Logo Design News This Week (5.29)

Summer Fridays are among our very favorite days of the year. And not just because we take a look back at the biggest news from the world of logo design on those days. But that’s as good a reason as any other. Here’s what we noticed this week:

Yard Goat Logo DesignWhen the Hartford Yard Goats unveiled their new team name earlier this year, people laughed. Or complained. But the new logo unveiled this week has proved enormously popular—the team has already sold out of much of their initial gear. One Hartford police officer (the kind of manly man who might object to such a silly mascot) called the icon “cute” and said he wouldn’t mind wearing the hat. Apparently that reaction has been common. From a design standpoint, we like the icon (the lines a bit more complex than we would normally suggest, but it’s nice). The type treatment, however, is lousy. Some letters with curls (one assumes to mimic goat horns) while others end in solid serifs is just awful.

We noted this story late last year, but it looks like The University of Southern Mississippi has finalized their new logo. The evil eye carries the day.

Walker Campaign Logo DesignWisconsin’s controversial governor, long expected to run for president, made it official this week. And introduced a campaign logo. We’ve profiled several of the candidate logos in this column over the past few months. Some are okay. Some are bad. None are great. But Walker’s new logo is one of the better ones. We like the bold font and the use of American flag iconography. Welcome to the party, Governor Walker.

So this week the NBA proved they can’t tell a deer from an elk and asked Elk Mound High School to get a new logo. We don’t think these logos are all that close, but no high school in the world has the resources to take on the NBA, so the school’s logo goes.

Camborne Logo DesignCamborne, a small town in Cornwall, has a new logo. Now before we go into our usual complaint about how small town logos don’t do what small towns want them to do, let us say, we like this logo design. It’s bright, eye-catching, and contemporary. But because we’re not from Camborne or Cornwall, we haven’t a clue what that logo is. Are those things trains, or forklifts or some kind of mining equipment? According to the research for the brand redo, what makes Cornwall special is the rugged beauty of the area and the Cornish people. But the logo features neither of those things (not that it must). But it does seem a little counter intuitive that the logo does feature gears and some kind of ancient steam machine only tangentially attached to what makes Camborne special.

Comic fans saw a couple of new movie logos this week. Marvel’s X-men Apocalypse and DC’s Suicide Squad both got attention for their new designs. Roald Dahl too!

Google Bastille Day Logo DesignWe wrap up this week with a new Google logo celebrating Bastille Day, France’s version of America’s Independence Day, but with a bit more of a proletariat-versus-the-aristocracy vibe mixed in. Liberte!

What logo design news did we miss? Tell us in the comments.

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Will Robots Take Your Job? Probably.

As I mentioned last week, things have been pretty busy around Logomaker HQ for the past couple of weeks.

I recently spoke at 3 Things, a bi-monthly get-together put on by Objective, a Salt Lake web design agency. It was a small group this time, but fun. One of my co-presenters was Alan Martin, CEO of Sidewalk. Smart guy with a smart presentation.

For my presentation, I spoke a little bit about how when we launched Logomaker, we heard from lots of designers who complained that we were devaluing design. That they couldn’t compete against do-it-yourself tool. And that we were evil.

No doubt some designers lost work to our easy-to-use software.

But only designers who offered their customers logos and nothing else. Because a designer who could add more value than our logo design robot would have a significant advantage.

If all you do is what robots can do, then eventually a robot will take your job.

Here’s a version of the presentation I gave (edited to make a bit more sense without my narration). I’d love to hear your feedback in the comments.

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12 Inspirational Quotes for Startups and Small Businesses from Kathryn Minshew, Founder of The Muse

Kathryn Minshew Startup Quotes

Like many entrepreneurs, Kathryn Minshew’s first attempt at starting a company ended in failure—not because the idea (a networking site called Pretty Young Professionals) wasn’t good, but because the founders disagreed on how to run the company. But she didn’t give up.

In 2011, she co-founded a new startup, called The Daily Muse (later shortened to The Muse) with $2,710 in funding from Indiegogo. Her new small business caught the attention of The Huffington Post and TechCrunch and had more site visits in its first month than PYP had in its very best month. Due in part to its success, much of the staff of PYP jumped ship to join her. The company was accepted into Y Combinator, Paul Graham’s seed fund/accelerator where the company got money, advice, and even more attention. They haven’t looked back since. Today The Muse has well over three and a half million monthly users and is growing fast.

