Questions tagged [logo]

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

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Where should you use a monogram?

I am making a logo and it's associated monogram for my college section and I am wondering in what situations a monogram should be used ? My biggest concern about the monogram is that contrary to ...
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Can I use company logos in my portfolio?

Just for aesthetic purposes I want to add the logo of the company I worked for near the paragraph where I talk about my work there. The same goes for a Stack Exchange or Dribbble logo. Is that legal? ...
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What system do you use to name your logos?

I'm in a corporate marketing department that has LOADS of logos for our main brand and all of our sub brands, departments, divisions, etc. The logos are typically the family name and the sub division ...
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Color filling the interior region of a traced bitmap

I have got a very simple logo in jpg format. The logo is mostly text, think something like "ABC inc." with a very simple styilized shape which merges A, B and C preceding the text. Only two "pure" ...
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Can it be considered artistic freedom to caricurate (social) media logos for a print publication?

I'm working on a graphic for academic publication. In that graphic I would like to refer to the concept of social media, ideally with the logos of (for example) facebook or twitter. According to their ...
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PMS vs CMYK Logo colors

So, I designed a logo in CMYK color and printed it using EPSON printer. The colors match perfectly what I see in print and on monitor. Then I convert the logo color to PMS using Illustrator's ...
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Presenting proposals and rejected material in portfolio

Can I use in my portfolio work that I made for competitions and rejected items (logos, brochures, etc.), which include the brands of the companies organizing these competitions?
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what are the other tools available for editing eps files other than Illustrator?

I made a vector logo using Illustrator cs6 in my office, but when I returned back to my home to work on it on Inkscape, it shows nothing, showing the error-- the file is not supported! to solve this ...
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C&C on a minimal logo that represents my name ("octopod")

I am very much dying for a second opinion on a logo that brands my name. I have gone through many different logos without asking what other people think of them. The goal here is to represent my name ...
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Logo for social martial arts project

everybody. I need tips on a new logo I'm making for a social martial arts project. I'm not a designer, so could you give me tips on how I can make it look better? I'm going for a flat design. I'm ...
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Are new brand names/logos typically trademarked, and what are the most common reasons for doing so?

I've been doing some preliminary reading on trademark law, and I see that a trademark with the USPTO isn't necessary to defend the uniqueness of your new brand name or log in court. The USPTO gives ...
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Critique: Are these text-based logos positioned comfortably, and do they convey elegance?

Something is amiss about this logo I've made for myself. I am a design student, and soon-to-be graduate. This logo will go on my business card and possibly other promo things in order to allow me to ...
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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 build a cooktop heating element concentric circle shape - in Adobe Illustrator

In Adobe Illustrator: I'm trying to build shape - corresponding to a cooktop heating element exactly like that one shown in the image - for a logo - and I have no idea where to begin. Can an ...
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How do you indicate visually that a shower is for women?

When you see toilet signs, they look more or less like this: It is clear who can enter either of them. Now, say you are designing the signs for showers and you want to distinguish between the ones ...
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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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Sketch effect logo in adobe illustrator

I have a problem. I want to create this kind of logo in Illustrator but I'm stuck on how this effect can be achieved.
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Illustrator: white space around logo when exporting as JPG

I've created a logo in Illustrator, and before I export it, the spacing looks fine. See below: But then, once I export it, it doesn't keep the spacing around the letters I want (the right side of the ...
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Arguments against providing multiple logo alignments?

I designed a logo for a university institute, which shall consist of the institute’s name on one side and the logo proper on the other. Both possible horizontal orders have their advantages and ...
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My web logo looks pixelated after resizing

I am trying to resize my logo for the web but so far I have not been seeing the result that I want to. It was in a vector format first (AI) and then it was converted to PSD. I then used the image ...
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Which program to use for a 3D logo

I am starting to develop a logo, but I want to know the best medium to work with. The size of the logo should never have to exceed 500 x 500 pixels, so I'm not sure if that should be taken into ...
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How to cut lines exactly outline of shape?

ish to illustrator, and I've been working on this logo for my partner. I have created all these lines and am happy with how it is looking. However, I want the lines that make up the image to be cut ...
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Critique logo for community consultancy

I created a logo for a community consultancy firm I might start. Design goals were: Subtly show community interaction, I modeled the dots to be a bit of a tree-structure, network map Monochrome, so ...
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Critique Request: CAD drafting contractor logo

I think I have convinced a client to allow me to redesign this logo as part of redesigning his website: A few pertinent pieces of input from my client: He really likes the grid layout in the ...
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Objects in Illustrator doesn't align perfectly

When working on logo design projects, there are some things in Illustrator that doesn't work perfectly. For example, when I need to make rectangle and then put in rounded rectangle and then aling to ...
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Can I redesign a logo I created in Photoshop in illustrator?

