMan Triathlon (Adrianna also does personalised IronMan designs), then you can find her on FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/287319678021088/permalink/958467674239615/?pnref=story#

Outlaw Triathlon (IronMan) Personalised Typographic Posters by Andrianna Curtis

 

Outlaw Triathlon (IronMan) Personalised Typographic Posters by Andrianna Curtis

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Typethos: Thoughts on Type from Type People by Bill Dawson http://imjustcreative.com/typethos-thoughts-on-type/2015/07/28 http://imjustcreative.com/typethos-thoughts-on-type/2015/07/28#comments Tue, 28 Jul 2015 12:21:53 +0000 http://imjustcreative.com/?p=22066 Typethos: Thoughts on Type from Type People by Bill Dawson This is a wonderful collection of typographic themed quotes, sayings, musings...

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Typethos Thoughts on Type from Type People by Bill Dawson

Typethos: Thoughts on Type from Type People by Bill Dawson

This is a wonderful collection of typographic themed quotes, sayings, musings from a number of prolific type people. All of these have been curated, and wonderfully presented, by Bill Dawson from XK9

Bill Dawson from XK9: “Typethos was inspired by a career-long appreciation of the work of expert type designers and typographers. I was motivated by a desire to share genuine wit and wisdom on type and typography.

Lately, I’ve been witness to dubious authority that shares too much drivel and nonsense on the topic of typography. Rather than decry that ignorance and misinformation, I decided to put my energy to this sincere appreciation—to share ideas and voices of those who create great type.”

There are some real gems in this massive collection (‘I’ve just pinched a handful, believe it or not, from Bill’s Behance project), and one that just makes me laugh is: “Don’t work for assholes.”, which comes from the mouth of Erik Spiekermann

Another obvious favourite for me is: “Helvetica is the sweatpants of typefaces.”, for which John Boardley is responsible for.

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TP PT Initial Logo Design For Sale http://imjustcreative.com/tp-pt-initial-logo-design-for-sale/2015/07/15 http://imjustcreative.com/tp-pt-initial-logo-design-for-sale/2015/07/15#comments Wed, 15 Jul 2015 15:13:42 +0000 http://imjustcreative.com/?p=21963 PT TP Initials Logo Design For Sale This PT TP logo for sale is based on the initials P and T, but given...

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PT TP Initials Logo Design For Sale

This PT TP logo for sale is based on the initials P and T, but given the relative positions of the letters, both versions are equally viable, so you could have the initials in either of these two combinations.

This would make a great personal logo mark, monogram of sorts, for example if your christian and surname start with PT TP etc. This logo mark would also work very well as a strong, bold and very clean company logo.

There are a number of style options available according to your requirements: colours, and any custom wording you may need.

Logo Design Details

This overall size was designed with an iOS application icon also in mind, so it will work across all smartphone platforms, as well as social media profile image use etc

The cost for this logo and icon design, is £750, and includes: alternative colour options (the colours shown are just possible options), new wording, Logo Master Sheet, Letterhead Design and full Transfer of Ownership (copyright) from me to you.

Exclusivity

This is an exclusive logo design, and will only be sold the once. If you buy this logo design, then you’ll receive all copyright and artwork, and you’ll be free to do with this logo as you see fit. I will not sell this logo design again, once it has been sold.

Interested in Buying This Logo Design?

If you are interested in buying this logo design, then please send me an email to: glogosmith@gmail.com and I’ll get back to you.

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My Stolen AV Logo Design: Latest Update http://imjustcreative.com/my-stolen-av-logo-update/2015/06/22 http://imjustcreative.com/my-stolen-av-logo-update/2015/06/22#comments Mon, 22 Jun 2015 10:04:05 +0000 http://imjustcreative.com/?p=21950     Further to my post last week, AlotVine Steals My AV Logo & Uses It To Make Money, it turns...

