• Jan
    • 07
    • 2015

Famous Logos With Hidden Messages

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Everyone loves a good mystery, puzzle, or suspenseful book or movie. Who would ever think you could finds such things in a corporate logo design? Well we here at Ellev have broken out the Scoobie snacks and done the research for you to find out the hidden symbols and messages in some of the world’s most well known logos and brands. Let the mystery unraveling begin!


FedEx take pride in advertising their speed and delivery accuracy, and subliminally promote this in their logo with a hidden arrow between the “E” and the “X”. We made note by making the arrow black.

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It is a little well-known fact, but the BMW brand has a background in aviation. The white section of the logo represents the moving propeller while the blue section represent the sky. Take note in this illustration from a 1929 BMW aircraft magazine with the history of the logos that we at Ellev had put together for you.

Ellev Advertising Agency amazon Logo Mystery
And the mystery continues…Amazon has one of the most interesting and intriguing logos of almost all of the big corporations. Originally the logo idea for Amazon.com was a graphic representation of the Amazon river. Eventually the logo was changed to contain the golden arrow which points from the “A” to the “Z” implying that they sell everything from “A to Z”. This logo change is much less literal in it’s message and subsequently works much better. Some have also said that the arrow actually looks like a smiley face which is the face you get from the great shopping deals you get from shopping at Amazon.com. We at Ellev Advertising Agency like both those ideas!

Feel free to contact us at Ellev when you’re ready to design your mysterious logo!

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    • Dec
    • 26
    • 2014

Win The New Apple SmartWatch

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Tis the season to get new, free stuff so here is your chance! This giveaway is from a very reputable company that is great place for digital artist, tech junkies, and pretty much anyone that likes techy gadgets, gear, and the lifestyle. So use the link and win a Free Apple SmartWatch!

#applesmartwatch #freeappleproducts @ellevdotcom #merrychristmas

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    • Dec
    • 17
    • 2014

A Sampling of Famous “Aha!” Moments

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When do you have your best idea moments?  In the middle of the night?  In the shower?  While driving to work?  Most every famous “Aha!” moment has occurred when it was least expected.  Bill Gates had a huge Aha! moment when he realized he would have to sell his product before he could even make it with software and hardware pre-sales are commonplace now days. Go Pro founder, Nick Woodman, found his inspiration for his Go Pro cameras when a sturdier set up was needed for when he wanted to take pictures of himself surfing.

Check out this very cool infographic to see how other great inventors, famous founders, and very successful people found their inspiration and came up with their “Aha!” moments and ideas that they’d go down for in history for!

Famous-Aha-Moments

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    • Jun
    • 13
    • 2013

The World’s Top Brands Have Common Choices

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The world’s top brands have common choices in fonts, colors and formats opting for blue logos and sans-serif Helvetica font displaying their icon and text together. Ellev can bring your brand up to world class quality!

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    • Jan
    • 22
    • 2013

Fascinating Business Cards Of The World’s Most Famous People

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Business cards can be surprisingly insightful—especially if they bear the names of history’s most famous personalities.

Several fascinating name cards of the world’s most well-known people have surfaced on the internet—including contemporary tech legends and important historical figures.

From Mark Zuckerberg’s provocatively worded card to Houdini’s intriguing piece of triangular cardboard, these will make valuable additions to any business card collector’s stash.

You may want to keep every business card you receive from now on—because you never know which of the names printed on them will become famous in the future.

 

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