60-Seconds 303: fortunes to be made in the 48-hour logo site

You've probably seen the design community cult-movement "No SPEC" against spec-work, or seen thousands of complaints from graphic designers about the hack logo sites proliferating online these days. Today I got a press release, for DTG, from "48-hour Logos" a crowd sourcing site offering "contests" for designing logos. I've provided reference links below, but first, consider this December 11, 2013

Book of the Year: Saul Bass

BOOK OF THE YEAR for graphic designers is a tough thing to live up to. Phil Meggs, Alex White, Steven Heller, all worthy authors in the design community. We've had at least a few of the "greats" honor the pages of DTG Design Bookshelf - Seymour Chwast, Milton Glaser, Andy Warhol, David Lance Goines -- and now I take great pleasure in adding another of the all-time greats, SAUL BASS. December 18, 2012

Secrets of Designing a good Logo

Over the years I've seen them all -- and from time to time, when I see someone giving out design advice online, I'll ask: where did you obtain your formal training? Many times, they'll confess they have no formal training. I recently followed a discussion in a Designer's forum about designing logos. A person asked the group to share their "secret tactics" ... here's what they said : November 28, 2012

Creative Tidbits : Type and Art Nouveau

It's a mixed bag in this edition of Creative Tidbits -- we really enjoyed discovering : [] Yet another type guide; [] Message in a bottle; [] The Information Sage; [] Art Nouveau Exhibition reappraised; [] iPhone App Homage To Graphics God Wim Crouwel... ... follow along as we cruise cool stuff from in and around the graphic arts and creative visual arts scene May 31, 2011

Creative Tidbits: LOGOS and JC Penny

This week is a cool mix of interesting items including "So you think you can design a logo?" Follow along with : * 2011 Trendology: U.S. Graphic Design Services * Tattoo Master, Off the Street, Into the Gallery * Student designs new JC Penney logo, and * The Wonder of Wim Gallery opening... April 29, 2011

Own a Color

This article, contributed by Jonathan Munk, was first published in 2007. In reviewing this year's color issue, we find Jonathan's words are even more true than ever! Follow along as Jonathan Munk shares these important considerations for your logo and identity program... March 30, 2011

The Right Logo

Colleen Ryan of Logobee Inc., passes along this important essay for all designers, particularly those entering the field, and beginning to design logos. It could also be important for business owners who think they do or do not need a logo. November 24, 2010

Jumpstart Creative Ideas

Creative people continually face the all-to-familiar design world problems of "idea doldrums" and "creative burnout." Here are just a few pointers of where to go for a creative jumpstart May 31, 2010

Logo Design Processes

This month's graphic design quest gathers some of the better tutorials for designing logos. We begin with an excellent tutorial by Chuck Green, then show you others that will help you develop your own design processes for designing logos May 30, 2010

Logo Design Tips

Golden arches. A "swoosh" sign. A man on a horse holding a polo mallet. What kind of attention goes into a good logo? Here's a few brief but important tips December 18, 2009