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Logofolio by Shaivalini Kumar

Logofolio by Shaivalini Kumar

Late at night, currently surfing the Web for a logo for a client project. One of the best parts of my process, exploring and get inspired. It might sound silly but letting my mind free while surfing does make a difference instead of trying to find something. I stumbled across the work of Shaivalini Kumar and I can't help to enjoy her logofolio from this year. It's full of great pieces and I like how she can co-exist a neutral solid colour with shadows. Hope you will enjoy! About Shaivalini Kumar Shaivalini is a designer currently based Los Angeles and she's focusing her work into Art Direction, Graphic Design, Ilustration and Typography. You should definitely check out her work on Instagram. For more information: http://www.supernovadesign.net.

Logo Design: The Work of Paul Saksin

Logo Design: The Work of Paul Saksin

We keep going through our weekly journey checking out great logos! We're thinking ahead and we want to find new topics, good ones, to share with you guys. The last time we featured the work of Monome and today we're featuring the work of Paul Saksin! Paul is a Russian designer, and for more of his logos, visit his portfolio. Every week we search the internet looking for great logo design. If you you'd like to suggest ideas for the next subjects, please, tell me by sending me sending me a tweet: @paulogabriel. Cheers! ;)

Logo Design: The Work of Monome

Logo Design: The Work of Monome

We keep going through our weekly journey checking out great logos! We're thinking ahead and we want to find new topics, good ones, to share with you guys. The last time we featured logos with footprints and today we're featuring the work of Monome! Monome is a Switzerland based designer. For more logos, visit Monome's portfolio. Every week we search the internet looking for great logo design. If you you'd like to suggest ideas for the next subjects, please, tell me by sending me sending me a tweet: @paulogabriel. Cheers! ;)

Typography in Motion

Typography in Motion

I am always amazed to see the evolution of the design community and the adoption to new styles and techniques. Motion design seems to be taking over, not only in the design industry, but everywhere. Apps like Snapchat are proof to this evolution and it gives a glimpse of a day where no more static images will be seen. Until then I hope we find a better format than GIF. That said, for this post I want to share some beautiful examples of typography in motion created by Starov Evgeniy and Dubnichenko Alexey. The main idea of this collection is to show new vision of using lettering logos combining animation and calligraphy. Each of these works have their own style and animation details so they can be placed in any kind of media space and become a part of the branding. For more information check out https://www.behance.net/Starov

Logo Design: Footprints

Logo Design: Footprints

We keep going through our weekly journey checking out great logos! We're thinking ahead and we want to find new topics, good ones, to share with you guys. The last time we featured logos with flowers and today we're featuring logos with footprints! Every week we search the internet looking for great logo design. If you you'd like to suggest ideas for the next subjects, please, tell me by sending me sending me a tweet: @paulogabriel. Cheers! ;)

Logo Design: Flowers

Logo Design: Flowers

We keep going through our weekly journey checking out great logos! We're thinking ahead and we want to find new topics, good ones, to share with you guys. The last time we featured logos with giraffes and today we're featuring logos with flowers! Every week we search the internet looking for great logo design. If you you'd like to suggest ideas for the next subjects, please, tell me by sending me sending me a tweet: @paulogabriel. Cheers! ;)

Logo Design: More Giraffes

Logo Design: More Giraffes

We keep going through our weekly journey checking out great logos! We're thinking ahead and we want to find new topics, good ones, to share with you guys. The last time we featured the work of Draward and today we're featuring more logos with giraffes! Back in 2012 we featured for the first time giraffes, and we thought it was time to update you on the latest logos using this theme! Every week we search the internet looking for great logo design. If you you'd like to suggest ideas for the next subjects, please, tell me by sending me sending me a tweet: @paulogabriel. Cheers! ;)

Logo Design: The Work of Draward

Logo Design: The Work of Draward

We keep going through our weekly journey checking out great logos! We're thinking ahead and we want to find new topics, good ones, to share with you guys. The last time we featured the work of Rita Konik and today we're featuring the work of Draward! For more of Draward's work, please visit their portfolio at Logopond! Every week we search the internet looking for great logo design. If you you'd like to suggest ideas for the next subjects, please, tell me by sending me sending me a tweet: @paulogabriel. Cheers! ;)

