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Why Do Everyone’s Logo Fonts Look the Same?

Just Creative

This article has been contributed by Dawson Whitfield. Maybe you’ve noticed it while flipping through a magazine or browsing your favorite sites online. Maybe you’ve opened one too many marketing emails only to be left with the same lingering feeling. Maybe you were looking at your own company’s branding only to have an odd feeling of deja vu. Whatever your moment of realization was, you were left wondering, “Is it just me, or do everyone’s logo fonts look the same now?”.

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Embracing Competency and Letting Go of Design Perfection

Speckyboy Design Magazine

It seems like every designer and developer out there is on the hunt for perfection. As if somehow that’s our ticket to the top. The distinguished projects, the big paycheck and the booming business. It all will come if we just… do the impossible? The trouble is, we mere mortals aren’t known for perfection. Sure, subjectively someone could look at a project in our portfolio and say “it’s perfect”. Flattering as it may be, another person may look at that same project and give it a “meh”.

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How to Create a Font in Adobe Illustrator

Tuts Plus

What You'll Be Creating If you're a designer or illustrator who's comfortable creating glyphs in Adobe Illustrator, this tutorial is right up your alley! We'll learn how to create your own font in Illustrator by planning out our letter set, go over ways to refine the font design, and prepare files for use in a font-making program, all from the comfort of Adobe Illustrator. This tutorial you'll learn how to make a font.

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Illustrations by Camila Nogueira that drip with pastel tones and elegant lines to depict golden hour around the world

Creative Boom

Using pastel tones, a whole load of pink and playing with delicate light, shadow, and elegant lines, Camila Nogueira 's illustrations of landscapes and cities are inspired by Japanese woodblock printing and Franco-Belgian comics. They also happen to be based on sunrises or sunsets – that perfect "golden hour" when the world seems to take on a whole new tone. I'm inspired by nature itself.

Design Thinking Strategies for Facilitating Growth and Performance

Speaker: Carrie Cousins, Founder and Freelancer Writer & Designer at Carrie Cousins LLC

Design thinking is at the root of creative success. Seriously! But do you know how to shift your mindset and creative process – as well as that of your team – to create and ideate in ways that are truly innovative? The most inspired and innovative teams and individual designers need to be a part of a culture that enables forward-thinking, acceleration, and efficiency. It’s a combination of creative, analytical, and collaborative approaches that produce results.

The 11 Core Principles of Logo Design

Just Creative

This article was contributed by Nathan McKinley. The logo represents the most recognizable face of any business brand, and it can play a crucial role in creating a first impression that can stay in the minds of customers. Naturally, designing a strong logo is very important for any business brand. If designed well, a logo can quickly become a great asset for any business brand.

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Noted: New Name and Logo for St. Louis City SC

Under Consideration / Brand

“Soccer and the City”. 2019) " St. Louis City SC will begin play in MLS in 2023, joining Sacramento as the 29th and 30th teams in the league. The team will feature the only majority female-led ownership group in Major League Soccer, led by Carolyn Kindle Betz.". Design by. “A

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Giacomo Felace on waking up to hard truths and why difficult times can bring out the best in us

Creative Boom

When our lives were flipped upside down by Covid-19 and Italy became one of the worst-hit countries in the world, Giacomo Felace wasn't just worrying about his friends and relatives; he was one of the first economic casualties, losing his design job. The Italian art director and creative strategist lives and works in Venice, and has spent the last decade working in the field of branding for cultural and commercial brands.

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Best Huion Tablets for Graphic Designers in 2020

Just Creative

The Huion brand is one that is trusted by industry professionals all over the world. From the features that they load into each tablet, to the wide range of options that they offer designers, no matter what their budget is, Huion is a brand that is a household name. After our list last year, we wanted to make sure that you had a list of the best options available to you now, especially if you’re just starting your career or looking for a new piece of tech.

