You’ll be diligently working at your desk when it sneaks up on you. Like a ninja in the night, you are unaware of the presence until it is already upon you. It releases a floodgate in your mind, no, your soul, that pours forth artistry from the depths of your loins. You are under the influence, creatively speaking. Those moments in which you do your best work.
It seems to me that I experience times when my mind is ripe with imagination. I would love to be in this mood more often. Major life events aside, I believe there are aspects of our daily life that can nurture that creative spark. So I’ve compiled a list of ten things that I find influence me. It may be something else for you, but I believe a combination of elements can lift us to an inspired level. Whether you’re an artist, designer, or musician, if you thrive on creativity then combining these tips could be for you.
Find what draws an emotional response out of you. Lately for me it’s been Switchfoot, The Fray, and Jasmine Thompson. When I listen to their music, it causes a lot of introspection. My thoughts go to my wife, missing her even if I just saw her that morning, wanting to provide a better life for her. I think about how I want to improve as a person. In those places my mind seems to draw from a deeper creative well. To mix things up I’ll listen to some Lord of the Rings/Hobbit soundtracks, especially An Unexpected Journey. Howard Shore masterfully tells a story with sound that absolutely gets to me. Think about what music draws a response out of you and try to listen to those while designing. The Pandora App is great for that.
Looking at all the logos that were submitted last year (almost 2000!), I’m very proud of all our members. The quality of work is excellent and your logos have inspired thousands of aspiring logo designers.
With all this awesomeness of logo design we’ve each month selected a logo of the month. Now it is up to you to select your most inspirational logo design of 2013. The 12 logos to choose from are the following:Read More...
Today is exactly 5 years ago that the LogoMoose uploaded it’s first logos for inspiration. What started out as a small database of logo inspiration grew into a great community with many designers.
We now have over 6.000 members who’ve uploaded more than 9.000 logos. This awesome achievement is all thanks to you guys!
Your choice of typeface plays a critical role in your brand’s logo design and overall brand identity, especially in wordmark logo design, where the type is your logo. Just like you have to weigh your options when choosing the colors for your logo, you must also pore over your font selection.
Define your brand identity…
Before you can even start thinking about choosing a typeface, you have to identify the message or theme that your brand is trying to get across. What products or services does your business offer? Who is your target audience? How do you want customers to feel when they see your logo? Is your brand strictly professional? Or are you a more playful brand? Take all of those factors into consideration when determining the typeface for your logo.
Then find a typeface that embodies your brand.
Once you determine your brand’s message, the next step is to find a typeface that reflects said message. Let’s take a look at some examples of how you can use fonts to capture your brand’s identity.Read More...