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, 27 Apr 2015 10:52:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 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...

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QuadType QT logo design 1 for sale by The Logo Smith

 

QuadType QT logo design 2 for sale by The Logo Smith

QuadType QT logo design for sale by The Logo Smith

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.

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.

QuadType QT logo design 1 for sale by The Logo Smith

QuadType QT logo design 1 for sale by The Logo Smith

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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 Flickr Logo Design by Sara Marshall

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

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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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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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Client Advice: When Will My Logo Design Be Finished? http://imjustcreative.com/client-logo-design-finished/2015/02/18 http://imjustcreative.com/client-logo-design-finished/2015/02/18#comments Wed, 18 Feb 2015 12:49:44 +0000 http://imjustcreative.com/?p=21734 Client Advice: When Will My Logo Design Be Finished? Client Advice When Will My Logo Design Be Finished?” is one of...

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Client Advice: When Will My Logo Design Be Finished?

Client Advice: When Will My Logo Design Be Finished?

Client Advice When Will My Logo Design Be Finished?” is one of the most often asked questions by potential new clients, yet is the single most hardest one to give an accurate answer to.

As much as I completely understand the need for us all to control deadlines and schedules, not to mention the feeling of helplessness when tasking an outside designer to work on a project, the question still erks me.

There are a number of factors that are completely out of my control when it comes to determining when and if a logo design, or even a general direction for a logos possible direction, can be confirmed by, and a relatively accurate date given.

I don’t like not being able to answer the question in the way a client will be hoping for, but I simply cannot, and will not, promise a finished date when it’s a complete crock of shit, and a big fat lie.

The reality is: who knows when I’ll come up with that logo design idea that the client, or board members, or select group of trusted advisors will all unanimously approve.

When design itself is so subjective, how can one logo designer promise and assume that they’ll come up with a logo design that will, without fail, knock their client’s collective socks off!

If I could always determine the exact date and moment that the finale of all a single logo design projects: groundwork, mind-map’s, understanding the clients business/product/service, research of competitors, sketches of multiple ideas, and creating digital version in Illustrator, and give that date to a client with 100% certainty, I’d quickly realise I would be able to book up years worth of clients with week-by-week start and completion dates. Indeed, that really would be quite useful.

We all need Client Schedules

Obviously it’s very important to know when the client ideally needs a logo done by. After all, if there were no schedules or deadlines, we’d likely never finish it.

A schedule helps us focus our priorities, and allows us to prioritise other projects. However, a schedule is quite different from a promised completion date, especially with something as unpredictable as delivering a winning logo design idea right on time.

Each time I am asked, “When Will My Logo Design Be Finished?”, the only thing I can say for sure is that I really don’t know, but I will work my damnedest to complete the logo project in a timely manor, with any deadlines/schedules that the client has in mind, but without sacrificing the quality and integrity of the design. Not to mention putting myself under unnecessary stress.

If this is not good enough, then I simply refuse to take the project on. It doesn’t do me any good at all to take on a project knowing that an urgent deadline is waiting, and knowing I can’t possibly know if I’ll be able to deliver.

I can often give an overall idea, based on previous projects, but then again, anytime I give even an ‘approximate’ idea, it often feels like you are being held to that.

I simply try to just say it could take a few weeks, or it could take a a month or longer. It depends on how well the brief is put together, how quickly I’m able to get on track with the interpretation of the brief, how quickly I’m able to narrow in on that particular design that the client will like.

If each presented logo idea is rejected, then this clearly adds more time onto the project, and I can’t possibly know how a client will react to any one design. Even after all these years, it remains mostly a mystery to me.

Conclusion

If you really don/t know how long a new logo project will take, and the client is pressing for a completion date, try your best not to provide a date you cannot possibly stick to.

Do try your best to explain to the client that you are working on the project, it is your sole focus for the foreseeable future, and that you will just ‘put in your all’ whilst ensuring the brief is adhered to, and not at the expense of ‘is it done yet, is it done yet’.

By all means give a approximate guide, BUT stress this is most likely going to change. Sure, you could stumble across that amazing idea overnight, but you can’t rely on that happening.

