Goal Conflict

pitchworks-logo

I have recently written a post about Goal.com’s new logo. The mark was designed by Elmwood for Goal.com. Like many others, I admired the creative use of the TM mark as the soccer ball on the upper right hand corner. It was a wonderful and simple idea. Unfortunately it was almost identical to the logo of PitchWorks, a UK sports equipment company. Perhaps it was just too hard to avoid finding another similar logo due to the logo’s simple design. Were the designers at Elmwood aware of PitchWork’s logo? I personally doubt that they would copy PitchWorks’s logo if they knew about it. It was probably just an unfortunate coincidence. …Read On ›

July 13th, 2013 | 7,337 views | 2 Comments ›

3 Lessons Learned From An Unethical Client

kinglong-designcomparison

I have debated about writing this post for quite some time. On my way home from work one day, I saw KingLong Lighting’s ads with design elements that they copied from me on every lamppost. That is when I finally decided to share this story because it is the only way I can turn this into a positive learning experience for myself and for other designers alike. …Read On ›

June 5th, 2013 | 6,751 views | 1 Comment ›

Who Is The Logo Copycat?

Since art school, designers are taught similar fundamentals of design and exposed to the similar influences, making it is increasing hard to design something that is completely original in today’s world. With that in mind, it is expected that we would see similar logo designs every now and then. No matter how hard you try to make your design unique and original, someone may have already done something similar. …Read On ›

June 2nd, 2013 | 30,328 views | 4 Comments ›

10 Inspiring Quotes On Design

Quotes are great. They can be motivating, inspiring and sometimes humorous. Here is a selected list of 10 quotes on design. Do you know of any good ones that inspire you with your design work? …Read On ›

May 19th, 2013 | 9,678 views | No Comments ›

Creative Use of The TM Symbol

Do you know of any great examples of TM marks and Copyright marks being used as an element of the design and not simply placed in because it is required?

1. Goal.com

Goal.com's updated logo

The TM symbol in a circle used as a soccer ball is cleverly considered. It becomes an important element of this updated mark for Goal.com. …Read On ›

May 16th, 2013 | 6,641 views | No Comments ›
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