Over the last few years I have been on an ongoing treasure hunt to find and collect my favorite logos, type lockups and graphics.
If you know a creative person, this habitual need to collect things probably sounds familiar. I think it is safe to say that for a lot of us, we collect things to connect back to an idea or a feeling we had. It makes it easy. I have dug through books, looked under boxes and gone to every antique shop in my city on a bimonthly basis for the last few years in my never-ending quest for more. It’s now to the point where I have collected and cataloged hundreds to use as inspiration and reference in my design work.
Growing up there were a handful of logos that were burned into my memory: Bell, Merrill Lynch, John Deere and even the Quaker Oats guy. After becoming a graphic designer, I would learn that these images were created by some of the biggest names our industry has ever know. No wonder they stuck, they were meant to.
So now, I pass my collection on to you via my Flickr site. There is tons of stuff there for you to check out and download as you please.
Quick legal disclaimer: I do not own the rights to any of these works, nor do I claim any of them to be my own.
I just want to share and help other designers build resources that inspire them to create work that will stick in the heads of the next generation of curious kids.