Designing logos is painful, frustrating and occasionally quite rewarding. Here are several I don’t mind showing. Aside from the constantly recurring circle, half-circle and oval themes, I think they show a bit of diversity. And many tend toward a retro look. I guess that’s a kind of specialty.

Mixed in are a few lost souls: logos I loved, but the clients—not so much. Sometimes it was differing taste, sometimes the relationship went south, other times the project just never saw the light of day. I’ve included a couple duplicates where, though I was fine with the version picked by the client, my favorite didn’t make the cut.

Gemini 50th Anniversary logo
Lightspeed logo
ARAC logo
Boundary Waters 40th Anniversary Logo
Insight Environment logo, actual
SOS logo
Mexican Insurance logo
Minnesota Runner logo
Adaptors Radio Show logo
Whole Foods Co-op logo
Ashland Baking Co. & Black Cat Café Logos
Ronin Asian Bistro logo
Grass Roots Farm logo
Himmel Tanzen Stables Sign
SWA logo
St. James Pasties logo
Dutch Consulting logo
First Strike logo
JS Print Group logo
Alanwater Bridge Lodge logo
Jorja K logo
Dovetail Café & Marketplace Logo
Witchtree Training Center logo
RC&P Logo
Frost River logo
Transition Services logo
Original Duluth Trading Logo
Amazing Grace Music Festival logo
Northern Bedrock Historic Preservation Corps logo
Duluth Pack Logo
Exodus logo