This will be the only logo design inspiration article you will need to read. Period.
If you are indeed looking for logo ideas, that will help you to create simple and smart logo designs, you are in the right place.
What makes logo look clever? It’s the hidden thought, deeper meaning behind the logo design. You need to be cautious not to overdo it though – just one accent, smart idea will be enough to make a cool company logo design.
In this article you will find more than 300+ logo inspiration ideas and logo examples. We mostly focused on finding simple, clean and smart logo designs. But you will also find examples of different logo designs using concepts like line, art, typography, letters and visual graphics.
But first of all the easiest way to make good and cool logo design – is to find the an awesome font typeface. I oftentimes come up with awesome ideas just testing and applying different fonts to the company logo name or text letters I would use for logo design.
You can start with notebook sketching (which you probably already did) or you can start by testing different fonts. It’s up to you.
Note: For that reason we also created 300+ Best Modern Fonts Collection, for you to check out later.
But since you have landed on this article looking for logo inspiration, that’s exactly what I am gonna give to you. I humbly present to you the ultimate collection of smart logo designs to get you supercharged with logo inspiration!
Let’s get started!
This article is organized in several sections, it is a long viewing – but all for good cause, to be one stop place for your logo design inspiration in 2015!
Scroll to your interesting one or just go through the whole list of logo designs.
Table of Contents:
- 72 Really Smart And Simple Logo Ideas: Best Logos Of All Time – lots of clever logo designs with hidden message, second meaning.
- 35 More Smart Logo Inspiration Ideas With Second Thought To Make You look Twice
- 50 Amazing Letter Logo Design Inspiration Examples And Ideas
- 50 Clean Logo Concept Examples For Your Logo Design Inspiration
- 38 Brilliant Typography Letter Based Logo Inspiration Designs
- 50 Best Line Art Logo Idea Examples For Your Logo Inspiration
- 37 New Typography & Art Logo Ideas For Logo Inspiration In 2015
- Going Green with 75 Amazing Nature Friendly Logos
- Google Doodle History and a Nostalgic Showcase
72 Smart And Simple Logo Inspiration Ideas: Best Logos Of All Time
Who killed letter i?
Really smart logo!
Typeface: word-play art: face from the type and letter T.
4. Galeria 291
Just loving this logo, great stylization!
Very popular logo already, but thought I still share it in typography section.
Author’s comment: “Logo was made for a bold creative team consisting of two people. Two people being brothers …and fortunately born on the same day. TWINS was a suitable name for the two. To reflect the essence of the duo, a bold typeface was created to reflect the boldness of their approaches. The number 2 was integrated to show the creativeness of their ideas.”
Just smart logo, which rings the bell!
7. Gizzy Bear
Author’s comment: “Gizzy bear is how a little kid might say grizzly bear. Mark is a lower case g bear and paw.”
Simple, artistic and very clever – all in one place!
9. Sticky Art
Very good logo – yes, sticky!
Oh, snap – logo with very clear message, really like smart logos like this.
12. Time watch
Very obvious concept – great idea!
Each letter form is either another letter or itself flipped upside down… (umop episdn)
Logo designed for a fitness trainer. Looks like a shoe lace presented in a good way.
Author’s comment: “G — microscope + green = microgreen”.
Author’s comment: “Concept for a consulting company”. Creative and reads very well too!
Logo for woman underwear store – I think very appropriate and elegant logo!
Smart way to display height and the letter H.
22. Motion Art
Creative dynamic logo looking like some kind of mechanism.
Simple, clean yet strong mark that could be used for almost all business.
Precision in logotype, stylized E letters and beautiful outcome!
Did you know how half of letters can be displayed and separated just by stylized straight, invisible line? Real beauty.
Already classic and famous logotype with smart little accents.
How high? Smart perspective logo with depth.
Find exit -subtle, smart accent in letter i dot, excellent logo!
33. Nosey Line Logo
Type Nosey and see the human face at the same time! Very inspiring!
34. FLAT LAND
Midwest core-clothing company – typography with an obvious meaning.
Heavenly trust, the letters a mirrored sort of an ambigram.
Exactly opposite logo from same artist with very interesting typographic play in devil’s face.
Very good stylization in letters with just typography.
Surprisingly easy to read and eye-catching logotype!
39. Ty wood
Author’s comment: “Proposal for a photographer specialized in wedding photography”. Many circles and lines are used in the logo design example, again surprisingly easy to read showing designer’s professionalism.
