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What's your workflow for generating these images?

I think the images are cool, but I think what's even more cool is having a a set of tools/techniques for "tracing" a given image out as paths.




Tracing raster copies should be avoided at all costs; it's rarely necessary. If you're ever looking for vector copies of logos, the trick I've used in the past is to search for PDF brochures or corporate documents and extract them from there. Nowadays just check Wikipedia, or failing that there's an increasing chance that their own website has its logo as SVG artwork.

The real challenge for a logo collation site like this is getting each logo to be aesthetically consistent—a landscape oriented lock-up[1] and roughly equal visual weight. Ultimately it's an impossible tension between consistency and correctness.

For example Apple has almost never allowed their logo to be displayed next to the text "Apple". Yet most logo sites (this one included) invent a lock-up with some arbitrary font in presumed contravention of Apple's brand design rules. Consistency wins over correctness. Whereas look at a search for "Stack" (https://www.vectorlogo.zone/?q=stack) and notice that for the StackExchange logo, correctness won over consistency.

The point is, it's basically impossible to do this perfectly, but damn if they haven't done an excellent job. I also like that they have linked to their sources, have started adding more versions for some logos, and in some cases attached the original artwork. If they can keep the quality up, this could become a great resource.

[1] The defined spatial relationship between all elements of a logo or brand.


I had access to many vectorized logos from press release packs, and I replaced many non-vector ones for vectorized logos on Wikipedia in the past. It's so much easier to get it from there, and it makes sense to use them on Wikipedia.




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