Instagram icon goes new school

No more old school Polaroid look-alike icon for Instagram. Today Instagram launched a new app icon and app interface. Why does the new icon look that way? Today’s launch blog post tells us: Inspired by the previous app icon, the new one represents a simpler camera and the rainbow lives on in gradient form. For those … Continue reading Instagram icon goes new school

Moving on: 2011 LogoLounge logo trends

The report for 2011 shows that color is still prevalent, but scaled down in the form of tints. Brown or gray is dominating the neutral hues. Meanwhile blues and greens are softer. They’re seeing more Pinks too. Lightness is being carried out in other ways: Airier shapes that seem to lift off the page, line … Continue reading Moving on: 2011 LogoLounge logo trends

Better late than never: 2010 LogoLounge logo trends

Catching up myself with LogoLounge’s annual logo trends. Last year was awesome for logos! This year some of the tools available to designers has had a hand in some of these trends. For example, new Ilustrator tools such as Swirl, Pucker, and Scriptographer have clearly left their mark. We also see that current events also … Continue reading Better late than never: 2010 LogoLounge logo trends

Speaking of Branding: HTML5 gets a logo

Looks like the W3C has announced a new HTML5 logo to brand their efforts to advance what may or may not become the new standard in web coding, the HTML5 web standard. It sure seems as if everything today needs some sort of branding. How else can we get a message across in a split second of someone’s … Continue reading Speaking of Branding: HTML5 gets a logo