When Ayah Bdeir created the first prototypes for littleBits, she wasn’t thinking of starting a company. But the toy that she created—made up of interlocking building blocks (like Legos) that can be made into all kinds of different machines, robots and other things—found a market almost from the beginning. So after three years of perfecting
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Welcome to another Friday, the day each week when we take a look back at the news from the world of logo design. Here are the news items that caught our attention this week: Howard University, based in Washington D.C., unveiled a new logo this week. The school’s old logo looked an awful lot like
No doubt you’ve heard the amusing story about Chevrolet’s launch of a new model in Latin America. The car was popular in the US, so the launch team simply used the same model and name: Nova. In the states, a nova is an intensely bright star. But in Latin America, nova (or “no va”) means (doesn’t
Tom Preston-Werner is the co-founder and CEO of the popular code repository, GitHub. But that wasn’t his first foray into starting a new small business. He also started Gravatar, a program for allowing users to create a unique avatar that would follow them on the web from site to site. The service was popular, but struggled
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: When the Hartford Yard Goats unveiled their
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
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
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
Things 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.
Each 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