The trend of vintage logo designs has been going strong for the past few years now, and it appears that the trend isn’t going to be disappearing anytime soon. People, even in the modern era, are still drawn to the unique style that vintage designs have. The vintage trend has proven quite a response from people by gaining appreciation to its lasting and one-of-a-kind designs. Vintage images give people the feeling of powerful and high-quality designs with complex but with detailed features.
Overall, making things seem dated makes people feel like they are being transported to happy moments in the past. Vintage celebrates history, some wonderful designs in the past. Here on Template.net, not only do we offer vintage logos but Beautiful Studio Logos at that. Feel free to peruse, use, and reproduce what we have to offer.
Vintage has many definitions, one of which defines vintage as something that is already too old to be considered modern but not old enough to be considered antique. It is often used to describe something that was developed between the late 1900s and early 2000s and has been an adjective used for marketing to increase the probable value of an item as well as increase its profitability when it gets sold.
The words antique, vintage, and retro have their own different meanings, yet people often use them interchangeably. Continue reading on to know the differences between the three and how to use each word correctly.
It is something that is really old, musty, dusty, and moldy. It is considered as a “relic or object from the ancient times” or a “piece of art or furniture, or a decorative object made at an earlier period.” Anything can become an antique if it survives long enough. An antique usually shows some degree of craftsmanship or a certain level of attention to the design. According to custom laws, an antique is something that is at least 100 years old. Meaning, anything that is a hundred years old and older are considered to be antique.
If antiques are those that are a hundred years old or older, then vintage is something that usually represents an era in which it was produced. Vintage defines a style which will never be unfashionable. It can mean an object is of a certain period of time, but it can also mean that the object displays the best qualities associated with a particular era. For an object to become vintage, it should somehow represent or be recognized as something that belongs to the era in which it was developed.
It could mean something that is basically outdated and out of style, or it could be quite new but has already been used many times already. Retro relates to or revives the styles of the past—in fashion, technology, and the way of life, in general. Retro items may not be old, but it actually references styles of the recent past. It can also mean something that is not as old as vintage items but is old enough to be more than “last season’s style.”
Vintage designs have three prominent design characteristics: the color, effects, and the typography. Graphic designers take advantage of these three to create vintage images.
Vintage images are often desaturated. A vintage color palette usually includes a lot of beige and cream colors with a few brighter shades. Common color options include dark and bright blues, greens, teals, and peach tones.
To make a vintage color palette, start with a neutral base color and another color to be used as the primary shade. Then to achieve a vintage effect, simply desaturate your primary color and add white to the color mix (but you can choose to add instead if you prefer a darker theme).
Vintage textures lack smoothness. Instead, they usually have a more rigid look, such as that on a sandy paper or a chalkboard. Often, vintage textures will include some speckling in the background, faded or rough patches, and an asymmetrical look for the texture. These should appear randomized and often as a natural “worn” effect on a surface.
Another option when making vintage textures is to use a detailed repetitive pattern, which can result in a more Victorian-style feel. A tip here is to pay close attention to the details so that the texture looks natural and genuine.
Vintage font type is designed to appear like letters that were created during the time before computers ever existed, when letters were pressed out using wood or metal. Often, vintage styles include scripts and serifs with long tails and complex curves.
Vintage typography is bold, and you may also add some dark shadows or even embossing it for an additional sense of impact and boldness. The letters should also look like they are blended in and part of the canvas, rather than a separate layer on top of the entire image.
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A logo is a recognizable and distinctive graphic mark, emblem, or symbol that conveys origin, identity, and ownership. The main purpose of logos is to promote the organization to gain the public’s recognition. The object of a logo is to serve as a mnemonic tool and identifier and to generate a desired emotional response.
A well-designed logo can provoke the public’s thoughts, which can help strengthen the brand image and the corporate identity, which in turn can help give the organization a psychological advantage over the competition. The logo is the core of your identity, defining and symbolizing the nature of your organization.
Logos may come in the form of graphic emblems, symbols, icons, and those that are composed of the organization’s name. These are usually affixed, incorporated, or printed on all the business’s advertising, structures, communications, literature, products, stationery, letterheads, and even company vehicles.
Read on to distinguish the many types of logos you see every day.
Icons and symbols are convincing but straightforward pictures that are meaningful to a particular organization or product. They use symbolism that conveys a literal or abstract portrayal of your organization. Symbols are less direct than straight text, leaving enough space for extensive understanding of what the organization represents.
A logotype, usually referred to in the design industry as wordmark, incorporates your organization or brand name into a exceptionally styled font types. These fonts come in so many variations, shapes, sizes, and styles, with each conveying a slightly different impression upon your target audience.
Fonts can also include hand-drawn letters, characters, or images that have been rendered in such a way as to gain the interest. Images can likewise be integrated into a logotype, often to awesome visual effect.
Combination marks are images with both text and a symbol that signifies the brand image that you wish to project for your organization. Compact text can supplement an icon or symbol, giving supplemental clarity as to the nature of your business.
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These templates were selected from among the best ones all over the internet and were designed by imaginative and skillful graphic artists worldwide. You may be able to download these templates easily for a very reasonable price, and you can choose to save it in either PSD, AI, or EPS, depending on which format works for you. These templates are compatible with most raster graphics editors and are fully editable to give you with the freedom to make the necessary customization according to your preferences.
Search for the template that you wish to use (for easier navigation, click on the magnifying glass icon found on the upper right-hand corner of the page and type the title or part of the template’s title). Download your chosen template by clicking on the green Download button below the thumbnail and save it on your computer’s directory (always remember where you saved your downloaded file). Open the template file on a photo editing software and make your modifications and personal touches. Once you’re done editing it, save the finished product back to your computer and your logo is now ready for publishing.
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