Designing The Perfect Logo
If you need to design the perfect logo, for whatever reason, then I’m here to help you. There are many reasons why you would need to design a logo, whether it be for a band, a new brand, a shop, or even just for fun, there’s no reason why you can’t make the perfect logo.
The first thing your going to need is to come up with what kind of thing you want your logo to be. Now obviously there is a very wide scope for this, from animals, to weird symbols, there is something available for everyone’s taste. Just look around at some major brands and bands logo’s and you’ll easily get some inspiration. You’ll need to make sure whatever you choose hasn’t been done too many times before, as you’ll want it to be original.
I advise you to try and tie the logo idea into the brand or band name. For instance if the logo is for a shop selling chocolate bars, its probably a good idea to have a chocolate bar on the logo, if your in a shop that sells coffee, you’ll want something coffee related on the logo!
Once you have decided what kind of thing you want as your logo, your going to need to make it original. You are not going to want to copy someone elses idea, as this could lead to copyright issues. I advise you make sure your idea is completely unique, original, and good. I can’t really give you any more tips at this stage, as if I do its likely everyone’s logo’s will come out looking the same!
Now once you’ve finished with the picture part of the logo, your going to need to add some text. This part is optional, you may well decide that text will not work with your logo, so if you decide to leave it out, its not a problem.
Again you’ll need to make sure this text is unique, and I would defiantly advise creating your own font, as you will find most fonts have already been used by others before you, and are most likely copyrighted. You’ll usually just be putting your brand name in this font, so you only need to create the letters of the font that are in your brand name.
Once you’ve created the text, you’ll need to add it to the logo. The placement of the text is very important, so get a few peoples opinions on it. What looks good to you, will not necessarily look good to everyone else. So make sure other people like your design.
You’re almost finished with your logo, so all you need to do is make sure it hasn’t been done before, and that other people like it. To do this, show it to a group of your friends, they should be able to give you information on what they like about it, and what they don’t like about it, as well as pointing out if any of it has been done before.
I hope this guide has helped you!
Hiren Gohel is freelance writer and writes on variety of topics. His personal favorite is writing on graphic designing and currently writing on how to find logo designers Australia