Logo Design: The Work of Rita Konik

Logo Design: The Work of Rita Konik

We keep going through our weekly journey checking out great logos! We're thinking ahead and we want to find new topics, good ones, to share with you guys. The last time we featured logos with ducks, geese, swans and mallards and today we're featuring the work of Rita Konik! For more of Rita's work, please visit her portfolio at Dribbble! Every week we search the internet looking for great logo design. If you you'd like to suggest ideas for the next subjects, please, tell me by sending me sending me a tweet: @paulogabriel. Cheers! ;)

Logo Design: Ducks, Gooses and More

Logo Design: Ducks, Gooses and More

We keep going through our weekly journey checking out great logos! We're thinking ahead and we want to find new topics, good ones, to share with you guys. The last time we featured logos using negative space and today we're featuring logos with ducks, gooses, swans and mallards! Every week we search the internet looking for great logo design. If you you'd like to suggest ideas for the next subjects, please, tell me by sending me sending me a tweet: @paulogabriel. Cheers! ;)

Logo Design: More Negative Space

Logo Design: More Negative Space

We keep going through our weekly journey checking out great logos! We're thinking ahead and we want to find new topics, good ones, to share with you guys. The last time we featured the work of Colombian designer Carlos Puentes and today we're featuring more logos using negative space! Every week we search the internet looking for great logo design. If you you'd like to suggest ideas for the next subjects, please, tell me by sending me sending me a tweet: @paulogabriel. Cheers! ;)

Logo Design: The Work of Carlos Puentes

Logo Design: The Work of Carlos Puentes

We keep going through our weekly journey checking out great logos! We're thinking ahead and we want to find new topics, good ones, to share with you guys. The last time we featured the work of Romanian designer Bodea Daniel and today we're featuring the work of Colombian designer Carlos Puentes. For more of his work, please visit his portfolio at Logopond! Every week we search the internet looking for great logo design. If you you'd like to suggest ideas for the next subjects, please, tell me by sending me sending me a tweet: @paulogabriel. Cheers! ;)

Logo Design: The Work of Bodea Daniel

Logo Design: The Work of Bodea Daniel

We keep going through our weekly journey checking out great logos! We're thinking ahead and we want to find new topics, good ones, to share with you guys. The last time we featured logos with overlap and today we're featuring the work Romanian designer Bodea Daniel. These are pretty awesome! For more of his work, please visit his portfolio at Dribbble! Every week we search the internet looking for great logo design. If you you'd like to suggest ideas for the next subjects, please, tell me by sending me sending me a tweet: @paulogabriel. Cheers! ;)

Logo Design: Overlap

Logo Design: Overlap

We keep going through our weekly journey checking out great logos! We're thinking ahead and we want to find new topics, good ones, to share with you guys. The last time we featured the work of Marcin Inspirado and today we're featuring logos with overlaps. Every week we search the internet looking for great logo design. If you you'd like to suggest ideas for the next subjects, please, tell me by sending me sending me a tweet: @paulogabriel. Cheers! ;)

Logo Design: The Work of Marcin Inspirado

Logo Design: The Work of Marcin Inspirado

We keep going through our weekly journey checking out great logos! We're thinking ahead and we want to find new topics, good ones, to share with you guys. The last time we featured quirky Japanese logos and today we're featuring the work of Marcin Inspirado. These are only a handful of Marcin's work. For more of it, please visit his portfolio at Logopond. Every week we search the internet looking for great logo design. If you you'd like to suggest ideas for the next subjects, please, tell me by sending me sending me a tweet: @paulogabriel. Cheers! ;)

