Have you seen the Michael Jackson Farewell Tribute logo? If you don’t watch much television, then maybe you haven’t. It is beautiful and very well executed. On that note, let me begin a round-up of logo design and branding news across the globe for the month of August 2009. These little bits of information and inspiration are ones that caught my eye through rss feed readers, twitter, blogs and websites. There is a good mix of fantastic interview links, visual logo candy, discussions, rants, applause and resources galore. Logo Hawk reporting for duty [okay, that is one cheesy line, but I couldn't resist]
Mayor Boris Johnson offer £600,000 to rebrand London ahead of the 2012 Olympic games.
Moving Brands is a firm that decided to respond to this request a bit unusually. They launched a website, making their process not only open to everybody but well informed by public discussion and opinion. They have a plethora of interesting images and processes set up on this website, worth checking out. They call it A Brand For London.
Good Humor ice cream rebrands and loses its heart?
A great article and discussion going on over at Under Consideration, regarding the rebrand of Good Humor ice cream.
Ikea’s font is as cheap as its furniture.
Ikea changes the typeface in its catalogues to verdana?
Australia offers $20 million to rebrand the nation’s international image.
We are young and we are free … we also have a lot of moolah. Australian trade minister approves $20 million to rebrand "Australia" and this time around we are seekling inspiration from New Zealand’s "100 per cent pure".
Logo Trademarking Tips : A Legal Perspective
A very interesting and informative read on David Airey’s blog, this article tackles the resounding dilemma of having a logo with and without text, the legalities and ease in trademarking either with a bunch of useful links that are worth checking out.
90 Exceptionally useful logo tutorials
Tripwire Magazine does a massive roundup of over 90+ Logo designing tips, tutorials and resources
The Logo Evolution Of 15 Corporate Brands
Scarlet Bits takes you through a visual journey of 15 massive corporate brands and hwo their logos have eveolved over the years.
Interview with Apple Logo Designer Rob Janoff
Creative Bits has a very fun, insightful interview posted. Rob Janoff talks about how Steve Jobs said "Don’t make it cute!" and that was about the only brief he got before designing the iconic Apple logo.
A Chat with Brandstack Founder Wes Wilson
Wes Wilson, the founder of the internet’s first logo and brand marketplace talks about the perils of being an entrepreneur and the black, white and gray of selling logos online.
40 More Green Organic Eco Logos
Visual inspiration of the green kind. Part II in the series of green, organic eco logos.
40 Groovilicious Retro Logos For Inspiration
They are groovy baby! 40 psychedelic logos that surely Austin Powers would approve of!
35 Logos Brilliantly Using Negative Space
Graphic Design Blog posts a round-up of some cool logos that effectively use negative space. A short explanation accompanies for those who miss the point.
Vital Tips For Effective Logo Design
Jacob Cass writes a comprehensive and informative article on Smashing Magazine.
The Art Of Creating A Fictional Brand
Everybody shares their knowledge on how to design logos for clients. What about a case when there is no client? Students and budding designers need to create fictitious/fake logos to exercise their creative muscle and build an initial portfolio. This post explains how to do just that.
20 Incredible Logo Brand Designers
Callum Chapman has managed to find a bunch of incredibly talented logo designers and brand creators.
50 Beautiful And Creative Logos With Heart
Logos with heart over at Pelfusion. Simple and full of love.
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