Jan 20 2012

50 Inspiring Logo Designs

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A logo is an essential part of branding your website and marketing it offline and online. Some logo designs feature simple, beautiful typography whilst others more are fun and colourful. However, all logos should be memorable and able to integrate with your website design effortlessly.

One of the best ways of getting inspiration for a logo design is by looking at what other designers have created. Today we would like to show you 50 creative logo designs that we hope will inspire you and give you ideas for creating your own logo.

Lovely Logo Designs

1. Storm Foundry

A great logo that uses a bold font and hides a lightning bolt in the middle of the logo. The noisy insides of the ‘Storm’ part of the logo are reminiscent of a thunder storm.

Storm Foundry

2. Michael Spitz

An arrangement of colourful leaves in the shape of an M is a good, simple icon that could effectively represent creative growth. Though if you take away the color, it would not work as well to impart the same idea.

Michael Spitz

3. PhotoForum

A simple yet smart icon logo that simultaneously represents photography and community within the same design. Strangely, the website Photo Forum isn’t using this great icon and is instead using a very basic logo.

PhotoForum

4. Moolloon

What else did you expect from a name such as Moolloon? The balloon is modeled after a cow’s udder whilst the basket has a cow coloured scheme (i.e. black and white). It’s a fun design that represents the silliness of the name.

Moolloon

5. Networking

A simple logo that places a crown over the letter I to emphasise the word King. The yellow line that races towards the crown gives the impression of speed too.

Networking

6. Pixelflow

Created for a small freelance business, the Pixelflow logo beautifully blends the letter P and F into the same icon. A simple yet elegant logo design.

Pixelflow

7. Channing Johnson Photography

A retro style logo that has beautiful typography. The logo was created for Channing Johnson, a wedding photographer that wanted something classy, but that also had ‘grit and edge’ in the design as he also does photojournalism. It’s a classy piece that would work great as a watermark on photos.

Channing Johnson Photography

8. Full Time

A good idea for a recruitment company that advertises full time jobs, as indicated by the clock filling with liguid. The hands of the clock point to 9 and 5; the regular working hours of full time jobs.

Full Time

9. Steps

A simple yet smart concept in which the letter E represents steps going up. The basic font would look good in any colour scheme.

Steps

10. Sew Perfect

A stylish logo that displays a needle and thread in the shape of the letters S and P. It’s an elegant yet minimal solution for an embroidery business.

Sew Perfect

11. The Dressing Room

An interesting logo that halves the stick figure in two to suggest the woman is going into a dressing room partially hidden by the door. The dot helps this illusion by giving the impression of a door knob.

The Dressing Room

12. Huddy Buddy

Huddy Buddy is the clothing company that provides clothes for the ‘cool kids’. The logo is a fun design that has a 1950′s cartoon feel to it and is an important part of the company’s brand.

Huddy Buddy

13. Maple Studios

A simplistic text design with a beautiful colourful icon that is used by the British design agency Maple Studios (yes British, not Canadian). The clean design is ideal for offline marketing such as stationery too.

Maple Studios

14. Army of Bees

The 6 bees in the logo have been placed in an arrangement that resembles the letter A. It also looks like the bees are in military formation and are ready to attack. The bees icon looks good though would perhaps look better to the left hand side of the design rather than on top so that more emphasis is placed on the title.

Army of Bees

15. MatchBox

A fantastic logo with a cool colour scheme. Great hints at creativity with the box we are told to think outside of burning and stars being freed from within. The different weights and styles on the type also gives the design a bit more of a punch.

MatchBox

16. Gorilla Service

One of the coolest designs created. The gorilla in the logo has a serious look and is dressed up in a suit for office work. The text underneath mimics this bubbly design with a unique curvy font. A fun and memorable design that many designers will get inspiration from.

Gorilla Service

17. LoveClip

Love meets stationery in this simple yet brandable logo. It’s a smart concept that was created beautifully.

LoveClip

18. One

A beautiful brand identity for the Swiss company ONE GmbH. The slanting logo represents the number one but also mimics a skyscraper. A simple yet iconic design.

One

19. Shark Tours

A smart concept in which the logo merges a cruise ship and a shark fin. The text has been modified with small hooks at the end of each letter to give it a more aquatic feel.

Shark Tours

20. Happy Quote

A simple idea in which the text ‘Happy Quote’ is placed inside a quotation mark like speech bubble. The quote itself also resembles a smiling cartoon character, reinforcing the happy vibe the logo wants to promote.

Happy Quote

21. Feather Fly

A gorgeous logo that has a colourful feather in the shape of a bird. It’s a stylish elegant logo solution that promotes a professional image.

