This is a great write up about the difference between a shortcut computer generated logo, and a professionally designed logo by an experienced firm.
In the late 1980s my then local Chinese takeaway inexplicably got a ‘Make your own business card’ machine. As a curious child, not yet set on a future design path, I can remember flicking through all the possible combinations of type and image whilst waiting for my food, having a clear idea of what my red serif type on white card, with an artist’s palette in the corner would look like if only I could raise the required funds.
Thirty years later for those looking to short-cut their brand identity in a cost-effective manner we have a new service entitled Logojoy. Their website proudly states, “By using artificial intelligence, genetic algorithms, and a few other fancy technologies, we’re empowering everyone to design their own logo.” What is this fancy technology they talk of? More importantly, what is a ‘genetic algorithm’ and does it make good logos?
There’s only one way to find out and that’s get my own logo commissioned. I went through the process signed up and got designing.
As the owner of a branding agency I thought we should run this against our own visual brand and its simple ingredients of a face, some typography and a strap line. You start your design journey by… read more by visiting the source