Web Designer Help » 55 Really Creative Logos 55 Really Creative Logos Logos can be really hard to design but the great ones tend to be really simple! So we have compiled a list of 55 logos which thought would help get your creative juices flowing. This post was written by Thomas Hardy, he is a Newcastle based Web Designer/Developer. 31 Comments to “55 Really Creative Logos” #1 Posted by wpheroes (14.05.09 at 23:16 ) Awesome list! #2 Posted by msnifadeleri (15.05.09 at 18:14 ) great logo works i’ve ever seen. #3 Posted by Fabian (17.05.09 at 01:40 ) Thank you Thomas for such a great list. #4 Posted by Thomas Hardy (17.05.09 at 02:13 ) Hey, glad your happy to be included, it was really good work. I am might get round to linking them up but for now I just don’t have the time to link all the logos up as it would seem pointless only doing a couple. #5 Posted by Joni (19.05.09 at 02:39 ) Wow, thanks for putting these together. #6 Posted by marie (23.05.09 at 15:05 ) The best logos I’ve ever seen, they are so creative fantastic work!!! Great!! Ibi
Collection of Fresh and Highly Clever Logo Designs | DesignBeep It is time for another logo design inspiration post.This time,all the logos are chosen from logopond and most of them are created in the last few months.There are very well-thought and clever logo designs in the collection.Hope you like them. AskFox Logo Source Photo Carrier Logo Source RumbCoffee Logo Source Ant Logo Source Home Security Store Logo Source Unlock Logo Source Bowling Shoe Logo Source HOT logo Logo Source Banana Bird Logo Source Rainier Logo Source 247 b/w Logo Source Nuclear Bottle Logo Source Safari Bar Logo Source Golf burn Logo Source The Fish Box Logo Source Pyramis Logo Source Octowise Logo Source Photography of Nature Logo Source Hatsoff! Logo Source MoAction Logo Source Come Home Cafe Logo Source Magic Coffee Logo Source Designbeep is a design blog dedicated to web developers,bloggers,designers and freelancers.Our aim is to share everything about web design,graphic design,tutorials and inspirational articles and more.
Logo Tips, Creative Ideas and Logos Creating a professional image for your new logo design is one the most crucial steps to obtain new business. An effective logo design may not be visually an awesome logo. Take for example Coca-Cola™, IBM™, Microsoft™ and other successful corporations whom spend millions each year refining their brand. The design inspiration for these logos took a backseat to marketing savvy. These are famous logos are just a part of a much larger branding effort. Research has proven that people want to associate themselves with brands that they think represent their own good taste. Whether it’s for a auto repair shop or a nanotechnology firm in Silicon Valley, a logo design has to consist of several basic qualities: Easy to Remember – The logic is obvious, though common mistakes in Basic Logo Design 101 can result in a image that no one will ever remember.A Shape or Object – An effective logo is a shape or object and is never a typeface. Above all: keep it simple!
Clever Examples of Negative Space in Logo Design We talk about negative space quite a bit here on WDL. It can be a very important element in a design, especially in logos. Clever designers can create shapes around and inside the main elements to help reinforce the meaning or message of the logo. When done well, it’s a thing of beauty. I can’t get enough of logos like these. When I come across good ones, I have to share them. About the Author Henry Jones is a web developer, designer, and entrepreneur with over 14 years of experience. Related Posts 407 shares Colorful Logos for Your Inspiration We’ve rounded up some examples of logo designs that make excellent use of color. Read More 753 shares 11 Inspiring Examples of Dark Colors in Web Design Deciding when to go dark can be tricky, but the decision should always be about enhancing the content and the user experience.
Brainstorming 2.0: Making Ideas That Really Happen One of the most common questions we hear at 99U is: “How do I get more out of my brainstorming sessions?” While brainstorming sessions have become perhaps the most iconic act of creativity, we still struggle with how to give them real utility. The problem of course is that most brainstorming sessions conclude prematurely. We all love to dream big and come up with “blue sky” ideas. We’re less fond of diving into the nitty-gritty details of creative execution. So how can we retool our approach to brainstorming to make it more effective? Disney’s rigorous creative process involves 3 distinct phases of idea development, each of which is designed to unfold in a separate room. Step 1 asks “WHAT are we going to do?” It’s all about dreaming big. Room Setup: Airy rooms with high-ceilings are the best locations for thinking big. Mentality: Any idea is fair game. Set aside your assumptions and push yourself to think in new ways. Step 2 asks “HOW are we going to do it?” How Do You Work?
