Top 5 Logos and their Designers

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December 2, 2012Logo design6 Comments

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I am always in search of something new about Logos, brands and the owner of the designs. I was very much excited to know about the Top logos and their designers, and then finally after lots of researching, I thought I should share it with you. Today I am here with Top 5 Logos and their Designers.

Interesting article: 3 Most Expensive Logos

#1. Facebook

The giant social network has a solid rock logo which is basically in blue color but we can consider it as white color too. No matter how it appears, but its really an amazing logo which has some powerful visualization. The Facebook logo was designed by Cuban Council, with the help of Joe Kral of Test Pilot Collective.

facebook logo

Source: http://www.cubancouncil.com/work/project/facebook-logo

#2. Twitter

The micro blogging platform which now one of the most famous micro blogging site, yes I am talking about twitter. Twitter Logo was designed by Linda Gavin and the twitter bird was taken from istockphotos.com for $6 by a japan based designer Simon Oxley according to wired.com, check the istockphotos.com listing here. But the typography was designed by Linda have look at her portfolio here. Something in her own word

I made the Twitter logo

Twitter is the most successful project I’ve participated in. The founder and developer of Twittr Noah Glass asked Futurefarmers to redo the identity in August 2006. Amy Franceschini and I had three days to design the complete identity and website. We made a lot of quick designs, and it all came together after the blue bubbly logo was chosen. The website had a color scheme of blue, turquoise and white.

Twitter has made big improvements to the website over the years. But I made the logo, the cloud, and is partly responsible for the color scheme. When I read about the first tweet in space, I realized how lucky I am to have been a part of this. (I have no part in making the background for this tweet. It’s just to illustrate how cool Twitter is.)

twitter logo

twitter bird

The illustration from istockphotos for $9 currently

As we already know, Twitter has unveil the new logo, which was designed by Doug Bowman, Design at Twitter.

Read interesting article about Twitter logo here

#3. Nike Logo

We always news and article about Nike logo, which is very famous among designer. People love to get inspiration from Nike logo. Nike Logo was designed by a Lady named Carolyn Davidson and get paid only $35 but was given stock later (now worth $643k). Carolyn Davidson was a student at Portland State, where she met Phil Knight who asked her to design the Nike logo, but she cannot make him satisfied with the logo as Mr.Knight told her ‘Well, I don’t love it, but maybe it will grow on me’.

Carolyn said ‘I never get tired of looking at it’

Nike logo

Carolyn Davidson with Mr.Knight

Credit: Oregonlive.com

#4. Google logo

Every day we see google logo, but do we know who designed it? Well let me tell you the branded and playful logo was designed by Ruth Kedar, a graphic and logo designer, with more than 20 years in designing, Ruth is a multi disciplinary designer with extensive knowledge of the many facets of the creative process.

google logo

View her Portfolio

#5. Apple Logo

The largest brand and the most famous logo among people, Apple logo was first designed by Ron Wayne. Then it was transformed to a rainbow color which was designed by Rob Janoff. and still used the logo, An apple which was bitten.

apple logo

The fruit of his labor: a simple 2-D monochromatic apple, with a healthy bite taken from the right side. Jobs loved the conceit-only he suggested it be more colorful. Janoff’s boss disagreed, insisting the logo be made all black to save on printing costs. “But Jobs was  resolute, arguing that color was the key to humanizing the company,” says Janoff. “So I just put colors where I thought they should be, not even thinking about a prism.” What thanks did Janoff, now the owner of his own Chicago-based graphic design firm, get for all his hard work?
“Not even a holiday card.”

Rob Janoff

Rob Janoff, The Apple logo designer

These are the 5 famous brand, their logo and the designers. I hope you like the article. Well there should be so many companies in the list, but I limited with only 5 Logos, but hey I will write another post on this topic soon. So stay tune. Thanks for visiting :)

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6 Responses to “Top 5 Logos and their Designers”
  1. I read the same thing in one of designed blog a week ago. Forgot the name, anyways it will bring a good impact on new designers here. Good one ifham. :)

  2. hey! Interesting and good one!

  3. Well one thing is sure. These guys would be proud of what they did and their achievement.

  4. WPStuffs says:

    Thanks ifham..very interesting.

  5. PCdigger says:

    never knew much about these logos before..thanks for posting this!

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