A company’s identity is unique and tailored to the message they want to portray, there is no one-size fits all tutorial for creating a logo but following some tutorials about logos can give you the skills you need to create a custom logo. Here we round up some tutorials and articles about logos and branding…
Web 2.0 Logos –
First take a look at the logos of Web2.0, A nice analysis of the current trends of web 2.0 sites including which fonts were used.
How to make a web 2.0 style logo – Alleba Blog breaks out the cliches to give you this video tutorial.
Create your own web 2.0 logo – More shinyness and beta tags
Text Shine – Add a shine to any text
Jelly Remake – Create a nice looking jelly blob
Web 2.0 Style Logo – This one isn’t shiny!
Web 2.0 Logo Creator – Why bother using creativity when this generator will do all the work for you (sarcasm!) still its a pretty nifty execution.
Great Fonts for Web2.0 – Nice roundup of the various fonts used in web2.0 sites
General Logo Tutorials and Articles
Drawing a good logo – Insight into the thought process behind designing a logo
Designerstalk – Logo and brand identity forums
Firefox Logo – Hicksdesign created the famous firefox logo, here is the portfolio page for the logo
The Branding of Polaroid – Great indepth look at polaroid branding from the 1950s to the 1970s
Montred Logo – A jewelry retailer gives some insight behind their logo
What makes a great logo ? – Interesting article, features one of the best logos of all time
How to improve your logo – The less is more approach..
20 Rules of Logo Design – Excellent article, take note of all 20 points
Logo and Branding Inspiration
Brand Guidelines – A large collection of pdf downloads of brand manuals for a wide range of companies
Cidoc – More brand manuals and corporate identity news
Logopond – A gallery of logos contributed by members
Lo80s – Another logo gallery
Los Logos – Loslogos.org, wants to protect, or at least conserve the graphic appearance of the worldâ€™s cities. Also available is the book which is a great source of logo inspiration
Web2logo – Gallery of web2.0 logos
Logosauce – User contributed logos
Brands of the World – Just about every corporate logo available as a vector download (not free logos!)
Logotypes – More corporate logos of questionable legal-ness
Logo Design Software
Most vector packages will do the job – my choice for designing logos is Adobe Illustrator, you will of course need some Illustrator Tutorials to help you get to grips with the package and maybe some vector downloads or some quality free fonts.
As usual if you have any tutorials or resources to add, please do so in the comments.