Before starting The Muse, Ms. Minshew was involved with the Clinton Health Access Initiative (bringing vaccines to Rwanda and Malawi) and was a management consultant an McKinsey.

Throughout her career, Ms. Minshew has spoken on university campuses, has been interviewed by business magazines and has presented at conferences. She’s been named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 in Media and Inc magazine’s 15 Women to Watch in Tech. And The Muse was one of The Wall Street Journal‘s Startups of the Year in 2013. So it’s no surprise she’s had a lot to say about entrepreneurialism, startups and success. Here are a few things she’s said that we think other small business owners will be inspired by:

“Thinking big is only one part of being a successful entrepreneur.”

“Starting a business isn’t for everyone, and it’s not what you should do if you aren’t sure what else to do. It requires thick skin and the willingness to carry a great deal of stress, sometimes alone. It’s more often a life of failure than a life of success, and the majority of successes came after a long road of disappointment, and often shame.”

“Ultimately to get a sense of whether your idea is really going to be a fit in the broader market, you’ve got to get in front of people who don’t know you, who don’t like you, and ideally people who have no reason at all to be nice to you.”

“An ugly baby is better than no baby at all. If you wait and wait and wait for your product to be perfect before you release it out into the world, you will often never get there. I am a big supporter of the minimum viable product and taking something that is the simplest explanation of your idea and putting it into the marketplace so you can start to get feedback.”

“Someone once told me, ‘No doesn’t mean no; it means wait and try again.’ I think a perspective like that is critical in entrepreneurship, because you hear ‘no’ hundreds of times per day in the beginning. But ultimately, that can be your biggest opportunity: many of our most passionate backers at The Muse are people who told us no, in various ways, in the early days, and then came around.”

“Launching a start-up, you need to get a lot done quickly. Every day is different. Everyone pitches in with everything. It’s easy for the founding team to say, ‘We’re flexible. We all help out with everything!’ But when it comes to making decisions—that flexibility can spell inefficiency and disaster.”

“I like to feel very productive. I like to get a lot done. And it was very easy for me to wake up every morning and look at my inbox and just start going down the list and I could easily spend hours answering email, maybe taking meetings with people, and feel like I had a very productive day. But if I wasn’t accomplishing the things that moved us toward our most important [goals], then I hadn’t really accomplished anything at all.”

“When we were first starting The Muse and getting it off the ground, I pitched 150 investors in a row, of which 148 said ‘no’, and two said ‘yes’. It was not fun. People asked how did you not give up after the ninty-fifth person said ‘I don’t think this is a good idea, I’m not going to back you’? And the answer is that we were tracking things, we were watching the numbers, we were talking to users and that gave us the confidence to push forward and believe in the product.”

“You know, as most entrepreneurs do, that a company is only as good as its people. The hard part is actually building the team that will embody your company’s culture and propel you forward.”

“My best life hack is my co-founder Alex. She’s brilliant at all things productivity, and our friendship/professional relationship has taught me more than any other single source about how to be more efficient. So I guess my best tip would be to find an amazing cofounder.”

“People often feel like: ‘If I build it, they will come.’ Great line from a movie. Not so helpful in practice with startups. For the most part, if you build it, they won’t come. Unless you can figure out a way to get people to learn about your product in the first place, and then share it with others, it’s really hard to start the engine of customer acquisition.”

“When you start a new company, you have to do it all. Yes, all of it.”

—Kathryn Minshew, Founder of The Muse


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Logo Design News This Week (5.28)

Welcome to the dog days of summer, 2015 style. Ad agencies around the country have switched to summer hours, which means you’ll just have time to catch up on the latest logo design news before you head out to the beach, or the hills, or wherever you summer. Here’s the stuff that caught our attention this week:

Heidelberg Logo DesignWe spotted a new logo for German press manufacturer, Heidelberg this past week. The new logo features three colors which coincide with three “portfolio pillars”: services (yellow), equipment (blue) and consumables (green). All three colors are used in the logo’s initial letter which also forms an icon that can be used in other ways. The logo is a nice evolution from the previous mark—it’s slightly more readable and the initial cap makes a decent icon.

Mumbai Metro Logo DesignWe’ve never been to India, though we hope to have the opportunity some day, so we had no idea that Mumbai had a metro. In our defense, it’s only been running for a few years and it only consists of two lines. And, so far, none of the lines run underground. But the metro does have a new logo which isn’t terribly ground breaking or original, but we like it.

