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Contest Realities

We go undercover. How prize money is doled out on design contest platforms, usage restrictions, copycats, cheaters and other grim realities….

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Should Designers Blog?

When it comes to marketing online design services to clients, is blogging a worthwhile time investment for the ROI?

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Wanna be a Logo Designer?

Here’s ten things you’re going need the ability to do before you should hang out that logo design shingle..

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A (fake) Design Contest Game!

Welcome to the joys of spec work. A board game on designing free logos on contest sites for fame and fortune. Theirs..

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Supplying Fonts to Clients

Here’s why it doesn’t matter in logo design and we usually can’t do that for other things..

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Guides For Designers

For professional designers & creative types. Articles of interest, design trends, industry issues, gripes, spec work rants and other topics related to the graphic design field. Fair warning: may contain some salty language.

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Thanks But No Thanks

You don’t have to take everything. Seven very good reasons why you may not want that logo design gig after all..

Should Designers Blog?

When it comes to marketing online design services to clients, is blogging a worthwhile investment?

Crowdsourcing Realities

How prize money is doled out on design contest platforms, usage restrictions and other grim realities..

Creative Logo Ideas

Stumped for some decent logo ideas? Can’t nail down a concept? Some helpful hints to jog things loose..

Designing Original Logos

Ten pro tips that will help you ensure originality and uniqueness in the logos and designs you deliver..

Consistently Great Logos

Designing great logos on a regular basis requires a specialized skill set. Here’s some ways to develop yours..

Wanna Be A Logo Designer?

Here’s ten things you’re going need the ability to do before you should hang out that logo design shingle..

The Logo Design Contest Game

Welcome to the joys of spec work. A board game on designing free logos on contest sites for fame and fortune. Theirs ..

Myths, Promises & Realties

Have you decided to throw your hat into the design contest ring for prizes and glory? Here’s what you can expect to happen..

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The Logo! Factor is the official design blog of The Logo Factory, offering features for business owners and designers alike. To receive notifications of new releases, subscribe to our Design Dispatches mailing list.

Logopalooza!

A free digital magazine about logos and design. Examples, case studies, news, trivia and more. No subscription required, just come and get it. Logopalooza! 4 currently shipping. L5 available May 6.

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"What files do I give my printer? What formats do I use on a website? Without getting into too much detail, let's take a look at what goes where..." What Logo Files Go Where

Technical talk

“A few practical reasons why using a logo you found on the Internet for your own brand is a spectacularly bad idea....” Using a Logo from the Internet

Branding advice

"A practical look at using colors in your logo, matching it to your website, and why some colors you find on the Internet won’t print on your business card, letterhead or brochures.." Matching Colors for Print & Web

Branding advice

"Whenever you take delivery of your new business card and letterhead art from your designer, there will be a variety of files and formats. Let’s decipher some of the jargon and answer some common questions..." Guide to Letterhead & Business Card Files

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