One letter stylization and professional font with good spacing can really make the difference.
Interesting 3D logo, though I don’t understand why letter K is accented.
42. I look Like You
Loving and sharing, simple and smart logo.
Modern, tasty logo and letter M and B uniting done in a good way, a lot of circles and roundups!
How many peppers you see in this logo?
45. Jive Software
A little bit cropped logotype for photo editing and sharing web site.
Interesting typography, reads the same when rotated.
Very sharp logotype!
Interesting logo, where 4 and 7 read nicely, but if you look closer you’ll also note “S” in negative space! Really smart!
Do you see all the letters? Smart play with positive, negative spaces.
Do you see jumping guy in letter J?
3 letters(KOD) demonstrated in logo again using positive, negative spaces.
This logo really invites to take a sit!
54. GSK Models
Smart two letter connection!
You really should have seen this one, but still thought to include!
Logo for club night.
Author’s comment: “This is being developed for a company in the fashion clothing industry. Client wants the new logotype for Kooture to be fresh, youthful, quirky and assured chic.”
Stylish and clear logotype!
You can read the logo upside down – from left to right or right to left, awesome typography!
Are your logo ideas coming to you yet?
63. 24/7 Pizza
64. Smokin Brands
Simple but catchy!
66. 365 Design
Look carefully at this one!
Author’s comment: “Seolution.it is a new brand for an SEO company. The idea of this brand/logo is combination of SEO+solution. For this reason “e” + “o” in the logo are combined to form a unique letter.”
Logo for a software and systems consultancy.
Author’s comment: “Logo for partner brokers in the livestock business. They wanted a “not so western” look and more conservative and corporate feel.”
71. Five Sharp
35 More Smart Logo Inspiration Ideas With Second Thought To Make You look Twice
One more smart logo inspiration section, but in this one you really will need to look twice! Every logo design idea is carefully picked with second thought and I think such logos are really hard to create. Get inspired, hopefully this article will help you to look different at logo creation – it’s not always just about typography, good looking font and nice animation.
You need to really deliver message to people and you need to deliver the RIGHT message – those are clever logo concepts, which will be remembered.
Of course it’s no easy task, but this logo inspirational collection should help to get better!
1. Texas association of Stolen Children Logo
This one is my favorites logos and it is unforgettable! White playhorse which everybody knows and can recognize with black colored outline of child on the horse and black background which makes an illusion that child had disappeared. Amazing, what designers can create just from shapes and two basic colors!!!
2. Avid Technology Logo Design
Designed by The Brand Union
Avid’s logo is composed of simple geometric shapes derived from the fundamental buttons of the digital audio and video solutions: volume up, volume down, play, pause, record and forward, signaling of the companies core audio and video offerings. Company’s name is spelled out in distinctive and abstract letterforms.
Designed by Seamoose
Logo design for rock band from Vancouver B.C. This logo is very intelligent solution in my opinion.All what designer did was take all the letters of the word BISON and make them look like a bison body. I like the way how the body details are found within the letters, as tail or horn. The version linked seems like a much easier execution.
Designed by Stylo Design
Really original and fresh logo design with variations of an 8 to made word eight. Even the placing of TM is placed in the right place to create an angle and clarity of the design.
5. One Degree
Designed by Landor Associates
This logo was created to drive public action on climate change. If everyone could change their behavior by just one degree, we could change the future of the planet. Both – number 1 and symbol of degree represents a person and meaning of conception.
6. Lets fix this Art Logo Idea
Designed by dache
This logo was created using different colored puzzle pieces locking together in the shape of a cross and represents how many parties can come together and fix their own problems in an online resource.
7. DJ Loop
Don’t need any explanation .Simple, smart and clear.
8. Friedman psychology group
Designed by Mugar Mihai
Butterfly, two faces, person with wings or maybe inkpot? Freedom of mind. Fantastic and awesome representation of the field it was designed for.
9. Guild of Food Writers
Designed by 300million
Logo for guild of food writers. Spoon within a true nibbled fountain pen. There is a meaning!
10. CSCN Clever Logo Idea
Designed by Jovan Rocanov
The idea of this logo, which is designed for Consumer Society and Citizen Networks, of course was to show the protection of the consumers. There is combined a well-known symbol of the market such as the bar code (which graphically looks like the rain) with an ordinary umbrella (symbol of protection).
11. Push The Bottle
Designed by hemisferiod
Manipulation of the words within the clever graph representation.