The story behind the Brooklyn Cyclones and their 15th anniversary logo.

Logitech Logo DesignWe noticed that Logitech has updated its logo, dropping the mouse/sunshine/eye type icon (to be honest we’re not exactly sure what it is) and adopting a logotype that works without an icon. For some products, the company will also drop “tech” from the typography. Overall, not bad. We’re in favor of dropping the icon, but that G is just a little off.

There’s a new Ghostbusters logo painted in front of the Tribeca firehouse known as Ghostbusters’ global HQ.

Kawasaki Logo DesignMotorcycle maker Kawasaki has a new logo and signage. The logo simplifies the typography a bit and apparently drops the stylized K icon. The company will be updating signage across the country with the logo reversed out of a black background and what the company refers to as Kawasaki lime green stripes underneath. The new logo is in part a celebration of the brand’s 50th birthday next year.

World of Warcraft is going to be a movie. Here’s the logo (maybe).

Atlanta United FC Logo DesignSoccer fans in Atlanta got a taste of what the identity of their new team would look like this past week when Atlanta United FC unveiled its logo this week. The thousands of fans at the unveiling party appear to like the new look. It appears to fit well with the two dozen or so new soccer logos we’ve seen in the past year. The gold color is an homage to the city’s Olympic history and represents a commitment to excellence. The black represents strength and power while the red represents pride and passion.

This is just wrong: A Tennessee law maker is calling for a refund for a logo that was developed for the state that he doesn’t like. Forget whether it’s a good logo or not (we’re on record saying its good). And forget for a moment that the state may have paid the agency, GS&F, too much (we’re fans of inexpensive and even free logos). What matters is that the design firm had a contract with the state to produce the work. It delivered. And the work is good. Therefore, the contract should be paid. We are often critical of design agency’s high prices and work. But Martin Daniel (the state representative) is dead wrong here. (In fact, people have talked more about Tennessee’s logo in the last four months than the past four decades. That alone is worth $40,000.)

Women's World Cup Google Logo DesignWe wrap up the week with this look at Google’s logo celebrating the US Women’s National Soccer Team’s incredible World Cup Championship win.

Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments.


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Free eBook: Telling Your Brand Story

Telling Your Brand Story Free BookThings have been very busy around here the past few weeks, which means I haven’t had the time to write three posts a week, as is our usual around here. So what’s kept me so busy?

A little book project I’ve been working on. And I’ve made one of the chapters into a free eBook. It’s called Telling Your Brand Story and it includes 15 ideas to consider when writing your brand story. It also includes a whole slew of actual stories from successful companies and several prompts to help you figure out if each particular idea might work for you.

Want a free copy of Telling Your Brand Story? Click here.

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12 quotes for startups and small business from Thankyou Group’s Daniel Flynn

Daniel Flynn Startup QuotesEach Monday on our blog we profile a different entrepreneur and share a few things they’ve said about their success (and failures). Over the past four years, we’ve featured nearly two hundred founders from around the world. And we’ve profiled several who are deeply involved with charitable causes, but today’s profile may be our first Australian—certainly our first Australian founder of a business for social impact. To our friends down under, we’re sorry it took so long.

Daniel Flynn started Thankyou Water when he and two friends learned that 900 million people in the world don’t have access to fresh drinking water. At the same time, Australians spend more than $600 million on bottled water. It occurred to the group that they might take advantage of the latter in order to help the former. So they built their startup—a bottled water company that would donate a major portion of their sales revenue to providing water projects around the world.

When customers buy a single bottle of Thankyou water, they help provide fresh water to one person in the developing world for a month. Today, Thankyou Water is available in convenience and grocery stores across the country. In addition, Mr. Flynn’s small business has branched into other products—foods, soaps, and lotions—all providing funds for social impact.

Along the way, Mr. Flynn has been interviewed and spoken widely about his organization’s efforts (without a media budget, speaking out has been one of the few ways to share his brand’s story). Here are a few things he’s said or written that we think other small business owners will find inspiring:

“Find your why. Why do you do what you do? Why are you going to go down that career path or launch that business? From my experience the why needs to go pretty deep because when the going get’s tough it’s the only thing that will keep you there.”

“Most of my previous jobs have taught me how to not manage staff and how not to run a business. I know that sounds bad. All my jobs weren’t bad but I saw so many different management styles and decisions that were made that I knew later on I wouldn’t make… [We take] what we’ve seen hasn’t worked and pretty much do the opposite.”