Far better, and considerably more professional, to count on experiencing a few challenges during the projects development whilst trying to hone in on that one logo idea that wins the hearts of all concerned.

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The Ghostly Appearance of the Reversed Apple Logo http://imjustcreative.com/reversed-apple-logo/2015/02/03 http://imjustcreative.com/reversed-apple-logo/2015/02/03#comments Tue, 03 Feb 2015 15:04:27 +0000 http://imjustcreative.com/?p=20519 The Ghostly Appearance of the Reversed Apple Logo I was sat up on my kitchen bar table drinking a coffee...

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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







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Free New Blogger Sans Font Designed by Sergiy Tkachenko http://imjustcreative.com/free-blogger-sans-font/2015/01/28 http://imjustcreative.com/free-blogger-sans-font/2015/01/28#comments Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:57:28 +0000 http://imjustcreative.com/?p=20511 Free New Blogger Sans Font Designed by Sergiy Tkachenko We are being spoilt recently with some very nice and clean free...

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Free New Blogger Sans Font

Free New Blogger Sans Font Designed by Sergiy Tkachenko

We are being spoilt recently with some very nice and clean free fonts being made available to the masses. In this particular case, we have: Blogger Sans Font, designed by Sergiy Tkachenko

Blogger Sans Font was initially designed as the custom typeface for the FirstSiteGuide’s website: The Beginner’s Guide to Successful Blogging, primarily used for headings.

>> Download Blogger Sans Font

Free New Blogger Sans Font

FirstSiteGuide: Blogger Sans draws inspiration from the clarity and legibility of the popular font Dosis with an additional support of the lost Cyrillic languages. The bolder weights are lighter and softer. The following elements (-b-d-h-k-p-q-y-) are shorter, thus the headlines and subheads could be put in the dense line spacing. In addition the outline of the Blogger Sans is more smooth with better eligibility.

Blogger Sans Font Details

Blogger Sans comes in 4 incremental weights with total of 8 different outlines.Since Blogger Sans supports Cyrillic, it supports regional features for Bulgarian and Serbian (partially) languages. It also contains extra currency symbols, error signs, and dingbats.

Font format: .otf, .ttf
Font style: Regular, Italic (8 outlines)
Font-type: Sans
Archive size: 3.91 Mb
Alphabet: Latin, Cyrillic
Stats: 547 glyphs and 2496 kerning pairs

Supporting languages: Albanian, Basque, Belarusian, Bosnian, Breton, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Cyrillic, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Esperanto, Estonian, Faroese, Finnish, French, Frisian, Galician, German, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Lithuanian, Malagasy, Maltese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian, Welsh (and more).

Font Licencing

FirstSiteGuide have now kindly provided Blogger Sans Font as a free download, and free to use. You are FREE to use it in any web design or blogging projects with one condition.

The font is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. That means you are free to distribute, transform, fiddle with and build it into your work, even commercially. However, please always credit the original source of the font (in this case FirstSiteGuide team). 

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Rudecolor 2015 Color Trends Mood Boards for Designers http://imjustcreative.com/2015-color-trends-mood-boards/2015/01/23 http://imjustcreative.com/2015-color-trends-mood-boards/2015/01/23#comments Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:09:32 +0000 http://imjustcreative.com/?p=20491 Rudecolor 2015 Color Trends Mood Boards for Designers The Rudecolor 2015 Color Trends Mood Boards, is a wonderful color resource that I’ve...

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Rudecolor 2015 Color Trends Mood Boards for Designers

Rudecolor 2015 Color Trends Mood Boards for Designers

Rudecolor 2015 Color Trends Mood Boards for Designers

The Rudecolor 2015 Color Trends Mood Boards, is a wonderful color resource that I’ve really enjoyed looking through.

Something about the simplicity of the 3 main referenced colours on each page, along with the 3 photographs, provides a useful visual reference to how each hue might/could be used.

>> Just fill in the details here and download the PDF.

Rudecolor 2015 Color Trends Mood Boards for Designers

Seeing the colours in various contexts, although not a new idea by any means, is particularly useful, and just far more engaging than a clinical swatch book.