12. Invisible Agents Clean Logo Idea
Designed by AlexWende
They provide custom data driven web and application solutions and enables designers to incorporating their graphics into this solutions.
13. Piano Forest
Designed by JasonCho
You can see forest and piano keys and can see them together…So clever and clear!!!
14. Wiesinger Music
Designed by NEXQUNYX
This logo is the sort of simple excellence that can inspire. Great monogram. Smart solutions.
Designed by logotomy
Logo design for personal name. It speaks by itself and the opened forehead is what draws you into the surprise of a TM…
16. Tidy Tom’s
Designed by ohTwentyone
Great, captivating and very well balanced illustration! Quick recognition, and the strong horizontal and vertical orientation representing stability, integrity and spells out companies name.
17. Fold It
Designed by TKhoury
Can You Fold it? Do You see the integration of the F and I? Looks really slick and nice, great concept!
Designed by chungdha
Origami frog and the word derived from origami and frog. Clever!
Designed by Fogra
Powerful! Nice interpretation about socket and shock!
Designed by Houston-we
Foot with foot in the right direction. Surprisingly easy to be read!
21. Stephenson, M.D. Foot
Designed by WetDog
Logo for orthopedic surgeon specializing in feet.Nice mark – perfect and friendly for the name.
22. I Hate You Smart Logo Idea
Designed by Sir-SiriX
Clever and well made logo, true power of typography. Playing with words we can reach stunning results, such I Hate You!
23. Horror Films
So simple logo but such great concept behind it. Could be a film reel, could be a mask. Fantastic!
Designed by North Design
The Mill is a post-production and visual effects company in the UK.! If the logo was seen only on its own it would not have the strength. Mill logo is hard to forget because of connection to The Mill – so strong and simple it is.
25. Antisocial network
Designed by mister jones
Logo for an anti-social network site, could not fit better. Don’t need any explanation, I think!
Designed by cerise
Logo for adventure wear brand.
I get associations with army wear, but concept is pretty good!
Logotype Against Nazism and Racism. It is a bit provocative and says a lot really, but the logo is awesome!
Keyhole within a B. Unlock a secret of business! Nice and clever!
Designed by VikkiV
Excellent concept. Barefoot awoke an emotion to run to the beach.
30. Haggar Spring logo
Made for spring line clothing collection. Fresh, nice and powerful!
31. Kite String Studio
Designed by eziemac
In origami style. Could see KS immediately. Great conception, nice look and smart!
32. Cafe Melody
Clean graphics displayed in this logo.full of mean, simple illustration… Nice coloring and typography, brilliant concept.
33. Sleep Records
Very meaningful logo with great concept.
34. Round 5
Designed by junian Round 5, letters make up an icon.
I like the way how the fingers are found within a letters. Clever solution.
Designed by Logomotive
A combination of the word Loc and Key. Smart logo.
50 Amazing Letter Logo Design Inspiration Examples And Ideas
Type letter based logo designs are logo designs that are created solely with the help of typography and fonts. Logo design is the graphical representation of the business and it is a sign of the business or products; and therefore, must be created with credibility of the company.
Since the aim of designing a logo is to keep it simple yet maintaining the quality of logo, letter logo design scores high because of their minimalism and excellence. Letter logos are most effective and they aesthetically satisfy the target audience and hold the potential to make a way into customers’ minds as a selling agent. Here is an amazing logo collection of some of the most beautifully designed typography letter logos for you. Enjoy!
The text is elegantly shaped to create an engine, fuel tank, and pipes of a chopper style motorcycle.
Effective use of negative space in this logo design makes it memorable and unique.
Simply miraculous piece of artistic work that speaks volume about its creator.
What makes this logo design memorable is the way the numeric character 5 is used not only to represent the “5” in Five One Design but also to suggest the O of “One”.
The water element is embodied here within the letter “Q” that makes for such a beautiful, visually appealing logo.
A simple yet creatively designed text-based logo design that uses letters as design elements.
The “Q” is extended to form the kiwi like structure.
Somewhat similar approach to that of Bison logo. See how the letters form the shape of an animal.
Classic disco theme is created with the letters that look simply stunning.
A simple, yet extremely appealing letter logo design that speaks volume.
The logo appears as two big bulky eyes are looking at you. The creative approach is really mind-blowing.
In this logo design, letters are used to form a wine bottle that looks great and creates a visual connection with the audience.
