Logo-tastic! Website automatically generates icons for your business

Discussion in 'photography, graphics & art' started by editor, Sep 8, 2017.

  1. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

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  2. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I've seen (and created!) worse:

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  3. Vintage Paw

    Vintage Paw dead stare and computer glare

    Shame you have to log in.
     
    blairsh likes this.
  4. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Just make up an email address.
     
  5. rhod

    rhod Mickey Mozart

    Funny you should mention this subject.

    This article made me laugh a few days ago. The writer is so far up his/her arse... plus, there's no mention of services like Fiverr, which introduce another tier in the logo design hierarchy.

    Logo Design, But Not Like This – The Logo Creative© ✏ – Medium

    It can only be a matter of time before the talented designers fight over the same sort of niche as bespoke fashion designers, and the rest of the market is serviced by free/cheap as chips providers.

    It's an ideal career option for someone with a bit of artistic flair in a third world country, for example. As long as they've got access to a reasonable internet connection and a decent pc capable of running a few hooky Adobe applications, they're laughing. No other overheads.
     
  6. Wolveryeti

    Wolveryeti Young Lethargio

    I'm guessing it's 'free' to create the logo but you don't have any copyright. So a few years down the line they can look up all these businesses and decide how much they can get away with extorting. Quite a clever business model!
     
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  7. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Some of the logos for the most famous companies in the world are devastatingly simple.

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    Years ago - before the internet - some people thought that the logo had to convey much more info about a company than it does now, but with brand values being established across multiple channels (social media/web etc) it's nowhere near as important. Moreover, because logos have to be used in multiple sizes (mobile/web icons etc) super fiddly ones are likely to be far less effective.
     
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  8. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    Years ago I had a simple logo which irritated me.

    Our Ad Agency wonks had devised it in a Mac only font, so we had to keep going back to them for variations on the theme and couldn't easily integrate it with Windows programs in things like letterheads.

    I changed it to a similar windows font, and shortly after that we dropped the agency.
     
  9. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    I ended up using Amazingly Simple Graphic Design Software – Canva recently, which is quite good with loads of custom bits and bobs, it's also good at keeping everything in the right place with making bigger and smaller, with a simple "print screen" and a bit of adding transparency yourself, it makes it really easy for the unimaginative twat like me to create good looking stuff for free.

    I do feel I should probably give them a bit of cash thou now. So I'll prob give them a one off donation shortly to actually get a proper vector version off them, which will save me a few seconds work!
     
  10. smee22

    smee22 New Member

    I was reading an article that made doing the logo sound really straightforward (especially with all the free logo design software out there)- I'm thinking about doing this for my business to save on start up costs, but I don't know if it would actually be less hassle in the longrun to pay a professional to do it for me?

    Anyone have any experience of paying for a logo design themselves and know whether it's particularly expensive to do? (And/or worth it?)
     
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  11. ed marimba

    ed marimba Well-Known Member

    This type of service always ends up trying to get you to pay, no matter now Free it says it is.
    Why else would they do it ?
     
  12. Stanley Edwards

    Stanley Edwards 1967 Maserati Mistral.

    When you compare with the Sony and Panasonic logos posted here, you sort of realise just how shit the automated stuff is. No comparison.
     
  13. a_chap

    a_chap When the world came apart, where were you?

    I've decided to use this as my start-up's logo:

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  14. Reiabuzz

    Reiabuzz Banned Banned

  15. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    You'll see far, far worse logos being used that have cost a lot more to produce.
     
  16. mauvais

    mauvais change has become unavoidable

    They are pretty shit but if you only had five minutes to fleece some numpties with your terrible startup idea, it's probably worth a shot.

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  17. Reiabuzz

    Reiabuzz Banned Banned

    Slightly off topic but is the main u75 site up for a bit of a refresh soon?
     
  18. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    It looks awful but I'm not going to find the time anytime soon as it's an immense task.
     
  19. Reiabuzz

    Reiabuzz Banned Banned

    Not necessarily in the age of bootstrap, squarespace etc
     
  20. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    It's all in ancient hand crafted HTML. There is no simple, automated way to move and repurpose all that data without putting in a shitload of work.
     
  21. gentlegreen

    gentlegreen Sproutarian.

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