2009 Logo Design Trends

Public Enemy once said (not that I like quoting scatter brained music groups, but I don’t think George Orwell actually said this): “He who controls the present, controls the past. He who controls the past, controls the future.” Regardless of who said it, the message is clear, and true: when we understand the past, our movements in the present and future will/can be more informed. This mantra also rings true in design – hence, I am linking to a wonderful post about the 2009 Logo Design Trends. I highly recommend considering this trends (and other past trends) to ensure you are familiar (and perhaps building upon) the history of your design forefathers.

Dots and Stripes:

Circular:

Origami

Encrusted

Typographic

Geometrical

Sequential

Pixels

Gossamer

See original post here.

Typography

Type is everywhere in design – and whether you like it or not, it has a huge impact on how you interpret and perceive things. It can manipulate, it can stimulate, it can make or even break a sale. These images are a few interesting type presentations:
Type for a tank
1980 type layout
type for seeing chart
united nation poster

Design: the good and bad

Design is powerful – good and bad. Make your design good.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/170859/10_more_tech_company_photoshop_disasters.html