Logo Inspiration on Pinterest

If you are looking for a handy and accessible place to get some logo design inspiration then this Pinterest Logo board could be worth a visit. The above logo designed by Sam Soulek.

There are a few issues: there are many pinned direct from other inspiration websites such as FFFFound or Designspiration as well as other digest style inspiration websites. This means you are getting to see some of these great designs 2nd, 3rd or even 4th hand.

This unfortunately means some pinned images are practically divorced from the designers’ originating portfolio which means it is not easy to see who was responsible, or even providing simple credit links. Not a fan of inspiration websites that don’t make the effort to provide the most basic of link credit information.

There are a minority that are linked directly to Dribbble, and just a sprinkling that link direct to the designer. Not so great really.

Really would have liked to have seen more effort in pinning the direct rather than this lazier approach. It’s all very well saying you are helping spreading the news, but you are doing so in a way that is somewhat anonymous, and that doesn’t really benefit the designer, it just benefits you.

Given that Pinterest, unlike other inspiration websites, does actually provide quite a number of editing and pinning options there really isn’t much of an argument against the lazy pinning method.

I have used Pinterest to collect my own inspiration, but admittedly it’s just a little too easy to just lazily pin from where ever you are rather than track down the originating website. I have put my own inspiration collection board on hold until I can revisit and resolve this issue.



Written by: Graham Smith: The Logo Smith
1st Posted: 2012/03/06 & Post Updated: 2014/05/09
Filed In Categories: Inspiration, Portfolio, Resources

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