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I've narrowed my business logo down to 3 favorites. I'd like some critique. Favorite and why; colors complementary, too dark/too light; kerning too tight/loose; design element too much/dark/light; design element size; so, basically anything I need to do that would make it better, etc. Be brutal, but constructive. Thanks so much :)
The Fine Press Book Association is offering prizes for the best text families and titling faces designed by a student during the 2011-2013 academic years. Winning and runner-up type designs will be featured in the Association's journal "Parenthesis" and the winning titling face will be engraved and cast in foundry metal by the Dale Guild type Foundry.
I'm in the process of branding my budding freelance design business and I started with the logo design. I'm fresh out of high school and I plan on majoring in graphic design in college, but I want to get my business up and running as soon as I can. I really just want to get my foot in the door and snag some potential clients. I have created a simplistic logo for my company Midair, and needed some critiques and opinions!
Every year I push a design challenge on myself about myself. I love redoing my personal logo, especially because I'm just a student designer and my "personal" brand is still being built upon. My initials are D, L, and S, and I've always had a problem piecing them together based on the shapes and high x-height of the L in comparison to the bowls of the D and S. Recently, I've been very interested in geometric monograms and especially how the specific letters--triangles for D's and L's, and a swirl for the S--could overlap to become my personal logo and being slightly legible while really deriving from the letters as opposed to clearly showing them.
These are the product of a late-night brainstorming process. Any thoughts?
Hello everyone! I recently started this new design blog (3 months ago) and I'm glad to share it with you guys :) The blog is about logo designs, both creative and design-rich logotypes. All of the designs is featured from dribbble. I mainly started it because of my love to logo designs, that's actually also how I came up with the name "Logo Crush". It now has a capacity of over 250+ design-rich logotypes (and counting), to inspire, learn from or simply to enjoy!
I searched the site, but found no results for "TextAxis" or "Iñigo Jerez", but his type design is fantastic.
Has anyone ever been able to purchase any of these fonts in the past? It seems like they are not for sale and haven't been for quite some time.
Can you suggest a good type that will fuse with this shape? It is a work in progress visual identity.
I'm a graduate designer struggling to find work. I realise that my work is lacking in taste and creativity, I'm okay at the ideas side of thing it's just the more artistic attributes of scale, rhythm and negative space that I struggle with.
I was wondering if anyone else ran into these problems outside of uni and what you did to overcome them. Are there any exercises I can do to improve my art skills, I draw everyday on trains and read through typography manuals in a desperate attempt to get better but I just feel I'm lacking that edge.
Thanks in advance
This is a logo I designed for a local Christian Ministry that is just starting out. The name is "Quest Ministries." I was originally going to use a compass as the ministry will help guide the people through life. But I thought it was too busy so I settled for this - a less complicated design but still has the direction idea to it. The logo with the four colors plays into their branding. The different colors symbolize different themes in their business. However, I made it two colors because I thought the four might be a little busy.
I feel like the logo is fairly solid right now but it doesn't have anything in it that really makes it stand out. Any ideas? Suggestions?
I am going to start an internet business that sells and designs posters and t-shirts that display American ideals. The designs will focus on the concepts of liberty and freedom (which is why I chose a torch). I wanted to keep the logo simple yet interesting. Let me know what you think of what I've done so far. Also, let me know if the typeface is a good one to use. I was thinking about using an older, American Revolution era typeface but this one was more bold and fresh. The other older font types didn't give of a powerful, inspiring feel. Be brutally honest; I want my logo to be the best it can be.
Liberty loving 18-45 year olds
Hi Everyone, this is my first post on the board.
I am an MA student from Belfast NI, and am currently working on a new website with a focus on typography, design, and typography on the web. As a welcome to everyone I am doing a series of typography wallpapers each month, these are beautiful professional photos so hope you guys enjoy them and check out the site.
First in the series — Wallpaper Series No.1
Available in B&W and Colour
Any feedback on the site also is much appreciated, content suggestions is also welcome.
I've got some PostScript Type 1 outline fonts that I need to convert for use on a PC.
What tool is the best to use?
Illustration: Making Pictures
St Bride are hosting a one day conference on Illustration on the 19 June 2012. Come along if you want to see something a bit different... speakers include Linzie Hunter and Ben Flynn (Eine) who create their own iconic hand lettered work. Other speakers include John Lawrence, Kai and Sunny, Nic Rawling, Peter Schrank, Helen Stephens – more to be announced shortly.
I sure hope someone out there can help me.
