Design blogs are becoming more and more popular. Here I highlight 30 logo designs that appear at the top of 30 familiar design blogs (listed in alphabetical order).
From Jeff Andrews, in Oregon, USA.
I’m a husband, son, grandson, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin, mentor, friend and finally a graphic designer, illustrator and amateur photographer. I find that my life is about constantly striving to better myself on all of those levels. My blogs serve as an outlet for my creativity, my interests and my opinions. I rant, I share, I live. This is my life.
From Armen Thomassian, somewhere between Australia and N. Ireland.
Here we display our work, and give you the opportunity to hire us. However, we also discuss and share all things design related. Please take the time to read our articles, and comment. We’d like to get to know you.
From ‘Bitt’, not too sure where, as I’ve never seen an ‘about’ page on my numerous visits to Bittbox.
From Brian Gardner, in the ‘burbs of Chicago.
I am a hopeless Starbucks addict, freelance web consultant living in the ‘burbs of Chicago.
Everything I know about the internet, design and blogging was acquired through trial and error.
From the happy couple, Jonathan and Whitney Speir, in Washington, USA.
The owners and designers of Brown Sugar Design are Jonathan and Whitney Speir, a married couple from Kirkland, Washington. The two have over fifteen years of combined experience in the design field, working in marketing, advertising, print and web for large and small companies in the industry.
A collaborative effort, from many different writers.
Boxes and Arrows is devoted to the practice, innovation, and discussion of design; including graphic design, interaction design, information architecture and the design of business. Since 2001, it’s been a peer-written journal promoting contributors who want to provoke thinking, push limits, and teach a few things along the way.
The platitudinous web home of Cameron Moll, in Utah, USA.
Is it ‘Mall’ or ‘Mull’ you ask? It’s ‘Mall.’ The correct pronunciation, however, is actually ‘Mull,’ as the surname is Germanic. But for the love of Pete, please don’t pronounce it as ‘Mole.’
This site is edited by Coudal Partners, a design, advertising and interactive studio in Chicago, as an ongoing experiment in web publishing, design and commerce.
Creative Behavior created in August 2001. The main idea is to provide information for new media designers, graphic designers, creative people, and also to any of you who take a keen interest in the area of creative industry and its aspects. We also would like to see designers throughout the world sharing their ideas, knowledge and inspiration.
A community of designers who offer critique and feedback. I’m not too sure who runs this one, as an ‘about’ page can’t be found.
UPDATE: 16 July 2008
Ivan Raszl runs Creative Bits, as well as the excellent AdsoftheWorld.
You can read about the logo design in this Creative Latitude article.
Creativity, whether visual or the written word, affects people. It influences their thinking. Savvy enterprises understand this and use it. Creative Latitude is a place for sharp business people to find collaborators for their projects and learn about various trade practices, ethics and processes.
News and views on visual communications from the writers of Creative Review.
My other blog, where I write about design and topics related to self-employment. It took me an eternity deciding upon a personal logo design.
I’m David, your friendly neighbourhood (or neighborhood if you’re reading this from the other side of the pond) designer. I’ve been round the block a few times, so I’ve learned not to bite*.
*unless you call me Dave
The Design Translator (DT) is an award winning, multi-disciplinary industrial design leader that specializes in strategic design and product realization programs that drive successful brands and businesses.
Grain edit is based in Oakland, California and is operated by a guy, Dave, who “works way too many hours and loves orange juice.”
Grain edit is focused on classic design work from the 1950s-1970s and contemporary designers that draw inspiration from that time period.
Authored by Tara, from her England office. She likes to play the guitar, but isn’t very good.
Graphic design blog is to share views on design books, websites, graphic design programs, graphic design training, design employment, freelancing, ideas and all things graphic design.
Hicksdesign is the creative partnership of Jon and Leigh Hicks, set up in 2002, after working with charities, government bodies and publishers. You won’t hear jargon or pretentious designer talk, we have built a reputation for being friendly and easy to work with.
From Eric Karjaluoto, in Canada if I remember correctly.
ideasonideas is a collection of essays regarding design, brands and experience.
An excellent logo design blog, from Denis Radenkovic.
Logolog is a blog about logo design. The logos I post are those which made me smile and think, the ones I wish I had thought of first! I like it when logos take me by surprise, either with unexpected associations or playful ideas.
Mark Boulton could teach me 100 times what I currently know about design. I’m pretty sure of that.
markboulton.co.uk, or the sister (and older) url – snooch.org.uk, is the home on the web for designer, Mark Boulton.
This is primarily designed to be a portfolio presence for Mark but it also acts as a notebook, journal, experimental space and general dumping ground for designs, commentary and ideas.
From Jen. I like her humour. She’s a good egg alright.
My name’s Jen; I’m a cynical, sarcastic, ex-drummer who is fond of dark humor. I’ve held way too many factory & retail jobs but finally found my calling one Christmas holiday in a dark, musty basement. I am now a CSS & XHTML web standards looney and can be found daily—when I’m not at my Mac—at the local fair-trade coffee shop buying an iced-soy mocha no matter the temperature.
Hailing from my home country, Michael Martin is the guy behind Pro Blog Design.
Over time, I’ve learnt a lot about working with blogs, and through Pro Blog Design I hope to share that knowledge (And learn a little more in as well!).
From Shaun Inman, who lives and works in Tennessee, USA.
Originally from Norwood, Massachusetts, he studied Graphic Design at the Savannah College of Art & Design after which he spent a few years in Baltimore, Maryland. His interest in design gradually shifted to web design and development thanks to many well-documented open-source and standards-based technologies.
Where his passion lies now is anybody’s guess.
Sven and Vitaly, of Smashing Magazine, have done a fantastic job attracting over 75,000 subscribers (me included).
Founded in September 2006, Smashing Magazine delivers useful and innovative information for designers and web-developers. Our aim is to inform our readers about the latest trends and techniques in web-development – clearly, precisely and regularly. We don’t try to convince you with the quantity, but with the quality of the information we present.
Founded by Armin Vit, who hosts a veritable banquet of knowledge inside his creative mind.
Born on-line – currently growing off-line – in September of 2002, Speak Up is an author-based, reader-supported community devoted to graphic design open to conversation and dialogue. It stresses and questions the importance of the profession in our culture.
Swiss Legacy, by the initiative of Xavier Encinas, is a collaborative blog focused on typography, swiss graphic design and grid.
Thank you for the inspiration, Tina.
swissmiss is my visual archive of things that ‘make me look’.
TheDieline.com was founded by Andrew Gibbs, a senior packaging designer in Southern California.
I started The Dieline because as a packaging designer, I wanted a resource where I could go to see the latest design trends and styles. When he realized something like that didn’t exist, The Dieline was born.
I’m not sure who’s responsible for Veer. Is that bad?
Veer provides visual elements for use in professional creative work, such as graphic design, motion design, advertising and filmmaking. Our products include stock photography, illustration, typefaces, and unique merchandise.
Do you have a favourite logo?
I enjoyed compiling this short logo feature, and if you have a particular favourite, do let me know. Hopefully you’ve found one or two great design blogs you hadn’t seen before.
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