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BLUDVLZ's Logo Manifesto

Aug 3, 2003 8:22 AM

  Latest reply: (Phos±four_dots), Mar 29, 2007 4:08 PM
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    Aug 4, 2003 8:41 AM   in reply to (BLUDVLZ)
    Dirck's not a real doctor, he just likes to play doctor over the internet.
     
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    Aug 4, 2003 8:56 AM   in reply to (P._Boone)
    > Dirck's not a real doctor, he just likes to play doctor over the internet.



    You're not a real doctor Dirck? Wow, now I feel used and dirty.
     
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    Aug 4, 2003 9:01 AM   in reply to (BLUDVLZ)
    So now you have a second opinion!
     
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    Aug 4, 2003 10:05 AM   in reply to (BLUDVLZ)
    > BLUDVLZ's first rule of Graphic Design is that before you can break the rules for graphic design, you must first know the rules of graphic design... and make no mistake about it, there ARE rules.

    Hey, don't blame me, I only stopped by because Zeb was berated for living in the real world.

    There are rules--just like there are traffic rules--but how many times is some guy up in the front oblivious to them? I remember one day having to jump a curb with my car to avoid a free spirit--and I knew it was against the rules. But he apparently did not.
     
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    Aug 4, 2003 10:10 AM   in reply to (BLUDVLZ)
    There's a lot of free spirits in this town!
     
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    Aug 4, 2003 10:52 AM   in reply to (BLUDVLZ)
    Ok, I'll expand a little with a story.

    Many many years ago I attended a photographic workshop with someone I considered and still consider the world's greatest photographer: Jay Maisel.

    On this course many of the students asked questions and stated 'rules' for making a great photograph.

    He listened to them all and at the end said,
    "The rules are, there are no rules".

    My understanding of this statement was that if you set yourself a rigid set of rules then you will limit your ability to express yourself.

    So it was a quote (I just didn't bother to put in the quotation marks).

    OK that was photography and this is about logo's but it's still visual communication or visual arts if you prefer.

    Essentially it was a reminder to not just please your client but satisfy yourself creatively as well.
     
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    Aug 4, 2003 10:55 AM   in reply to (BLUDVLZ)
    Yes, there's a lot to be said for ad libbing. :)
     
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    Aug 4, 2003 10:59 AM   in reply to (BLUDVLZ)
    Thank you, BLU. While I don't see a logo design job in my near future, I have pasted this to be saved. :)
     
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    Aug 4, 2003 11:45 AM   in reply to (BLUDVLZ)
    Absolutely on the money, Blu!

    OK, Zeb, Here's one of my favorite stories...

    Louis Armstrong, when asked by Johnny Carson on the tonite show if he knew how to read music, replied: "Not enough to hurt my playing any!"
     
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    Aug 4, 2003 4:17 PM   in reply to (BLUDVLZ)
    A most excellent post!
     
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    Aug 4, 2003 8:41 PM   in reply to (BLUDVLZ)
    >A most excellent post!

    I'll second that. Did a little cutting and pasting (I'm assuming you don't mind BLU) and passed it around the dapartment for everyone's perusal.
     
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    Aug 5, 2003 8:03 AM   in reply to (BLUDVLZ)
    Yes Blu... umm, I responded to your email in your profile, is that correct? I'll try again now. Thanks:)
     
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    Aug 13, 2003 7:31 AM   in reply to (BLUDVLZ)
    brump
     
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    Aug 13, 2003 9:03 AM   in reply to (BLUDVLZ)
    >specific events like the Super Bowl, World Series or Olympics, it's perfectly acceptable to work in a slogan to the logo as that logo will be used for that one particular event, and then never used again.



    no kidding in the Bucs case with superbowl 2003! :)
     
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    Aug 29, 2003 7:18 AM   in reply to (BLUDVLZ)
    PhosPhloat.
     
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    Sep 2, 2003 12:33 PM   in reply to (BLUDVLZ)
    Is there a safe place where we can put this, FAQ somewhere perhaps?
     
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    Sep 2, 2003 12:38 PM   in reply to (BLUDVLZ)
    I had asked Blu to see if he might send me a PDF of the whole thing. Perhaps he can get one together and offer it up in the Basement.
     
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    Sep 2, 2003 12:41 PM   in reply to (BLUDVLZ)
    I can create a subforum of the good stuff, devoid of conversation. Sort of a lounge FAQ.
     
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    Sep 2, 2003 2:00 PM   in reply to (BLUDVLZ)
    Either method sounds wonderful, thanks, y'all.
     
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    Sep 2, 2003 2:21 PM   in reply to (BLUDVLZ)
    Nope!
     
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    Sep 2, 2003 3:47 PM   in reply to (BLUDVLZ)
    Got it Blu, Thanks!

    BTW, a heads-up for you:

    In your email signature, the link for your company uses "\\" after the "http:" instead of "//". You might wanna fix that. Email link right below that looks OK.
     
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    Sep 16, 2003 4:41 PM   in reply to (BLUDVLZ)
    why not just BLump!
     
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    Oct 5, 2003 5:51 PM   in reply to (BLUDVLZ)
    milbump... save! and a 'beaut!
     
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    Oct 6, 2003 7:28 AM   in reply to (BLUDVLZ)
    I pasted it all to a Word document for future reference.

    I also pasted BLU's Rule of Graphic Design. It's been around the office a few times.
     
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    Oct 6, 2003 1:12 PM   in reply to (BLUDVLZ)
    I'm always late to the party. :(

    This is textbook stuff, written by someone who's actually done it. Thank you, Blu. Have a cold one on me. Where do I send the check?
     
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    Oct 9, 2003 8:01 AM   in reply to (BLUDVLZ)
    Bumping for a friend...
     
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    Oct 9, 2003 8:13 AM   in reply to (BLUDVLZ)
    And I have the entire thing saved as a PDF file if your friend wants it.

    And your friend has my number...
     
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    Oct 9, 2003 12:04 PM   in reply to (BLUDVLZ)
    Phosphor sent us here. I am quite impressed with your Logo Manifesto, Blu. What a nice thing to do and an excellent job. Thank you!
     
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    Jan 28, 2005 10:28 PM   in reply to (BLUDVLZ)
    Safety-float.
     
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    Mar 29, 2007 4:08 PM   in reply to (BLUDVLZ)
    Wow.

    Just. Plain. Wow.

    eLogodesign.com has posted the comprehensive "Complete Logo Design Guide" , and it's definitely worthwhile reading. Much of the content at the link is a collection of links to other sites, but it's well organized and easy to navigate.

    It touches upon many of the points BLUDVLZ made in his manifesto, but it goes even further into the psychology behind the reasons for, and the creation of good logo design.
    From the site:

    "This is not a free Photoshop tutorial about how to make your own logo. It's a list of quality resources that can help you to learn more about everything related to logo design. From the start, why do you need a good logo; which software to use and why; how to use software, which format is used for what and why; how to choose colors; how to choose fonts; where to ask for help and direction; where to find inspirational help, what other logo designers know and you don't... We have facts, history, tutorials, tips, designers, portfolios and everything you need to know about logo and logo design.

    We have collected more then 300 links related to logo design but there are a lot more quality resources out there so we apologize to everyone who should be here on this list and aren't. We encourage you to search for additional resources on every website you visit below."

    Dig in, me hearties!
     
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