The logos are both created in Adobe Illustrator.
The Green Penguin was an idea a friend of mine had and I used her idea in a class project. I developed the logo in college. I had to pick an animal and create a logo with it. The animal we decided upon was a penguin as penguins are one of the animal most affected by global warming and it was fun to create in Adobe Illustrator. I went through a few different mockups including color, shape, design, and type.
The logo on the left was ultimately chosen as it was elegant and could fit everywhere without taking up too much space. I also liked the triangle design for this logo as triangles are symbols for action.
Zap! was a prompt from one of my classes to create the following logo:
The ideas I came up with for the universal video game logo were centered around the word "universal". My two main ideas were that of an eye (on the left) and of a planet showing a universe (also on the left). As much as I enjoyed and I do love the logo on the left. It didn't really look like a logo to me. I chose the logo on the right as it was simple and would standout on a video game cartridge.