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Beach sunset color palettes
12 Beach Sunset Color Palettes with HEX Codes
12 Beach Sunset Color Palettes with HEX Codes 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In this post I’ll be sharing a collection of 12 beach sunset color palettes that I created based on some example photographs found on Pixabay. These color palettes were created with the intention of logo design in mind, so I made sure to abide by my own guidelines for color usage in logos and kept…

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Best logo size
Best Logo Sizes for All Applications | 2019 Design Guidelines
Best Logo Sizes for All Applications | 2019 Design Guidelines 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In this post I’ll be going over some guidelines for determining the best sizes to use when preparing logo files. The best logo size depends on the context it’s used in, but I’ve found that 1280 px is a good universal fit that covers most applications, with the larger dimension being 1280 px and the…

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Bad logo designs
14 Bad Logo Designs That I Created As A Beginner
14 Bad Logo Designs That I Created As A Beginner 1024 602 Nick Saporito

I took a trip down memory lane recently and looked at some of my old logo designs from 2012 when I first started getting hired by clients on a regular basis. I knew I was a beginner back then, but I didn’t realize just how bad my logo designs were. They’re so bad that it…

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How many colors a logo should have
Why A Logo Should Have 1-3 Colors At Most
Why A Logo Should Have 1-3 Colors At Most 1024 602 Nick Saporito

How many colors should a logo have? In my experience, anywhere from 1 to 3 colors. There’s always exceptions, but that seems to be the sweet spot. Let’s elaborate on this a bit. How Many Colors A Logo Should Have 1 Color One of the many characteristics of a good logo is that it’s simple,…

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Logo trends to avoid
Logo Trends To Avoid in 2019 and Why | 6 Examples
Logo Trends To Avoid in 2019 and Why | 6 Examples 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In today’s post I’ll be going over logo trends to avoid and why. I normally don’t have a problem with using design trends in most applications, but when it comes to logos, trends should generally be avoided. The main reason why is because a logo needs to be able to stand the test time, and…

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Famous fonts used in logos
12 Famous Fonts Used in Logos
12 Famous Fonts Used in Logos 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In a post last year I wrote about the benefits of using premium fonts for logo design as opposed to free fonts. In today’s post I’ll be expanding on that a bit by showing 12 different examples of famous fonts used in logos, and just for kicks I even mocked up the logos with the names…

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Bad graphic design ads
16 Bad Graphic Design Ads To Learn From
16 Bad Graphic Design Ads To Learn From 1024 602 Nick Saporito

Guess who spent his Sunday afternoon rummaging through Craigslist seeking examples of bad graphic design ads to share and critique? In this post I’ll be sharing the 16 best (worst) examples of bad graphic design ads I found. Contact info has been removed from each ad for the sake of their privacy. Using bad design doesn’t make…

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14 Nature Color Palettes with HEX
14 Nature Color Palettes with HEX Codes
14 Nature Color Palettes with HEX Codes 1024 602 Nick Saporito

Nature is a great place to turn to when you need inspiration for a color palette. In this post I’ll be sharing 14 example of nature color palettes with HEX codes included. All of these were generated utilizing free photos from Pixabay. If you’re looking for additional inspiration, check out my post about the best…

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Inkscape logo exmaples
12 Professional Logos Made with Inkscape in 2018
12 Professional Logos Made with Inkscape in 2018 1024 602 Nick Saporito

If you’ve been following my content for any period of time, it’s probably no secret that Inkscape is my preferred vector graphics application, and this includes logo design. I’ve been designing logos professionally with Inkscape for 7 years now, and in this post I’ll be sharing 12 of my Inkscape logo examples that were designed…

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Graphic design questions and answers
Graphic Design Q&A: Thoughts on Affinity, Client Perceptions of Open Source software, + More
Graphic Design Q&A: Thoughts on Affinity, Client Perceptions of Open Source software, + More 1024 602 Nick Saporito

Today I’ll be answering some design-related questions posed by followers of the Logos By Nick Youtube channel. This is something I did a month or so back and it got a great response on Youtube, so I figured I’d do another one. The video at the top of the page contains all of the questions…

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