Feather Fly

22. The Doberman

The logo features a fierce looking Doberman creatively carved out of negative space. The retro design is perfect for a bar or restaurant.

The Doberman

23. Invisible Agent

A creative logo that shows a tie in between four other stick figures to suggest that the one in the centre is an agent blending in with the rest.

Invisible Agent

24. CFO Cycling Team

A fantastically creative logo that has placed the letters C, F and O in the shape of a cyclist. The concept has been done so effectively that many people might only see the cyclist.

CFO Cycling Team

25. Foxy Logo Rebound

The perfect logo for a website called ‘FoxyStats’. The circle is divided into 3 shapes to represent the stats service that the company provides. The top piece resembles a fox with the lower parts representing the body and tail of the fox.

Foxy Logo Rebound

26. Ewali Food

A fun logo that was created for a French fast food restaurant. The original concept showed the village hut with hands out holding a fork and knife though this was changed to open hands as most of the food sold at the restaurant is finger food. Open hands are also more welcoming to customers.

Ewali Food

27. Monkey Business

Another fun design that shows a monkey prepared for work. The monkey looks a little subservient, suggesting that he is there to help you with anything you need.

Monkey Business

28. AudioTheatre

Beautiful calligraphy gives the AudioTheatre logo an elegant and professional look. A microphone extends from the top of the letter T to represent the recording services that the company provides.

AudioTheatre

29. LoveLogoDesigns

Love and the letters L and D are all represented in this simple design. The letter L was formed by placing the love heart design at an angle of 45 degrees. It’s a smart way of incorporating all three words into the one icon.

LoveLogoDesigns

30. Diamond Bookstore

A diamond shaped logo made from an open book. The design’s simple coloring lends itself well transition to plain black and white like most logo design rules dictate.

Diamond Bookstore

31. El Pirata

A fast food restaurant logo that uses two spatulas to represent a skull and crossbones. The skull has a chefs hat on and a mask over their mouth to suggest it’s cooking.

El Pirata

32. Origamia

A cool design that was created for a small origami shop. Apparently the shop owner didn’t want a classic origami shape like a crane or swan so the designer created an origami fish instead. The fish uses two bright colours and the text has a beautiful typeface that matches the logo well.

Origamia

33. Oliva

Created for an energy solution building firm, Oliva promotes its eco-friendliness by showing two trees holding hands. The trees, together with the dot from the ‘i’ form a negative space home, where the companies energy solutions tend to be aimed.

Oliva

34. Aqua

An interesting logo that shows water inside the second letter. The clean typeface that is used enhances the minimalist look of the logo.

Aqua

35. Playground

A simple logo that uses 3 colours reminiscent of the big, bright plastic kid’s park equipment that was once in parks all over the US and the beautiful typeface plays into that imagery. The children’s slide molded from the lettering further cements the idea.

Playground

36. Napoleon Sushi Bar

Napoleon is a strange name for a sushi bar however designer Alex Badovsky has managed to create a wonderful logo for the restaurant by developing a fun design that features a cute cartoon character made of rice with a Napoleon styled sushi hat.

Napoleon Sushi Bar

37. Banjo Cat

Created for a video production company, the logo shows a white cat playing a banjo against a black background. It’s a fun design that is impressively crafted using negative space.

Banjo Cat

38. Optimistic Beverages

An interesting way of displaying the metaphor ‘the glass is half full’ by showing the alcohol at the top of the shot glass. The simple illustration is enhanced by the great looking typeface used in the text below.

Optimistic Beverages

39. Pixel Science

An interesting logo design concept targeted towards internet companies. The logo shows a beaker with clever pixelated bubbles rising from the top. The typography adds to the overall sharp techy look and feel.

Pixel Science

40. Mann Music

This is another well crafted logo design which uses negative space and a single color to denote piano keys which spell out the ‘MANN’ in company name. Simply brilliant.

Mann Music

41. Rich And Famous

An elegant logo that has beautiful typography. The ends of the first and last letters of rich and famous have been extended to give the logo a stylish flow. The same design has been used at the bottom of the logo as an underline.

Rich And Famous

42. Mayaze

A colourful logo that has a maze inside the letter M. This is a great example of how gradients can be applied to make a logo stand out from the crowd. Though in plain black and white presentations, some of that elegance is lost.

Mayaze

43. TN Consulting

One of the best negative space logos published online. By placing a diagonal line through the letter T, the logo gives the impression of the letter N stacked on top of it.

TN Consulting

44. Enormail

A good concept that features a cartoon elephant (or a mammoth!) above the brand name. A traditional mail icon is hidden inside the elephant to highlight the companies services.

