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30 logos from 30 design blogs

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).

Adventures in Blogging

Adventures in Blogging logo design

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.

Alpha Blog Designs

Alpha Blog Designs logo design

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.

Bittbox

Bittbox blog logo design

From ‘Bitt’, not too sure where, as I’ve never seen an ‘about’ page on my numerous visits to Bittbox.

Brian Gardner

Brian Gardner logo design

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.

BSD Studio

Brown Sugar logo design

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.

Boxes and Arrows

Boxes and Arrows logo design

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.

Cameron Moll

Cameron Moll logo design

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.’

Coudal

Coudal logo design

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

Creative  Behavior logo design

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.

Creative Bits

Creative Bits logo design

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.

Creative Latitude

Creative Latitude logo design

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.

Creative Review

Creative Review blog logo design

News and views on visual communications from the writers of Creative Review.

David Airey

David Airey logo design

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.

David the Designer

David the Designer 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

Design Sojourn

Design Sojourn logo design

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

Grain Edit logo design

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.

Graphic Design Blog

Graphic Design Blog logo design

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

Hicks Design logo 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.

ideasonideas

ideas on ideas logo design

From Eric Karjaluoto, in Canada if I remember correctly.

ideasonideas is a collection of essays regarding design, brands and experience.

Logolog

Logolog logo design

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

Mark Boulton logo design

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.

Pop Stalin

Pop Stalin logo design

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.

Pro Blog Design

Pro Blog Design logo design

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!).

Shaun Inman.com

Shaun Inman logo design

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.

Smashing Magazine

Smashing Magazine logo design

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.

Speak Up

Speak Up logo design

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

Swiss Legacy logo design

Swiss Legacy, by the initiative of Xavier Encinas, is a collaborative blog focused on typography, swiss graphic design and grid.

Swiss Miss

Swiss Miss logo design

Thank you for the inspiration, Tina.

swissmiss is my visual archive of things that ‘make me look’.

The Dieline

Dieline logo design

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.

Veer

Veer logo design

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.

If you haven’t quite got your design fix, have a look at the top 50 graphic design blogs (plus a few more).

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39 appreciated comments

  1. cat

    Nice choice of logos David! Brown Sugar is one of my top favs for company design blogs. I had the pleasure of meeting them both (although very briefly) in Seattle last year.

    cat’s last blog post…DBS: WordPress Template Tags Reference Guide

  2. I subscribe to some of these blogs already but there are also some which I wasn’t aware of so I’ll be checking them out with interest. As far as logos go, the whole list is great; I especially like Logolog, and I’ve always liked Tara’s “GD” logo for Graphic Design Blog.

  3. Creative Latitude is one of my favs. And you gotta love the ‘veer’ logotype. Beautiful. Nice post.

  4. The logos sure are great, but even more thanks for listing all those great sites I wasn’t aware of till now!

  5. DT

    Hey David,

    Thanks for the very kind plug. Not only that I’m flattered to be included with such great company.

    Regards
    DT
    http://www.DesignSojourn.com

  6. Cat,

    I’d not seen Brown Sugar Design until I browsed the Designers Who Blog blogroll, so thanks!

    Tracey,

    The Logolog design, and Tara’s monogram are two that stand out for me aswell.

    Kevin, Jonathan, DT,

    You’re all very welcome. Glad you liked the feature.

  7. Wow! Thank you so much for including us – we’re so flattered to be included with such heavyweights! Cat, thanks for the love too.

  8. David, the Veer logo was designed in-house by our Creative Director, Sheldon Popiel. Much of the original process of naming and branding Veer, including the development of the logo itself, has been documented here:

    http://ideas.veer.com/portfolio/10

    Let me know if you need any additional information.

    Oh, and thanks for the mention.

    Cheers.

  9. Gio

    Creative Bits is run by Ivan Raszl, who also runs AdsoftheWorld. Real nice guy, I’ve traded a few emails with him. I really like the Alpha blog logo – so simple and iconic, as well as Creative Behavior.

  10. Whitney,

    You’re very welcome.

    Grant,

    Thanks a lot for the extra Veer info. I enjoyed seeing more of the logo design process, and other directions experimented with.

    Gio,

    AdsoftheWorld is a great resource, and I’d no idea the two sites were from the same person. Thanks for letting me know.

