A Drive through Designtaxi

When I find a site I’m inspired by, you’ll be sure to know. I mentioned Designtaxi in a recent post. It’s been around since 2003 and I’ve sourced from it’s archives many times. I thought I’d mention because I’ve recently added it to my blogroll + in March they officially launched The Creative Finder, where creatives come together to share creative ideas, similar to Tumblr + the Bazaar, an online marketplace to sell and buy creative objects.

This recent article (besides my two posts) came through other means but with Designtaxi as the origin.

Famous Logos and the Cost of Designing Them. This was interesting to me because not only am I looking for a way to consolidate my business logo, which I’ve made an attempt on Behance (another creative resource), but it was amazing to discover the difference in costs for these logos and what you might think would be exorbitant actually cost nothing.

1_London-Olympics_designtaxi_seen on Art Is Everywhere

2_Twitter_designtaxi_seen on Art Is Everywhere

3_coke_designtaxi seen on Art Is Everywhere

4_google_designtaxi seen on Art Is Everywhere

Click here to read a previous posts on Google’s Logo and how it has become more artistic over the years with contests involved.

5_BP-designtaxi seen on Art Is Everywhere

6_Glascow_designtaxi seen on Art Is Everywhere

Click here to see more logos.


Typographic Imagery

Continuing with the typographic theme, if you’re into graphic design as I am, here’s a museum for you to check out next time that you’re in New York City, the Herb Lubalin Study Center of Design and Typography. I first learned of this center from Creative Review. I think it might be fun for my son Jackson and I to visit, since we constantly try to guess the typestyle or font used for most everything we see. I was surprised, however, that their website wasn’t more informative. It is located at 41 Cooper Square at The Cooper Union.

Lubalin_via Creative Review as seen on Art Is Everywhere

Lubalin Center via Creative Review

Since graphic design is mentioned in this post, here are 50 excellent graphic design blogs (besides above). Toxel is just one featured and they show more than just graphic design like this 3D street art being used in Canada to get drivers to slow down. Interesting idea but it might cause me to get in an accident even if I wasn’t speeding.

3dspeedbump01 via Toxel, as seen on Art is Everywhere

3D art featured in Canada via Toxel

On ocondesign, I really enjoyed learning about the step by step process used to create logo design for Thomas & Gray Furniture.

thomasgray1 via ocondesign as seen on Art Is Everywhere

Final Thomas & Gray Funiture Design via ocondesign

Graphic design and typography always makes me think twice about the everyday script and logos that we see daily and might even take for granted the amount of work that goes into their creation.