25 USA brands that celebrate their state

Location, location, location. A lot of the branding requests we see on 99designs are from small local businesses. These are companies who want to connect to their communities through shared location, and all of the associations that go with that — cultural, economic, political. As a designer, it’s key to know where these businesses come from… literally.... Read More

July 3rd By

See who won our BIP and L&W webinar contests!

From mid-May to early June, 99designs ran two 4-week webinar series on Logo & Web (L&W) and Brand Identity Pack (BIP) to help designers’ up-skill efforts and provide them with a fun learning environment. These series conclude with a community contest each – and we’ve just announced the winners! After tough deliberation, Deri Kurnia and AsbeenDesign were announced as BIP and L&W webinar contests winners respectively.... Read More

July 2nd By

Barbecue branding gets swanky

Can barbecue be chic? There’s not a lot that’s more american than a summertime BBQ. But the food doesn’t always bring to mind great design. If you’ve passed any BBQ hut on the street, you might envision orange char marks against the silhouette of a dark Texas bull, bright yellow lettering loudly glaring out. Or maybe a... Read More

July 1st By

24 company mascots that have great character

If you could represent a company in one way… how would yo do it? If you’d use a mascot, you’re not alone. Today we’re rounding up a wide collection of company mascots from 99designs that have real character. From cutesy animals to corporate figureheads, here are some of our favorite mascot designs from the 99designs community.... Read More

June 27th By

10 iconic summer posters

The time of year for sunburns, swimming and watermelon is in full swing. Along with summer comes an entire realm of design styles. Here are 10 iconic summer posters to help evoke the mood of our favorite season. Poster Design: Maurice Logan “The Big Country” Movie Poster Design by Saul Bass “Jaws” Movie Poster Woodstock Poster by Arnold... Read More

June 24th By

Behind 15 of food branding’s most iconic mascots

We’re constantly surrounded by advertising, in an inescapable whirl of words and colors and images. But it wasn’t always this way — there was a simpler time back in the Mad-Men era of advertising discovery and even many decades before that, when companies were on the search for something to help connect consumers to their brand. For foods, with... Read More

June 22nd By

Which celebrity business brand do you like best?

These days celebrities are more than just a pretty face – they’re also entrepreneurs. So we’re turning the spotlight away from the screen and onto four female celebs who have created some of today’s leading lifestyle brands. Each has found a way to intertwine their personal style with business. Read a little about each one... Read More

June 15th By

Cool down this summer with these sweet designs!

As the weather heats up, we want to help cool you down with a collection of designs that celebrate your favorite icy cold treats. So take a break from the beach and sit on down to check out these clever packaging and logo designs. They’re sure to put a smile on your face! PopLab Designer: – Z – Contest:... Read More

June 13th By

Celebrating the life of iconic book cover designer, Paul Bacon

Even if you’re not a bibliophile, you’re probably familiar with Paul Bacon’s work. Over the span of his prolific career, Bacon turned out more than 6,500 book covers – many of which remain iconic to this day. Take a peek in any bookstore for Catch-22, Slaughterhouse-Five or One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and you’ll see... Read More

June 12th By