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Client supplied you a low‑res image for their logo?

It’s every designer’s nightmare – you request an EPS logo from a client and they send through a tiny, blurry JPEG. If they don’t have a better version, or if you’re under a time crunch, try the following tips to find a vector version of their logo.

First-off – if it’s a well-known company, do a quick search on Brands of the World. You’ll need to create a free account to download anything, but it’s often the quickest and easiest way to find what you need.

Failing that, often companies will upload PDFs to their website which contain vector versions of their logo. To find them, simply search do a custom Google search.

site:clientwebsite.com filetype:pdf

Hopefully a few results will pop up. If so, open the PDF in Illustrator and see if a vector version has been embedded.

If not, your last option is to recreate the logo in Illustrator or hoping the client can send through a decent version. If you do end up recreating it, try WhatTheFont or What Font Is to find out which fonts have been used in the logo. Best of luck!

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