Business cards are one of the best ways to market yourself. Take a look at some of these very creative, inspirational business cards.
1. A landscape architect company designed a card that can grow.
2. This one is for a map company:
3. This is for a pharmaceutical company:
4. Then there is this one for a personal trainer:
5. Greek restaurant promotion:
6. Asthma Specialist Uses Balloons:
7. Acupuncturist Uses Pin Holes:
Let’s talk about logo design a little…
One of the most dynamic tools graphic designers use to create great logos is the symbol. When designing a company logo one of the main things is to define the identity, i.e. to represent clearly who the company is and how it would like to be perceived.
A symbol is usually an image or physical object that represents something intangible, hard to define, or rich in meaning. A symbol, for us, graphic designers in the design world, is usually a combination of graphic elements that represent something to us, in other words, a picture that tells a story.
A logo becomes the symbol for the company’s identity; symbols gracefully create associations between a company and that which the company would like to represent. It allows people to identify, organize, classify, embody and make sense of the world. Symbols are powerful communication devices when used wisely. One smart symbolic element in a logo design can express everything, but the designer needs to be careful to express one thing well, not many ideas poorly.
Symbols are used to create brands. Creating brands is linked to understanding how humans communicate and express feelings through symbols. It is a matter of understanding the very basics of human communication. creating brands is linked to understanding how humans communicate and express feelings through symbols. It can be thought of as manipulation, but really, it is a matter of understanding the very basics of human communication. Communication is one of the most important skills anyone can have, in business and in life. As individuals and as a species, I believe we will be happier and more productive if we can improve our ability to communicate.
Let’s look at some cool logos and how they incorporated symbols, text, font and other numerous design elements effectively.
Each logo should communicate something.
Remember, a great logo, is highly effective, simplicity at its best, memorable, and informative!