The Logo Smith » Design Blog: posts on logo design, brand identity and typography http://imjustcreative.com Freelance Logo Designer and Brand Identity Design Studio Thu, 21 May 2015 21:00:27 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 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 £1750, 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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Church Logo Design for Sale: Peoples Church of Everywhere http://imjustcreative.com/church-logo-design-for-sale/2015/05/11 http://imjustcreative.com/church-logo-design-for-sale/2015/05/11#comments Mon, 11 May 2015 11:24:28 +0000 http://imjustcreative.com/?p=21780 Peoples Church of Everywhere – Church Logo Design for Sale This church logo for sale is based on a rather simple idea of circles...

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Peoples Church of Everywhere – Church Logo Design for Sale

This church logo for sale is based on a rather simple idea of circles representing both the ‘cross’ and ‘people’. The top-half of the cross is surrounded by the ‘people’ (four circles), visually depicting the convergence of people far-and-wide coming together.

The wording: Peoples Church of Everywhere, is for mock-up use only, so would need to be altered appropriately.

Logo Design Details

The cost for this logo is $500, 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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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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Logo Design for Sale: AV or VA Logo http://imjustcreative.com/logo-design-for-sale-av-or-va-logo/2015/05/08 http://imjustcreative.com/logo-design-for-sale-av-or-va-logo/2015/05/08#comments Fri, 08 May 2015 14:07:08 +0000 http://imjustcreative.com/?p=21779 Logo for Sale: AV or VA Logo Design This logo for sale is based on angled linear design, that spells out...

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AV VA logomark for Sale designed by Graham Smith

AV VA logomark for Sale designed by Graham Smith

Logo for Sale: AV or VA Logo Design

This logo for sale is based on angled linear design, that spells out a number of letter variations (depending on which way you look at it). The primary orientation spells out the initials AV, but if you flip the logo horizontally you get the initials VA instead.

AV Logo Design Details

The cost for this logo is $500, and includes: alternative colour options, new wording, Logo Master Sheet, Letterhead Design and full Transfer of Ownership (copyright) from me to you.

You could also use this logo if your name, or company name, is just an initial T, so doesn’t have to have the word ‘Quad’ in it at all.

This is a logomark that can be used for any number of applications given it’s linear simplicity. This logo mark would look good embossed, or letterpressed as well.

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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Client Testimonial: Damien Hottelier – Avocat Logo Design http://imjustcreative.com/client-testimonial-damien-hottelier-avocat-logo-design/2015/05/06 http://imjustcreative.com/client-testimonial-damien-hottelier-avocat-logo-design/2015/05/06#comments Wed, 06 May 2015 14:49:17 +0000 http://imjustcreative.com/?p=21778 Client Testimonial: Damien Hottelier – Avocat Logo Design “I must say Graham, that your logo helped me a lot. This...

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Client Testimonial: Damien Hottelier – Avocat Logo Design

“I must say Graham, that your logo helped me a lot. This is a logo for me — it’s a monogram. Although I am now a partner, it became part of my very own identity. I also filed it as a trademark — the logo will follow me all my life. Without knowing me personally, you managed to create a logo in which I truly recognized myself. This is something very intimate, but it’s very important when you will market yourself later.

Preamble
Before going further, I think it is necessary to explain what is meant by ‘logo’ in this testimonial. It is not a monogram or a symbol manufactured from scratch, but simply the written name of a lawyer created without going beyond the simple settings of Microsoft Word.In general, any visual identity is achieved by a (true) specialist and not by any old friend with a pencil, someone ‘who really knows how to draw’.

Confidential use
Swiss lawyers, small practices in particular, do not tend to use a logo. In general, it is difficult to distinguish visually between two practices in the same area.I know an example of two practices (in Lausanne) who have almost the same template and heading, only the names are different!

However, there are plenty of reasons to distinguish between practices. Above all, it is a question of making a brand -just like any industry, a lawyer must build a reputation among his clients, or even a brand. A very individual visual identity is a means of encouraging others to memorise the brand.

We are all different. Beyond each individual’s capacities, our levels of judgement in conflict, our specificities in writing, our ways of working, our specialities, everything distinguishes us. Taking note of these differences is a foundation of the profession: they evolve and produce the fruit of very different talents in the approach to the job.

A logo reflects your image. That of an independent lawyer differs from that of a big practice. A « neopath » lawyer will not be the same as a conservative one. All these reasons do not mandate the use of a logo, quite the contrary.

