Like a lot of you, I saw "Wizemark" on all the logo haunts that logo designers have on the interwebs in early 2009. And that is how I knew him. Then he did something extraordinary in early 2010 that changed my life. He started the 365 Logo Project. He along with Melanie Matthews, who
There are some amazing new font foundries on the design scene who are doing some brilliant work and making it available to designers and developers everywhere for next to nothing. The release of a new font or font family sees the release of a free weight, a trending practice that garners no complaints from anyone.
I must admit, I have an unholy obsession with moleskines. Any blank, inviting piece of stationery that draws you to write, sketch and create and one that is absolutely beautiful to look at in its humble simplicity, ought to be obsessed about. I have a few moleskines, not many, just a few. They seem to
The internet makes the world go around, literally. Because of it, geography is no longer a barrier in commissioning and delivering work created in digital format. Whether it is a website, a logo, a poster or a short film; more and more people are reaching beyond their local confines to seek talent that might
A while back I was working on a logo project for an outdoor cooking company in Texas, USA. I did a roundup of beautiful gourmet logos at that time. Fast forward a couple of months and this time around I was working on a delicious logo for a sausage company in UK. To say I
The quirks romancing a wine logo are many. Each vineyard has a story to tell. It is this dialogue with their roots and history that awakens the connoisseur in all of us. The beautiful tales seeping out of their oak barrels tease our imagination as do the promise of fresh and fruity flavors. Good wine
The first time I heard the word line art was in 1998 at a web development studio where Nick and I used to spend our college breaks, working on projects. I was instantly intrigued and fascinated by it. Line art is a style of graphics that consists of distinct straight or curved lines placed against
In the past few months, I have read quite a few logo design processes and stowed them away in my mind for a post just like this one. Barring the ones I remembered from the top of my head, I googled the words "logo design process", "brand creation process", "rebranding case studies" and a few
When designing a fancy logo, we shouldn’t be using a plain font, nor something too grungy. These kind of logos need to maintain their class. The right balance of flair and flourish in typography will render these fancy logos absolutely beautiful. I prepared 20 free fonts which are just right for this purpose. Enjoy! 1.
A couple of months ago, I was approached by Mark Adair of Envision Customworks to design a logo for his environmentally friendly building and construction company. Envision Customworks was launched in March 2009 in Jackson, Mississippi by Mark and his brother. They are a construction company that specializes in higher end remodels. They build
Lately I have been obsessing about character development a lot. Part of the reason is the Project 365 Vector Characters that I have undertaken. Part of the reason is my deep seated need to always give life to the whimsy, quirky, fantastically random and imaginary characters that reside inside my head. Character development is a
Jad Limcaco of Design Informer might have very well just started a design movement. He wrote an article about designing something everyday for Smashing Magazine that spurred a great many people to create Posterous and Tumblr blog accounts for their brand new Project 365, a project where you do something consistent every single day of
I wish you all a very Happy New Year. Hope you have a very fruitful one. We are starting off the new year with some good old logo inspiration. My latest logo project has been food related and I thought that I’ll share some classy gourmet logos that I came across in the course of
When I was exploring the logo design territory a few months ago, trying to get a grasp on how it all worked, I came across many well-written articles on the process of logo designing and what questions to ask before starting out and even what files to include in your final delivery package. But
Textures are a pleasure in Photoshop and a privilege in Illustrator. Now since all good logos are vectors, you rarely come across ones that have intricate and beautiful textures. Making a logo classy with the effect of textures [the grunge texture seems to be the most popular in the textured logos that I found] is