“A good idea doesn’t guarantee success–everyone has one. The value is in the execution of that idea and that’s where your focus needs to be.”

“Leadership is learning. In front of more people.”

“If someone encourages me it means the world to me but when the opposite happens it is a challenge not to take it personally. The key is to not let criticism get to you. Stay focused on your goals and what you are meant to be doing. I once heard a great quote, which sums this all up: ‘If you live for the praises of men, you’ll die by their criticism’.”

“Always start with the thought: ‘If we had no limitations, we would…’. Then work from there and remind yourself everyday of those big objectives.”

“Rich isn’t a number on your bank statement, it’s when you realise that every moment you get with the ones you love are priceless.”

“A mentor once said ‘Dan, get momentum because when you have it you can ask for things you could never ask for without it. Once you have it, it’s your job to keep it going’… it was profound advice that definitely changed my focus.”

“Excuses just give you permission not to succeed–don’t make them.”

“Be bold, don’t let criticism or excuses hold you back. I love this thought that “Impossibility is only someone’s opinion, not a fact’.”

“If you don’t change the game, someone else will.”

“Without a strong foundation, you can build fast but you can’t be built to last.”

—Daniel Flynn, Founder of Thankyou. Group.

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Logo Design News This Week (5.27)

Happy Independence Day weekend to our American readers. Before you head off for a bar-b-cue and fireworks, be sure to take a few minutes to catch up on the latest news from the world of logo design. Here’s the stuff that caught our attention this week:

New Facebook Logo DesignThe biggest news by far was the almost-sublte change Facebook made to their logo. Most news items noted that you probably didn’t even notice the update. The changes are actually quite substantial, but because the basic letterforms remained so similar, many people did miss it. The biggest change is the new a. No longer a double decker letter, the new letter is supposedly more friendly and convivial. Maybe. And the typeface is a bitt thinner, making it more readable on mobil devices. Facebook did the right thing in not making a drastic change—but then the brand is really about social interaction with friends, not the logo. So even if they had changed things dramatically, you’d probably still check your news feed today.

UCI Logo DesignJust in time for the Tour de France which starts tomorrow, the Union Cycliste International (they’re the guys who set the rules, do the drug testing and strip cyclists of their wins) updated their logo. The new logo removes the bicycle wheel stroke from the old design and shrinks the flag. UCI also updated the type treatment so something a bit more serious. A timely, if somewhat boring update for an organization that cycling fans love to hate.

Republican presidential candidate, Ben Carson, has a new logo. When you’re just a few months into a campaign and already switching logos, that can’t be a good sign, can it? And speaking of presidential candidates, people are having a little too much fun at Donald Trump’s expense. Check out the logos they suggest he use.

EU Safe Drug Logo DesignIn an effort to protect its citizens from unscrupulous criminals that would sell fake medicines, the EU has designed this logo to be used by reputable pharmacies and other drug sellers to represent that they are on the right side of the law and you can trust their products. The logo is accompanied by a message asking customers to click to verify their purchase is from a legal site. It’s a good idea, but if counterfeiters can copy medications, what’s to stop them from copying a logo (and website)?

No, police departments and other government agencies shouldn’t alter their logos to support social causes, no matter how popular or unpopular they are. Nor should they do it to support religious causes. Government agencies need to work with all people.

Jack Links Logo DesignJack Links, the jerky company, has updated their logo. The new logo is a big improvement giving the product a more up-market feel. The new design also adds some dimension to the typography and “bends” the icon with some shadowing. It’s definitely an improvement over the older logo. One criticism though, the logo feels meaner, or maybe hotter. Okay, a second criticism: the term protein snacks is off putting. It’s probably an attempt to appeal to low-carb dieters, but it sounds clinical, not delicious.

Sharks Anniversary Logo DesignAnd speaking of meaner looking logo, the San Jose Sharks are celebrating their 25th anniversary with a new meaner looking shark logo. The logo has the original shark as well. We’d bet on the guy on the right. Check out that orange evil eye. The new design is intended to pay tribute to the team’s storied history. And in other sports logo news, the Toronto Rapters’ D League affiliate may have leaked their new logo this past week.

Google Canada Day Logo DesignAnd to wrap things up this week, Google wished all of Canada a happy Canada day with a new logo on their site this week.

Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments.

