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Logo Design Love Awards

The deadline for entering the Logo Design Love Awards has passed, and the blog category heats have now begun.

During the next few weeks, each of the 10 blog categories (listed here) will be published on Logo Design Love, and without further ado, the business blog nominees are featured below. Remember, it’s not only the distinguished panel of judges who decide upon the overall winner, because there’s also the Reader Appreciation Award, so be sure to vote on your favourite by leaving a comment.

Brand Identity Guru

BIG logo

BNET Today

BNET logo

Business Opportunities Weblog

Business Opportunities logo

Caskey Blog

Caskey Blog logo

Conversation Agency

Conversation Agency logo


Erabota logo

Joe Urban

Joe Urban logo


Monolog logo

Nubloo’s Blog

Nubloo logo

On Startups

OnStartups logo

Shoestring Branding

Shoestraing Branding logo

Young Entrepreneur

Young Entrepreneur logo


Startup Nation logo

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The next category to look forward to features logos from design and photograpy blogs.

Logo Design Love Reader Appreciation Award

As well as the overall winner judged by the design panel, there’ll also be a Reader Appreciation Award, chosen by you. One logo from each blog category will progress into the final round, and it’s up to you which one. List your favourite design (or 1st, 2nd and 3rd favourite) in a comment. Once all categories have been published, the votes will be counted.

Good luck to all the shortlisted entrants!

All 10 award categories

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114 appreciated comments

  1. I shall have to go with…
    it’s hard to choose…


    Oh, and David, a bunch of the links are wrong…

    Brian Purkiss’s last blog post..It’s Complicated… – The Power of Minimalism, Part 1

  2. Oh!
    Scratch that!
    I was looking at the links above your images.
    it’s all good!

    Brian Purkiss’s last blog post..It’s Complicated… – The Power of Minimalism, Part 1

  3. No worries, Brian. Thanks for your vote. Maybe I’ll move the links above the logos. I think you’d not be the only one to suggest an error.

  4. Luiz Bellino

    I vote for Business Opportunities Weblog.

  5. My votes:

    1) Joe Urban
    2) Business Opportunities Weblog
    3) Caskey Blog

    Good luck!

    Corey Potter’s last blog post..New Website – http://www.coreypotter.com

  6. Monolog has my vote. Good luck all :)

  7. I’ll vote for Joe Urban. It’s simple and pleasing to the eye, but also memorable. And there’s an extra something that stands out for me… I can’t say exactly what, though. I just like it. :)

    LearningNerd’s last blog post..LearningNerd’s Site Redesign and Two Design Contests

  8. Luiz, Corey, Liz,

    Thanks very much for your votes. I’m holding back my opinion until all the categories have been published. It’s not easy.

  9. Once again, you’re doing a great job David ! Cheers :)

    And my votes go to :

    1- Business Opportunities Weblog
    2- Joe Urban
    3- erabota.ru

    Ahmed’s last blog post..Le best of Février 2008

  10. I’m going to have to vote for Caskey Blog. I love the C symbol. definitely the stand out logo in my opinion.

  11. Ill have to go with:

    1. Monolog
    2. OnStartups
    3. Youngentreprenuer

    jesusOmar’s last blog post..January 2008 Desktop

  12. 1. Joe Urban
    2. Young Entrepreneur
    3. monolog

    Michael Buckingham’s last blog post..And the gold goes to…

  13. I vote for:


    Great list, there!

    firewalker’s last blog post..Artwork: Warglaive of Azinoth Vector

  14. monolog is my favorite (neat and professional).

  15. 1. monolog
    2. Caskey Blog
    3. Young Entrepreneur

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  16. Thanks very much for the continued voting.

  17. The BIG Kahuna rocks, my vote’s for BIG.

    Nicci White’s last blog post..Old Stone Farmhouse – Yum!

  18. BIG is big with me and my clients!

    Keep up the innovative and unique branding & marketing ideas.

  19. BIG (brand identity guru) ALL THE WAY BABY!!!!

  20. Jean Patel Bushnell: MarketingMastery

    Clearly the winner


    The branding BOYS

  21. I vote for BIG

  22. Hmmm… tough call. I like BIG’s – Brand Identity Guru

  23. dave recht

    I vote for BIG – he’s got “it” and understands the wave of the future.

  24. Dan Komm

    Gotta go with the one blog that says it like it is: BIG.