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Further to my post last week, AlotVine Steals My AV Logo & Uses It To Make Money, it turns out that AlotVine used the infamous website, Fiverr.com to pay a ‘logo designer’ $5 for my AV logo. Yes, you heard that right: a logo designer on Fiverr.com appropriated/stole my AV Logo, in it’s complete unamended form, and sold it onto ALotVine.

Now this clearly places Fiverr, the logo designer in question, AND ALotVine in a very tricky situation, as I still demand full payment for my AV logo.

I sort of understand the position that AlotVine finds themselves in, as they apparently didn’t outright ‘steal’ my logo, but they are still using a logo design that is NOT their property, no matter how legitimately they believe they came about it.

So, I will partially take-back my initial accusation that AlotVine ‘intentially’ stole my logo, but the fact remains: they ARE using my logo without my permission. I don’t care that they believe they have already paid for the logo, they haven’t paid me.

One still has to question the questionable business decision to use a design on Fiverr to brand a VERY popular Youtube company, one that simply makes alot of money off other peoples’ Vine video’s.

I would like to see both Fiverr and the logo designer being sued in some form or another, be it AlotVine or myself. Watch this space…

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AlotVine Steals My AV Logo & Uses It To Make Money http://imjustcreative.com/alotvine-steals-my-av-logo-uses-it-to-make-money/2015/06/19 http://imjustcreative.com/alotvine-steals-my-av-logo-uses-it-to-make-money/2015/06/19#comments Fri, 19 Jun 2015 07:13:21 +0000 http://imjustcreative.com/?p=21943   AlotVine Steals My AV Logo & Uses It To Make Money Getting sick and tired of people stealing my...

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AlotVine Steals My AV Logo & Uses It To Make Money

Getting sick and tired of people stealing my portfolio, individual logos, passing them off as their own work, but this is the first time someone has stolen one of my Logos for Sale, and actually has the audacity to so blatantly use it for their business.

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AlotVine are clearly making money from YouTube advertising, and t-shirt sales, so reckon they can now afford to pay me. Shame on you ALotVine, and I’m waiting for payment, royalties and interest!

I’m not sorry I’ve taken this straight to Social Media, rather than approach ALotVine privately, as I’m just far to angry to care.

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Lego Brands – Famous Logos in Lego Style by Kamil Piatkowski http://imjustcreative.com/lego-brands/2015/06/18 http://imjustcreative.com/lego-brands/2015/06/18#comments Thu, 18 Jun 2015 12:34:35 +0000 http://imjustcreative.com/?p=21941 Lego Brands – Famous Logos in Lego Style by Kamil Piatkowski Lego Brands: As Kamil Piatkowski explains, in his own...

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Lego Brands – Famous Logos in Lego Style by Kamil Piatkowski

Lego Brands: As Kamil Piatkowski explains, in his own words: “Each of us has a brand that has always accompanied him and without which life can not exist. For me as a child was the Lego brand, and over the years these brands appeared more and more.

That’s why I came up with the idea to present them in the style of the first beloved brand – each of them is constructed with Lego blocks. Presented are 10 logos that influenced in some way in my life. For many of you, these brands are equally close.”

Lego Logo as Lego brands

 

Clearly the Lego Brands are not actually made with Lego bricks, which is a slight disappointment, as that would have been too cool to see: I fear probably not even remotely possible…

What I do see, if you remove the ‘lego circle shapes’, is more of an 8-bit bitmapped style of logo, which is still very cool.

Incidentally, one of my favourite logo design projects, Pure Storage, did have their logo created in Lego, which you can see here: Pure Storage Logo in Lego

FedEx Logo as Lego brands Puma Logo as Lego brands VW Logo as Lego brands Batman Logo as Lego brands Adobe Logo as Lego brands Atari Logo as Lego brands Apple Logo as Lego brands Nike Logo as Lego brands Instagram Logo as Lego brands Behance Logo as Lego brands Facebook Logo as Lego brands

Famous Logos as Lego brands

Found via Iconic Logos Of Popular Brands Playfully Recreated With Colorful LEGO Bricks, on DesignTaxi

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THX Deep Note Audio Logo Anthem, Logo & Eclipse Trailer Updated http://imjustcreative.com/thx-deep-note-audio-logo/2015/05/21 http://imjustcreative.com/thx-deep-note-audio-logo/2015/05/21#comments Thu, 21 May 2015 20:39:11 +0000 http://imjustcreative.com/?p=21807 THX’s Deep Note Audio Logo Anthem, Logo & Eclipse Trailer Updated The Deep Note Audio Logo has been running in...

