Logo Design Love launches

Logo Design Love

Today I’m unveiling my second ever blog launch (after this one), and you’re invited to take look. Logo Design Love is a new blog that devotes all its attention towards logo design.

I’ve been working on it during the past couple of weeks, and you might remember a while back when I asked for your advice on naming the site. Well, that was a few months back, in October, but client projects and a month off work put Logo Design Love on the back-burner.

DavidAirey.com is where I write about a broader range of topics – blogging, print design, advertising, web development etc. – but I wanted to launch a more focused site, that will help me (and hopefully you too) learn more about the craft of logo design.

There are a handful of articles / showcases for you to view, and I plan to add new ones on a weekly or twice weekly basis. Small things will change over the next few weeks, and if you find any bugs I’d greatly appreciate you letting me know. I’ve picked up a few blogging tips during the past 15 months, so fingers crossed they’ll get me off to a good start.

Here are a few of the blog posts currently on offer:

The blog design is a customisation of Derek Punsalan’s excellent Grid Focus Public theme, and the site is hosted by Crucial Web Hosting (thanks Kyle).

Should you have any advice, or ideas, I’d love to know about them. Oh, and it’d be great if you joined the chat on a post or two. I always enjoy reading your thoughts.

37 responses

  1. Congrats David. I’m going to hop over now and start reading. :D

    As for the 404 document, try adding this to your .htaccess file (It’s in the root directory, where wp-config.php etc. are):

    ErrorDocument 404 /wp-content/themes/theme-name/404.php

  2. Wow! I know I’m going to fall in love with it very soon. Red (my favourite colour) striking heart (I don’t wanna fall in love with girls in few years). Graphic design is enough :P David, do you fancy (in the future perhaps) write an entry about the relation between emotion and design. I believe they are correlated with each other.

    Love Design Love – Simply loving it! Congratulations

  3. Mike, Jeremy,

    Much appreciated guys. Cheers.

    Michael,

    I’ll triple check to see if I’ve missed anything. Half the issue is that I don’t know what I’m looking for, but hey, could be worse.

  4. Nice one David, this looks great. Looking forward to the articles. As for your 404 problem, have you tried adding:

    ErrorDocument 404 /index.php?error=404

    to your .htaccess file, right at the top?

  5. I’m digging the new site, man. And nice post about that Logo book. I’ll have to add that one to my library.

    So what’s the “Brand New” section about? Are you just highlighting some of their posts for discussion on your site?

  6. Congratulations, David!! The site looks swell. Though I hope in future you will make it look very different from the typical 5thirtyone theme that every other blog seems to have.
    Does it mean that you won’t be posting on LOGO topics here anymore?
    ok, off to check your new site!

  7. Great move David:-)
    I would like to get both of your feeds in one place. Please give an option for that too. And regarding your error page, try to enable it from your website control panel.
    Anyway best of luck with the new site.

  8. Best of luck David. There’s a shortage of well-written logo development sites. I hope I can learn something. If not, I’ll probably just end up hiring you instead. Perfect :-)

  9. Hey David,

    Glad to see you finally got the site up. I’m looking forward to the upcoming posts as well.

    Also, I sent you an email a couple days ago about the 404 issue, I believe I fixed it, but let me know.

    Anyways, congrats on the second site :D The more you add the harder it gets ;)

  10. Awesome! Logo design is my favourite graphic design area, so this sounds like a gem. Already subscribed :)
    Regarding the 404 error, check in your host folders for anything with a 404.shtml because that be causing the problem.

  11. Liking the avatar Stefson. Had you thought about integrating it into your use of Derek’s theme?

    Andy,

    Cheers for the tip. I’d already tried that, and it didn’t help out, but good of you to suggest it nonetheless..

    pistongear,

    Cheers buddy. Thanks for the bookmark.

    Andrew,

    Having that favicon was certainly in my thought process when designing the header. Glad you like it.

    PG,

    The ‘brand new’ post is simply highlighting that blog, as I enjoy the discussion there and thought others would too (if they hadn’t already visited).

    Brian,

    You’re right about how popular the Grid Focus theme is, and I’ll be continuing to customise it so it’s different from the others. Ideally, I wanted to create my own, but there were some issues I couldn’t easily solve when I launched this custom blog design, and I didn’t want the same thing to happen again.

    Vivien,

    Thanks. ;) I will continue to publish logo design articles here on this blog. Mainly around my own logo designs for inclusion in the portfolio (which I’m keeping off Logo Design Love).

    Niyaz,

    What do you mean about having both of my feeds in one place? You mean their links on the same page?

    Zabs,

    Thanks very much for adding Logo Design Love to your bookmarks!

    Dennis,

    Cheers buddy. I appreciate that. The logo design articles here do seem to be popular, so they’ll come around more often on the other blog.

    Mig,

    Thanks to you too for the kind blogroll addition. That’s great of you.

    Dave,

    I also hope you’ll learn something on the new blog. It’s a pleasure to have you as a reader.

    Kyle,

    You’ve helped fix the 404 issue, which is superb. Thanks again for all your recent help.

    Jacob,

    Hmmm, can’t see my graphic (avatar?). If you could send the screenshot that’ll be helpful, or has the issue resolved itself now? Cheers mate.

    Kristarella,

    Thanks for the luck. About the ‘subscribe for free’ button, I had in mind the many people who aren’t familiar with RSS / email subscriptions, and wanted to highlight the fact that it’s free. Who doesn’t love a freebie?

    I was also conscious of the extra click involved to subscribe, so I hope that’s not too much of a negative.

    Vicki,

    Thanks!

  12. What the Web world needs is just a bit more LOVE!

    It’s always interesting to know who/what stands behind the wide known images we call logos. ;)

    Good luck on that one, David!

  13. Niyaz, I know, I was just kidding.

    Rune, Jermayn, Lauren, Helen, thanks for having a look. I hope there’s something there that catches your attention, and if you have any suggestions (or spy any bugs) please let me know.

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