Hi Everyone,

I was recently designing a website for a client and went to create some custom design graphics, altering the FB logo and the Twitter logo. I didn't want to get hit with any legal issues so I did some research on Twitter and Facebook's websites and found that they stated that:

  • Make sure the logo faces the proper direction
  • You must maintain the color
  • Not use the symbol in place of text, i.e. in a sentence, "check out our <Facebook logo image> Page"
  • and some others

I even wrote them, just in case I misinterpreted protocol, and they told me I couldn't alter the logos.

That being said, I always see logo adaptations out there. So my question is, is there some loop hole I am missing that enables designers/developers to create similar images to a brand logo or are they just going to get fined in the future?