Revue Custom Logotype Process by Paul von Excite

Revue Custom Logotype Process by Paul von Excite

Our good buddy Paul von Excite is a designer that specializes in Logos, Lettering, Typography and more. He recently published a beautiful process about his redesign of the logo he did for RevueCheck it out! In Paul's Words In this article I am going take you through my usual process of creating a custom logotype for a client. 1. Introduction 2. Get to know the Brand 3. Research and Inspiration 4. Sketching 5. Concept Development 6. Digitalizing and Revisions 7. Alternate versions 8. The Final Result All Rights to Paul von Excite 1. Introduction Revue is the easiest tool to create a weekly email newsletter. You focus on curation, we'll make sure it looks good.Revue is a new tool that creates newsletters within a few clicks. The tool can be used to gather existing content, order it, add some personal words and send out the resulting ready designed newsletter to subscribers. Revue can be used by everyone; from families, starters and start-ups to companies who already have a subscriber database. A Revue account includes a predesigned landing page with signup form that can be shared to reach out and boost the number of subscribers. Existing subscribers can be imported from several sources including MailChimp. 2. Get to know the Brand On before hand I always ask a few question to the client in terms of; what they do, their goals, target-audience, keywords, direction of style for the logo specifically and a few reference images. All these questions come in handy when starting your inspiration journey.Their goal is to build a brand with Revue in the future and are searching for a simple and clean custom type, friendly and approachable for consumers as well as the business market. Yet simple it need to have it's own identity and stand out from other competitors. For alternate standalone use on smaller sizes they also needed a distinctive "R" icon.Keywords: Personal, Elegant, Clean, Modern, Simple, Professional, Strong, Warm, Classic, Friendly.Next to the description and keywords the client also wanted to explore certain other styles based on reference of my previous work, like; Brthrs, Stencil, Painterly, Craft. Not all of these examples have the right specification in relation to the description and keywords but it is good to explore other possibilities. 3. Research and Inspiration All received information is a good starting point for beginning the research, which I'd like to start creating a small mood board of logo styles I personally find a good fit and inspirational letterforms I may end up using. All Rights to Paul von Excite 4. Sketching Partly thanks to doing research I have a strong idea for direction in mind which I'm going to visually develop in the sketch phase. This phase primary focuses on; sizes, letterforms and connection options. Usually with the letter connection part I run into problems, in this particular case I see the "v-u" connection could be a problem and read as a "r". Other than that, I didn't see any big problems on before hand. All Rights to Paul von Excite All Rights to Paul von Excite At this point the client will get involved. It would be a waste of time to fully develop a logo without consulting the clients preference. At first the client liked the right middle option most but after a quick digital transfer and mock up on the website we both agreed the middle left one was the best option and suited the description best. As I already mentioned above, the "v-u" is a problem, the legibility was way better disconnecting the "v-u". 5. Concept Development It is time to transfer the raw sketch work into an usable detailed sketch for digitalizing. Vectorizing the raw sketch work is also an option but I like to do as less digital work as possible. All Rights to Paul von Excite All Rights to Paul von Excite All Rights to Paul von Excite 6. Digitalizing and Revisions I am here working with 0 and 90 degree bezier handles method, there is a excellent tutorial about that method over at AGCS by Dave Coleman. All Rights to Paul von Excite As I mentioned earlier, the detailed sketch iteration had room for improvement. In above shown picture, the layered vector WIP is shown on top of the scanned detailed sketch. The revisions I made are foremost; width/size adjustments, kerning and consistent tails/connections/slants.A quick tip: I always found it very helpful to send a concept to another "lettering" designer to gain other insights and feedback. All Rights to Paul von Excite All Rights to Paul von Excite All Rights to Paul von Excite 7. Alternate version Now the full logotype has been created, we still need an alternate initial "R" icon for smaller sizes usage. Goal was to maintain the character of the "R".I Sketched out two ideas, one based on the existing "R" which was good but not that ideal for usage without the circle. The second one has a cut off leg, we both agreed this was the best option as it was usable with and without a circle and maintained the character of the "R". All Rights to Paul von Excite All Rights to Paul von Excite 8. The Final result From the first mail contact till the final result it took me around 40 hours to complete. The new logo for Revue is now ready for actual use and I'm very happy about the final result. I hope this insight in my process has been helpful. I'm open for feedback to improve future articles of this kind. Thanks for reading! All Rights to Paul von Excite All Rights to Paul von Excite All Rights to Paul von Excite Links Find out more about Paul von Excite: http://www.paulvonexcite.com Follow Paul von Excite on Dribbble: https://dribbble.com/paulvonexcite

Quirky Japanese Logos

Quirky Japanese Logos

We keep going through our weekly journey checking out great logos! We're thinking ahead and we want to find new topics, good ones, to share with you guys. The last time we featured Logos & Typography by Dawid Cmok and today we're featuring quirky Japanese logos. Every week we search the internet looking for great logo design. If you you'd like to suggest ideas for the next subjects, please, tell me by sending me sending me a tweet: @paulogabriel. Cheers! ;)