  11. I’ve always been a fan of the Creative Latitude and Bittbox logos. My favs here (other than the two I just named) are:
    1. Boxes and Arrows
    2. Brian Gardner
    3. David Airey

  12. CreativeBits is run by Ivan Raszl. Ivan sold the site to Jupiter Images a year or so ago, but still runs the joint.

    James’s last blog post…Photoshop Action Pack for Automator

  13. Very nice an minimalistic logos, just the way it should go, nice!

  14. I like, in no particular order, and at first glance: AiB! (Adventures in Blogging), Cameron Moll, Creative Behavior, David Airey, and David the Designer.

    Deserving a mention are: Brown Sugar, Boxes and Arrows, Design Sojourn, Hicks, and Smashing Magazine.

    It is a nice spread of logos with a wide variety of creative influences. Some use design ideas I have seen in whole or in part… Comes from being around so long I guess. The only example that really stands out in particular is the GD of Graphic Design Blog. I’ve seen that graphic use of the G and D at least two other times. Nothing is stolen it is just a good design idea so it comes up in like minds.

    As is usual I really liked the selection. There were at least two that used elements I had not thought of or seen before. I love that.

    Trish

  15. David, wanted to mention the link at the bottom of the email that takes you here to where you can comment was not working. Luckily there are several other ways to get here, but thought you should know there was at least one minor linking problem.

    Trish

  16. Thanks for the feature David! There are some fantastic blogs in this list. Quite an honor to be included!

    There were a few I hadn’t heard of before. Got them all open in tabs now though, so I’m off to browse. :D

    Michael Martin’s last blog post…Prepare Your Blog for the iPhone, Easily

  17. hmmm… some great logos out there. Sadly it reminds me that I should finish the creation of my own blog’s logo some day…

  18. Stephanie

    Brown Sugar Design all the way. Genius logo. Phenomenal designers.

  19. Roberta,

    Shucks. You like my logo. :)

    James,

    Thanks for the info on Creative Bits. Gio beat you to it, but I appreciate it nonetheless. How are things going with you and ‘the graphic mac’? All good I hope.

    Trish,

    I’ve also seen similar ideas to Tara’s, such as Peter’s PGI Design. Thanks for letting me know of your email link issue. Perhaps you tried clicking at the time I was upgrading my WordPress version (hopefully that’s the case). If it happens again, please do drop me another note and I’ll look into it further.

    Michael,

    Hope you enjoyed the browsing, and you’re very welcome for the mention.

    Mirko,

    I thought I rememberd a logo on Designer Daily, in the past, but perhaps not. Give me a shout when it’s up and running, as I’d love to see what you come up with.

  20. Another nice article. And I noticed that the site now has sitelinks in google – congrats

  21. David,
    I’ve fixed links in my blog,…

    I really sorry!

    :-s

  22. Thomas,

    Sitelinks are a nice indication that you’re doing something right via Google. Thanks for the congrats.

    Mas2,

    No worries. In future, if you’d like to use my content, please limit it to no more than 10 or 15%.

  23. shona tiger

    Hi

    Thanks for sharing these. I like quite a few of them- Veer, Daivid Airey, Logolog, Grain Edit, Brown Sugar, Boxes and Arrows, Hicks Design.. and Brian Gardner too (it’s a logo that would pass for any very professional outfit, yes?)

    But I will tell you one I don’t like- the Dieline one- although I love the stuff featured on the site… Is there any particular reason why they have that for a logo?

  24. Hi David,

    Sorry for coming to this post late on. Some great examples and thanks so much for including me.

    Tara

  25. Thanks for the mention David, much appreciated!

    -Jeff

  26. Love Creative Latitude! I don’t think I’ve seen it before. It made me smile…

    kristarella’s last blog post…MYC 2008: So You Think You Can Worship?

  27. bitt now has an about page.

  28. You’re all very welcome, and thanks for mentioning the new Bittbox about page. For some reason I missed the recent re-design.

  29. Well, some great logos here! Much appreciated!

    Hey, David, I would like to share with you guys this awesome design blog (in portuguese) from Brazil:

    http://www.ideafixa.com

    See ya!

  30. Adam

    Very cool logos.

    I have followed smashing magazine for a while. I don’t know if I just missed it or if it wasn’t on the list, but youthedesigner.com is a really cool design blog as well.

    Adam

  31. Salciotti,

    Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

    Adam,

    I agree, there are some nice posts over on youthedesigner.com. Gino’s doing a great job.

  32. Great logos. I liked Bittbox and Creative behavior logo designs very much. Thanks for sharing your awesome designs.

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