Another brilliant example of simple and effective text-based logo design. See how the designer twists and whirls the letters to create a logo.
15. Is This Seat Taken Line Logo Idea
All the letters in this logo design are placed in a way that they create a visual representation of a seat i.e. chair.
Again the designer twists and whirls the letters in order to create a visually appealing text-based logo design for MoneyFest.
We use our legs for walking and this is why the designer uses the letter “A” for making a symbolic representation of walking legs.
18. 5 Locks
Here, yet again a numeric character i.e. “5” is used to simultaneously represent 5 and Locks.
Here the designer creatively makes use of artistic typography to add a visual appeal to this logo design.
Here, the designer uses “I” and “L” to form a shape of pencil while keeping rest of the letters simple makes this logo design look stunning.
This one is really interesting in terms of how the designer uses typography to visually create the shape of a chameleon.
Beautifully employed negative space and the simplicity of typography are sure enough to make this logo design a success story.
Though it looks simple enough but it is the difficult most logo design not only with respect to its creation but also for the creative approach this logo design is made up with.
Although this logo design may appear like a puzzle but when you look into it you can easily read the letters “P”, “U”, “Z”, “Z”, “L” and “E”.
One of the most efficient and memorable type based logo designs in this collection.
On the first look, it may appear as an ordinary image but when you look closely you’ll figure out how artistic this logo design is.
The characteristic shape of ant is created by placing three letters in a very interesting manner.
See how amazingly the logo designer created the foot print without using any visual aid.
29. DJ Loop
How more efficiently you can embody the loop and DJ in a single emblem? This logo is the answer to this question.
Both the colors are very well represented while portraying the core values of the company this logo design is created for.
All the letters in this logo design are shaped like the figure 8 that looks interesting.
True essence of a family is what this text-based simple logo design symbolizes.
33. Wiesinger Music
The initials of Wiesinger Music are used to symbolize piano – the emblem of music.
34. Minim 1
The weave shaped logo design for Minim 1 appears to be a style system.
Here, the typography is used in a totally different style that fulfills the role of typefaces in a logo design.
Here the typefaces are half cut even that they look great and form a unique style.
Bold color and large typefaces against black background are used in this logo.
A colorful and fun logo design that plays with different colors and unusual typography.
Bio means life and this is what the logo stands for.
Different symbols are used to create the shape of a fish to make a visual connection with the company’s name.
The letters are placed in a flipping manner. Nice and interesting logo.
The graphical representation of back is represented with this logo design in a quite unusual style.
Negative space technique is employed in this logo design along with the typography.
Symbolic representation of the company’s core values solely with the help of typography.
The Flow logo design embodies the nature of flow.
Simply amazing text-based logo design that was created with a minimalism approach.
The logo design used only three letters to cleverly craft the shape of a cat.
Spin the letters to create the Spin logo design is the approach the logo designer created this logo with.
This logo looks somewhat confusing but the close look will reveal the beauty of it.
The letter “R” in this logo design is used to embody a human character with a heroic personality.
The designer merges all the four letter to actually create visual representation of a wave.
50 Clean Logo Concept Examples For Your Logo Design Inspiration
In this section, we have composed a list of cool company logo designs whose logos are very famous and popular. These company businesses have allowed us to have a peek inside their fascinating logo design process behind the scenes. We hope that this compilation will get you started on your own logo designing process.
Creating an effective and successful logo design idea is both an art and a science. The process of logo design is a coming together of the innovative as well as the technical. Let us take a close look at these logo design processes and gain some valuable ideas and insight from them. Enjoy!
Local and international ingredients are used by Homespun Chili in order to create one-of-a-kind meat and vegetarian chili creations. The logo design is clean, smart, original, and conventional with a little Martha Stewart.
Metro Aviation is a helicopter transport company that described the whole process of their logo design creation.
This logo design is simple and fresh, yet gives a very professional image of the event that was organized by Brokers who run stock market simulations and reality contests for college finance students.
This logo design process clarifies how useful their products are such as one of their products turns your Web-browsing history into an extension of your own memory so that you can also keep a copy of everything you look at on the Web.
This Vienna based company offers consulting and project management services and it wants to target a young or trendy audience in addition to more conservative companies which can easily be comprehended through their logo design.
Brokers Direct is an online insurance company that offers fast, pleasant and inexpensive insurance for property-owners, tenants, and owners of vacant property, proprietors, students and owners of marketable properties.
