Logitech

by plumbailey • Uploaded: Jul. 18 '08 - Gallerized: Jul. '08

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Description: Logitech design and manufacture lots of different computer peripherals and input devices
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saawan Jul. 18 '08

Cool. You designed the logo of an internationally recognized brand? Now, I'm envious. %3B) But I never understood the mark! Does it have any significance? I don't think it's an abstract.

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gunnyhighway Jul. 18 '08

Logitech logo eh, I worked on this brand three years ago, thought I guy called Lee Barnstaple designed it. If you aren't Lee, someone needs to explain!

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plumbailey Jul. 23 '08

Thank you all for taking the time to comment:**sawaan - thank you. Nothing much to understand - just an 'energetic gesture'.**clashmore - the bigger the pond, the more room to swim.**gunnyhighway - Lee Barnstable (whoever he is) did NOT design this logo. I did, in 1996. I also designed (in 1988), the logo Logitech had before this one.**ClimaxDesigns - the logo is Logitech's, but I have the right to show it as a legitimate example of my work - because it is.

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sisudesigns Jul. 23 '08

I looked up plumbailey, his name is tim wilkinson and that guy is the creator of the mark. I also am impressed he joined logopond. I couldn't seem to find your Frog design studio anywhere online plumb, are you still designing? **I always was a fan of this mark. It's young and energetic and holds up still today.

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plumbailey Jul. 23 '08

sisudesigns - thank you for your kind comment.**frogdesign was my employer from 1988 to 1991. They now have offices all over the world. At the time, I was the first ever graphic designer to work for them, and they had an office in Campbell, near San Jose, California. I designed the earlier Logitech logo while I was there.**The logo we are commenting on here though, was designed by me in 1996, during which time I was a freelancer, living in Ann Arbor, Michigan. I live in England now.**I am still designing (when I can get the work).

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sdijock Jul. 23 '08

Wow. A bonafied logo-celeb. Welcome to the Pond.

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brandsimplicity Jul. 23 '08

Respect indeed.Welcome to the pond.

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90degrees90 Jul. 23 '08

I think someone is showing off here! :)

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rambal Jul. 23 '08

welcome to the pond

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gthobbs Jul. 23 '08

I think we're all showing off here.

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Kwaku Jul. 24 '08

Relevant: same here :D

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icu Jul. 24 '08

was allways a fan of this logo, very very original. %0D*And after over 10 years still modern, like it was made yesterday.%0D*%0D*Glad I can say that to the designer himself. wow.%0D*

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plumbailey Jul. 24 '08

Clashmore - no, I had nothing to do with the 3D -ing of the logo. (By the way, I've checked out your logos - lovely stuff.)**So, now I'm going to have a look at the logos of all who've taken the time to comment on my work - sorry I havn't done so yet. Thanks again. More soon.

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kaimere Jul. 24 '08

whats to say mouse, usb, bloody every one of my peripherals almost has this logo on it ... nicely done ... awesome .... one logo you never get tired of seeing

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jjjost Jul. 24 '08

Wow, SWEET to see this on logopond. Nice work Plumbailey!

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onesummer Jul. 24 '08

seriously cool. heck, i'm using 3 devices right now with the logo on them %3B)

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cerise Jul. 24 '08

Welcome Plumbailey great stuff

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shiimera Jul. 24 '08

plumbailey : you are logo creator super star right now, it's really nice being you :)**I love logitech brand and I have tons of peripherals made by them and I think your logo helped to forge the brand philosophy and it's success.**Congratulation and I will be waiting to see more logos from you on LP.

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kaimere Jul. 25 '08

@ climax - loooooool ....

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tonik Jul. 25 '08

had no idea this logo was designed 12 years ago, it is still fresh and modern, congrats.

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vr4jen Jul. 25 '08

Well, I had no idea I was in the presence of a logo legend. How do you happen to land all these big jobs with tons of exposure? I'd love to see more logos, you must have thousands.

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jjjost Jul. 25 '08

Hey, you designed the %22Intel Inside%22 logo, too, right? You should post that logo on LP. That logo is everywhere man!

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bahrouh Jul. 26 '08

That logo on my mouse right now ...... %5E%5E LOVELY LOGO .... .. Nice to meet yaa plumbailey

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ivozag Jul. 26 '08

I like the logitech products but this is the worst symbol I've ever seen.%0D*This logo is popular only because of the quality of the products!

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OcularInk Jul. 26 '08

Oh the haters. You just gotta love em'! :-)

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plumbailey Jul. 26 '08

jjjost - sorry to say I did not design the Intel Inside logo - but I did design the prototypes for the 'new' generation of Intel labels which you see these days on your computers - the ones with the rounded tops and corners etc.

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plumbailey Jul. 26 '08

Thanks to you all for your comments. I have worked for some famous design firms which is how Logitech came to be a client of mine once upon a time. I've done quite a few logos - but not thousands. It is wonderful to me that this logo still holds up after 12 years - but hey, Paul Rand designed the IBM logo more than half a century ago and it still looks fantastic. Now THAT'S good design.