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Create All the Logo Files Your Client Needs in Under 5 Minutes

Spoon Graphics

Just over a year ago I reviewed the must-have tool for logo designers: Logo Package Express. It’s a brilliant Adobe Illustrator Extension that automatically generates every file format, color scheme, and logo configuration your client could ever ask you for.

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Now More Than Ever: Why Communication is Essential For Your Business

Speaker: Danielle Hughes, Chief Personality Officer, More Than Words Marketing

In this presentation, you'll hear from Danielle Hughes, a copywriting and branding expert, on how you can use your personality to connect with your clients and stand out from the clutter. On how being vulnerable and real will create stronger connections and affinity, and how knowing your brand and your audience makes messaging easier for you and more relatable for them.

Reviewed: New Logo and Identity for Robinhood by COLLINS

Under Consideration / Brand

“Trade Runner 2049”. Established in 2013, Robinhood is a financial services company that offers commission-free trading through an online-only platform on their website and dedicated mobile app with the mission to democratize finance for all and provide everyone with access to the financial markets, not just the wealthy. Offering people the ability to invest in stocks, ETFs, and options as well as cryptocurrencies, Robinhood is a FINRA regulated broker-dealer, registered with the U.S.

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The complete retrospective of Japan's ingenious master of three-dimensional typography

Creative Boom

If, like John Maeda , many of you see Takenobu Igarashi as a creative legend who taught you the "ABCs of form (and life)", then prepare yourselves for the complete retrospective of the ingenious master of three-dimensional typography.

JUST Creative’s New Office

Just Creative

Earlier this year, we bought a house in Sydney and back in July, we moved in. It’s been a dream for many years and it’s great to have some roots finally set up, after vagabonding the world (88 countries!) for the past decade which has obviously been put on hold now. The Studio. The best part is that the home has a seperate studio which I’ve turned into my office and play pen.

“The 13th Spring” by Photographer Aaron Hardin


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Recession Proof Your Business

Speaker: Ean

Facts fight fear. This presentation will outline specific actions you can take to protect your cash manage debt to increase your chances of success in an economic downturn. Suitable for all size businesses (side hustle to C-Corp) with any bookkeeping system.

Noted: New Logo and Identity for LoL Esports

Under Consideration / Brand

“No Laughing Out Loud Matter”. "As As League of Legends heads into its next 10 years of operation, the new LoL Esports brand embodies values that position esports as a meaningful life pursuit. LoL Esports will serve as the platform and voice for the global sport and regional leagues, and as a marker of world-class competition and the best entertainment experience for fans.

Digital drum kit takes you underground to experience northern mining history with '80s acid beats

Creative Boom

From a 'pickaxe hi-hat' to a 'dynamite kick drum', evocative sounds of a lost industry in East Durham have been used to create a digital drum kit where anyone can create their own track with a 16 bar sequencer, first by laying down a drum beat.

Best Smartphones for Designers & Creatives in 2020

Just Creative

There’s an old saying that once you leave the lot with your brand new car, it starts to lose its value. In some ways, this could also be true about smartphones. It seems that whenever you just get the newest one, there are already articles and podcasts about what’s coming next. When you spend some serious cash on a smartphone, it can be very annoying.

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Photographer Spotlight: Emma Hardy


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Practical Financial Advice for Creatives in Crisis

Speaker: Jason Blumer, CPA

This webinar provides practical and honest financial advice for those running creative businesses in crisis. The economic disruption brought about by the spread of the coronavirus has caught us all by surprise. Come learn how you need to act now in areas of cash, finances, tax, and the financial side of your business. There will be a time for Q&A as well

Reviewed: Friday Likes 339: From Studio MPLS, Wade and Leta, and Unifikat Design Studio

Under Consideration / Brand

“From Studio MPLS, Wade and Leta, and Unifikat Design Studio”. This week all projects come from repeat visitors, two of them from two weeks ago.

New brand guidelines design tool Standards 'takes the best from the past, and is built for design today'

Creative Boom

Most graphic designers are aware/in awe of Standards Manual , the independent publishing imprint founded by designers Jesse Reed and Hamish Smyth in New York City in 2014.