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10 Quotes for Startups and Small Businesses from Lady Martha Lane-Fox

Martha Lane-Fox Startup QuotesThanks to some advice from her grandfather, Martha Lane-Fox may have been destined to be a serial entrepreneur. She founded a dating agency while at school that crashed when other students didn’t want to share the personal information she needed to make the business work. After graduating from Oxford, she joined a consulting firm where she worked with several IT and media companies.

In 1998, she co-founded Lastminute.com which ended up being far more successful than her match-making idea—today the company claims to book a holiday (or vacation as we say on this side of the pond) every 15 minutes, a theatre ticket every 26 seconds, and a spa break every three minutes. Not bad. In March of 2000, she helped take the company public, raising £571 million. That was two weeks before the dot.com crash. (Though it was rough going, the company survived and was later acquired by the owners of Travelocity.)

In 2005, Lane-Fox co-founded Lucky Voice, a chain of private karaoke bars in London. She also serves on the boards of Marks & Spencer, Channel 4, and mydeco.com. In 2012, she launched Go ON UK, a charity that works to bring digital technologies to everyone in Britain. A year later she was appointed to the House of Lords, where she advocates for sharing the benefits of technology with all classes. Last year she was made the Chancellor of Open University.

Martha Lane-Fox has been the “face” (or at least one of them) of Britain’s Internet for almost two decades. As such she uses her position to advocate for her favorite charities, and a bigger investment in online access for Britain’s subjects. Here are a few things she has said that we think startup owners will find inspiring:

“I think this notion that it’s the individual and the cult of the entrepreneur troubles me somewhat. I don’t know many entrepreneurs that don’t have an amazing team around them and I was incredibly lucky that I have always had a great team around me.”

“Brands that respect you as a person and make you feel like you are you, and that you, rather than they, have control over you, will be the ones who are successful.”

“Everyone battles inner demons and confidence can sometimes be one of these. I might appear confident with all that I have accomplished, but I just wake up and switch my brain on to confident daily… no matter who you are, you have something valuable to contribute so make sure you believe in yourself.”

“I can’t imagine anything worse than giving up. My energy comes from people around me, doing things, creating a business and working with various charities through my foundation. These are the things that make me feel better.”

“Creative people around the world are eulogising about the importance of learning to code. The geeks truly have inherited the earth.”

“‘For goodness sake Martha, just don’t be an accountant—at least be a bookie, then you will be your own boss and you get to work outside’. This brilliant advice was given to me by my grandfather when I was fifteen and pondering what to do with my life.”

“What’s the point of having a plan if it’s not ambitious?”

“Don’t worry too much about planning every moment of your life if you’re just starting out. Everything that happened to me happened serendipitously. It’s about building networks of people and using that for the basis of working hard and building your experiences.”

“I am constantly struck by how the traditional definition of an entrepreneur falls short. If you look in the charitable sector there are thousands of extraordinary entrepreneurs who face many of the same challenges as their commercial counterparts—constantly raising money, working on shoe string budgets, obsessed with the quality of the product for their users.”

“…I think the one thing I have tried to keep in my head all the time is ‘JUST ASK’. It sounds so easy but it can be hard to do… No one has screamed with laughter or rolled their eyes even when I think I have sounded dumb… I realise that I am in a very lucky position but I urge you to just ask over anything in your life that feels scary or unlikely—if you ask with politeness and humour I am pretty sure the worst that will happen is someone says ‘no’.”

—Lady Martha Lane-Fox, Co-founder of Lastminute.com

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Logo Design News This Week (5.26)

Here’s this week’s round-up (actually it’s a two-week, double portion) of the biggest news from the world of logo design. See something we missed? Let us know in the comments:

Jeb Bush Campaign LogoWe saw some big political news (that surprised absolutely no one) when Jeb Bush announced that he was running for President. Of course, his campaign released a logo to go along with the announcement—a logo very similar to the designs Bush has used for his last several campaigns as Florida’s governor. It’s not an awful logo, but that didn’t keep critics from saying it was. Or noting that the logo lacks a certain last name that might be Kryptonite to some voters. Like many of the designs used by candidates for President, whether you like a logo or not appears to depend as much on your politics as your sense of design.

Captain America has a new movie due next year. And the logo got an update this week.