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kaimere Jul. 27 '08

And yours belongs alongside his ... *truely a timeless logo among filters ... *but you can't lead horses to water and make em drink ... eh climax :)

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jayell Jul. 27 '08

God knows why this log is getting bummed so much its nae that great just cos its a large company and its well known, its nothing compared to the works of paul rand n who ever says so is a clown, just because the ebay and google logos are well reconised around the world doesnt make them master pices, this is a cool logo but its nae half as good as sum of the other stuff on here

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bartodell Jul. 27 '08

Another fine addition to the pond and in the same context, the gallery as well. I find it an honor just to be listed and viewed on the front page as a major brand such as this. For what it is worth I have always loved the abstract quirkiness of this brand and it needs no explanation from my point of view. This is a mark that, well, just works! Nice one!

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nido Jul. 27 '08

i feel like the kid in the story 'the emperor's new clothes'... i have never seen this logo in my life!...

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bahrouh Jul. 28 '08

Go Left ... Go Right... This logo is legend …. There is no point to say something if you hate this logo …. We need respect. @ All Haters%0D*%0D*

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zooz Jul. 28 '08

Nicely Done ! ... keep up the good work :D

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cobaltcow Jul. 28 '08

@ClimaxDesigns: well said**@kaimere: %22every one of my peripherals almost has this logo on it%22 - ditto**@plumbailey: warm welcome to the pond! I really like your digitalpersona mark - please share some of your other work!

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mindysteen Aug. 06 '08

@ ClimaxDesigns: VERY well said.**I always thought the Logitech logo looked like an eye, with the green part being the inner-side of the nose, and the lashes off to the other side. I assumed because one of their products was the camera that sits on your monitor. Even if that has nothing to do with it, it's still great, that's just what my eyes have always seen. :)*

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MAN-DESIGN.net Aug. 06 '08

Hallo, Hello, Hola, and whatever more... It its 1am and I have read every comments until this point, Im happy to shear a place like this with you all... crazy designers, what ever, logo design is one of the most exiting stuff todo... thank you for this Logo plumbailey, have a nice live an go on... its nice to hear that designers are like they are...just simple!**Greetings from Berlin, Germany

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seifip Aug. 12 '08

WOW! I would never dream of %22meeting%22 the designer of one of my favorite logos around me (and it really is everywhere I look at home...). Really nice work! Respect.

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hindmarshdesign Aug. 12 '08

Yep. The logo surrounds me on the speakers and its under my palm on the mouse.

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jcnicholls Aug. 13 '08

Is it good because it's famous - or famous because it's good?**Either way - it's under the palm of my hand.**It's one of those logos that I'm surprised they went for. It's very strange and unusual.**Love it.

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nylontoys Sep. 04 '08

I can confirm that Plumbailey designed the Logitech Logo. We worked to together at frog... remember the mince pie man Tim? Hope all is well!

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raja Apr. 08 '10

You come across very humble, but as you can see from the response here, you have instant rock star status and you have won over the community, so now you can be a snobby artist :D**Congratulations on creating a logo that I, and maybe a million others, hold firmly in our right hands all day, that is a great accomplishment...umm**And as David mentioned, you would be surprised who has an account on LogoPond, very surprised. You guys would be even more surprised if the designers here could post the work that pays their bills most of the time...those silly NDA's prevent them from doing so**Not to mock anyone, but, suppose, just suppose you had never seen this logo or heard of the name... and it was uploaded by someone who created an account on the same day, would your praise be any less? For example, where is the 'kerning cop'...or the 'forensics splat expert' now...scroll up and ask yourself**Anyway, congratulations Plumbailey, on designing a famous logo!

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lboi Apr. 08 '10

Awesome work! It is on my mouse and my ipod dock in front of me ... and you are so humble and well put together ... makes me smile!

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mcdseven Apr. 09 '10

hey nice to see the person behind the logo, always liked it and have admired it when out shopping in PC World!

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zephyr Apr. 09 '10

A great indeed! A little late, but thanks for uploading!

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Type08 Apr. 09 '10

Did you also do this last '3D feel' refreshment of the logo?

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Type08 Apr. 09 '10

Sloppy me... Thanks Anthony!

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Pierro Oct. 06 '10

@plumbailey: I'm sure you were a partner in the design of all logos in the %3Cb%3EWorld%3C/b%3E!

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AlexWende Oct. 06 '10

well I have to be honest, it is not the best looking logo out there but it works great since the mark is pretty memorable and works on almost every medium! Good job imo. Follow the link, that's what I call a bad logo/identity (imho) http://www.underconsideration.com/brandnew/archives/dont_mind_the_gap_or_the_square.php

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kotan Sep. 16 '11

let me just drop by and bow for a bit :)

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