Branding

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 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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3 Color Combinations for Logos
3 Color Combinations for Logos | Best Practices for 2018
3 Color Combinations for Logos | Best Practices for 2018 1024 602 Nick Saporito

Earlier this year I wrote a post outlining some examples of good logo color combinations as it relates to pairing 2 colors. When pairing 2 colors, choosing contrasting shades usually works well. But when it comes to 3 color combinations for logos, it’s a little trickier. Usually what works best is to use the 2 contrasting colors…

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Fitness logo colors
Best Colors For Fitness Logo Design
Best Colors For Fitness Logo Design 1024 602 Nick Saporito

If you’re designing a logo for a fitness brand — or are starting one yourself — one of the first steps (as is with just about any other business) is to get your branding assets in order, which includes your logo and the color(s) you choose to use it with. In this post I’m going…

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Best logo color combinations
22 Best Logo Color Combinations for Inspiration
22 Best Logo Color Combinations for Inspiration 1024 602 Nick Saporito

Choosing the right colors for you logo can be somewhat tricky, especially when you consider the psychology of color and branding. However, if you’re just looking for some suggestions for color palettes, I’ve compiled a list of the 22 best logo color combinations from designs that I found while browsing Instagram. Generally speaking, logos work best when you include…

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Logo files for clients
The Complete Guide to Preparing Logo Files for Clients in 2018
The Complete Guide to Preparing Logo Files for Clients in 2018 1024 602 Nick Saporito

I originally wrote about preparing and generating logo files for clients back in 2015, but I’ve since improved my process and formatting, and this time around I’d like to do a better job of breaking down the process and giving you a more in-depth look at things in order to help you better understand. In this post I’ll…

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7 Fonts You Should Never Use For Your Branding
7 Fonts You Should Never Use For Your Branding 1024 602 Nick Saporito

Today I’ll be outlining 7 different fonts that should never be used in branding — whether you’re a designer or a client — and I don’t just mean Comic Sans. Everyone knows not to use Comic Sans. These are fonts that are often overlooked. Some of them aren’t necessarily bad from a design standpoint —…

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