This logo design process clarifies the complete logo design process behind the A-List Blogging Bootcamps identity design which is a website offering a series of short, live online training courses for bloggers.
In this process of logo design, they made use of an eco-friendly bottled water alternative that is provided by Vero to different cafés, restaurants and hotels. Basically they use the latest in microprocessor-controlled water-purification technology to cleanse, chill and carbonate tap water, if needed.
Vivid Ways is a new blog that bring personal development and colorful living together. It intends to inspire and support readers by offering ideas as well as tips on how to live an amazing life.
10. Tammy Lenski brand identity design
Tammy Lenski LLC is a business that takes care of argument resolution in the workplace. The new logo was expected to be simple and fresh, inspirational and appealing.
This logo design process reveals that how Jacob Cass decided the name for his freelancing business – Just Creative Design, and the process he used to design the award-winning logo.
12. Blackberry Creek’s Logo Design Process
This article was written by Mark Misenheimer of Misenheimer Creative, Inc. and in this write-up, he explained the process of logo designing from start to finish in order to help other graphic designers.
LatitudeSouth is a New Zealand based enterprise that offers a fresh approach to outsourcing legal services for the clients all over the world. The importance of their origins is evident in their logo.
This logo was created for Dimitrovi & Co. that was founded in the early 90’s, and deals in delivering heavy machinery services such as excavators, bulldozers and heavy trucks.
Since the logo was created for Butterfield Photography that is run by Maria and Robert Butterfield who focus on different areas of photography, thus the logo needs to be usable across a broad range of businesses.
The company deals in watches by famous designers and boutique brands and their brand identity that is their logo design gives them a dynamic clock identity.
This logo design process post is for a company invitingly called, Apple & Eve.
Here we reveal the process of logo design for Green Candy that shows that a lot of thought is required to achieve the best possible design solution for the client.
This article explains the process behind the creation of the logo design for Dounia, a Mediterranean canned food company.
20. Media Access
This logo design was created for Media Access, and here is the complete insight story of its creation.
This logo has been designed for Sabienzia which is a dynamic and international enterprise having more than 20 years of experience in the area of teleworking, unified communication, and virtualization, advanced analytics and green IT.
22. Thomas & Gray LogoBy
Get a step by step overview of how Thomas & Gray logo was designed which is a company that makes custom furniture.
Here get into the behind the scene of the logo redesigning process for DesignBump which is a social bookmarking website aimed purely at the design and web community.
Need to get some inspiration to design a logo for a web strategy company? Here is the logo design process for Social Signal that facilitates business, non-profit as well as government clients employ the most recent web tools to connect their customers, supporters and the general public in crucial conversations.
This logo design process is shared with the intention to serve as interesting reading for the design community as well as to let you follow this design process from start to finish.
Get the guidelines from Jacob Cass for creating the logo for Ultimate Potential. This article will not only provide an insight into the logo design process but will also demonstrate the thought process behind creating the logo, as well as the creation of the logo itself.
This process of this logo design creation was completed as part of a full branding project for the Stratega Group Ltd which is a UK based financial company dealing with large clients in various financial fields.
Brainstorm #9 is one of the biggest and most prestigious Brazilian blogs and here we are revealing the process of redesigning their brand image.
Let us unveil the creative process for The Design Cubicle logo that aimed to reflect the same sense of community that the workspace and “cubicle-life” provide — a place to create, interact and learn.
Grab the complete logo design process from start to finish for the Uke that sells exceptional arrangements of chocolate as a substitute to gift baskets. An upscale market is the target here.
Sikbox is a web app that lets you to add a live search to your site, or any site. It uses the Yahoo Boss api as well as it essentially works better than Drupal default search system. This post shares with you a bit of the ideas and the design process for the logo creation.
The logo design project was completed as part of a full branding and web project at carrotmedia. Aspire Clinical Hypnotherapy is the trading name for Judi Butler, a clinical hypnotherapy from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.
A Special Need is a nanny agency committed to supplying nannies experienced in special needs to parents. The brand new company was helpless without a logo to symbolize their services and online blog that helps parents and professionals.
Get an insight into the logo design process as well as the thought process behind creating the logo; and then will take you through the process of logo designing.
John Langdon created the logo for the Typedia, and here he revealed the deep story behind the creation of this logo.
The last logo design process in this collection is about DANZK which is a soon-to-be-launched lifestyle blog that aims to display the Danish way of life to locals and foreigners who are interested in the country.