I created a logo for my husbands business in Photoshop and he loves it! I understand that logos though need to be created in Illustrator in order to be resized with out loosing it's quality. Can I ...
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Any books on actual how-to of logo design?

I have been stacking up on books for logo design and scouting dribbble fairly intensely. I read (and loved) David Airey's book Logo Design Love, but what I am really looking for at this stage is a ...
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How do I get proportions of the sock in my logo right?

I am working on a logo for a sock business. My current result is: As you may notice the proportions of the abstracted sock are quite awful. Do you have an idea what I could do to make this better? ...
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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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How to determine whether logo design will require illustrative skills [closed]

A new potential client has reached out to me to design a logo that features a mascot. This mascot would need to poised in different positions and needs to be animated. Does this sound more like a job ...
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When does design need a concept / idea... and when doesn't it?

There are a lot of brands out there that just have a simple wordmark — no icon and no customised type. It can be a good route to go down when designing something that needs a premium / luxury kind of ...
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How to create connected triangles logo in inskcape?

I'm trying to create a logo something along the lines of this: Can anyone give me some help on making that shape with the triangles, only in a kind of blue colour scheme? Here is a save of my ...
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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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How has Microsoft Word's 2018 logo improved over its 2013 logo?

In November 2018, Microsoft revealed a suite of new logos for the Microsoft Office family of software. Some examples are provided here. I feel that Microsoft Word's 2013 logo is familiar, in-fashion, ...
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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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Doing website for a client but logo is not good quality

I'm doing a website for a client and they provided me the logos but, the logos all have a white background which I've tried to remove but I cannot. I use Canva to adjust the logos. The logos are ...
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How to extract a client's logo expectations

I have a several years experience doing visual identity design. I primarily do them for companies from small startups to mid-size businesses. I have been paid by a friend who used my services for ...
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Curve leaf shape and grains with minimal distortion. What technique?

I am trying to curve a wheat stem that has even-sized grains emanating from a central stem. Something like this (but starting from a vertical line): I have tried: Puppet warp Envelope Distort > ...
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Pricing considerations when doing logo work for an agency as a freelancer

I've read this post and a few others: What price should I charge for design services? And Jessica's Hirsch's Dark Art of Pricing. However, what are the considerations when an agency wants you do to ...
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Submitting logo to Github project

I want to give a logo to an open-source Github project. I can use git, but I don't know the etiquette of pushing stuff. Especially if it's not code. Also, what licenses are possible? Where can I give ...
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Charge for the same design but different client?

I designed a kids handbook for a prayer group a few years ago. I just got an email from the woman I worked with and she said another person from a different place asked if it is possible to somehow ...
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When to create a brand style guide?

Should we create the brand style guide before or after we design the touch-points (like stationery, marketing material, website, etc)? Why? Is there any rule on when it should be created? Thank you.
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Critique: Is my logo conveying what I want to communicate?

I'm working as a junior web designer. I want to redesign my portfolio, including that I'm also designing my logo. This is the first time I'm designing a logo. I learnt guidelines and I designed my ...
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Should I seek explicit permission to place a logo into an image sprite with other logos?

I'm currently trying to get permission to place various clients logos on a website, should I also ask for permission to place their logos into a image sprite together with other logos? My reasons for ...
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How to construct logos/letterforms with circles?

I've always wondered how to create these kind of logos - based on circles and a grid: How do I connect the circles in the 'U' here and clean up the paths afterwards? The connection could be done with ...
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How to illustrate user friendliness in an icon?

I am building a web page for a software company, where I want to inform the visitor that our systems are user friendly, among other things. I would like an icon to go with that text. Do you have any ...
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What's the font of the Kubernetes logo?

Does anyone know what the font of the Kubernetes logo (a container orchestration system) is? WhatTheFont yielded no results for it, it's not mentioned in the WhatTheFont Forum. If it's not an ...
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Width of glyphs for logo design

I am redesigning a logo for a client. For that I am designing the typography myself (no premade fonts). As I have never done that before I wonder if there are guidelines on determining the width of ...
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Delivery of JPG logo files to client [closed]

When providing logo files to a client, I always include AI, PDF and social media PNG. I'm not sure what to do with JPG though. What size (document size) JPG is standard to send to a client? Are ...
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Is recreating an existing logo as vector a copyright issue?

A company I've been working for has lost the vector versions of their logo. They've asked if I could recreate them, copying the jpeg version they have exactly to provide vector files. The logo is ...

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