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An effective yet good looking logo can be a challenge to some. Creating a logo is probably the most important step in branding yourself, your business or organization as this basic item is used almost everywhere you make, publish or broadcast yourself. I have found that applying the five principles of versatility, appropriateness, stability, timelessness and simplicity really help to draw out a more effective logo in the end. Here I will discuss how to think about these principles when creating your own logo or a logo for someone else.
Versatile – A versatile logo is one that looks as good blown up on a billboard or poster as it does on letterhead or a business card, and is as effective in black and white as it is in color.
Appropriate – An appropriate logo effective targets its intended audience. A logo with a speaker is a great idea for a music store, but the same would not work for a funeral home or law office.
Memorable – A memorable logo is exactly what you think it is. It is a branding that is unique and simple, which makes it easy to remember and associate with the entity it represents. Think of the Nike swoosh.
Timeless – A great logo is timeless, it has stood the test of time and won. When going for a timeless logo ask yourself if this logo will be relevant and effective in one year, what about100 years?
Simple – The last, but definitely not the least principle is simplicity. Simplicity in the end helps to make a logo more versatile, memorable and timeless. Great simple logos have a unique feature but not a whole lot of other elements to clutter it or to make it go astray.
I hope this helps along the way. Some may say that it is too easy to create a logo, and honestly with time and practice, it does get easier, just remember the basics down the road.