This is a comparatively new and fresh logo design created for a new hearing aid dealer named ‘Ear Center Audiology.’
Get to know some insights on how this new logo was designed for BevReview.
Learn how Sean Farrell created this Two Giraffes logo that include the number 2 and two giraffe heads incorporated into the negative space.
This logo design was created by the designer Alex Cornell for local San Francisco start-up named Plancast.
This logo design was created for Visit France – a website that is particularized in finding accommodation in France.
42. Associated Painters Logo Design Process
In this logo design process, you will see how the business of painting commercial aircraft Associated Painters works.
43. Insyndia Logo Design Process
This creative logo design was created for IT Company named Insyndia, and here you will see the complete process behind the creation.
This article is a practice for the Orb Web Solutions logo design by the designer Graham Smith.
45. Weedon Island AWIARE logo
Let us unveil the creative process for the logo design process of Alliance for Weedon Island Archaeological Research and Education.
This article explains the process behind the creation of the logo design for the Creative Process Study for Million Monarchs.
This creative logo design was created for Envision Customworks and it also contains a case study as well.
Learn and grab the technique how the new brand identity for Undersea Productions which is an imaging company based out of Australia was designed so successfully.
This article explains the complete logo design process as well as contains the case study that further clarifies how the new identity of IBBT (Interdisciplinary Institute for Broadband Technology) was created.
This article explains the complete logo design process for new social network web site called fabulis.
38 Brilliant Typography Letter Based Logo Inspiration Designs
Logos are one of the most important components of a successful company brand. They embody a company’s message and display its personality. A logo should be as creative and professional as possible since it becomes the company’s identity and what consumers remember.
This year, the design world has seen some amazing logos and we wanted to display some of the best for you as a source of inspiration. They show some great creativity with the use of negative space and what you can do with type to make a real impact.
This first set comes from actual web and print campaigns:
Effective use of the number 9 as the leaf of the plant.
A successful brand identity campaign for Missile Energy Drink.
Creative use of the “f” and “t” for this new fitness startup.
Great, simple logo for this media company.
6. Camel Punch
Inventive use of the punching glove for this Brighton-based web development company
Online boutique creatively using one side of the hanger in this design
The dental practice uses a different color on its website, but same creative design.
Logo creatively suggests a sandwich which is perfect for this deli/cafe.
Check out the website to see how Bloom hosting uses this logo.
13. The Corner Deli
Great use of whitespace for this company’s logo
The logo displays the effect of sound waves moving through the word.
Great logo to represent this online retail store that sells compact products.
Brand identity for the Edge Board chopping board.
The following logos are not necessarily picked up by a business, but I thought I would share them for inspiration. I found them each creative in their own way. Enjoy!
Creative use of the type to use the r’s for the cherries.
The handle of the gavel is a sewing needle designed to unite fashion with law.
The “S” in the word “session” becomes the curve of the guitar.
Notice the green leaf wrapped around the cup.
This one speaks for itself!
The coffee in the cup doubles as a roll of bread.
Do you see any favorites in the bunch? Which logos inspire you?
50 Best Line Art Logo Idea Examples For Your Logo Inspiration
For instance, whenever you see golden yellow arches that looked like the letter “M”, you are thinking that it is Mc Donalds. Or if you saw a check mark, you’ll say it’s Nike. And that’s how logos purpose is. Designing a logo is not that easy, you really need inspiration and a lot of creativity. In the world of graphic design today, line art logo is not a new technique but a new concept for designers. They create a striking logo by just using straight or curve lines.
First, I would like to tell you on what is a line art, a line art is an image that consist of straight and curved lines that is place against a background to represent objects. These line arts are usually placed on a plain background to better see the image. The image below made by Gustave Doré depicts the tales of Baron von Münchhausen in line art.
There are two kinds of line art logos. The first one is the open design wherein logos in this kind do not form an enclosed shape. The second one is the continuous design. Logos in this kind have lines that are continuous and form an enclosed shape. Before, designers only use black and white for line art logos. However, you can now also create using different colors. In this article, I have showcased the most creative line art logos for you to get inspired. I also put some comments and suggestions on each to help you out if you will be doing your own line art logo.
This logo is for a photography business named, The Sweetest Days. The design is so feminine, simple but elegant.
This Pilgrim logo is used for a travel agency. I love how the designer of this logo creatively use those curve lines to form a pilgrim.
