i stumbled upon a really nice logo inspiration website today. really nice work. alot of work you don't see in communication arts magazine or large graphic design publications. there is such much good thinking out there. i just picked a couple of marks that caught my eye for their concepts and simple execution. visit logofaves.com to get inspired! big kudos to all the wonderful brand/logo designers out there.
and here's a 2008 roundup of logo trends by your favorite logo publication, logolounge. for the sake of not repeating exactly what they say, go visit their site to read more. here are some visuals to give you an idea.