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THX’s Deep Note Audio Logo Anthem, Logo & Eclipse Trailer Updated

The Deep Note Audio Logo has been running in cinemas across the globe for over 30 years, and has to be one the most gratifying audio scores belonging to an ‘audio certification system‘, ever! Possibly the only one.

Deep Note has spawned numerous remixes and ‘special editions’ (my favourite being THX Slow Loris), and Dr Andy Moorer brings us a ‘true to the original’ audio update that will show in over 2,000 THX theatres.

https://youtu.be/6grjzBmHVTY

“Andy Moorer’s Deep Note [Audio Logo] is a fundamental part of THX’s brand equity and a very crucial element of the brand personality.” – Louis Cacciuttolo: Executive VP, International Business & Global Branding, THX Ltd.”

“It’s more than a logo, it is an essential part of the moviegoing experience,” explains Louis Cacciuttolo, THX Executive VP of International Business Development and Brand Strategy.

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PR Newswire: “HOLLYWOOD, Calif., April 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — THX Ltd. announced the release of a rejuvenated ‘THX® Deep Note™’ composed by its creator, Dr. James ‘Andy’ Moorer, thirty years after its iconic original debut. The regenerated ‘THX Deep Note’ will be available to audiences in certified theaters worldwide beginning in April. The iconic sound will also launch the company’s highly-anticipated cinema trailer, THX ‘Eclipse’. Audiences can get a first glimpse at the THX ‘Eclipse’ trailer and remastered audio logo online at www.thx.com.

Moviegoers are no stranger to the ‘THX Deep Note’, the familiar sound that introduces a feature film in THX Certified venues and on certified DVD and Blu-ray discs.  It was first composed by Dr. Moorer, a Lucasfilm sound engineer, in 1982 and debuted in the THX trailer Wings, screened before the 1983 premiere of Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi. Since then, the ‘THX Deep Note’ has permeated the film industry to become one of the most iconic audio logos in the world.”

The Audience is Listening

The THX 'Broadway Original' Audio Logo

The THX ‘Broadway Original’ Audio Logo

https://youtu.be/HrnaxZt3vBo

The Updated THX Audio & ‘Deep Note’ Demo Trailer

https://youtu.be/dkX_68iKjVw

The Updated THX Audio Logo & ‘Deep Note’ PaulStretched by 800%

https://youtu.be/jGWvlVPgSG8

The Updated THX Audio & ‘Deep Note’ Bass Boosted

https://youtu.be/LoVbE3vFKMc

BONUS THX ‘The Deep Note Cow Edition’ The Cows are Listening

https://youtu.be/9gbpW7SBZ-Y

Double BONUS THX Slow Loris

https://youtu.be/POtC5PIFnJo

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Marathon Runner Proposes During Brighton Marathon 2015 – Who Are They? http://imjustcreative.com/marathon-runner-proposes-brighton-marathon/2015/05/13 http://imjustcreative.com/marathon-runner-proposes-brighton-marathon/2015/05/13#comments Wed, 13 May 2015 12:11:54 +0000 http://imjustcreative.com/?p=21797 Marathon Runner Proposes During Brighton Marathon 2015 Been meaning to sort through my photographs from the recent 2015 Brighton Marathon....

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Marathon Runner Proposes During Brighton Marathon 2015

Been meaning to sort through my photographs from the recent 2015 Brighton Marathon. I was there with a number of other Brighton Tri Club supporters, cheering on our very own amazing marathon runners.

Whilst us hard-working, and dedicated, supporters were grafting away up on Hove Lawns, I happened to witness something really quite beautiful and maybe a little unusal.