30 Simple But Clever Logo Designs It takes a lot of work to make a logo, but when it should be as minimal as possible, the designer’s creativity is put to the test. Below you can see 30 examples of simple but clever logo designs. Designed by: Wladimir Yeberza Designed by: Mihai Ragea Designed by: Dima Jelnov Designed by: Daniel Evans Designed by: Alek Chmura Designed by: Lukasz Sokol Designed by: instudio Designed by: James Waldner Designed by: VikkiV Designed by: George Designed by: Tanja Micic Designed by: Thomas Bossee Designed by: Anthony Rincon Designed by: A. Designed by: Alex Tass Designed by: James Jones Designed by: Kliment Kalchev Can you find all these talented designers on logogallery.net
Ten logo design tips from the field I’ve learned from quite a few mistakes during my time as a designer, and to save you from doing likewise, here are 10 logo tips I picked up. 1. A logo doesn’t need to say what a company does Restaurant logos don’t need to show food, dentist logos don’t need to show teeth, furniture store logos don’t need to show furniture. The Mercedes logo isn’t a car. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Don’t follow the pack. Stand out. 7. 8. 9. 10. Not two, three, or four. One. This was a snippet of what’s in the Logo Design Love book. Do you have any other tips to share? I love New York image courtesy of Oded Ezer 50 Fantastically Clever Logos I know everybody and their brother does logo roundups so you’re probably sick of them, but I don’t believe I’ve ever done one and there is a particularly impressive brand of logo design that I wanted to point out. Today we’ll look at 50 logos that are the result of going beyond the typical thought process and injecting a little wit and hidden symbolism into the design process. What Makes a Logo Clever? To explain what I mean by “clever” logo design, let’s take a look at a typical logo, (i.e. one that isn’t clever). The logo above is a nice piece of work. However, my favorite type of logo design is that which takes the assignment one step further. These types of logos make you smile at the brilliance of both the idea and the execution and have several layers of meaning that can hit you in waves. I’ve broken down this collection into three categories: visual double entendres (two things in one), word and character art, and ambigrams. Visual Double Entendres Lion Bird Chad 2010 I love this one.
Logo design resources I’ve searched my bookmarks and gathered your top tips, culminating in this selection of sites, books, articles and designers. Resource topics Click a topic to jump to that section. Type foundries // Back to resource topics Books Catch a few more recommended reads here: A few good books. Logo history History of popular logo designs, categorised in alphabetical order with a search feature, tooThe Evolution of Tech Company Logos, how famous logos came to be, from NeatoramaThe Evolution of Car Logos, more historical insights over on NeatoramaBranding Firefox, a short insight into the history of the Firefox browser Trends “Logo trends” is a bit of an oxymoron. Articles Design agencies Independent identity designers Awards Blogs Identity Designed, case studies from around the worldIdentityworks, by Tony SpaethBrand New, Armin Vit focuses on corporate and brand identity workSpeak Up on Identity, from the now defunct Speak Up Showcases Style guides and manuals Further resources
Reinterpreting Disney Princess Costumes Through a Historical Lens If you grew up watching Disney movies, then you can probably picture the evening gown that Cinderella wore to Prince Charming’s ball or what Jasmine was wearing when she took that magic carpet ride with Aladdin. What you probably never considered was whether or not these signature ensembles were historically accurate. LA-based illustrator Claire Hummel, an artist for Microsoft Game Studios Publishing, decided to do some research on the subject, and the resulting images, while not necessarily the stuff of childhood memories, provide an interesting glimpse into the history of fashion. Click through for a narrated look at the work that she’s done on the project so far; if you like what you see, prints from the series are available here. Claire Hummel, Pocahontas. All images via My Modern Met. “Oh, Pocahontas. Claire Hummel, Cinderella “I went with the mid-1860s for Cinderella’s dress, the transitory period where the cage crinoline takes on a more elliptical shape and moves towards the back.
Negative space in logo design It’s hard to beat a clever use of negative space. Here are 35 or so logos that use white space well, along with the designers/agencies responsible. A.G. Low Construction logo By Rebecca Low Martin Newcombe Property Maintenance logo By buddy Nexcite logo By AmoreVia Blair Thomson American Institute of Architects Center logo By Pentagram Ogden Plumbing logo By Astuteo WWF By Sir Peter Scott, modified by Landor FreemanWhite logo By Malcolm Grear Designers The Brand Union logo By The Brand Union Egg n Spoon logo (same day couriers) By Thoughtful Human logo By Social UK Dolphin House logo By Ico Design Eaton logo By Lippincott (thanks, Brendan) Elefont logo By Logo Motive Designs USA Network logo By Sean Serio CultureBus logo By Pentagram Carrefour logo Original design examined by Miles Newlyn (thanks Rianna) Henri Ehrhart monogram (shameless) View the design process on David Airey dot com Sinkit logo By smashLAB Guild of Food Writers logo By 300million ED logo By Gianni Bortolotti Conception logo By The Chase