Questions about symbols or marks as used for corporate identification, identity, and branding.

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Using stock images for logos

What are the rules concerning incorporating stock image elements into a website branding or logo? From what I understand, IStockPhoto.com doesn't allow it. Are there any stock images sites that ...
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What to do when product logo and company logo don't match [on hold]

I am designing a promotional DVD. It is advertising a product, that has a red (#ed1c24) and black logo. The company logo, however, is a soft blue (#508dd1)and black. How can I include both of these ...
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What is the recommended way to export a logo from Sketch to Illustrator?

I've always been intimidated by Illustrator and it's pen tool to the point that I void using it. I usually do everything on Photoshop and then import to Illustrator to use the live trace feature ...
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Logo Dispute: Purpose and plagirism [on hold]

Is this logo a good logo? I had an argument about it... My initial thoughts were that a logo should be solid colors and should look good whether big or small. In case you want to put it on jackets, ...
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What is the most common icon used for a website link to go along a set of social icons [on hold]

For example facebook's F, twitter's T, youtube's play button, Vine's V, are fairly standard, but I can't think of a standard for just a website link. Is there a common icon people would recognize?
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What file formats should I send to my client for his logo? [duplicate]

I've been reading different articles and such and have come to the conclusion that I should send him: -ai file -eps file -jpg file -pdf file -png file Should I include anything else or is that ...
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Logo design company recommendations [on hold]

I've been looking at some logo design companies, but have no idea if they are considered reputable or not. They cost around 250-300$. I would name them, but I'm not sure if that goes against the ...
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Logo critique for Hooch & Co

Looking for feedback on logo lockups. Concept: Logo for bar concept in Austin Texas that will appeal to a causal, hipster, young urban crowd. Rooftop patio with yard games such as corn hole, washers, ...
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Optimal background for an emblem mobile wallpaper?

I am trying to find the ideal background for this personal emblem that I made to use as a mobile lock screen wallpaper. However, I am spending too much time trying to achieve the ideal background ...
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How does Yoga Perdana colorize his illustrations?

If you haven't heard of him or seen any of his work, Yoga Perdana is a digital artist who, in my opinion, creates some really awesome illustrations with a very soft feel to them. I believe I ...
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Why is my logo pixelated [duplicate]

I am very new to Illustrator. I've created a text only logo and exported it as a png. When I try to insert it as my email signature it becomes pixelated. How can I export it so it will not lose ...
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Illustrator Aligned to Pixel Grid But Logo Still Fuzzy

I'm trying to create a crisp logo in Illustrator CC, and no matter what I do (have set up web document settings with align to pixel grid), when I go to save my logo as a PNG-24 web document and ...
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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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Is our company logo too similar to this established brand?

I designed our company logo by incorporating the two first letters of our name (W and M) and then put a circle around it. We chose a teal color that was pulled directly from the color of a lake we ...
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Text Effect Help! [closed]

Im just wondering how i would get this text effect with ai cs6 just the OTW text. need help asap
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Is company permission necessary for changing the color of a logo?

I am designing a series of landing pages for a company I work. There are a number of other company's logos included and the design would look much better if the logos were grayed out. From looking at ...
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Logo Sub Category Name or Logo Sub Brand Design

I'm looking for the technical term if there is one of when brands have a sub category or sub brand and they alter their logo slightly. I'm looking for some inspiration of this online of how it's done. ...
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Is my logo good for a competition [closed]

A new institution, namely the Mauritius Renewable Energy Agency (MARENA) for the sustained promotion of the use of renewables for electricity generation will be set up. The institution will have the ...
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PNG for web - Edges blurry/fuzzy

I have never usually had a problem with the quality of my png's lately, but I am trying to save a logo that I recently designed and I am saving it as a png to upload to twitter. Everything appears ...
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Aligning letters “Wrong” appears more “Right”

I'm currently working on a logo for a client. Here is the work in progress. It seems obvious to me that the S should align with the line above. I feel that the best way of aligning it however is to ...
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How to re size different pixel sizes and scale factors?

A client asks me do deliver the files of the logo I made for him. but I really have no idea how sizes and scale factor works in illustrator. can somebody please help me. the attached image are his ...
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Plagiarism or subconscious?

BRIEF "We’ve reinvented electricity supply for the digital World making it possible for any generator to sell directly to a consumer". "By buying electricity directly from generators, you get a ...
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white clipping mask is still visible when saving as png

When I try to save my logo in Illustrator as PNG, you can see the white rectangles. If I do this in Photoshop and use clipping mask, and try to save it, you don't see the white rectangle. How can I do ...
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What kind of logo for a portfolio? [closed]

What kind of logo is the best for a personal portfolio website? My first name is starting with "N" and my last name is starting with "D". I tried to make a logo with ND : I think it's a bit weird ...
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how to use golden ratio and fibonacci to improve a shape's form?

