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LOGO MOTIVES
TOP SIGN DESIGNERS SHARE THEIR THOUGHTS ON CREATING
SIGNS THAT SERVE AS LOGOS AND LOCAL ICONS.
BY JEFF RUSS

SR. ART DIRECTOR

VERY sign designer knows that there are only two types of logos: the kind the customer
already has, and the kind the customer still needs. The first type often comes with strict
rules, PMS color requirements, sizing specifications and usage guidelines. The digital files can
seem as though they were created in a clean-room lab as the result of an integrated branding
study. Despite their high pedigree (and higher price), these logos often require hours of tedious
file-modification before they can be transformed into a proper sign - pro bono file-modification
for many designers.
The opportunity to create a logo from scratch, though, is the "unicorn" project that drives many a creative to
dream up logos that define a business, define a neighborhood and define a signshop. These are the projects that
allow you to show off your particular set of skills (in my best Liam Neeson voice). However, to reach that creative
nirvana, a designer must decide how to work with - and charge - clients. A few of the industry's most talented
designers weighed in on how they manage to saddle that unicorn and get to serious work.

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