iStockphoto is Planning to Start selling Stock Logos, Too

Getty Images' iStockphoto is moving into new territory. In a statement sent out last night and relayed on the official forum, the company announced that it will soon start facilitating stock logo sales through its online marketplace. The announcement got the designer community to speculate whether this is a good thing or not, but the jury is still out on that. Basically, iStock wants to make it possible for clients to buy custom logos for their companies or organizations on its online marketplace the same way it facilitates purchases of stock photography, audio, video and illustrations. The company is looking to tap into its vast community of affiliated designers to create an offering that could match the demand, encouraging them to use iStock as an outlet for the 'hundreds of different logos' they supposedly created over the course of their careers but remained unused.


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