  25. oh well, just wanna vote for BIG!

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  26. My vote is for BIG….its BIGTIME !!!

  27. I vote for BNET and BIG!

  28. Stephen Labianca

    BIG gets my vote!!!!

  29. April Lynch

    I vote for the BIG Kahuna!!

  30. Jeni Wheeler

    I vote for BIG!

  31. Dave Kiely

    Im going for monolog, its simple and so effective, I scanned through them all fast to begin with and thats the one that stuck with me.

  32. Our vote supports BIG. This group has increased our business by huge margins. Pure genius!

  33. Ken Ross

    I vote for BIG!!

  34. For clarity and memorability: BIG

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  35. I vote for BIG

    Jonathan Salem Baskin’s last blog post..Everything Timing Is

  36. I vote for BIG

  37. Amy Lawson

    I vote for BiG.

  38. X

    Oof, “Shoestring” could be misinterpreted.

    BNET gets my vote

  39. Tripp Torchia

    The “BIG” Kahuna gets my vote. One in a million!!!!!!

  40. Disclosure: I am an acquaintance with Scott White.

    Now for my comments:

    – Bnet tells me nothing.
    – Business Opportunities Weblog is crisply executed, but does not excite me/convince me to probe further
    – Caskey Blog – Great “C”, great tagline
    – Conversation Agency – nice, but “CA” reminds me of Computer Associates so it’s confusing
    – Entrepreneur Blog – You’re kidding, right?
    – erabatu.ru – NYET
    – Joe Urban – the blogger’s name/urbanist title should be dropped. Crowds what would otherwise be pretty good, but then again the illustration looks lame. Urban to me implies more density. Show a denser “skyline”
    – Monolog – another crisp execution that tells me nothing.
    – Nubloo’s Blog – I can’t look at it or say it fast 5 times
    – OnStartups – reminds me of OnStar… too copycat… if a startup isn’t “disruptive,” will it survive?
    – Shoestring Branding – tells me what it does, but not powerful enough an image. Looks like they need a branding consultant
    – Small Business Trends. – Nada.
    – YoungEntrepreneur – not bad
    – StartupNation – great name, great tagline, good use of heart-tugging flag.

    OK, I’ve given my disclosure, given my gut reactions to all the other logos… now my verdict.

    Brand Identity Guru rocks for 3 reasons:

    1. It tells me what it is and does.,
    2. The acronym meshes with a conceptual objective of branding
    3. The emphasis on “Identity” also meshes with a concept of branding
    4. He is using my college fraternity colors

    (I said 3 reasons and gave you 4, but most of you may discount the last reason!)

    Joe “Giuseppe” Zuccaro
    The Marketing Consigliere

    One of these days I will put my logo on my site….
    You can see it on the Facebook Group in the meantime:

    Feel free to tear it apart… I have thick skin..

  41. I like and vote for Business Opportunities Weblog.

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  42. Rosemary

    The log for BIG is the best.

  43. I vote for BIG!
    Great Logo!

  44. MY Vote goes to BIG

    Their work, styles, in-your-face branding options,smart graphics, and the play on Brand Development are all important to us.

    So, without any hesitations,

    GO B I G !!!

  45. jen harris

    Well, this was an easy choice for me.

    YoungEntrepreneur.com logo is most definitely the one that speaks to me the most. It is a clean yet descriptive logo with colors that are truly complimentary. Best of luck!

  46. BIG seems to have a lot of groupies. ;o)

    Which, I guess, is fine, though that would seem to turn this more into a popularity contest than a logo contest.

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  47. I vote for monolog.

  48. Richard

    Joe Urban gets my vote. Simple. Colorful. And invites me to learn more.

  49. the BIG Kahuna is the best

  50. I vote for BIG. Definitely my favorite!!

  51. My vote is for YoungEntrepreneur.com!

  52. Shelley LaBianca

    The Big kahuna is the Best!

  53. Loving Joe Urban!

  54. My vote is for BiG!

  55. Who else but “BIG” everyone else is just small by comparison.

  56. Sign me up as one who loves BIG.

  57. David,

    Great list!

    My faves:

    1. Joe Urban
    2. BNET
    3. Brand Identity Guru

    I can hardly wait to see all the categories!



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  58. Clean, Simple & Distinctive.

    That’s really “BIG”.