Spotify New Green Logo DesignSpotify changed the color of its logo and fans don’t seem to like it much. The change to the icon design is intended to help it compliment a new color scheme used by Spotify on desktop and mobile user interface. The company says the “broccoli green was tired and needed an upgrade. We won’t say that one is better than the other. It’s not. It’s just a different green—one that users aren’t as familiar with, so they aren’t as comfortable with it yet. Give it a few weeks.

Every year, Logo Lounge unveils a report on trends in the world of logo design. Here’s the report for 2015.

New Australian Retail Council Logo DesignHey Australia, your National Retailer’s Association updated their logo this week. The previous logo was a boring blue box with initials. The new logo is more clear about the organization’s name and adds an icon “that talks to the idea of leadership and advocacy. It is made up of a collection of parts that together make a whole. This represents the association’s voice being stronger in the industry when heard as one.” We’re not real big on this kind of brand bollocks. It’s the kind of thing agencies make up to sell a logo. But no one who sees the logo will get this “deeper” meaning. Having said that, it’s a nice update. And the Brits did something similar.

Good question: Who pissed off all the mascots? We’ve noted the trend toward meaner sports logos several times in the past few years.

Updated BBC Newsbeat LogoThe BBC’s news service targeted at people under 25, called Newsbeat, has a new logo. It’s another example of an animated logo, which we’ve seen a lot of recently. We’re officially declaring a trend (take note: Logo Lounge). But it’s a good step forward. The old logo’s distressed fonts looked trendy and outdated (dangerous territory for a logo aimed at under 25s). The company says the design’s movement is triggered when a “beat” is reached. To us it looks a bit like a scroll on a mobile device. Or a slot machine.

At first glance it looks like a Wisconsin high school ripped off the Milwaukee Bucks logo. But when you look closer, there are a lot of differences. Kind of like the difference between and elk and a deer. We don’t think the Bucks own the rights to all forward facing deer-like animals.

Steve Ballmer Unveils LA Clippers Logo on ConanIn sports logo news, the Los Angeles Clippers unveiled a new logo this week, but it’s been
around for a while longer than that—we told you about it six weeks ago. So what’s new this time? Steve Ballmer went on Conan’s late night show to unveil it and apparently most people hate it. Did they not notice it six weeks ago when people started showing it around? Why the hate now? Some say steals the colors and idea from the Chicago Cubs. Others say things that are much worse. We say, meh. It’s still the Clippers.

If you like terrible logo design, you can’t do much better than the designs used by hard rock bands. Here’s how bad presidential candidate logos would be if they mated with hard rock band designers. And they’re pretty bad.

New TVLand Logo DesignTVLand, the US cable channel that broadcasts classic television shows from the 50s-90s, has updated their logo. And they say it is supposed to appeal to Generation X.  We understand why much of their programming appeals to Gen X, who grew up watching it, but for the life of us, we can’t see why the logo is supposed to appeal to them (or us, as the case is). Actually, we’ll miss the television icon, which was tweaked in the last redesign just three years ago, and is now completely gone.

We’re still on record liking the new Tennessee logo. But this doesn’t sound like a positive development.

VA Democrat Logo DesignVirginia’s democrat party unveiled a new logo this week. And while the font and colors feel pretty good, the idea to use the state as the hole in the A simply doesn’t work well. The way it bleeds into the V bugs and because the state’s southern border isn’t exactly horizontal, it makes the the icon feel a bit tilted. Close, but not great.

Sorry, Lord Damon Thomas. Hobart’s coat of arms isn’t a logo. And it isn’t better than the town’s recent design update.

New Mini Cooper Logo DesignBMW’s cool little Mini brand is getting a logo update. The new logo is cleaner and simpler than the previous version, but stays true to the design of the previous mark. The change is to help Mini move upmarket into a more expensive vehicle class.

Magna Carta Google Logo DesignWe were going to show you the popsicle logo Google did to celebrate the summer solstice. But it isn’t nearly as cool as the logo the company put up to celebrate the signing of the Magna Carta, which combines two of our great loves—history and logo design.

Now your turn. What did we miss?


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Logo Design News This Week (5.25)

If you’re here for our weekly round up of logo design news, you’re out of luck.

We’re taking a few day off to sit in the sun and ride our bikes.

But that doesn’t mean there’s nothing here for you…

Learn more about creating your own logo with our Beginner’s Guide to Logo Design here. Or, check out a bit of the science behind how your brain “sees” a logo with this killer infographic.

Want logo design news? Here’s last week’s update.

We’ll have a big, double portion of news for you next week. See you then.

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