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For graphic designers and all who love logos.

It’s a window, not a flag

Windows 8 logo

Paula asked us a simple question, “Your name is Windows. Why are you a flag?”

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Peter and the Starcatcher

Peter and the Starcatcher

But they wanted more texture, something like weathered wood. So they Googled something along the lines of “old weathered wood” and they found me.

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Volvo logo background

Volvo logo

This is one of the oldest and most common ideograms in Western culture and originally stood for the planet Mars in the Roman Empire.

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On the 2012 US election campaign logos

Rick Santorum logo

“What’s right with this logo, other than his political stance?”

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“This is what you need — a magic dot.”

Minolta logo Saul Bass

“Gentlemen, we have a very small product. There is hardly enough room on it for a name, let alone a symbol!”

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Madrid 2020 logo causes controversy

Madrid 2020 logo

The lettering appears to show “20020,” an effect that has brought much derision in the Spanish press and on social networking sites.

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How LO can you GO?

Cheap logo

$42. That simple. For $42 you can get a logo designed with two rounds of amends and a number of different files formats sent to you.

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Green T

New York Times logo

Judy Kameon created the New York Times ‘T’ using 130 plants.

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DC Entertainment

DC Comics logo

Earlier this week DC Entertainment revealed a new brand identity.

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Kodak logo evolution

Kodak signage

Sad news today that 131-year-old Kodak has filed for bankruptcy.

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2012 Olympic non-events

2012 Olympic pictograms

While these events enjoy no official status, they represent some of the most popular participation sports in the UK.

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Rio 2016 Paralympic Games logo

Rio 2016 Paralympic logo

I just watched the “brand video” (embedded and screen-grabbed) for the Paralympic Games that gives an interesting glimpse of the work involved.

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Waterstones reveals new (old) logo

Waterstones apostrophe

Waterstones, the UK’s largest high street bookseller, has today revealed a new logo.

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Combined logos

Combined logos

Reminiscent of johnson banks’ logo mash-ups.

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British Rail’s double-arrow

British Rail symbol

The company name was shortened to British Rail and Gerry Barney of the Design Rearch Unit conceived the famous ‘double-arrow’, a remarkably robust and memorable icon that has far outlasted British Rail itself and continues to be used on traffic signs throughout the United Kingdom as the symbol for the national rail network and more specifically railway stations on that network.

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Logo > Queen

London 2012 stamps

Royal Mail said it was the first time a logo had been beside the Queen’s head on a “definitive” (everyday) stamp.

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More honest logos

Apple logo

Remember those honest logos from back in April? There are more.

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Penguin logo evolution

Penguin logo evolution

I went straight off to the zoo to spend the rest of the day drawing penguins in every pose.

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watching words move

Watching Words Move

First published in 1962, this work of experimental typography uses letters in a single typeface, Helvetica, to achieve surprising results — motion and narrative, emotion and humor.

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LogoGarden secures $2M in funding

Benjamin Franklin

What do you get if you plagiarise the work of hundreds of designers and sell their intellectual property for personal gain?

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