I write regular blog posts about logo design, but the focus of this site is broader than that, also covering blog tips, marketing, photography, typography and other designer-related topics. Therefore, I’ve decided to launch a website focused entirely on logo design, and want to involve you in the process.
I think the main focus of this new site is going to be my logo design portfolio, and logo design critiques, but I want to include a blog, perhaps in a sub-directory (not sure), in order to share information, involve the reader, and keep the site fresh. Once or twice a week I’ll publish a new article about logo design, similar to those in my logo design category.
So here’s where I am at present, and where you come in:
Choosing a name
The first step in the process is choosing a domain name, which is never easy, but as I want to include the text ‘logo design’ within the web address, it helps narrow down the choices available. In saying that, if you have any domain name suggestions using ‘logo’ or ‘logos’ that are available, I’d love to know.
Two possible options have already been registered (.co.uk and .com for both), and I’ve created sample logos to give a sense of how they might appear.
The first is idologodesign.co.uk. The thinking here is that when someone asks what I do, I can say, “I do logo design. My site is I do logo design dot com.” It could also target others who create logos, thinking of possible subscribers (kind of like John’s I love typography website).
One issue that comes to mind, however, is people reading my web address with the word ‘idol’, then ‘ogo’, then ‘design’. Although perhaps having ‘logodesign’ in there is strong enough to differentiate?
The second idea is logodesignlove.co.uk. I’d thought of ‘I love logos’, but that’s taken already. What I really wanted, was ‘logodesigner.com’, but the asking price was US$100,000 (not very likely!). This idea places the text ‘logodesign’ right at the beginning of the web address, making it blatantly obvious what the site is about.
Having ‘love’ also exudes passion for the topic, and I created this quick logo draft with the famous ‘I love New York’ logo in mind, shown above, and on an old blog post about the worlds best logo designers.
There’s also inspiration on my previous post for the ‘I do logo design’ logo, with the reason being that I want people to recognise the ideas, almost in testament to what has gone before. Perhaps that’s not the way to go, and I’d be better putting much more thought into the logo design? Still, these are very early stages, so your input can make important changes.
Have your say
What would you call a website dedicated to logo design? Bear in mind that I don’t have thousands and thousands to spend on a domain name.
Do either of my current choices appeal to you? Your thoughts on how to approach the design of a ‘logo design’ logo are also very welcome.