The Logo Factory Ireland. Kinda not really

by DippyDoo101 on October 11, 2014

Did you know that The Logo Factory has a shop in Ireland, the southern version of my home country? Specifically in a little town called Nenagh in County Tipperary? Neither did I until I ran across this:
the logo factory ireland nenagh tipperary
Okay fine. We own the registered trademark to “The Logo Factory” in the US and Canada, not in the UK or Ireland, so the name is fair game (though we do own the UK site that corresponds with our North American trademarks.) “The Logo Factory” might be appropriate for a Nenagh-based outfit that embroiders logos on wearable merch and such, so no quibbles there. That’s perfectly legit. Ah, but it doesn’t stop there. Here’s what the Irish version of The Logo Factory’s storefront looks like:
the logo factory ireland storefront
Notice the logo that’s been applied in vinyl to the bottom left-hand side of our Irish doppleganger’s window? Let’s take a closer look:
the logo factory ireland storefront
I guess when they say “bringing your logos to life” they meant literally bringing our logo to life. On their shop window. See, the little factory house in their logo was one of the unused concept ideas we tossed around in a blog post back in 2008 where we talked about redesigning our own house logo. Here’s what it looks like:

Alternative universe The Logo Factory

Oh, the Irish version’s been mangled, mutilated and distorted – probably using an Illustrator warp filter – but it’s definitely that house artwork. And the typography on our Tipperary friend’s logo has been cobbled together from the stuff we kicked around here, when we detailed the rather exhaustive rework of our logo into its current incarnation. Here’s an example of that: [read more…]

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by DippyDoo101 on October 2, 2014

spec work pyramid infographic [read more…]

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by Steve Douglas on September 29, 2014

SD The logo factory original [read more…]

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