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We're here with our second run on which one's better, Before & After logo design comparison, an initiative that invites you to comment on visual achievement of rebranding programs. We don't have the data to judge a rebranding program and that's not the scope of these series of blog posts, but as designers, we can take a look and comment on which one's more visually appealing… the before logo, the one that was discarded as being old and useless or the after one, the result of an entire creative (and not only creative) and expensive (almost always) process. So grab your shrew tongue and state your thoughts.

We're all used to working on multiple projects in the same time, and the comfort and times of working on just one project at a time are long gone. In a fast paced environment, with entrepreneurs launching start-ups on a daily basis, everyone wants their branding projects done yesterday, if possible. As freelancers, self-employed designers or even as employees we find ourselves in the position to manage multiple tasks in the same time. Also, with the hype of the mobile world, staying in sync with your projects and connected with you co-workers at all times is extremely important. Thus, the need of having a very good task management app to handle your daily to-dos and organize you work becomes vital. Here are five of the best tasks management tools (either free or at an affordable cost) to help you out with your daily work routine. If you use some other to-do applications that are cool and worth sharing, drop us a line.

We stated before that typography is crucial in a logo design project, and sometimes, instead of browsing through hundreds of ready designed typefaces, designers choose to create their own typography, giving a unique slant and appearance to their logo designs. This isn't an easy task, and it requires special knowledge of method and craft, but the outcome may be simply outstanding, assuring the uniqueness of the logo design, something we all long for when designing a brand identity. To give you food for thought, today we have an amazing selection of beautiful typography work for your inspiration. Carefully crafted using different methods and styles, these artwork pieces are the result of incredible hard work and amazing creativity. Check it out and leave a comment for the impressive artists, who created them.

Choosing the right typeface for your logo design project can either make it or break it. It is that crucial to nail down the wordmark. Correct me if I'm wrong, but sometimes you need to peruse through hundreds of fonts, until you find the perfect one, the one that adds value to your design, the one that makes it shine. To give you a bit of help with that, here is a selection of very cool free fonts, handpicked for your next logo design project. Check them out and you might find the perfect suit for your logo.

Cycling logos is another cool selection of themed logo designs, cooked up by The Logo Mix to inspire you and get your creative juices flowing. It's spring… sunny rays of worm light and soft wind are waiting for you to get out and cycle… using your two feet or a motor… doesn't really matter… the important thing is to get on two wheels and be gone with the wind. That's the core story with most of the logo designs in our selection today. Check out this selection of awesome cycling logo design, get inspired and give a thumb up for the great artists who created them.

With the spring just around the corner, it's been an inspired time for logo designers and a lot of beautiful logo design works has been posted to The Logo Mix gallery this month. You can imagine that this has made our task of selecting the top ten a lot harder… We don't complain though, but invite you, the awesome logo designers, to post even more outstanding logo designs in the future and make our task even harder. Check out these great logo designs that made it to the top ten logo designs in the month of March 2012 and leave a word of praise for the inspired designers.

A timeless logo design may last for a decade, maybe two, or until a new board of directors comes in command, then it becomes dated and the identity needs an upgrade or a radical change. The logo design may still be beautiful, but the it needs to adapt to current times, markets and target groups. How many times, though, have you seen logo design upgrades, identity changes, rebranding programs that didn't work as well as expected and by the time the new identity was in place you already missed the old and beautiful logo? How many times new logo design or redesign seemed crapy, compared to the timeless good old logo that you knew and loved?

This blog post was inspired by Jeff Hughes, who suggested that it would be fun to take a look at identity upgrade programs and see if they are better or not. So that's what we're doing with this series of blog posts, and we need you to express your opinion. The big question is: Do you think the AFTER is better than the BEFORE? Do yo think the newer logos work better than the older ones or not? Take a look at the proposed logos and leave your comment!

It is well known that most of the things we really learn come from our own experience, after banging our own head against the issues that come our way. It is preferable, though, and less painful, to learn from the experience of others. The tips presented below are learned the hard way, at my own expense and hopefully they will help someone in some way. Working your way through logo design projects, you've probably come to similar conclusions, or maybe some other great tips that may help others, thus you're invited to leave a comment and share the things you've learned out of your own expertise.

All my favorite ladies are here… Primadonna, Aphrodite and the Mermaid came back from ancient history… Anna's here, as if pasted from a russian vintage novel… Lady Teepee came from the far west, while the Geisha is here to represent far east. Lady Rose sits in a corner chatting with Lady Peppermill, while Juliana prepares herself for a walk. All the good Ladies are here, so check out this amazing collection of female figure logo designs, that will blow you away through creativity and elegance. The styles are so awesome that, even if in some cultures it is considered inappropriate, you'll find yourself staring and admiring the perfect lines and colors of these beautiful ladies logo designs. Don't forget to leave a nice comment for the incredible designers.

After a long and snowy winter, with turns and returns, I think its only fair to say that spring is here. We have a saying that goes something like…"A blossoming flower doesn't bring back spring!" but how about fifteen flower logo designs? Well, anything, that brings the sun back up on the sky and warms the weather, works for me. And, as long as I feel spring on my monitor, I should be happy enough. This weekend we bring you a very nice spring flowery logo design selection to bright up your days and inspire your work. Check it out and give a thumb up for the talented logo designers!

It's been a while, but we're back in business with a great "logo of the month" selection. This selection is twice as hot as it brings together the best logo designs posted on the Logo Mix since the beginning of 2012. Check it out and leave a word of congrats to the talented winners.

There are often times when, as a graphic designer, all you need is a good set of fonts to solve a problem. A great initial to break a paragraph or a display of great typography to solve a splash page, there's alway a need for beautifully crafted letters. Here's a great selection of masterfully designed free script fonts.

At the Logo Mix we strive to offer designers a platform to showcase their logo design work, the best logo designs projects they have done and to be able to brag and be proud about it. In the same time our logo gallery connects the designers with their potential clients, allowing graphic design artists to expose the work they have in for sale. Here is a selection of the best logo designs for sale that different designers have posted on our gallery. You're in for a real treat and, who knows, you might find something more than inspiration… you might find exactly what you're looking for. Hungry for more? Check out our Logos for Sale dedicated section.

It's been another great year here at The Logo Mix logo design gallery! We've seen a double number of logo designs posted in 2011, lots of you guys trusted us with your work and posted a record number of great and original logos for sale, and above all, the talent, skills and inspiration of great designers just shun through the outstanding logo designs posted on our gallery.

However hard it was to pick up just 25 of the best logo designs, we managed to make a selection of the greatest logos to represent all the wonderful work posted on the Logo Mix this year.

Thank you all for sharing your logos and inspiring us and we wish you an outstanding and prosperous New Year!

The Logo Mix Team!

We're posting the Logo of the month for November 2011 a bit late, but as you probably know yourself, December is probably one of the busiest months of the year for any graphic or website designer. Nevertheless, as designers took their time to post awesomeness we were happy to take the time to review and somehow make a top. If awesomeness can be rated and put into a top, that is. We're happy to make another great selection of great logo designs posted on the Logo Mix gallery in the month of November 2011. Check them out and leave your praise!