Each page is based on a color theme, such as: Aegean Blue, along with 3 keywords that best sum up the overall mood of the combined colours, such as: Mediterranean, Soothing, Coastal, etc.

Rudecolour: “2015 COLOR TRENDS & MOOD BOARDS FOR DESIGN PROJECTS is your free copy from RudeColor for instant color & design inspiration this coming year. At rudecolor.com, we are passionate about helping designers with information and resources to arrive at the right color schemes using tools such as mood boards and color trend forecasts.

In 2015, we see a return to raw, primitive tones of scorched earth and baked bisque. This is the result of large segments of consumers adopting a conscious and grounded lifestyle. At the same time, an increase in travel has brought an influx of Aegean and ethnic influences showcased in cool blues and colonial reds. Ecology plays a significant role in modern lifestyles and is represented by fresh greens and weathered browns. Nostalgia and the memory of simpler times is still prevalent with vintage pastels and retro hues.

To showcase each color trend, we have presented them in a mood board format. Each mood board showcases reference images, keywords and color schemes with hex values – as a quick and ready reference for any design project. In our experience, mood boards are a great tool for creative collaboration and can be shared with colleagues and clients to indicate a design direction.”

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Rudecolour have made this 28 page PDF, freely available as a downloadable PDF. Don’t let the fact you need to add it to a ‘basket’ and go to ‘checkout’ fool you, it’s free as the air you breathe.

>> Just fill in the details here and download the PDF.

The following images show a few pages from the PDF:

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Panton Font Designed by FontFabric

Type Hero #8: Panton Font & Icon Family by FontFabric

Panton ‘Modern and Geometric Type System’, by FontFabric, is another super font family that I have just purchased over on MyFonts. 

The best bit is that the current sale price of Panton is a measly £18,00, compared to it’s usual price of £179.99.

FontFabric: The Panton font family includes 34 weights – 9 uprights with 9 italics and 16 icon sets as a bonus. It is characterized by excellent legibility in both – web & print design areas, well-finished geometric designs, optimized kerning, excellent web-font performance and legibility etc.

Inspired by the classic grotesque typefaces – Panton has his own unique style in expressed perfect softened geometric forms.

The font family is most suitable for headlines of all sizes, as well as for text blocks that come in both maximum and minimum variations. Panton font styles are applicable for any type of graphic design in web, print, motion graphics etc and perfect for t-shirts and other items like posters, logos.”

 

For just £18 you get: 34 styles, 9 uprights, 9 italics PLUS a whopping 16 icon sets!

Panton is clean, nicely shaped lovely styled font, and in the thicker weights has a nice softness to the edges and corners. It’s slightly narrower than the typical san-serif fonts, so would be good for longer worded brand names in a logo design, for example.

 

Panton Font Designed by FontFabric Panton Font Designed by FontFabric

 Panton Icons: 4 sets, 16 fonts, 816 icons

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Type Hero for Logo Designers

Type Hero is where I pick out certain fonts and typefaces that I find particularly cool, useful, charming, endearing, value for money etc. For the most part the font choices will be geared towards styles that I feel would work well in a logo and brand identity design scenario.

MyFonts has become a steady source of font inspiration, so many will be sourced from there, but I will also highlight fonts direct from font foundries when possible.

Worth noting, I think, that all Type Hero suggestions are based on fonts I have myself purchased. I am indeed: talking the walk, and walking the talk.







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Kontrapunkt ‘Bob’ Free Font for Download by Kontrapunkt

Kontrapunkt ‘Bob’ is a sexy, and quite classy, free slab style font designed by Kontrapunkt, a branding agency based in Denmark and Osaka.

I love the name as well, Bob. Reminds me of Black Adder… BoB! BoB?

Bob has some seriously smooth lines, fullness of form and some rather unique styling going on with some of the letter forms. Indeed, some of the letters, on their own, look like they could be form an altogether different style of font, like Sans: just look at that capital G for example, love it!

As far as free fonts go, I’m mighty impressed with Bob!

Kontrapunkt Free Font

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