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- President of WebFX. Bill has over 25 years of experience in the Internet marketing industry specializing in SEO, UX, information architecture, marketing automation and more. William’s background in scientific computing and education from Shippensburg and MIT provided the foundation for MarketingCloudFX and other key research and development projects at WebFX.
An effective logo sets the tone and public perception of your brand, and therefore careful thought and creativity must be put into constructing it. In this article, you’ll find a large collection of tutorials and resources on the topic of designing logos by some of the most well-respected logo designers in the industry.
Logo Design Tutorials
Big Bocca – Illustrative Logo
This downloadable tutorial goes through the process of designing an illustrative logo.
Piranha’s Revenge – Illustrative Logo
Artist Von. R. Glitschka discusses his creative process for designing an illustrative logo.
Take a peak into a real-world project to see an actual logo designer in action.
Creating the Logo / Identity for “Blackberry Creek Community Church”
You’ll see, from start to finish, the creation of a logo for the “Blackberry Creek Community Church”.
Drawing a Good Logo
UX Developer Nathan Smith discusses his method for creating an iconic logo design.
Day 30: Designing a Logo
Learn how to create a logo design in Illustrator via this step-by-step tutorial.
My logo design process
Graphic Designer David Airey shares his logo design process, including the very important step: the design brief.
Constructing the Perfect Logo
This short tutorial goes over the general methods for constructing a logo.
Logo Design Galleries for Inspiration
LogoPond is a logo design gallery where users can upload and share their logos. Members can leave comments/critiques, so it’s a helpful place for getting feedback.
Logo Of The Day features one logo a day picked by a panel of judges.
The Identity Archives Project
The Identity Archives Project is a searchable database of logos and brand identity designs, it’s useful for getting inspiration on particular topics such as “technology” or “web 2.0”.
Logos & Logotypes on deviantART
deviantArt has a section on user-submitted logos/logotypes that you can browse through for logo design inspiration.
Logo Faves is a logo design gallery that seeks to present the best logo designs. Check out their “Highest Rated Logos” section to see what the top logos on the site.
FAVEUP is a design inspiration gallery that has a wonderful Logos section. Users are able to vote on designs that are featured on FAVEUP.
Logo Galleria (currently) has over 400 logos featured in their gallery.
Logospire is a logo design gallery where users can vote on, comment on, and upload logo designs.
LogoSauce is a logo design gallery.
Update: This website no longer exists. lo80s is a highly-categorized logo design gallery.
You’ll find categories like “Symbols” or “Household Items” on here.
LogoSurf is part of BuzzShout is a logo design aggregate that displays tons of logos in one page to reduce the number of clicks you have to perform to see logo designs.
logoed is a blog-style logo design showcase for graphic designers that posts logos from various designers.
goodlogo!com is a database of logo designs.
Check out the Logo Top 250 section to see the most popular logos on the site.
Logo Design Articles
30 Brilliant Vector Logo Designs, Deconstructed
Graphic and web designer, Chris Spooner, analyzes how one would construct the featured logo designs.
Acclaimed creative team Hicksdesign discusses the method in which the Firefox logo was selected.
What Makes a Great Logo
This is an excellent article on the fundamental elements of a good logo design.
how do designers create unique identities?
Logo designer and author Jeff Fisher ponders on the ways designers go about creating unique brands that stand out from the crowd.
Logos with a meaning
This article on creativebits examines logos that have a symbolic meaning to them, such as the FedEx logo and Sun Microsystems logo.
5 vital logo design tips
Acclaimed graphic designer David Airey shares his tips on designing logos.
Logo design company, LogoBee, shares some basic things to consider when creating a logo.
Color as Logo
Peter Windett discusses using color as your logo.
The Five Types of Marks
This back-to-basics article discusses the five main categories of logos.
Logos, Flags, and Escutcheons
A classic piece on logo design: Paul Rand discusses the meaning of logos and what makes it effective.
David Airey shares his thoughts on what makes a logo design great.
7 Logo Design Trends that have Withstood the Test of Time
Styles and trends of logos have changed throughout the years, but as this article shows, there are certain logo design elements that are as popular today as they were back in the day.
The Secret Life of Symbols
Maggie Macnab discusses the history of symbols and what they mean to us as a culture.
This article shares some basic tips on creating a logo and a tag line for it.
Wired News tells us the history of Google’s legendary logo.
The Power of RED
This article discusses the meaning of the color red and the emotions and perceptions it invokes upon the viewer.
Logo Design Revisited.
Designer Dmitry Kirsanov revisits and analyzes some of the logos he’s done in the past.
Logo Design Showcases
Top 10 Rock Band Logos
Logo Design History
Logo Design & Branding Trends 2009
50+ Kick Ass Logos for Inspiration
30 Dual Element Logos
15 wonderfully simple logo designs
The Logos of Web 2.0
A showcase of logos that have the “Web 2.0” look and feel.
Logo Design Flickr Groups
This 2,000+-member strong Flickr group showcases brands, marks, and logos from around the world.
Logo Design Books
An excellent book on the topic of creating effective and successful strong brand identities. It also outlines strategies for maintaining your brand through time and throughout the company.
This book analyzes 100 logos to see what features makes for an effective logo design.
This book is a showcase of logos from around the world. It’s a great book to have around to gather inspiration: I look through it before sketching and firing up Illustrator to get the creative juices flowing.
This book is about designing effective logos in today’s competitive market where consumers are baraged with plenty of options. How do you stand out from the sea of other logos? Read this book to find out.
Here is a great set of books compiled by freelance graphic designer Gino Orlandi.
Logo Design Blogs and Sites
Denis Radenkovic runs a weblog where each post is focused on a particular logo which is analyzed and critiqued.
Logo Design Blog
Logo Design Blog shares news and information on logos and logo design companies.
Brands of the World
Brands of the World is a site that indexes the most popular, famous brands and logos around the world.
The Logo Factor
The Logo Factor is a logo design weblog that discusses news and information on designing logos.
Logo Notions is a web column by Jeff Fisher that has essays on the topic of designing logos.
Leave your favorite logo design tutorials and resources, or talk about the ones above, in the comments.
President of WebFX. Bill has over 25 years of experience in the Internet marketing industry specializing in SEO, UX, information architecture, marketing automation and more. William’s background in scientific computing and education from Shippensburg and MIT provided the foundation for MarketingCloudFX and other key research and development projects at WebFX.
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