They show, however, that the use of a visual identity in no way impairs the image of the lawyer, whether it be the person or profession. However, embarking on getting a logo may prove risky: very bad graphics undoubtedly cause harm to the image of the company.

A rough start
I had one from the beginning – to be honest, I did not like it at all. I had contracted an american graphic designer, but the result was far from my high expectations. Graham Smith, author of the new logo, even used the term « train wreck » to describe it. After a few weeks, I decided not to use it. It expressed none of the values expected from a law firm, much less mine.

Choosing ‘The Logo Smith’
So, I made contact with Graham Smith, the freelancer behind ‘The Logo Smith‘. Beyond the inescapable fact that I love his work and visual options, I chose him for several reasons: He is not part of any agency, but independent; An obvious knowledge of his subject; Recognition of his peers; In my opinion, a brilliant portfolio; A sufficiently high price, which guaranteed me the artist’s investment; Outgoing personality.

Graham took a few months to deliver the fruit of his thoughts. I will not reveal the first drafts, but let me tell you that I was very pleasantly surprised. The collaboration with him was perfect: he always there to listen to my remarks, and was patient enough to explain to me (on Skype) every time I was wrong.A word on the price. Even for Switzerland, the cost is quite high (about 3000 Swiss francs all in all, or around 2500 euros). It was enough for me to postpone my request several months. But the end result was worth every penny. An identity like that follows you for your whole life, making this price rational.

The final logo. I love it!

It includes great little details, which need not be mentioned here. Let me just tell you that Graham lets nothing out of his studio until everything is absolutely perfect. A monogram as well as a name.

The logo includes a monogram (D, H and A of « avocat », or « lawyer » in English. I let myself be convinced by this bonus point, mostly because I find it brilliant. Just try to create an equally aesthetic monogram with the letters D, H and A…

Because it is essential that it can be placed anywhere, I needed a « square » icon. The monogram has this advantage. So I can use it in all web services. Soon, it will be printed on my envelopes. It will be included on the visit cards, like those of Sifter, also made by Graham.

Good integration in the letters. The font is being reused in the letter templates. Once again, it’s Graham’s support after delivering the logo. Priceless!

Conclusion
I can only say one thing: I am delighted with my new visual identity. With the price in mind, the result was definitely worth it. The image has fully conformed with my intentions and I couldn’t have dreamt for better.

If you need to use a logo specialist’s services, I would strongly advise you to go with imjustcreative. In my opinion, it is one of the best freelancers in the sector.

You did a good job. Truly.

Damien

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Logo for Sale: QuadType Logo Design http://imjustcreative.com/logo-for-sale-quadtype-logo-design/2015/04/27 http://imjustcreative.com/logo-for-sale-quadtype-logo-design/2015/04/27#comments Mon, 27 Apr 2015 10:52:13 +0000 http://imjustcreative.com/?p=21770 Logo for Sale: QuadType Logo Design This logo for sale is based on a simple idea: four (quad) rotated letter...

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Logo for Sale: QuadType Logo Design

This logo for sale is based on a simple idea: four (quad) rotated letter T’s contained in a circular container, with accompanying logo text in a nice and clean sans serif font.

The cost for this logo is $500, and includes: alternative colour options, new wording (if QuadType is not needed), Logo Master Sheet, Letterhead Design and full Transfer of Ownership (copyright) from me to you.

You could also use this logo if your name, or company name, is just an initial T, so doesn’t have to have the word ‘Quad’ in it at all.

I think this is a nice logo mark for a individual and/or consultant, and would also suit a more ‘finer/prestigious/bespoke’ small business etc. This logo mark would look good embossed, or letterpressed as well.

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.

Alternative Logo Type Style

The ‘T’ within the logo type can be based on the T within the logo mark, or a more traditional version could be used, as below.

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QuadType QT logo design 1 for sale by The Logo Smith

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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Elance Logo Designer Plagiarises My Complete Logo Design Portfolio http://imjustcreative.com/elance-designer-plagiarises-logo-design-portfolio/2015/04/23 http://imjustcreative.com/elance-designer-plagiarises-logo-design-portfolio/2015/04/23#comments Thu, 23 Apr 2015 13:29:15 +0000 http://imjustcreative.com/?p=21765 Elance Logo Designer Plagiarises My Complete Logo Design Portfolio Sigh. It’s not the first time that a so-called Logo Designer...

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Elance Logo Designer Plagiarises My Complete Logo Design Portfolio

Sigh. It’s not the first time that a so-called Logo Designer has had the audacity to use my ‘entire’ logo design portfolio as representation of their own work. This sort of thing is pretty wide-spread, and it certainly will not be the last time this happens to me, and other logo designers.

