The reader votes have been counted, and the results are in. Your favourite logos from the Logo Design Love Awards are:
Business blog category winner
The BIG logo was your overwhelming favourite in the business blog category. This was mainly due to the popularity of the BIG blog, and how many of their readers visited Logo Design Love to vote, following a blog post on BIG. My personal favourite was Joe Urban.
Design and photography blog category winner
The Just Creative Design (JCD) logo edged out BrandBerry in the design and photography blog category. Both are good choices in my opinion, though it’s no surprise to see Jacob (of JCD) come out on top, with his popular blog’s logo design.
Entertainment blog category winner
Your favourite from the entertainment blog logos was sk*rt. It was very close between sk*rt and MamaPop, although it seemed clear the majority of MamaPop votes were due to the popularity of the blog, and its call for votes. The Vulture logo received my ‘two thumbs up’.
Environmental blog category winner
Health and self-development blog category winner
The Emergiblog logo came out on top, closely followed by Dumb Little Man. Many of the designs in the health and self-development blog category relied upon type treatment, with only a few utilising an actual mark or symbol. It wasn’t easy for me to choose a favourite, but if pushed, I’d go for Dumb Little Man, due to the memorable mark.
Marketing and PR blog category winner
You’d think the marketing and PR blog logos would represent one of the strongest collections for the awards. This wasn’t the case, and upon an additional search I was surprised how few blogs from the industry actually use a logo. Hubspot, Holy Cow : a blog and Idea Sandbox fought a close battle for the most reader votes, and Hubspot was victorious.
Personal blog category winner
Political blog category winner
Technology blog category winner
Miscellaneous blog category winner
With her ‘Kb’ monogram, Karly Barrett won the majority of your votes in the miscellaneous blog logo category. Karly posted some of her logo design sketches, which I always enjoy seeing. I liked quite a few of the logos in this category, particularly Undies Drawer and FontStruct.
Coming up next
Almost all the judges’ votes have been submitted, and you’ll find out shortly who they favoured. I asked the judges to write a few comments about their top 3 logos from the entire 10 categories, and I’ll publish their thoughts in the next blog article.
Thanks very much to the judges (below)
- Megan Patrick, Senior Editor at HOW magazine
- Armin Vit of UnderConsideration LLC
- Cat Morley of Creatlive Latitude, NO!SPEC and Business of Design Online
- Adrian Hanft of Be A Design Group
- David Pache of dache
- Steve Delahoyde, Co-Editor of UnBeige
- Alissa Walker, previously of UnBeige, and now Gelatobaby
- Jeff Andrews of Design Inspiration and Sugar Frosted Goodness
- John Martz of Drawn!
Award sponsors and winner badges
Should you wish to sponsor the judges’ decisions (in the next and final award post), send me an email and I’ll happily mention you / your website alongside the winners. Perhaps you have a logo design book you can donate, or something similar?
For those who have won in the Reader Appreciation Award, I completely understand if you’d prefer not to display a badge on your blog. I’m one of many who preach about keeping your blog design as clean and uncluttered as possible, but thought I’d offer the option in case anyone is interested.
To each and every one of you who voted, thank you so much! Your comments kept me going when I wondered if the work was worth the effort. I’ve learnt a fair amount on the general quality of blog logos, and I hope you’ve learnt a little too.
Stay tuned for the thoughts of the distinguished judging panel.