18 June 2010

74 simply stunning line art logos for inspiration

The first time I heard the word line art was in 1998 at a web development studio where Nick and I used to spend our college breaks, working on projects. I was instantly intrigued and fascinated by it. Line art is a style of graphics that consists of distinct straight or curved lines placed against a white or plain background. The graphic is essentially made up of just strokes and there are no fills or gradients applied. There are various techniques of creating line art graphics, the most compelling and challenging being the monoline technique where a single, continuous line is stretched into submission to create a recognizable, beautiful piece of artwork.
Line art logos are more difficult to master because they are not rescued by color or a solid form. Using line art in logos and branding is a skill that a lot of designers have mastered to a hilt. Lovers of minimalistic logos will appreciate the sparse nature of a line art logo in conveying the brand message effectively. I have rounded up some great line art logos for your inspiration today. Most of them are open designs, the lines usually end in white space and don’t form an enclosed shape. A few are continuos designs, undulating beautifully without a break to form a masterpiece. There are sharp angles and curves and a variety of stroke weights all paired perfectly with some good typography.

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35 Great Social Media Infographics

Here’s a collection of terrific social media infographics that might come in handy. As you probably know, infographics are visual representations of information, data, or knowledge. They illustrate information that would be unwieldy in text form and they act as a kind of visual shorthand, making information easy to understand and consume. They are driven by the same information as charts, but they’re often a better form of communication because of their pleasant aesthetics — charts and graphs can communicate data, but infographics turn data into information.
It’s very helpful to use infographics in presentations, reports, articles, etc., to convey concepts. Instead of poring over figures and long reports to decipher data, an infographic can immediately explain what the data actually means.
Most of these have been scaled down or cropped. Each one has been linked to the original, so please visit the links to view them full-size.
If you know of any good ones that I’ve missed, please leave a comment and let me know!