Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Crap, the client sent me a lousy logo...

Ever been in this spot: you are designing a poster or flyer with about a dozen logos and inevitably someone will send you a crappy logo or give you a newspaper printed ad and say "just scan this"? Did it make you want to tear your hair out?

I've been there too. That's why I was so thrilled to find the All Free Vector Logo archive. It might not have the logo you need but there's a chance.

You can also submit logos to the archive so that some other poor schmuck won't be stuck pixel-diddling the background out of a car ad for a stinking logo. Do your duty for the design community, submit those logos today!

Here's just a few of the logos I found that might come in useful for that next 5K charity run poster or opera program -- all in Adobe Illustrator format!


bryan said...

Of course, you might be using a years-old logo or the improper logo for the application, but it'll look better. I figure if the client can't be bothered to get a decent logo, they're not going to care anyway, but their superiors might, so be careful about being sure the client approves your contraband logos specifically.

My favorite trick is to find a PDF on their site (coupon, annual report, financial statement, invitation) and open it in illustrator and pull the logo off that.

Anonymous said...

Good tip, Bryan! Thanks!

John said...

Very useful post thanks!
I've used this site for years now with pretty good results too.