Questions about corporate design, visual identify and/or branding. Use this tag if your question involves a logo in some way.

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Can I use OS fonts in logos?

When I design a logo, can I use a font that was included in my OS? That I downloaded for free? I'm perhaps less concerned with wordmarks than with other types of logos.
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how do I fix this blur issue on my text logo in photoshop

I have a logo in PS but I'm having a small issue. I see this small blur at the bottom of my logo text which i cant seem to get rid of. Zoomed in: can you see that small blur at the bottom of ...
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Meaning of logos for companies/organisations

I have been wondering , while designing a logo for an organisation/company what all should be taken into consideration and what all tools should be used. For e.g can you tell me the reason behind the ...
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Avoid cropping “transparent” areas when using logo

We have the following logo for a project at my school: (PDF: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/13934366/M2/Grafiska/Logotyp/M2.pdf) Now, as you can see, it has a descending triangle to make it look like a ...
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Designing around an awful logo

I'm looking for some opinions on how to approach an interesting problem I've encounted. I dabble in UX/graphic design, specifically for the web. Mostly static sites. I do this all on my own time as ...
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What size canvas should logos be designed on?

When designing a logo is there a minimum size canvas that should be used to keep quality when it is enlarged or when reduced? Obviously the dimensions of a canvas depend on the shape of the logo, but ...
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Can Inkscape be associated to SVG as the primary tool of the trade? [closed]

I'm planning to make an icon to represent SVG. I know there are official logos, but I never saw them until I looked for them, and I don't believe many designers associate SVG to these logos. My icon ...
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Technically, what are the prime gotchas that could affect your logo further down the road, if it incorporates justified* fx & blend mode treatments?

Explanation (*Justified meaning they favorably add to the identity and aesthetics; i.e. we're assuming that they make perfect sense in a structural meaning.) I'm looking for technically specific ...
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How to create coloured smoke effect for logo

I'd like to recreate the effect used in this picture. How can I do this in Photoshop?
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How is my kerning?

I'm new to graphic design and I have this branding project I am working on. I need to know how my kerning is for the dimension given in the picture below; I'm finding it rather difficult in ...
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Feedback on my Company's Logo? [closed]

I just started my first high school graphic design class a couple months ago, and now I'm using Illustrator to make a logo for my software company. Info on my company: I develop applications for ...
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How to convey the idea of an “API” as an icon?

I've been assigned to design an icon (or logo) for our API (Application Programming Interface). In programming, an API allows programmers/developers to access, or "hook into" functionality located on ...
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Tools for comparing logo fonts

I'm starting with a logo design and want to know what tools are available that an quickly compare different fonts. Take the word "Google" for example how can i quickly compare how it appears using ...
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using photoshop, how can i put a logo on a object like a can (image attached)?

I have a logo and i want to place it on a graphic but on certain graphics the logo is bigger than the "flat" surface so i want to "bend" the logo appropriately to make it look real. For example, on ...
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Vectors: How do you deal with background 'spill' on overlapping edges?

When covering one vector shape with another; if the edges overlap, the background shape's color is used as a (distasteful looking) pseudo-anti-alias effect on the foreground shape's edge, instead of ...
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Should Logotype Be Considered Part of the Heading Hierarchy?

I'm in the process of an identity design for an online magazine and I've come up with what I feel is appropriate logotype, and a heading/body copy pair that I also think work well. But when treating ...
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How do I make logos look good at small sizes?

I've made my first logo in Fireworks) and it looks ok at full size but when scaled down it looks pretty bad. Is it common for designers to make separate versions for smaller sizes?
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Where do I find these kind of elements and what is the font used?

My question is where I can find logo elements like the one above with similar colors? Also, what is the font used?
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Guidelines for logos using multiple typefaces

I was wondering there were any helpful guidelines and/or tips for designing logos with multiple fonts. It seems to be a dangerous area to enter into, but can lead to some great results. Often times ...
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Representing “My” in Logo Design [closed]

What's a good way to represent "My" or ownership in a logo? Specifically own ideas. [Edit:] The logo is for a web app called Mypothesis, it's for people to put their own personal theories out there, ...
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Need help with logo design and its transparency

I have given money to a company to design a logo. The designer will be using Corel Draw, and he was saying that he will give me the cdr file. Now I am confused about how many files he should give me. ...
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Where do I start [closed]

I want to redesign a logo for a local roller derby team. The original logo is really good but I want to make something new and fresh that the roller girls would be proud of. Where should I start?
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Need concept or pictorial representation “thinking code” [closed]

I need to insert some small logo where i have convey that code can think or thinking code. Is there way to represent that in very small logo form
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Is there any service where you can check your designed logo against trademarked logos?

Say if I design a logo, there is the chance that it may be to similar to that of a trademarked logo already out there. Are there any services that help with this? This could be done through research, ...
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Logo feedback and advice on learning Adobe Illustrator…

I've only made a handful of logos in my life, so I'm interested in feedback. Here are the ones that I've come up with so far: http://www.solarcoordinates.com/SHomeTour/logo.html As for the final ...
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Any ideas for “Adults 50+”

I need to create a logo for "Adults 50+" program. This is sort of a general activity club/program for folks over 50 years old. Logo needs to reflect an active life style of adults, rather than them ...
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Using GIMP to redraw an existing low res logo

I am just getting my teeth into Gimp and am not a graphic designer by any stretch of the imagination! I'm a developer trying to make myself a bit more useful on the design front. Anyway, I am ...
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Using CamelCase in a logo

I'm looking forward to getting a logo created for my company. My partners and I have distinct views should we use CamelCase in the logo or not. For example: boffr vs bOffr This made me wonder: when ...
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Wordmark or brandmark logos - Which are more effective?

Are wordmark logos more effective, or brandmark logos? We see companies like Coca-Cola or Google who are doing fine with very effective wordmark logos, while companies like Apple rely quite a lot on ...
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How can I give a logo a sticker effect?

I'm new to graphic design and have started to use Adobe Illustrator. I was wondering if someone can tell me how to make the sticker pop up art like the Gowalla logo. Below is the logo that I'm ...
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What font is used in the Best Western Hotels logo?

I'm interested in making a joke t-shirt for a friend that changes the text on the "Best Western" logo. Does anyone know what font that is (pictured below), or what font most closely simulates it? ...
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How do you design and format a logo for a baseball cap? [closed]

The logo will be embroidered. How many colors should you use in your design? Does the cost go up significantly for more colors? What exactly is stitch count? What format should the file be saved in ...
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What's the difference between a logo and branding?

Are they the same thing? Or does branding = logo + colour palette + typeface? Edit: Just to highlight that I asked about 'branding' - which I definitely hear used to mean solely visual elements - ...