Currently i am in the middle of writing an essay about the style in the 80s, including everything from fashion to magazine design.
I am having a bit of trouble though finding any info on what types of fonts where used back in the 80s, for magazines, ads and the likes.
If someone could direct me towards some sites with info, or perhaps share some examples on fonts and how they where used, that would be fantastic.
Thanks in advance :)
I'm a new member to this forum, but often come here to look at things/derive inspiration.
I am a GD student at Anderson University in Anderson, SC. Our school is very small in terms of students, but the GD program is strong and almost always has award winning designers graduating. I am currently a sophomore in the program and am absolutely loving it so far!
That being said, during the past month to a month and a half, we have been given the opportunity to design a typeface from scratch - from sketching, to hand rendering, to scanning and pathing in Illustrator, to creating an opentype version of the typeface. I've put a lot of work into this project, so I guess I just wanted some feedback on it!
The Average Font: http://iotic.com/averia/
hi, I'm doing a project with numbers. 1-14, each with a different type treatment. I'm noticing that sometimes when I find a great font that seems to suit the feeling I want, the numerals aren't living up to the greatness of the letters. I'd love some recos for typefaces whose numerals are truly inspired. Has anyone come across any awesome, interesting numbers lately? Look forward to some suggestions... thanks!
I am new here and have been motivated to join to ask for advice about managing designers. I have just began to be 'lead designer' in charge of critiquing other designers work in our studio. It has made me realize that although I have 'an eye for typography' being able identify and verbalize what needs 'fixing' is a whole new ball game.
I find myself holding back and not wanting to offend or seem like a nag by seeking perfection. I am at the point where I feel a simple list of 'rules' would be good to pin on the wall - to allow designers to do a little self assessment.
Most of the 'fixing up' that needs doing usually revolves around layout, proximity, white space (lack of), and type sizing.
I was playing around with type and decided to take some historic documents and images outside their original context by changing the typography. This was just something to amuse myself, so the images are not intended to be faux-forgery quality.
I figured I'd post it here as someone here might actually enjoy it.
A pair of thumbnails here, more on the blog post itself.
Following the highly successful Critical Tensions conference last November, St Bride Foundation is pleased to welcome Timo Arnall and friends to enlighten us about their work with design studio BERG.
A growing and significant amount of design work takes place in systems, software and electronics. But these technologies are increasingly abstracted and black-boxed, so how can designers engage with these things meaningfully? How might we be involved in developing, critiquing and reflecting upon complex, opaque and invisible technologies?
Over the last four years BERG have produced a series of films exploring and explaining emerging technologies, building models and materials for understanding and invention.
Emboss Fonts creates highly personalized fonts for the Mac & PC, Stephen Boss (owner) has been designing fonts since the Mid Nineties. In addition to designing fonts for distribution, he consults on custom corporate projects. The foundry currently has several new designs in queue.
Monotype Imaging Announces Winning Entries for the Second Annual Web Font Awards
International Competition Honors Exceptional Use of Web Fonts in Web Design
Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc., a leading global provider of text imaging solutions, has announced the winners of its second annual Web Font Awards, the international competition that recognizes websites that incorporate exceptional use of Web fonts. First place in the Judges’ Choice category went to “DAS FORK” from Fork Unstable Media GmbH, and the Community Choice winner was “Baltimore Fishbowl” from Fastspot.
Monotype Imaging Adds 10 Collections and Over 900 Web Fonts to Fonts.com Web Fonts
Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc., a leading global provider of text imaging solutions, has expanded Fonts.com Web Fonts with the addition of over 900 fonts, including collections from 10 typeface foundries new to the site and new designs from the company's Monotype®, Linotype® and ITC® libraries. More than 12,000 Web fonts are now available from Monotype Imaging's Web font service.
Tension is frequently described as a positive in design, with designers balancing opposing constraints and visual ideas in often ‘perfect tension’. Design work balances a whole series of tensions: analogue–digital; male–female; Twitter–Facebook; art–design; East–West; old–young; interns–employees; global–local; micro–macro; educated–‘feral’; in-house–independent; degree course–short course/apprenticeship; designer–client.
Monotype Imaging Announces the Second Annual Web Font Awards
International Competition Recognizes Designers and Websites that Effectively Integrate Web Fonts in Design
Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc., a leading global provider of text imaging solutions, has launched the Web Font Awards website to kick off the second annual competition. Co-presented by U.K.-based Carsonified, an event producer for the Web design and development community, the Web Font Awards is an international contest that recognizes exceptional use of Web fonts in website design. The 2011 call for entries is expected to be announced next month.