I’m a great believer in giving credit where it’s due, so here are some brief mentions for ten talented designers from across the globe, showing a couple of logos from each portfolio.

(listed in no particular order)

1/ Roy Smith

Saxon logo design

“I decided to go it alone in September 2007, after many years working for leading design companies.”

French Property Exhibition logo design

2/ Raja Sandhu

Fashion Australia logo design

“My name is Raja Sandhu, and I live in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I was born in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, on August 1st, 1974. I think it was a Tuesday.”

Bistro 1689 logo design

3/ Bojan Stefanovic

Park City logo design

“My name is Bojan Stefanovic and I am all about logo and corporate identity creation.”

mind formulations logo design

4/ David Pache

Brokers logo design

“dache is a creative studio founded by designer David Pache in 2005. Located in Switzerland, dache serves clientele locally, nationally and internationally.”

Hope Stewart logo design

5/ Kevin Burr

day one fitness logo design

“Creating a successful brand relies on visual recognition, creativity, originality, and most importantly, an enjoyable experience.”

watermark logo design

6/ Bart O’Dell

spots logo design

“Brand / Logo Design, Corporate Identity, Print Design, Multimedia, Web Design.”

robin rutherford logo design

7/ Cris Labno

ronou logo design

“Hello. I’m Cris Labno. I’m a freelance designer from Poland and I would love to work with you.”

anarchia logo design

8/ Dale Harris

clockwork rhino logo design

“I am a creative type bloke living and working in my hometown; Bendigo, Victoria, Australia.”

little red one logo design

9/ Ivaylo Nikolov

royal key logo design

Not much info on Ivaylo’s website, but there are some excellent logos.

occa logo design

10/ James Cullen

moblo logo design

“Hello, my name is James Cullen and I am a graphic designer living in Dublin, Ireland and I have just graduated this year from The National College of Art & Design.”

version 2 logo design

I hope to share more of an insight into these designers in coming posts. Look out for that.

Do you have a favourite design from the above?


November 24, 2008


I’ve seen the bistro one quite a bit and really like it every time I see it. Some of those featured here though I’m not too fond of.

Really like the two from Roy Smith.

Wow. Love the French property exhibition, Bistro 1689, and the Rhino and the fox. I guess I’m a simplicity kind of guy. Thanks for being unselfish and sharing others’ work with us David. Another great post.

Nice post, David. Smith’s bug for French Property Exhibition is excellent and both of O’Dell’s (and Harris’s) marks are quite good. Thanks for pulling these together.

Eric Hillerns
Pinch. A Design Office.

Oh, you’re a true gentleman, David, giving the credit where it’s due.

I remember some of those logos from the logo contest that you held some time ago.
My favourite ones on this list are:

Saxon, French Property, Hope Stewart and Watermark

Dear me, this is about the 10th post I’ve seen inclusive of the Bistro logo. It just goes to show how popular the design has become. However, I wonder what the B+W version looks like? Great logo non-the-less…

The Fashion Austraillia and Bistro logos are my favorite. Then again, you can’t expect any less than world class work from Mr. Sandhu. Day One Fitness and Spots are also good contenders.

Brian, Roy’s got a knack for it, a pleasure to mention him. Nice guy, too.

Preston, you’re very welcome. If a potential client chooses not to work with me, I like to point him/her to others who may be able to help.

Vivien, good memory. I featured some before with my favourite LogoPond designs, here and here. Keeping well I hope!

Andrew, the bistro one’s been doing the rounds. Raja has some great ideas on his site. Looking forward to his relaunch.

Thanks very much all.

Excellent designers, I really like Roys work and Rajas work.

I think French Property Exhibition is brilliant.

Day One Fitness is another I like a lot and Version 2 is exceptionally clever, but not that attractive to me.

French property logo is such a superb case in point for keeping it simple. That logo does pretty much everything I love in a logo, I almost think it’s a crime to put type next to it.

Quite a big fan of the Day One logo too, i think the actual logotype needed to be within the calendar icon though to be more self-contained, that would have worked better for me. The type is almost repeating itself, just the word fitness would have done it for me, possibly fitness within the icon opposite ‘day’ at the bottom.

The dentist logo is brilliant. not a huge fan of the overlay transparency thing, bit of a soft touch but the idea, maybe in some solid colour would be amazing.

Version 2…immense.

I now love logodesignlove… love it. Glad I was directed to the site and this post has some incredible inspiration and sharpness.

Makes me want to be a better person and designer.

Oh, that James Cullen…. wow.

Hi everyone, just came to know about this website and I have to say its inspiring! I am a furniture designer and you can see my logo and work on vivekkevin.com, actually i would like to get some suggestion about my logo- vivekkevin and pls. note when you spell my name vivek backwards its almost is kevin. I want something simple, sleek and classy. I will really appreciate your suggestions. Vivek

Sup Dave. Nice round up.
Kevin Burr kicks ass no doubt, love that guy to bits and i love his designs.

You def missed out a couple amazing designers that in my personal opinion are pure beacons of light in the design community, then again they were prob ‘too much’ competition to be allowed a place up there eh? ;)

again, nice roundup mate.

I do think there can be another side (accidents ‘do’ happen) but unfortunately we aren’t hearing the other side at all, and it’s been weeks, so that doesn’t sound very good.

Mike, similar to Amanda I think there can be another side. It’s up to David to say.

Toni, thanks for the compliment, and for dropping by. I’d love to know who your favourites are. By all means share their websites.

David, I talked to Dache more than once concerning this issue and have a record of these instances. At one point he confessed he had not done proper research on the matter before designing the logo, right after I had said that could be the reason, seconds before he had seen that very same post on a forum, coincidence? maybe.

Anyway, some of my personal favorites that you forgot to mention (who are btw in my opinion some of the industries most passionat, able logo designers);

Mike Erickson of http://www.LogoMotive.net

Alen Pavlovic (his site is being redone – his LP showcase can be found here – http://logopond.com/members/profile/showcase/13028)

Sean O’Grady (http://logopond.com/members/profile/showcase/10018_

Sean Farrell of http://www.penflare.com/

There’s probably more but id have to check my bookmarks, those are off the top of my head is all :)

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