I'm trying to improve my skills and make this X look more appealing, the logo icon is an X, and it's related to tracking technology, I'm trying to it more interesting like these
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Logo design that I created [duplicate]

I have a question. When creating logos for a business, are you allowed to use public domain illustrations? For example, I have something I had drawn and I wanted to replace glasses that I draw with ...
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What is the name of the font used in this logo?

i am looking for this type of typeface for my new logo, i try to upload this image on whatfont(image to font chacker by myfont) but i can't get specific ...
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Logo formats for a web site and digital photographs and using for print [duplicate]

Someone is designing a logo for me. I need to use it for a web site, as a watermark on digital photograph as well for printing on photos, business cards, etc. What formats should I confirm for all ...
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Logo with multiplied transparency blending option won't show up on black - Illustrator

I'm running into a very frustrating issue. I have a logo element that the client specifically asked for: a hand-painted circle. So I painted the circle, scanned it, did an image trace to vectorize it, ...
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Package Pricing [duplicate]

We had a client that needed the following design set without printing: Logo business card letterhead sticker envelope brochure a 3*5m vinyl design for the front glass of his company and another ...
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What files to give my Client for their Logo [duplicate]

I took graphic design in school years ago, but have been out of the loop for quite some time. I recently created a vector logo for a friend for their business. I am wondering how to save the files so ...
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Where can I find a legal website to buy a font for my logo?

I want to register my brand as a trademark. I've almost completed my logo design. The only thing left is the font. I've found thousands fonts and websites online. The problem is that I'm not sure if ...
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How to save logo for web from Illustrator (logo looks pixelated after uploading)

Every time I try saving my logo from Illustrator, it comes out blurry. The logo was done in Illustrator (as a vector file). I tried tracing the outline, rasterizing, saving in all types of ...
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Selling a logo to a business who did not ask for one

One of my projects in college was to recreate a logo for a local business. The professor picked the business and I do not believe the business owners know about it. Since my logo has won several ...
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What do these logos mean - UK and IE inside a circle [closed]

What do the symbols UK and IE inside a circle mean?
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How to reduce a detailed logo without losing crispiness in photoshop or Illustrator [duplicate]

I have a logo design, which need to be reduced to the size of 52px height, on reducing the size to 52 the logo gets jagged with rough and un-smooth edges. how to make it better. any suggestions ...
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How to go about creating this style of logo > oval transparency gradients?

I'm wanting to learn how to do this in illustrator Is there a tutorial that could teach me how to get started on this, or even a template .AI to buy to see how its put together? I'm guessing its ...
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Merging pen lines to create logo

I have finally got my logo to where I want it in illustrator, and I want to preserve all of my pen lines and strokes but just make it one joined object, so that I can transform it and move it around. ...
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What is the right way to ensure design you really want?

When working with logo designer, what is the correct model of communication in helping designer to envision what you want and improving chances of delivering what I have in mind? Do I "direct" the ...
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$300 Logo Redesign as “Trial” Project for Possible Full-time Position

I’ve been freelancing for around seven years now, but I’m not sure how to handle this situation. I have a startup interested in me for an interface design position, but they want to do a trial project ...
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Is Inkscape suitable for design (logo, branding) on the West?

I'm novice designer from Russia, already make a fistful of projects (logo, branding, etc). All my work I do in Inkscape, really love it - but in Russia nobody hear about *.svg, customers want *.ai, ...
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Round sharp edges of icon using GIMP or PIXLR

I am trying to make icon and small clip-arts to use in my app but the artwork I import has very sharp edges and they screw up the cleanliness of the app. How to buffer the edges I am using Pixlr ...
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What is this design trend/style called

I'm having a hard time figuring out what this design trend/style is called. I have a logo given to me by a client. I've seen this style of logo many times on the web. However, I do not know the ...
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Is there a name for logos with four letters in the quadrants of an X?

I'm trying to do some research into these types of logos but I can't find anything of use on Google using the buzzwords - 'Cross logo', 'X logo', 'X with text around logo'. Is there a certain name for ...
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Designing my company’s logo – should I get professional help?

I am getting frustrated trying to design a logo for my company. It is taking me longer to launch my website because of it. Should I have a professional handle the logo for me or should I just throw up ...
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How to convince partner that logo shouldn't be on top of every window

I am working on an app with a team of a few people, and one of those people keeps saying that the logo of the app should be in the middle of the navigation bar in every window. I have been telling him ...
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License for logo of an open source (GPL) project

If you were to design the identity of a software project that is released as Free Open Source Software (FOSS), let's say under the GPL licence, including the identity, graphics, logo, etc., can it be ...
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Why is there so much emphasis on the text of a logo and not the catchyness of the logo itself?

Ok, so I have been looking at a lot of logos recently, all done by graphic designers. And in the majority of them, the only thing they have is a name or some "basic" text. I thought the idea behind a ...
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Are the following logos the same?

I designed this logo for a company, the logo has 4 curved corners (arrows) which represent the different dimensions that particular company works in and the gap between these arrows shows how open the ...
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Does a dotted font exist? [closed]

Trying to do some new logos using a dotted font liek the image below. Does anyone know of any dotted fonts that exist in Google, Adobe or other? http://postimg.org/image/ebk1nqi7l/