Enormail

45. Cardiologic

A cool logo that was inspired by the famous representation of the atom (logic) and no doubt created using the Spirograph version of Photoshop. Only 4 colours are used within the logo. There are multiple heart shapes hidden within to represent the cardio aspect. The red heart is easier to spot due to it’s colour however.

Cardiologic

46. Big Colors

Created for a website that allows designers sell their work to support their local charity, Big Colors is a colourful logo that features what seems to be either a toucan.

Big Colors

47. Bread & Breakfast

Created to give the impression of friendliness and indicate the presence of hand-cooked goods, Bread & Breakfast is a beautiful design in which the bread also represents the coffee in the cup. The shop name is displayed in beautiful typography too; enhancing the trendy look the owner wanted.

Bread & Breakfast

48. White Rabbit

Featuring a great illustration of a white rabbit, this cute logo that is the perfect fit for the cafe bar it was created for. The initial concept promoted a more stuffy atmosphere than the fun and relaxed environment this design projects.

White Rabbit

49. Percy & Reed

A retro style logo that was created for a London based hairdressers. The logo was inspired by signs from the Victorian era, and brilliantly recreates the simple elegance of the time. It’s difficult not to be impressed by the logos beautiful typography.

Percy & Reed

50. Word Refuge

A great concept that has been excellently executed. The logo features a book that is half opened and facing downwards, making it look as if the book is a tent. A cool logo for a content writing service.

Word Refuge

What was your favourite logo of the bunch? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment area below.

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About the Author

Kevin Muldoon is a professional blogger with a love of travel. He writes regularly about topics such as WordPress, Blogging, Productivity and Social Media on his personal blog. He can also be found on Twitter: @KevinMuldoon.

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Comments and Discussions
  • Prashant, 20 January 2012

    Wow.Nice collection of inspirational Logos.I loved the concepts of Dressing Room,Love Clip,Diamond Book store and TN Consulting.

  • Courtney, 20 January 2012

    Great compilation! I love the simplicity of the logo designs. That is the one thing that I preach to my clients.. SIMPLICITY

  • Natalia, 20 January 2012

    Excellent collection, useful and very inspiring. I loved the banjo cat.
    Thank you very much! :)

  • Andrew, 20 January 2012

    An impressive list of examples.

  • Carolyn, 20 January 2012

    Hi Kevin, These are truly inspirational. I especially like those that incorporate the letters into the logo designs. Thanks also for the explanations because I missed some of the more subtle features on first glance.

  • michael meininger, 20 January 2012

    These are some great logo designs. I always love to see the ingenious ways that people work with the negative space in logos & brands.

    Kudos to the author on these finds- they are great inspirations.

  • Theo, 20 January 2012

    Great collection, the Diamond Bookstore one is my favourite.

  • Carolyn, 20 January 2012

    Forgot to list my favorite. I vote Mann Music. The way they use the piano keys to spell out the company name is creative and eye-catching.

  • mchiareli, 20 January 2012

    Liked the shushi-bar.

    do you know a good freelance website for logos?

    • Nat, 27 February 2012

      Yes, visit : freelance-planet. blogspot. com

  • Paul, 21 January 2012

    Nice examples

  • Jon, 21 January 2012

    Nice examples! I like the cycling one the best!

  • Dennis, 22 January 2012

    Nice collection. However, of course a logo becomes totally useless once it contains spelling-errors…Dobermann is with double N…normally I would not nitpick like that…but hey…it’s a logo..you’d think they want it right.

    • Vincent, 23 January 2012

      Doberman can be spelled with one or two n’s, so I’m afraid that it is your post that is quite useless…

  • Mohsin Nazir, 22 January 2012

    very nice logos and I like the tour logo as it is uses black and white spaces

  • Mike, 22 January 2012

    My favorites in the list are Invisible Agent because it really is invisible but still an agent and of course Pixel Science because of great colors and of course highlighted pixels.

  • nice. out of the box design.

  • Darren Hughes, 22 January 2012

    Great collection. Think i’m in love with LoveClip logo!

  • yescando, 23 January 2012

    A really good collection. Bread and Breakfast and also world refuge get my vote – thanks

  • Dhruv Bhagat, 24 January 2012

    really appreciable.. just love all the above.. awesome.. now i am making one !! :)

  • Maria Wendt, 25 January 2012

    Great collection; my favorites are the ones with the negative space cleverly incorporated; a whole bunch! <3

  • Robert Bowen, 25 January 2012

    Wow, such a great response to the post! Glad that it landed with so many of you. Thanks for sharing your favorites and your thoughts with us!

