March 23, 2007

What’s in your logo?

//na// Friday logo nerdery for your delectation:

  • Even if you don’t have tastes-great/less-filling debates about Paul Rand vs. Saul Bass (and God help you if you do), there’s plenty to enjoy in this Logo design history. Many of the logos are available for download in EPS format.  Too bad there’s nothing about the old Adobe logo–the one that looked like rolls of paper for a printing press. [Via]
  • Cutting to the present, Graphic Design USA features a look at recent logo trends (and not just the bloopy "Web 2.0" schtick).
  • is a carnival of copyright infringement, and I’ve loved it for years, downloading & spoofing many famous designs.  (The first rule of Logotypes is you do not tell your legal department about Logotypes.)
  • Speaking of spoofs, Mike Judge’s future-satire Idiocracy features all kinds of logo & brand remixes. [Via]
  • Logopond offers a plentiful feed of design inspiration.  Viva Napalm Riot & this little devil-mouse.
  • Okay, it’s not logo-related per se, but check out the NYC Transit Authority style guide from 1970.  It’s amazing that if it weren’t for the date stamp on the gallery, it would be hard to know that this isn’t a current design document.  Is that a good thing (viva timeless Helvetica!) or a bad one (when in doubt, we punt and go with clean-n’-unobjectionable)? [Via]
Posted by John Nack at 9:10 AM on March 23, 2007


  • David Airey :: Creative Design :: — 2:28 PM on March 23, 2007

    A nice post with interesting links.
    Thanks for creating this one. I’m pretty sure I haven’t visited your blog before. I found it through my feed reader and my search for blog posts including the term logo design.
    [Seems like a timely post on my part, then. ;-) –J.]
    All the best,

  • David Wen — 8:18 PM on March 23, 2007

    Don’t forget Brands of the World.
    [Good suggestion–thanks. –J.]

  • Michel — 10:04 AM on March 29, 2007

    Without forgetting which has diffused logos and vectorial resources for more than 6 years ;-)
    [Ah, cool–good to know. –J.]
    Great blog John ;-)
    [Thanks! –J.]

  • Jessica Field — 11:34 PM on April 09, 2007

    Excellent Post! i have passed through another website having some great articles on Logo Designs. Here is the url…
    [Groovy, thanks. –J.]

  • Andrea N. - Ars Logo Design — 11:23 AM on August 20, 2007

    Please keep on populating your list!

  • Halil - Logodesign Marketplace — 2:50 PM on September 08, 2007

    Thank you for the good links, a have one more site with over 5.000 Logos from 120 designers.

  • andreas (Recycle to save the planet) — 10:52 AM on September 11, 2007

    Thank you John. Very usefull list

  • Ryan — 2:20 PM on October 10, 2007

    Thanks for linking to my Napalm Riot logo. :)
    [You bet. Thanks for sharing it. –J.]

  • Jack Napier — 11:23 AM on August 27, 2009

    interesting. Very nice

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