The Design Blog Index




Logo Design Trends Come and Go – It’s an Oxymoron

Written by: Graham Smith: The Logo Smith Posted: 2009/05/23
Filed In Categories: Inspiration, Tips & Advice

Excerpt: In my previous articles on logo design costs and the general attitude towards logo design in general, I have also recently touched on the problem with logo design galleries and logo design trends. There is a big shift towards relying on trends as the answer… Read More

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Thoughts on Logo Design Perception & Value

Written by: Graham Smith: The Logo Smith Posted: 2009/05/20
Filed In Categories: Tips & Advice

Excerpt: I have been thinking a lot recently about the whole logo design and pricing dilemma. After reviewing a number of comments on some previous posts, I started replying. Soon I realsied that one reply was becoming more of a post. So rather than submit it as a… Read More

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Font, TypeFace, TypeStyle, Typefamily, FontType?

Written by: Graham Smith: The Logo Smith Posted: 2009/05/13
Filed In Categories: Typography

Excerpt: There is a universal confusion over the (anally) correct way to refer to the letters, characters, shapes, bitmaps, vectors we associate as being words. Frankly, does it really matter? Well, yes and no. It's not like the simple difference between VHS and… Read More

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The Top Ten Cultural Branding Failures

Written by: Graham Smith: The Logo Smith Posted: 2009/04/15
Filed In Categories: Brand Identity

Excerpt: Showing that success of brand, is not a given, regardless of how talented a designer or agency dude you are. Brand failures generally exceed brand success. Still happy to be called a brand… Read More

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Fonts & Typefaces – Reasons Why I Purchase Commercial Fonts

Written by: Graham Smith: The Logo Smith Posted: 2009/04/03
Filed In Categories: Free Font, Portfolio, Tips & Advice

Excerpt: For me, fonts/typefaces are the most important part of what I do, the most crucial ingredient. The fonts from structure, they are the framework, they set the mood and they go along way to speak the message. Without the right font, logos in particular, designs… Read More

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9 Logo Design Tips for Beginners

Written by: Graham Smith: The Logo Smith Posted: 2009/03/25
Filed In Categories: Brand Identity, Tips & Advice

Excerpt: Some general advice would be to temper your enthusiasm to impress this new client at all costs. Doing so usually results in a logo that is hard or practically impossible to reproduce or edit. Or you just end up getting some knickers in a real… Read More

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Logo Design Roundup Part 5 – Over 50 Ways Designers Promote & Brand Themselves

Written by: Graham Smith: The Logo Smith Posted: 2009/03/13
Filed In Categories: Free Font, Inspiration, Portfolio, Vintage

Excerpt: This is the fifth part in a series showcasing a collection of logos and brand marks, self submitted by a bunch of designers and creative folk in many creative areas. These designers use the logos to sell, promote, brand and market their various… Read More

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Logo Design Roundup Part 3 – Over 50 Ways Designers Promote & Brand Themselves

Written by: Graham Smith: The Logo Smith Posted: 2009/01/27
Filed In Categories: Inspiration

Excerpt: This is the third part in a series showcasing a collection of logos and brand marks, self submitted by a bunch of designers and creative folk in many creative areas. These designers use the logos to sell, promote, brand and market their various… Read More

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Book Review – TypeStyle Finder – Type & Font Inspiration

Written by: Graham Smith: The Logo Smith Posted: 2009/01/19
Filed In Categories: Reviews, Typography

Excerpt: Having a number of years experience with typography and design didn't stop me from wanting to buy this book. And indeed, it still proves to be a well thumbed and has countless tabbed sticky notes on many pages. Yes, it's not the bible or the entire type… Read More

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