    Noupe Editorial Team

  • gil, 26 January 2012

    Awesome, all of them are grat, I liked the LoveClip…

  • Silvio Win, 26 January 2012

    Nice and creative works. Really cool! Each one is great!

  • Aakash, 27 January 2012

    loved it! pixel flow

  • Suren, 30 January 2012

    Great, superb collections its really awesome……

  • lakshmi, 31 January 2012

    nice collections and more creative work. i like feather fly.

  • Kadin, 01 February 2012

    These are great logo designs, thanks for sharing.

  • deboo, 03 February 2012

    truly amaizing

  • Ken, 06 February 2012

    I like “Storm” :)

  • Fadil, 18 February 2012

    2 thumbs & good inspiration !

  • sujayraj, 20 March 2012

    Great bro.., to be honest am searcing name & designs for my small garment retail outlet…thanks for the idea…dresing room is fablous

  • Mamun, 03 May 2012

    wwooooooowww…….

  • Amynah Mehdi, 13 May 2012

    Impressive!! V creative & thematic Designs.. Thanks for sharing!

  • Ajay Rana, 04 June 2012

    Hey, each one is fantastic but my favorite one is “The dressing Room”. The logo itself has spoken everything

  • thiet ke lo, 07 June 2012

    Great, superb collections its really awesome……

  • Josh, 10 June 2012

    I love the Aqua…it is simple. They all are great and really inspiring!

  • Partho, 12 June 2012

    Can any one tell me the best soft ware logo designing…………..!

    And of-course all logo’s are amazing and the secret agent is actly a eye catching logo……!

  • Matt, 18 July 2012

    I don’t mean to be crude… but am I the only one that sees the “other” representation of “mann” in the mann music logo?

  • Tom, 19 July 2012

    Nice collection, great work!

  • Ramandeep Singh, 19 August 2012

    nice collection, really like your work

  • 48hourslogo, 25 August 2012

    Love the fox logo design. Being a logo designer for the past 3 decades, simplicity always wins. :)

  • istoselida, 27 August 2012

    Very nice collection, i liked Origamia logo more than everything :)

  • waiting, 01 September 2012

    “Aqua” , simple and stylish ;)

  • dasha, 06 September 2012

    thanks, truly inspiring

  • Yordan, 07 September 2012

    Pixel Science is great. Very inspiring.

  • Khal, 11 September 2012

    Best collection of logos Ive seen. Diamond Bookstore…Monkey Business xD Thanks! *A*

  • mgarfath, 11 September 2012

    Diamond Bookstore and Pixel Science look awesome.

  • Abdul Basit, 20 September 2012

    Nice Logo Concept

  • John, 21 September 2012

    I love all these logos, very inspiring, thank you

  • diamonddean, 01 December 2012

    Thanks for sharing. Does anyone know the font style used in the AQUA logo?

  • volkan, 08 December 2012

    great!!.. thanks

  • jp, 23 December 2012

    excellent collection and diversity.. Michael Spitz stands out for me!

  • Mario, 04 January 2013

    Great post Kevin! Just came across this from a google search for logos. You’re all over the interwebs my friend! :-)

  • Dokins, 18 February 2013

    Great, great! Thanks for this.

  • Andrea, 01 March 2013

    Very nice designs thank you for posting them, they are great inspiration.

  • steve, 15 March 2013

    Great simple logos- the cycling,dressing room ,tn and love clip.

  • Simon, 06 April 2013

    Very inspiring collection, thank you for sharing.

  • mixanourgeio, 04 May 2013

    i love number 18 , simple creative logo :)

  • Enzo, 08 May 2013

    Very creative and stunning examples :)

  • mariei, 19 June 2013

    A very nice collection of great logos. I love all of them especially the ones that cleverly used negative spaces. Thanks for this. I’m currently conceptualizing for a logo too and this would greatly help.

  • Adrian, 25 June 2013

    Absolutely love the bread and breakfast one, plus all of the other are great, much impressed

  • Jason Butwell, 22 July 2013

    These are really cool. It gives me a lot of inspiration to use for my own projects.

  • machiv, 28 September 2013

    Your post is very great. Very Nice, thanks.

  • Jessica Ben, 17 November 2013

    Loved the diamond bookstore logo! Awesome collection. Thanks for sharing this post.

  • Zymco Graphic Design, 24 February 2014

    Well they are all great to start of with, but I did like the ‘Cycling Team” and ‘Storm Foundry’, they really made me look twice, so great work out there.

  • Andrea, 26 February 2014

    I love the logo collection, these logo design collection is great. I like the Banjo Cat logo design in particular. Thanks.

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