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2009-04-23 | Modern Nerd

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MODERN NERD blends essays, news, and how-tos into brain food for designers, developers, and creators. It’s written and curated by Nick Cernis, a designer and programmer from West Yorkshire in the UK..

Designer: Boudewijn Vermolen

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19 Comments to “2009-04-23 | Modern Nerd”

Apr 23, 2009 at 12:50 am

Typography is meh.

Aslam A Memon
Apr 23, 2009 at 12:50 am

nice!! its funny actually
good choice of fonts and well placed
in short gr8 job Vermolen


Apr 23, 2009 at 12:53 am

I kind of like the image, but after looking at the typography I though the same way as Metal, But another look shows that it spells out Modern Nerd … not bad, not bad at all.

Brian Cassidy
Apr 23, 2009 at 12:54 am

This logo has been floating around for some time now. I’m surprised to find out it is for sale on IncSpring and not an established brand. The icon is simple and very recognizable. The thing that really gets me is the awesome solution for the text. The combination of the D and N could have gone very badly, but this typeface helps to keep both letters recognizable. There would need to be a decent amount or marketing to establish the full “Modern Nerd” company name (for those having trouble seeing it), but overall I think this logo is well designed and could be used in a variety of tech (or related) fields.

Tom - StandOutBlogger.com
Apr 23, 2009 at 12:55 am

That is one of the coolest logos i have ever seen!

august west
Apr 23, 2009 at 3:18 am

Fantastic! The “NERD” in the type is one of those that you don’t really see at first, but when you do you can’t help but look at it every time. Only one thing bugs me just a bit. Do nerds really have hair that cool? But the logo is awesome regardless.

Apr 23, 2009 at 5:49 am

I agree with @Tom. Really cool logo.

Apr 23, 2009 at 7:46 am

Was anyone else reminded of this?


Paul Randall
Apr 23, 2009 at 7:53 am

I don’t think logos without a brief can stand up with those of an actual organisation. You can interprate the context, the type of business where the logo may fit into.

It is an OK logo, but I am not a huge fan of the typography.

Torrie Foster
Apr 23, 2009 at 8:52 am

I like the font

Apr 23, 2009 at 3:21 pm

I like the idea, the time is okay, but I don’t think the hair do is nerdy enough for modern nerd. I think greasy slicked hair parted in the middle would be better. Maybe a pocket protector that’s integrated some how into the “n” in modern?

Apr 23, 2009 at 5:36 pm

The image is awesome!

Eric Blair
Apr 23, 2009 at 11:00 pm

I feel like they’re trying too hard with the combined “Modern” and “Nerd” in the type. I like the logo as a whole, and the mark is fun, but I just think they’re trying to be too clever when a simpler solution would probably work better.

Apr 24, 2009 at 12:04 am

the font was especially made to hide the word NERD in it.

subtle but nice.

Apr 24, 2009 at 5:13 am

Looking some comic character………..

One of the Great Logos……..

Apr 27, 2009 at 7:39 pm

So… so… I don’t love it, but then again I don’t hate it. I’d have to agree with Paul that it would be much better with different typography.

ffxiv gil
Jun 15, 2010 at 6:16 am

thanks !! very helpful post!

ffxiv gil
Jun 23, 2010 at 4:37 am

good, I like it very much

Jun 6, 2011 at 3:00 pm

Reminds me of the logo from, \The Drew Carey Show\.