Icons have been around for a very long time. You can probably trace back some of the original icons back in to the Egyptian hieroglyphics. And just like today, they all represent specific concepts and information. They can give you directions, highlight information, tell you what something is and in some cases, even keep you from seriously hurting yourself.
With the constant stream and endless supply of logo inspiration available on the web and in print these days, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Like a kid in a candy store, there is almost too much to consider. Tons of inspirational reference, dozens of tutorials and scores of how-to articles all too willing to help you out of your creative hole. What you need is some inspirational detox.
In the last couple of years, there seems to be a major surge of fledgling logo designers making their way into the design community. What with so many logo inspiration sites popping up every week and some really wonderful logo design books out there, it’s hard to believe that this rather small, sub-culture of graphic design is becoming so popular. Here are some tips on starting a career.
This is a subject that I have been meaning to write about for a long time. I often get asked about my concepting process and the steps involved to creating a good logo design. One thing I cannot stress enough is getting your ideas down on paper.
Just received the word this week about my logo work being included in the upcoming LogoLounge Masters Library series. The new series of design books will be published by Rockport Publishers.