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