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Magical Imperfection: A New Documentary Explores the Life of Raymond Moriyama

Azure Magazine

Of all Canadian architects, I think I know Raymond Moriyama best. Although I’ve never met him or studied his work in any academic depth, I spent a lot of time in the Toronto Reference Library. That was enough. After two years of almost daily visits, the warmth and openness of the place left me feeling that I understood the building — and its architect — more intimately than anywhere in Toronto.

“Calling The Birds Home” by Photographer Cheryle St. Onge


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Web Design for All: Accessibility, Inclusivity and Beyond

Speaker: Eden Spivak, Design Expert and Editor at Wix & Nir Horesh, Accessibility Lead and Senior Product Manager at Wix

When we design products or websites for people like ourselves, there are many others who are, as a result, left out. In this webinar, we’ll delve into why accessibility matters. Yet however well-intended, website accessibility is too often seen as a checklist to be marked off at the end of the design process. Our goal is to shift the discussion around accessible design from accommodating the needs of a small minority group to creating better, more inclusive interfaces for us all - no matter our identity, background, knowledge, or ability.

An Interactive Display Color-Codes Hundreds of Historical Mineral Illustrations


All images © Nicholas Rougeux. Throughout the early 19th century, naturalist, illustrator, and mineralogist James Sowerby published 718 color renderings of minerals, which he accompanied with their characteristics, classifications, and other names.

Olivia Johnson uses cross stitch to highlight the discrimination women face at work

Creative Boom

Women's Work is a new project by artist and designer Olivia Johnson that uses cross stitch to visualise data about inequality and discrimination at work. The Portland-based creative chose the medium of cross stitch because it's "something that tends to be labelled as 'kitsch' and women's hobby craft" and so "emphasises the fact that women's labour is routinely dismissed and undervalued". Olivia chose hard facts about women in the workplace, particularly women of colour.

#ILoveTheseGuys Creative Inspiration: The Cabrals


Shillington students from around the world share the work of creatives who inspire them in the #ILoveTheseGuys series. In this post, New York student Geli Balcruz highlights projects from Philippines-based creatives, Patrick Cabral and Camy Cabral. Art couple goals? The Cabrals are the real deal! Husband and wife Patrick Cabral and Camy Cabral play with paper and ink to produce the most intricately designed and made artworks.

Hilarious Photos Of Pet Antics From The Comedy Pet Photography Awards 2020

Design You Trust

From the geniuses who brought us the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards, there’s a new competition that gives domesticated animals their time to shine.

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What in the World is a Force Majeure?

Speaker: Michele Berdinis

This session will answer business law questions that people are asking most during the pandemic.

AnonyMouse Wedges Miniature Shops and Restaurants Built For Mice into Busy City Streets


All images © AnonyMouse, shared with permission. In cities across Sweden, France, and the Isle of Man lies a parallel universe fit only for a mouse. Miniature restaurants, record shops, and apothecaries squeeze into ground-level windows on the street next to their human-sized equivalents.

Spotlight on: The Completist, a London-based stationery brand run by husband-and-wife duo

Creative Boom

As we learn today of the UK economy plunging into the deepest recession since records began (no surprises there), it's uplifting to hear of a London-based stationery brand that is surviving and thriving during these difficult times. Run by husband-and-wife duo, Jana and Marko, The Completist has grown from a beloved hobby that started with 12 greeting card designs into a fully-fledged business with over 400 products including cards, stationery, gift wrap, and homeware.

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Logo Guidelines Poster V2 Template Free Download Designed by The Logo Smith

The Logo Smith

The post Logo Guidelines Poster V2 Template Free Download Designed by The Logo Smith appeared first on The Logo Smith All Content © 2020 The Logo Smith.™ |. Happy to make another one of my Logo Guideline Posters available as a free template download , for any designer who might find it useful.