This is a very appropriate design for a boutique. It’s cute in pink and very stylish.
Drink Dry Creek is a company that produces world class wines of distinction. The logo makes it very easy for customers to determine on what the company is.
5. Wire Bar
Laava made a very nice logo. I like it how the designer use lines to form a wine glass and the violet background color made the wine glass stand out. Not to mention that violet here may represent grapes where wine is made of.
This is intended for a men’s fashion brand. The logo is very masculine, simple and clean work.
This amazing line art logo is obviously, for a photo studio. Very direct and creative in design.
8. Key Logic
This logo is designed for Key Logic. Two thumbs up for a great concept. It also fits on the tagline, Unlock (key) & Empower (light bulb).
This logo is for a farm-house club named Royal Trivole Gardens, a venue for business meetings and golf tournaments. The background color makes the logo look more elegant.
This logo was used for a launching of private label wines in Vancouver, Canada wherein fifty percent of the profit will go charities and to indigent people throughout the province. The designer’s concept on having this as an open design is to give the message “continuous efforts” to the people.
A nicely done spoon logo. The concept is calm and refreshing.
This great work of logo is for Lovelë, a fun brand good for any business to do with care for animals (namely elephants) love or dating, children or a charitable organization. I see how nicely the lines are used here, how the designer used one line to form two elephants with trunks that form a heart shape. The elephant here symbolizes the eastern symbol of strength and national symbol in Thailand.
13. Music Junkie
In my opinion, if the background was in a dark color other than brown, maybe a white or dark blue one, it would look better. Nonetheless, the concept is very brilliant.
14. Get Wired
Get wired is a coffee and an internet shop combined in one store. This logo has great concept and good choice of colors and fonts, as well.
by: Double A
The logo is for a religious ministry. I find the logo very good. The orange cross may represent God and the line that formed a man represents the people. It’s like the logo is saying we should emerge with God’s ministry.
I found this property innovation council logo on logotournament website. It was the winner for the contest. The concept was very appropriate for the company and the choice of colors of the designer really looks great on the mark.
17. Equus Estates
This one is designed for a real estate. Very simple and professional looking logo.
18. Love Clicks
This logo was made for Valentine’s Day, that’s why the background is in color Red. The mark consists of two computer mouse that forms a heart shape with their wire. Very nice concept for Valentine’s Day, right?
A great concept. Maybe it would be better if the curve lines of the letter “y” were lessen to make it look clearer.
Very cute butterfly made in lines. The letters looks also great. Good job for the designer.
The mark was done really good. Very creative to form a man riding a bicycle using lines.
22. Lion Art
This lion art logo represents strength, and potency. I think it would look better if some curves will be omitted especially on the mouth part down to the left leg of the lion.
Swandart stands for swan and art logo. Very elegant and clean looking. This can be used for clothing, fashion or even arts industries.
Lines that form hearts. This very cute line art logo was fits a fashion business or maybe a clothing boutique.
The mark is perfectly done. This one is really nice. It can be used for a sewing store or a dressmaking shop.
26. Sculptor v03
A great concept. It would be easier for customers to notice that they are hands sculpting if they were put sideways.
This one is inspired by the largest crop circle in Holland. A beautiful design indeed.
by: Felix Benito
This logo is for men’s shoes. Though the logo does not directly portrays that it is a shoe brand, but I like it how the designer done those curve lines to make the mark look dainty.
29. Median Wing
The colors and the curves of the bird blended well. This is a great logo.
30. Homespun Chili
This logo is designed for Homespun Chili Company. Very appropriate trademark for the company.
31. The VIP Club 2
This one is designed for The VIP Club. Though it was not the chosen mark but I think it looks great, the concept of the designer is simple and nice.
32. Handmade Cafe
A logo made for Handmade Cafe in Moscow. Well done in the execution on the curve lines, as well as with the lettering.
by: Black ColourBash
A logo for the Centre for HIV and AIDS. The overall design really represents the organization.
34. The Golf Park
This one has a great design and color. I think it will look better if the shaft of the golf club was longer.
This logo can be used for memory or board games, or anything that is related into memory or brain. This one makes me appreciate line art logos more.
The concept of this mark is there are two hands that hold a house, conveying that this company is a renovation/repair company.
37. Opera Logo
This logo is for an opera, but it was never used. The combination of the curve lines and the color of the dress make the design very sweet
A logo designed for a company that specializes a carbon lifestyle assessment. It has a good combination of colors and creative concept to form the foot into a letter “B” .
