Many people know of my fascination for Helvetica, so using Helvetica for my own logo seemed quite a logical move.
In this post, I will highlight my methods and reasons for dealing with new clients, budget issues and the often tricky ‘how much will the logo cost me?’ scenario. It is something I have been asked a number of times on Twitter, and from my own experience, it is a frequent occurrence.
Although Miso is not a new font on the scene, it has recently become a firm favorite of mine. Although I added it to www.font72.com a while back, felt it was worth adding to my free and open source font library here on IJC as well.
This is not a traditional client logo project, far from it. Frankly, I’m not sure how I even got to this stage with it. All I know was that this idea initially grew from previous project, and through various tweaks and ideas, it slowly developed into it’s own identity. An identity for a graphic design company or freelancer called Graphic Skyline.
As the ‘Typographic Desk Reference’ giveaway was so damn popular, I thought what else might cause such eager interest. So this giveaway pulls no punches, ‘FontBook’, or affectionately known in privileged circles as the ‘The Big Yellow Book’ by Fontshop, could be sitting on your desk in several weeks time.
As with my previous portrait pencil illustrations, Kate Bush, Hannibal Lectar and Elvis Presely, this one of George Michael was copied from a photo, in this case, a record sleeve (yes, not CD, a record) from the “Faith” album.
Three new font styles added to the ImJustCreative free and opensource font library. This time a triple helping from Gustav Jerlardtz. I originally saw his new font, Teodoria, on his Behance profile several months back. I emailed him asking if would consider making it available for a free download, and here we are.
Congratulations to @jack_carlson for being randomly picked as the winner for the TDR giveaway. I really sincerely appreciate all those that took part, and followed me regardless of the outcome.
How many times have you been given a logo design job, but found out that the company name is either long, odd, not appropriate, sounds silly, sounds cliché and a number of many other possible scenarios? Working with a ‘bad’ name can seriously hinder the overall impact of a logo and identity design.
This is the ninth part in a series showcasing a collection of logos and brand marks, self submitted by a bunch of freelance designers and creative folk in many creative areas. These designers use the logos to sell, promote, brand and market their various skills.
As with my previous portrait illustrations, Hannible Lectar and Elvis Presely, this was copied from a photo, in this case, a record sleeve. This was one of the most intricate and time consuming portraits completed. Kate’s long hair proved to be the culprit for eating huge chunks out of my evening.
More free fonts added to the ImJustCreative free and opensource font library. This time a double helping from Pablo Caro, with two interesting styles to choose from. One being a rounded geometric font and the other a very cool, paint brushed effect slab serif. Read on and download for free and use.
Time for something different to giveaway. No Helvetica Moleskines, or Type Trumps, instead, this most essential resource book for type fiends everywhere. Yes, you too can have a copy of the ‘Typographic Desk Reference’ book sitting on your bed stand, as you lovingly caress it’s textured hard surface, and you marvel at the sheer majesty of this epic publication.
FriendFeed. I was there almost at the beginning, but as with most other new social media platforms, interest sort of faded. For some reason, I never fully embraced it. Numerous times I flocked back to give it another crack, determined to not feel left out of all the fuss, hype and publicity. Here is a self-submitted list for your pleasure.
This is just a snapshot of a logo design I have finished for a project called, Zulu Safari. The Snapshot’s main purpose is to provide brief and to the point information on that design. It will be linked to the images currently existing in my portfolio.
When you are needing a good shot of logo and identity inspiration in your veins, don’t get caught up with the seemingly endless variety of logo and design inspiration galleries. So much focus is placed on these sites, that we seem to assume these are the only places to get current inspiration. This is far from the truth. Reading Case Studies is the way to go. Don’t believe me? Read on.