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For graphic designers and all who love logos.

A failure to acknowledge work as work

NO!SPEC logo

“…their failure to acknowledge the value of the work you’re doing.”

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Charli Prangley on spec work

Half-English, half-Kiwi designer Charli Prangley shares her view on spec work.

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Milton Glaser on the Florence logo

Milton Glaser

Not only is it inadequate and doesn’t serve its purpose, but it is also stolen.

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#myNYCFC

NYCFC crest

Fans have been quick off the mark.

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We will not solve problems before we are paid

Win Without Pitching

This is the simplest of business tests.

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Wyke Farms rebrands via Facebook

Wyke Farms logo

The 150-year-old cheese producer gave Facebook followers the deciding vote.

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[spec-yuh-ley-tiv] [wurk]

Design contest spec work

A short explanatory video created by Steve Newberry of Topic Simple.

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Crowdsourcing Haiti

Haiti beach

From March 10th to 31st this year the Ministry of Tourism of Haiti ran an open call for people all over the world to submit logos and slogans.

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Made in Britain logo revealed

Made in Britain logo shortlist

Like Love Irish Food, I’m thinking this is another opportunity missed.

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Zambia Tourism logo

Zambia logo

Over the last week the judges from around the world and of course from within Zambia have voted and two clear winners have been chosen.

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Human Rights logo contest

Human Rights logo

A number of you have asked for my opinion on the Human Rights logo contest.

Above contest submission by steinbock.

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Typical design contest ending

Himalayas Art Museum

Remember that Himalayas Art Museum design contest I told you about?

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Himalayas Art Museum gets it wrong

Himalayas Art Museum

Remember, if you value your time at £0, don’t be surprised when your clients do, too.

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Make it a million

Florida everglades

But when the contest rules state the following, why not just make it a cool $1,000,000?

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Logo warehouses, crowdsourcing, and a lack of understanding

logo warehouse

Logo sweatshops and crowdsourcing websites pretend this “little detail” has no value. They thrive on clients believing a logo is only meant to fill an empty space.

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What Gap did

Gap logo

Gap Inc. press release, via @debbiemillman.

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The designer and the tech guy

broken piggy bank

In this guest article, Steve Douglas, creative director at The Logo Factory, shares an experience when he lost a client by not charging enough.

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The kiddie designers of 99designs

99designs kiddie designers

Spec websites pitch 11-year-olds as an alternative to professionals.

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The problem with online design contests

SpecWatch

The same freely available vector icon is entered into logo design contests on Crowdspring and 99designs.

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In other news…

Google logo in LEGO

What’s being talked about in the logo design world?

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