The entire design process for Mozilla’s new logo will be made available to the public, showcasing concepts as they’re developed and accepting feedback from the masses. Is open source design the future of the graphic design industry, or an unrealistic attempt to please everyone?
We’re bombarded with branding everywhere we look. Companies paste up huge logos on billboards to get our attention while we drive, our clothes prominently feature the logos of the brands that make them, even the computer or phone you’re reading this on probably has a logo staring back at you. Heck, while writing this I counted 41 logos within 3 feet of me. So, when we’re constantly surrounded by all of these logos and brands, how do we know which ones are actually good? What really makes a good logo?
My flag football team decided to take our game to the next level this season and get some jerseys printed up. Naturally, this means we needed a badass logo that was going to not only make us look good, but also strike fear into the hearts of our opponents, so I opened up Illustrator and got to work.
Close friend and talented producer Dan Perichino needed a logo for his music production alias, Yakky Beats, and this design popped into my head. This quick logotype was created using a custom font I designed, inspired by the rhythm and consistent curves of audio waves.
It’s hard to believe my 30 Days of Design challenge is already over! I’m happy to say that despite a few close-calls and a semi-neglected social life that I was able to successfully complete a design on each of the 30 days. It was a great learning experience, allowing me to try styles I wouldn’t normally work in, hop into programs I don’t use often enough (or even learn new ones), and grow overall as a designer.
It’s officially the halfway point of my ’30 Days of Design’ series, it’s been a great learning experience so far! I’ve really enjoyed doing something new every day. For today’s design I made a short gif animation of some of my portfolio pieces in a cut out of my logo. I’m looking forward to re-visiting some of these daily designs after the series is over to refine them and get them in the portfolio!
A friend approached me about putting together a quick logo for his new photography project, so I jumped on it for today’s daily design. I wanted to steer clear of photography logo clichés like aperture slits and camera icons while attaining a modern feel. The design is minimalistic both in form and color in order to keep the focus on the actual photography when it’s used as a watermark. The word ‘focus’ in the logo is set in an italic serif to mimic the f symbol which is often associated with f-stop.
For today’s daily design I put together a quick logo for a rap duo called ‘Dudes in Balloons’. The logo necessitates a bit of thought to put together as it doesn’t spell things out in a literal sense, but given that the duo’s main focus is witty references and clever punch-lines, I felt it was appropriate for the target audience. I also applied some film grain and discoloration to give the application a retro treatment.