You are exposed to hundreds upon thousands of logos every single day. You can think of a logo like the visual identity of a service or product. Sure, the service or product probably has a name, but if the name were taken away from well-known products, you would still be able to identify them without words.
First off, what is "Communication Graphics?" It might sound a little strange at first, because most of us think of "communication" as a verbal way of expressing words or thoughts, and graphics is more of an artsy non-verbal thing of its own. But in reality these two concepts work together in a way that can, if used correctly, express universal thoughts or ideas...
Are you a business owner, small or large? Do you often wonder if you should hire a professional to help with your business branding? There are plenty of free resources online that let you or a friend design all of your own products, including logos and websites, so why not forgo the professional and do it yourself?
Everyone has seen them. They lurk on every website, on every browser, and have the most ridiculous titles. What am I talking about? Clickbait, of course.
A few weeks ago, as I was browsing Pinterest, I saw what I would describe as a dark chocolate layer cake. The cake had thick chocolate frosting, topped with a stack of chocolate donut holes. I thought to myself
Spacing is a key element in graphic design. It can keep things separated or together, and acts as an indicator for a start or an end. In graphic design, perhaps the most important thing spacing does is grab attention.
Designs are all around us. We see them every day. From basic road signs to fanciful apps on our phones. All designs are the same, right? What difference does a computer, tablet or phone screen make? In reality, the difference is more noticeable than you might think.
I’ve always been a fan of minimalism, especially in web design. One of the most important aspects of designing for any media is that the end user can easily understand the message. Minimalism usually lends itself nicely to that idea. I’m not exactly sure why the flat design look has become so popular with people, but I know I’m a fan.
There are many factors to consider when designing a logo. Everything from color and shape, to where and how it will be used. Here’s a few good questions to ask yourself when designing a logo.