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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 £1000, and includes: alternative colour options, new wording, Logo Master Sheet, Letterhead Design and full Transfer of Ownership (copyright) from me to you.

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: [email protected] and I'll get back to you.

AV VA logomark 1 for Sale designed by Graham Smith copy VA logomark for Sale designed by Graham 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to reuse or adapt an existing 'unused design for a new client, but more often than not: I'm seeing my library of these 'unpublished' designs just collecting digital dust, which is quite a waste I think.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-£1000, 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.



Damien Hottelier logo designed by The Logo Smith

Damien Hottelier logo designed by The Logo Smith

Damien Hottelier logomark design 1 by imjustcreative

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



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.

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: [email protected] 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

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.



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

Brand by Hand Youtube Logo Design by Sara Marshall



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.



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.



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



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). 

Free New Blogger Sans Font by Sergiy Tkachenko Free New Blogger Sans Font Free New Blogger Sans Font



How These Logo Designs For Sale Came 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 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 Logo Designs 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.