“Which color do you recommend for an app icon? Ours should stand out from the rest of the icons.”
“Don’t you have a brand color?”
“No. We are a start-up company and we are going to launch a mobile app soon.”
A couple of young guys asked me this and so I embarked on a ‘highly unscientific study’ on 90 app icons that happen to come my way.
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The very first edition of BarCamp Goa is happening on 30-Oct-2011, Sunday at BITS Pilani Goa Campus. When my friend Niju Mohan contacted me for a logo, I jumped and took the opportunity.
Why? Because I love to do a design under a lot of constraints. I believe that this will help me to explore and find innovative solutions. If I am correct, this is my fifth logo for a BarCamp (BarCamp Bangalore 7, Bangalore 8, Bangalore 9 and Kerala 9, Bangalore 10). I have tried to give an individuality to each of them. I suddenly found myself in an ideating mood.
X-Men and Vin Diesel’s XXX
Even during the logo competition for BarCamp Bangalore 9 (BCB9) in August, 2010, I was thinking about the logo for BCB10. BarCamp Bangalore 10 is happening on 11-June-2011 at SAP Labs. Being a fan of films, I have decided to make a typographic logo for BCB10 similar to the title design of the Hollywood flicks X-Men and XXX.
This is my logo that was created as part of the BCB10 logo competition. Click on the image for a larger view. Read on to know more about the design thoughts.
Continue reading Design – Logo for BarCamp Bangalore 10
We have designed a logo for Namma Cycle, a Bangalore University Bike Sharing Experiment.
This is essentially a doodle — a single stroke logo — that conveys the idea of a man pedaling a bicycle. I would like to share with you the design process that went behind this logo.
The new edition of Science and Technology Run or SnT Run is happening in IISc Bangalore campus on 6th March, 2011. This story is about the design of SnT Run logo that was introduced since last year.
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The first image that comes to my mind when I hear ‘click’ is that of a cursor or a mouse.
But ‘Click’ can also be the sound of somebody taking a photo. If you are using a film camera, the sound comes when the film is exposed by the shutter and the next frame is advanced. In an SLR camera, the sound is generated when the mirror inside the camera rotates to direct the light on to the sensor or film. In a digital camera, the sound is generated electronically to give the ‘feel’ of taking a picture. There is usually a provision to turn OFF the sound.
FULLfx decided to name his photoblog as ‘Clickography‘ and he entrusted the logo design with me.
Click on the image for a larger view.
Appearances can be deceiving. If you ask me, the pieces of logos featured above are that of a ‘save environment’ club, a painter, a bathroom fittings manufacturer and a coil making company.
But no, they actually represent a multinational FMCG conglomerate, a well known music company, a popular antivirus software and a standard audio format in movie theaters, audio video discs…
Not able to recognize them? The answers are embedded in this post, so continue reading…
For the past six months, we were collecting news about designs of logos that are interesting. We managed to get the information of the names of the designers, the design brief and any hidden meanings in the logo. From this week, you can read about some of the clever logo designs in our new website ‘kiKKidu.com.’
Continue reading kiKKidu.com — Logo Logic
‘A cat has nine lives!’
‘Nine planets… Err, now Pluto is no longer a planet!’
Barcamp Bangalore 9 (‘BCB9’) is happening on 18-Sep-2010. They are conducting a logo competition. I was brainstorming for a logo idea.
Continue reading Design – Logo for Barcamp Bangalore 9 (BCB9) and Barcamp Kerala 9 (BCK9)
Before beginning, I would like to narrate an incident. All of us know that the song ‘Jai Ho’ is composed by A R Rahman. We also know that the song appears during the closing credits of Danny Boyle directed, eight OSCAR winner film ‘Slumdog Millionaire.’
But do you know who choreographed this song? The answer is Longinus Fernandes and his name is left out in the end credits of the film.
“There’s one guy I should mention, we’ve mentioned a lot of people, I forgot the guy who choreographed the dance at the end of the film, he’s called Longinus [Fernandes] and I forgot him off the credits, and I only found out about it two weeks ago. I’m an idiot… and I apologize from the bottom of my heart Longinus”.
This is how Danny Boyle made up with Longinus while receiving his Oscar for Best Direction.
Why I am saying this here? Because, like Longinus Fernandes, I also had an experience.
You know that I was unhappy over the fact that CyberPark Kozhikode is using my logo for some time without my knowledge. When I accidentally found this goof-up a month ago, I contacted the authorities and I was promised that they are working on a plan to recognize my success in the competition.
I am very happy to inform that CyberPark officials recognized me as the ‘Designer of CyberPark Logo.’
Continue reading CyberPark Logo Designer: Anas K A
A surprise on 21-Apr-2010
I was reading the newspaper ‘Malayala Manorama’ and trying to have an afternoon nap. On the ‘Opportunities’ page, I saw the following advertisement.
The logo looked very familiar. Then I realised – it is my own design! I designed this logo as a part of a competition organised by TechnoPark Trivandrum, some 18 months ago. Since then I have never heard from the authorities about the contest results or the fact that that my logo is being used by them for about a year.
This post is about the experience of designing a logo for CyberPark Kozhikode. CyberPark is a Government of Kerala organization planned in the lines of Technopark at Thiruvananthapuram and Infopark in Kochi to build, operate and manage ITparks for the promotion and development of investment in IT and ITES industries in Malabar region of Kerala.