Presenting the winner and runners up from the San Francisco Warriors logo contest!

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Upon hearing the news that the Golden State Warriors would be moving to San Francisco, we asked our designers to reimagine the existing Golden State Warriors logo to give it a more San Francisco feel. Just like our many other community contests, the turnout was amazing. The existing logo is already regarded as one of the […]

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The fonts behind famous wordmark logos

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What really separates a wordmark logo from a font? Sometimes, not very much at all. You might think that über-rich companies like Facebook and Google, or high-end brands like Giorgio Armani, would invest in completely custom-made lettering for their logos. In fact, this is not always the case. Basing a wordmark on an existing font […]

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Community contest: a new logo for Spain’s football team

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The FIFA World Cup is almost here, and Spain is preparing to defend its position as reigning world champion. Naturally, we got to thinking about their emblem. Does it represent what this mighty team is really made of? The Spain national football team, known as ”La Furia Roja” (“The Red Fury”), has gone through a lot […]

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Welcome to augmented reality

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A new form of reality is taking over, merging the real and the digital worlds. “Augmented reality” refers to new technologies that supplement physical, real-world objects or environments with computer-generated sounds, videos, graphics or data. Basically, it combines “virtual reality” (which usually refers to a completely simulated environment) with what’s actually in front of you. A […]

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Designer Profile: PinchStudio

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This week, we’re hoping that hundreds of small businesses around the United States will be posting this awesome illustration by PinchStudio in their real or virtual storefronts: PinchStudio’s poster/social media banner illustration for National Small Business Week Most of the folks who run contests on 99designs are small business owners (and many designers are, too), […]

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Top 9 at 99 results: April

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Little foxes on the hillside, little foxes made of ticky tacky… Well, not exactly, but this month LittleFox did win for his great illustration which does indeed involve a hillside.  Although this foxy designer won the big prize lets take a minute to celebrate the great work done throughout this month by all of our top […]

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8 restaurant menu design tips

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Great restaurant menu designs can enhance a dining experience, help customers makes satisfying choices and stimulate appetite. However, a menu is more than just a list of the dishes a restaurant has available; it is an advertising tool capable of communicating a restaurant’s identity and driving profit – if it’s well designed.  Here, we discuss several […]

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Small Business Week interview: 3 designer-entrepreneurs from 99designs

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It’s National Small Business Week, and to honor the event we wanted to find out what it was like for our designers who run their own businesses. Clients aren’t the only businesspeople around here! Read through our interview to learn from these three designers’ experiences and get inspired to create your own small business — […]

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The Rio’s 450th Anniversary Community Contest has been awarded!

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When Rio de Janeiro’s mayor launched a contest to create the celebration logo for the city’s 450th anniversary, we couldn’t let it go without a community contest! We were anxious to see what our community would come up with. As we expected, you didn’t let us down. We received 2,100 entries from over 400 designers. It […]

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Top 9 at 99: April 2014

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Let’s celebrate! This month, all of our Top 9 designers decided to bring some major fun to their design. Whether it was by using a playful concept, bright colors, delicious food, or an usual font, each of these designs has something celebratory and eye-catching about it. So give them all your most raucous round of […]

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