Re: Logos by T.J.Allen on Apr 28, 2001 at 6:59:56 am
What kind of company logos? Most companies would not like someone using their logos without their knowledge. That being said, mgnonline, a subscription graphics service used by many news stations, has several graphics that use company logos (if they have been in the news lately). If they are to be small in your comp, you could always go to the company's web site & usually save their graphics from their website. Just drag & drop into photooshop.
Depending on your project, you could always go the legitimate route & call the company's marketing departments & ask for a clean logo to be e0mailed to you. This is the safest & yet toughest route to go, because people are always weary about sending their logo, unless they know about the project. Most companies have very specific rules about the dissemination of their logo.
Check out: http://www.publisherstoolbox.com/buyItem.php3?id=&order_id=T&mastsku=5964-105 for a CD collection called "Lots 'o Logos" containing, what they claim to be many,many, many corporate logs. While this is intended more for print than video, they should be easily made to work by tweaking in Ilustrator or Freehand.
Thanks for the lead on the disc, I've been meaning to track down one of these sets for a while now and "Lots o' Logos" sounds like some instant cup of soup where you just add hot water, so I went a hunting!
The link broke in reposting it, so I am going to try a different way to add it to the board -- so, if you are interested, you can find it here.
Let's hope that works! If not, you have to go looking as I did.
Just remember that most of these companies change their logos more often than they change their socks. These are usually subtle changes but, if this will be seen, using the wrong or outdated logo can cause you some serious headaches down the road. In the past, I've had local promos pulled off the air because the logo (supplied by the company) in the spot had been changed since it began airing the week before.