I’m doubtful that Ashley is even a real person, and is just a bloody cheeky attempt to cheat Elance clients’ out of their money.

This is just annoying for me as I don’t get particular upset about it, as the moment you take it so Social Media, a resolution is usually pretty swift. It’s more disrespectful to my clients’ whose logo design I was commissioned to design.

Today I just fancied making a blog post about it, and to also to say “many thanks” to the decent designers’ who have repeatedly informed me that this has happened.

In Her Words

I “ASHLYN WATSON” offers professional and high-quality logo and graphic design services at affordable prices. Our work is 100% original and 110% satisfaction guaranteed

I offer best prices and 100% satisfaction to clients as you are our asset.

Working 6 Days a Week. Support 7 Days a week.

Let’s be clear, I don’t personally go trawling these logo design websites on the off-chance my work has been plagiarises, it’s so not worth wasting my time. However, it’s just really nice when someone DOES notice on your behalf, and has the decency to let me know.

 

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Brand by Hand: Famous Logos Reimagined in Hand Lettering http://imjustcreative.com/brand-by-hand/2015/04/16 http://imjustcreative.com/brand-by-hand/2015/04/16#comments Thu, 16 Apr 2015 12:03:35 +0000 http://imjustcreative.com/?p=21752 Brand by Hand: Famous Logos Reimagined in Hand Lettering by Sara Marshall Brand by Hand: Famous Logos Reimagined in Hand...

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Brand by Hand: Famous Logos Reimagined in Hand Lettering by Sara Marshall

Brand by Hand: Famous Logos Reimagined in Hand Lettering by Sara Marshall, a New Zealand based designer, is a lovely example of how a logo design side-project can be done with finesse and style.

Sara has beautifully recreated a number of famous brand logo designs, including: Flickr, Subway, Evian, Burger King, FedEx, Skype, Samsung and Youtube, using her hand lettering skills to create a completely different take on these famous logos.

Sarah not tried to replicate each logo exactly, but instead has used some creative licence to embellish each logo in it’s own colourful way, using her calligraphic expertise to very good effect

I’m particularly fond of the Skype logo with all the outer swirls and swooshes, very classy.

Found via youandsaturation.com & designcloud.tumblr.com

Brand by Hand Subway Logo Design by Sara Marshall

Brand by Hand Skype Logo Design by Sara Marshall

Brand by Hand FedEx Logo Design by Sara Marshall

Brand by Hand Evian Logo Design by Sara Marshall

Brand by Hand Samsung Logo Design by Sara Marshall

Brand by Hand Burger King Logo Design by Sara Marshall

Brand by Hand Youtube Logo Design by Sara Marshall

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Finding Freelance Logo Designers on Google? Surprisingly Difficult! http://imjustcreative.com/finding-freelance-logo-designers-on-google-surprisingly-difficult/2015/03/09 http://imjustcreative.com/finding-freelance-logo-designers-on-google-surprisingly-difficult/2015/03/09#comments Mon, 09 Mar 2015 14:42:03 +0000 http://imjustcreative.com/?p=21738 Freelance Logo Designers Just a wee snippet of a post, but when I read this recent client enquiry for a logo...

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Finding freelance logo designers on Google

Freelance Logo Designers

Just a wee snippet of a post, but when I read this recent client enquiry for a logo design the matter-of-fact way in which it was worded just made me pause.

On my Logo Design Brief and Logo Design Enquiries form, I have a box where the client can indicate where they might have found me/come across me, and more often than not it is usually some kind of Google search, no big surprise really. But this particular one just hit me with the phrasing, “It is actually surprisingly difficult to find a professional designer outside the “big” sites of 99designs, Crowdspring, etc.”

Again, I don’t think that’s actually a big surprise to any of us freelance logo designers, but to just read it like this from a client really highlighted how these ‘big’ sites are sucking the lively hood of far more talented, and worthy designers, not to mention leading clients on a probably route to unprofessional and sub-standard work etc.

Just to note: Back in the day, I was once a newbie freelance logo designer on sites like 99Designs and Crowdspring, trying to forge a name and portfolio for myself. With this hindsight and experience, I feel quite comfortable telling it how it is.

It’s still a shame, but a reality we have to deal with, or fade into obscurity.

These crowdsources websites are going to continue devaluing various disciplines of the graphic design industry, and we as freelance logo designers, who rely on our on logo design portfolio, self marketing and advertising, social media, and Google rankings etc, must continue to plod on unabated.

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