  59. Wow, BIG sure has a ton of fans!

    It was an honor just to be nominated. Thank you!

    Dane Carlson’s last blog post..Profiting From Political Schwag

  60. Just wanted to thank you for nominating us, cool beans. And to our loyal brand ambassadors I just wanted to say thanks for the support:

    You love me, you really, really love me…

    BIG Kahuna’s last blog post..When Product Naming Goes Bad

  61. E Ruschioni

    BIG it is for me!

  62. Claude Jaynes

    I vote for BIG.

  63. I vote for BIG – great personality

  64. Calle Höjer

    My vote goes to Joe Urban

  65. i like the youngentrepreneur logo, it has a real nice clean design.

  66. Young Entrepreneur has the best logo!

  67. danny

    I’m voting for Youngentrepreneur.com

  68. On Startups is my choice!

  69. i like all logo design, but if have to choose one to all i choose “Caskey Blog”,

    thanks and success, yaqien design blog.

    noe yaqien – yaqiendesign’s last blog post..next gravity with freehand mx

  70. Monica Añez

    I vote for Joe Urban

  71. I’m voting for and good luck to YoungEntrepreneur.com!

  72. monolog is by fair the easiest choice among those….
    A lot of the logos do not really jump out at you at all.

    Conversation Agency – is worth a mention because it is different.
    Young Entrepreneur – Because of the icon.

    Jermayn Parker’s last blog post..Analysis of Mike Sheahan’s top 50 all time players

  73. I’m going with youngentrepreneur

    and no hanging chads on this vote…

  74. Joe (Zuccaro),

    Thanks for taking the time to give your thoughts on each individual logo.


    BIG certainly does have a lot of fans (more to do with their service I imagine). Still, the main award is judged on design merits by a great panel. That will come after all categories are published.

    Thanks everyone for the kind votes.

  75. I entered the JU one, so am biased a bit. that said, now that I look at these, is that one in the right category? I assumed ‘business’ was pertaining to blogs that were blogging about business in general (be it banking, agriculture, what-have-you). In hindsight, these all seem to be very specifically about ‘business consulting’. Feel free to omit/move that logo if this is in the wrong category.

    As for the others, my vote would be:

    – erabota.ru = no idea what it says, but great type and nice mark.
    – monolog and OnStartus (tie) = nice wordmarks.

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  76. I like Joe Urban but also find the Conversation Agency interesting the way the letters are “Talking to each other”

    nomad-one’s last blog post..Tapping into the power of strategy

  77. Moritz

    I agree with nomad-one

    1 Joe Urban (most professional)
    2 Conversation Agency (most original)
    3 BIG (most effective, although the name does most of the work)

  78. rob

    Joe Urban.
    Hands down … I’ve loved that one for a long time!

    rob’s last blog post..It’s a Girl!

  79. Hi Darrel,

    Not to worry about your category listing of Joe Urban. Thanks for listing your favs.

    Nomad, Moritz, Rob,

    Cheers for dropping by to register your votes, and Rob, congrats again on the news of your baby daughter!

  80. I vote for Young Entrepreneur

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  81. 1. Conversation Agency – Different. Nice.

    2. Monolog – Love it.

    3. BiG – Not particularly pleasant, but effective.

    I like the Shoestring Branding logo too, but I think the BiG just packs a bit more punch.

    Armen’s last blog post..The #1 Simple Secret to Make Your Blog Look Good

  82. 1. On Startups
    2. Young Entrepreneur
    3. Caskey Blog

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  83. Jeff D

    BIG it is!

  84. WearEco

    Young Entrepreneur got my vote.


  85. I vote for Youngentrepreneur

    Entrepreneur Life’s last blog post..My 8 Pieces of Advice For People Starting a Small Business

  86. 1. StartupNation
    2. Brand Identity Guru

  87. Not sure if voting is still open for this, but I love,

    1. Joe Urban
    2. Conversation Agency
    3. OnStartups

    kristarella’s last blog post..Meet the GIMP demonstrates Ufraw

  88. Hi Kristarella,

    Voting is still open, and will remain so until all categories have been published. Thanks for offering your top choices!

  89. Monolog is my favorite.
    CA is my next best.

    Chaitanya VRK’s last blog post..Coke Zero Game – The coke side of the life

  90. Well, Young Entrepreneur catches my eye. It’s a clean design that delivers a message.

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