Ride The Choo-Choo Trends of 2018

2018 Trends

Now that 2017 is about to come to an end and a new year will soon open doors for everyone, we are caught in the moment of thinking about what is there in 2018 that waits for us. It is, of course, common to everyone in business how important the company logo is and the extent of its role in the results in the market.

Perhaps you may now be reaping the benefits of having an established logo or may have been waiting for this moment to happen. Here are some of the 2018 trends to facelift your business logo and kick-start the year with a bang!

Cyber-technology is almost considered to be a key ingredient in life today and logos are everywhere as well. From the mobile phone alone, application logos are visible and pasted on the screen which means more revenue opportunities to the app developers.  But just like software that requires an update, logo as well get updated which is now a trend in the business marketing strategy.

 

Doodle-and-Tell!

Some business owners start the logo design by doodling. Doodles are some of the best ways to express what is there in the mind that conveys the picture more than words can say. This is very convenient especially to those who are just about to start a business this incoming New Year. Instead of taking time conversing with logo designers about your idea, just take couple clean sheets of paper and start doodling. Ideas will not come immediately, but patience is a virtue and soon will begin to have a glimpse of your future business icon.

Animation as a solution!

Yes right! Usually, we are tied up with the idea of the logo as static illustration pasted on the wall, printed or engraved. But hey, this is a modern era where people started learning how to spend more time at home. The war in the market world now happens in the realm of cyber world where animation comes in. Just how an animated movie catches the heart of cinema viewers, the same goes for the logo designs to catch clients. Moving logo comes very impressive and captures the attention. A pretty awesome idea and yet very innovative.

The animation is applicable not just for images, it also works best for text logos. Some business use letters as their logo which is of course very much awesome to play in animation. This is done usually simply by the using GIF format and voila, an animated logo on the go.trend coke

There are many exciting ways to lift your market through attractive logo designs such as changing the color palette, textures, and broken typography. However, let us still keep in mind that logo can either put the business on a pedestal or bring it down, a risk that has pros and cons that needs to be carefully quantified.

In closing, be creative, innovative but and be prepared when riding the Choo-Choo trend of visual design.

 

Bobblehead Fever Is Back!

Bobblehead

Cuteness overload, you would say. One may wonder what’s up with these figures that draw fanatics a dash to nearby comic outlets. A bobblehead is a type of collectible toy with usually oversized head compared to its body. Aside from its cuteness, it got its name because of the way the head is attached to its body which is connected with a spring or hook. This causes the head to sway even on a light tap and hence called “bobblehead”.

  1. Origin

Amazingly, bobblehead is not new in the world of visual art. The idea started long before in Asia during the seventeenth-century called “temple nodders” in the Buddhist tradition!

However, it was known in the western world through the movie “The Overcoat” because of the character’s neck compared to the neck of plaster cats with wagging heads. Since then, a substantial surge of popularity spread in the United States during the 1920s to1950s which are produced by Germany in plastic or bisque.

Figures of famous celebrities like The Beatles, basketball, and baseball players were produced during the 1990s using ceramic to plastic. The bobbleheads then became more popular as more iconic figures of superheroes and prominent leaders like presidents were modeled in a very simple yet artistic way.

  1. Value

The cost of each unique figure differs according to its size, popularity, and demand. One may say it is unfair but business takes hold of the costing and the design fairly to artists. A popular brand manufacturing bobbleheads like the Pope costs around $10 dollars per figure. This may sound expensive to some but these are considered collector’s items and thus the price may sometimes be prohibitive.

  1. Culture

Bobbleheads

The bobblehead figures don’t have to look much like the original figure itself since the huge head itself is already a big distortion. This kind of art does not require perfection but it satisfies the heart of collectors and brings joy and admiration to the famous figures. However, coming up with the design is not an easy task to the artists since they have to carefully draft the figure into the most simple figure it could make and yet maintain the identity of the model. With this, prominent features of the figure are usually maintained such as costume, hair, and even their famous accessories so as to be identified easily.

Whether a celebrity, action figures, athletes and even anime characters, there is no escape in the world of bobbleheads. Some offer customized figures. A personal replica in bobblehead form, for example, is possible to resemble a close friend of yours; this is actually a terrific gift idea.