World Cup fever has officially grabbed The Logo Factory studio. All our teams have gone through, so there’ll probably be some heated rivalry at the shop next week.
Tasha’s away today with a nasty flu bug. So is Steve D. Tasha’s still available at our info e-mail account. Steve D. is available via cell phone and his e-mail.
Another normal day at the studio. Tasha won’t be in until 12 noon EST. Steve D. is out of the shop (but working on some new web content). Look for the re-launch (take 3 or 4) for The Daily Logo today, as we map our old design galleries into our new format..
After about a week of tinkering, Steve D. & Funkenhammer have wrestled our server issues to the ground and the website is running at almost peak efficiency. You’ll probably notice marked performance across the site as the server response times are a fraction of what they where earlier today. A sigh of relief around the studio.
We’ve isolated the lag issue when serving some pages on our website. Turns out it’s an inherent weakness in the CMS we’re using and not something that has a quick fix. Site speed will be affected for a week or two while we address the issue. Thanks for your patience. In the meantime, we’re still adding new material to the site, having updated using your new logo over the weekend. We also added a look at how our company went about designing our stationery. Due to the site issues, our blog has been dark for almost two weeks. As the site fixes are going on in the background, Steve D. is planning to get back to blogging later this afternoon. In the meantime, he’s posted a blog outlining the reasons behind our site woes WordPress pretty permalinks and performance issues in more detail.
You may notice some site performance issues over the next couple of days. We’re having some database and template issues that are slowing down sections of the site. We’re working on it.
Another rainy day, Most of our production staff are in meetings all afternoon, but still available for live gig clients. We still haven’t returned to blogging as of yet – Steve & Funkenhammer are busy working on some straggling webpage issues and more 301s as we slowly, but surely, convert what’s left of the old site into the new. Speaking of which, the lads added a few new features to the help center overnight (when do they sleep?), Take a look at a case for a simple logos and this cartoon logo case study featuring one of our old clients.
Rainy, rainy day today. Everyone’s in at the studio (except Steve D. who’s off somewhere working on some secret project with Amy). If you’ve got his cell phone number, you can reach him there by voice or text. Otherwise call the office and Tasha will pass on your message. Couple of new additions to the site. We added this gallery – again with the boat logo – to our Copycats section. Take a read to see the hows and whys of the logo that’s most copied from our site. We also been working on our design help section and added a look at cartoon logos this afternoon.
Sluggish day at the shop as people come off the long weekend, though everyone’s in the studio and functioning as well as can be expected. Just a couple of quick announcements. We’ve finally relaunched our Copycats Inspiration gallery today. A fave section of our old site, Copycats had fallen out of the infrastructure of the new site, but due to popular demand we had to put it back. Will take a couple of days to get everything sorted out, but we’ve added two bits this afternoon. Take a gander at we’re buying logos and a splogging we will go for a few laughs. Seen some of our work in places it shouldn’t be? Tell us about it. Who knows, we may feature your ‘find’ in an upcoming installment.
The studio is open today. Amy & Steve D. are working on sock puppets for some secret blog project. Yes, sock puppets. Other than that, a normal day at The Factory. Added a couple of new articles, designing a logo for websites & blogs and using a logo on Facebook, Twitter & Facebook and tips on designing social media logos to our Help Center. Over at our Designer Lounge, Steve just posted a look at auto tracing photographs for use in logos using a popular bitmap to vector tracing software to do so.
Happy Memorial Day weekend! While it’s a long weekend, we’ve been busy with a whole load of updates across the site. We’ve added several articles to our technical logo design tutorial library including a look at JPG file formats, PNG file formats and a look at really bad file formats in our broken logos feature. We also cleaned up our working with a printer tips set and have been adding illustrations and graphics to the section as we finish them. We’re also happy to announce that we’ve finally completed our reference guide for logo formats which is certainly worth a looksee. Over in our logo design services area we’ve added a new design case study featuring a kinda nifty illustrative design. We also added a really cool logo (literally) case study over in our Logos in Use area.
Please note: Clients with active projects should still use the old Factory Floor entrance to access their work (your code remains the same. If you have any questions, please contact your designer or send a message to customer support).
Still working on 301 redirects and fixing up some orphaned pages, but managed to get out a quick blog post. A look at the Bumbershoot music festival logo contest, some Twitter shenanigans from our old friends and why a couple of ‘crowdsourcing’ companies are trying to change the name of crowdsourcing itself. Read now.
Still busy with house cleaning chores on our site. Made a quick blog post explaining our absence for the last few days. Also announced (or hinted) at a new site launch coming up in a few weeks (see below). This isn’t a terribly new announcement though – we talked about it last summer as part of our major brand overhaul which resulted in this version of The Logo Factory® (read here for how we developed the ideas and planned this site design).
Thought we’d push out a quick blog post. Actually, it’s anything but quick. Rather a very in-depth look at designing consistently great logos. Part one of two.
Beginning to populate the stock logos section of The Warehouse. Added stock logos FAQ, a look at why Logos in a Box and how it works. We’re installing the shopping cart now, so we should be up and running with the Pro version in a week or two.
It’s Amy’s birthday today. That’s it. Nothing competes with that news. According to Amy anyway.
It’s Amy’s birthday tomorrow so we’re gearing up for an official TLF luncheon, always good for a few laughs. Over the past week, we’ve added a couple of articles to our designer lounge area. There’s some ideas on how to develop good logo design ideas and concepts, as well as thanks but no thanks, a look at some reasons for bailing from a design gig.
Our response to the weird little skirmish we’ve got going on with IT company Right Solutions through their site Logoblog.org which took an awful lot of offense to our SEO and logo design article from a few weeks ago (worth a read if you haven’t). Not the first time we’ve dealt with this lot, as our Dear Nora Reed open letter illustrates extensively and graphically.
Due to many visitor requests, we’ve re-opened old blog posts for commenting on our blog. Up to now we closed comment sections after 120 days (to try and keep spambots at bay) but we’ve added some new filtering that should help. Comments may be held in moderation, but they will get approved (if relevant). Have fun!
New blog post. Logo Design Love. A totally impartial book review. Creative Director Steve Douglas takes a look at David Airey‘s new book Logo Design Love.
Happy New Year from everyone at the shop.Submit a design project