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    Any tips on making vintage logos?

    I have this project going on and I need to make this vintage logo. I've got the perfect fonts, textures and whatnot but the thing is that I don't know how to start lol. any help haha?

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    Maybe you should do some tutorials first. For examlple http://abduzeedo.com/vintage-badge-illustrator-and-photoshop

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    best thing you can do is, search examples in selective sites like Behance.. and try to detect and figure it out what exactly makes them look vintage.
    this is more like learning to hunt the fish and beats any trick or tip.

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    Yep behance is a great place to start plus download and play with some vintage fonts

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    When sometimes I do not know how to start some work, I unplugged the PC and I try to make some sketches of outlines on a lot of white sheets... and drawing and drawing, I try to search the inspiration.

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    If you pop into the resources section there's a few uploaded there that maybe you could use as a guide, look forward to seeing your finished piece.

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    Texture is everything

    I've found that texture makes or breaks a vintage logo. This is a great tutorial resource: http://blog.spoongraphics.co.uk/

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    Quote Originally Posted by tkflip View Post
    I've found that texture makes or breaks a vintage logo. This is a great tutorial resource: http://blog.spoongraphics.co.uk/

    You have a nice article here:

    http://www.designer-daily.com/roundup-vintage-style-logo-designs-41336

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    Quote Originally Posted by tkflip View Post
    I've found that texture makes or breaks a vintage logo. This is a great tutorial resource: http://blog.spoongraphics.co.uk/
    I agree. Texture and distress is important as well as color selection. The right design can look more vintage with a color set from the period.

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    All great advice so far. One thing to add: "vintage" can mean a lot of things, depending on what era you're trying to evoke. Some periods favoured spare, rather minimalist designs, while others were more ornate. There are plenty of visual references online -- I'd do some research, and then start sketching. Good luck!

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    My advice will not be a technical one, but here is it anyway: if you're trying to replicate a historical era, do it in an informed historical way, don't just aesthetically replicate it. You'll create better work, and be able to justify your decisions.

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    you could use this plugin for photoshop to create vintage wash and worn look

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    Only the registered members can see the download links/content. pleaseĀ Register to gain full access.

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    First, which era is your logo: 20's? 50's?
    Google images for retro Ads, packages, logos that fits your "era" and collect some good references.
    Then have a nice set of retro fonts (they will make the difference).

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    pintrest has some great vintage logos - i use this as insiration
    and get some good grunge filters - seems to be a running theme

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    always stick with simmetry.
    it's been working fine by me
    :)

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