Right before me, one of the marathon runners just stopped dead, dropped down onto one knee, and proposed to his beautiful wife-to-be.

Fortunately for him, it looks like she said yes, but I guess I can’t be sure…

Who is this Couple? Help me Find Them

I’d love to get these few photographs to this amazing family, so if anyone does know them, or can help me spread the word, I’d be so grateful.

 

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Bike Shop Logo Design for Sale: Roadbar Riders http://imjustcreative.com/bike-shop-logo-design-for-sale-roadbar-riders/2015/05/11 http://imjustcreative.com/bike-shop-logo-design-for-sale-roadbar-riders/2015/05/11#comments Mon, 11 May 2015 15:36:24 +0000 http://imjustcreative.com/?p=21790 Roadbar Riders – Bicycle Shop Logo Design for Sale This cycle shop logo for sale is based on a rather cute idea of...

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Roadbar Riders – Bicycle Shop Logo Design for Sale

This cycle shop logo for sale is based on a rather cute idea of some road bicycle ‘dropped’ handlebars forming the shape of a windy road. I couldn’t decide between: RoadBar RIders and RodeBar Riders, as both conveyed the same notion of riding a bike on the road.

The overall style and layout of this logo allows for 3 main logo lock-ups, which also should translate well to hanging exterior signs and interior signage etc. The actual logo mark is also clean and bold enough to translate really well to embroidered shop uniforms, and other ‘physical’ items of branding and marketing merchandise.

The wording in this logo ‘could’ be used as the name of the shop, but you’d need to be quick and snap up the relevant domains! I have secured both RoadBarRiders.uk and RodeBarRiders.uk, and these will come included with the logo (I’ll transfer the domain ownership once sold)

Logo Design Details

As the name, and tag-line, is quite an integral part of this logo and brand design, the cost of this logo for sale is higher than the logos without any specific brand naming.

The cost for this logo and brand name is £1500, and includes: both .uk domains ‘RoadBarRiders.uk & RodeBarRiders.uk’, alternative colour options (the colours shown are just possible options), new wording, Logo Master Sheet, Letterhead Design and full Transfer of Ownership (copyright) from me to you.

Exclusivity

This is an exclusive logo design, and will only be sold the once. If you buy this logo design, then you’ll receive all copyright and artwork, and you’ll be free to do with this logo as you see fit. I will not sell this logo design again, once it has been sold.

Interested in Buying This Logo Design?

If you are interested in buying this logo design, then please send me an email to: glogosmith@gmail.com and I’ll get back to you.

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How These Logos For Sale Come To Be

Over the course of my 25 years within the logo design industry, I’ve accumulated 100’s, possibly 1000’s, of unused logo designs, client rejected logo designs, logo concept, and many more doodles and sketches of possible logo designs that just didn’t come to be.

In some cases I’m able to reuse or adapt an existing ‘unused design for a new client, but more often than not: I’m seeing my library of these ‘unpublished’ designs just collecting digital dust, which is quite a waste I think.

I therefore decided it would be a nice little income earner to start making these ‘unused and unseen’ logo designs and concepts, available to buy almost ‘off-the-shelf’, with some minor tweaks and changes.

A lot of these Logos for Sale are the result of many weeks, sometimes months, of: research, mind-maps, doodling and sketching, designing and tweaking, backwards and forwards with the client, yet for many different reasons many don’t see the light of day.

These designs are not just randomly made in 10 minutes, but ARE the result of my many years of experience, and close working relationship with each past client. You are therefore buying a supremely awesome value for money logo design, at a fraction of the cost of most bespoke logo design projects that I am commissioned to develop and design.

Pricing

Most of these Logos for Sale will be around the VERY reasonable price £500+, and will all include: custom wording of your choice, change of font style (if required), letterhead & business card design (if required), colour options, and various logo lock-up’s.

Most importantly: all of these logos are sold just the once. This means: you are buying full copyright and ownership of the design.

Design Exclusivity is so important in logo and brand identity.

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