39. Love Clip
This one is very lovely. The concept is very simple and perfect with the pink background. Suitable for a bookstore or publishing company.
The designer did a great execution for this logo. This one can be used for a fishery company.
41. Cherry on Ice
This one has good choice of colors, the fonts are great too. This mark is really cute for an ice cream parlor or a restaurant that sells yogurts.
42. iDream Images
iDream Images is created for a photo studio. The logo is very unique in style, has great choice of font and colors.
43. Toro Bull
This one is a good example of an artistic line art logo. The colors and the text made it very artistic.
44. Metro Mobile
by: William © 2009
This logo has a nice concept and is very suitable on the tagline of the mobile company, which is “the city where distances are shorter”.
Pastamasta is a great piece of work, and it has good choice of colors and font. It really represents a pasta restaurant.
This is a logo proposal designed for a new local organic shop. The ligature of lines made it looked very natural and organic. It has also good colors.
47. Canterbury Cabin
This mark is created for a soap and candle company. The logo itself is very nice and simple.
48. Motor Sports
A logo created for a motor club. Overall, the design is great. I think the line in the middle will look good under the 50 50 text.
This simple and clean line art logo was made for The Leasing Studio that binds landlords and tenants. It has nice choice of colors and a great concept.
Jo Ann is a medical center especially for children and young ones. A good concept on having a heart shape that portrays the mission of the medical center, and that is to give tender and loving care for its patients.
37 New Typography & Art Logo Ideas For Logo Inspiration
A logo is a graphic mark or emblem commonly used by commercial enterprises, organizations and even individuals to aid and promote instant public recognition. Logos are either purely graphic (symbols/icons) or are composed of the name of the organization (a logotype or word mark).
Below you’ll find a collection of 35+ new and amazing logo designs to inspire you. Amazing creative methods, colors, shapes, and typography make these logos deserve all attention. Hope you will produce some unique ideas of your own!
6. Banana Moon
11. Centro Books
12. Cheeky mail
13. Colour Fruit
14. Crown Airlines
16. Eco ideas
17. Eco Pup
22. Layered Pixels
23. Mail House
24. Melody home
26. Movie Magix
29. Royal Pens
30. Scared Client
31. Scoot NY
32. Solar Swipe
34. Wavy Cafe
35. Winky Cup
36. Writer’s mail
37. Word Refuge
Final Notes: Logo Design Tips to Consider
Don’t these logos look amazing? I bet you want to make your own. So, here are few tips if you will be doing your own line art logo:
- Make sure to use plain background so that the logo itself will stand out.
- If your logo has a dark color, use a light one for the background. For example, if the logo is in a white color, you may put your background into black. Or vice versa.
- Use an icon or an object that will represent your company. This directly describes your line of business. For instance, if it is a bakeshop, you might as well create a line art logo with loaf bread on it.
- Make it appropriate, direct and simple as you can. Just let that creativity flow in you.
I hope this article gives you an endless logo inspiration and additional logo ideas in making stunning smart and clean typography logo designs.
Going Green with 75 Amazing Nature Friendly Logos
Logo design showcases are quite popular these days, and it’s understandable as they come in all shapes and colors. Looking at how designers can take a complex message and turning it into a simple logo can be very inspiring to any designer. This time I’ve made a collection of green logos. Many have an eco-theme while others are just green because it’s a cool and fresh color.
Now let’s have a look at some of the great work we’ve found for you this time.
We hope you’ve enjoyed this collection of 75 green logos. As usual we would love to hear your opinion in the comments, and remember to share the article if you liked it.
But if you are still thirsty for more logo inspiration – here’s where you go next:
25 Further Logo Showcase Sites For Infinite Logo Design Inspiration
There are a lot of logo inspiration showcase sites you can inspire from and usually those sites list also all logo on popular categories, so you can see which logos and actually why there are so popular, sometimes artists even add their logo creation workflow there, allowing us to see what’s really happening behind the scene.
Ok, now to the post – I found together 25 logo showcase, portfolio sites and even few blogs which dedicate their life to help you become an expert logo designer. Enjoy!
My favorite logo design inspiration, there are total 2,273 logos there right now, when I am compiling this article.
Very popular logo inspiration showcase site in nowadays. Endless scrolling available.
With Carbonmade, you can manage your online portfolio with a variety of tools that allow you to change how you display your work. The core idea behind the design of Carbonmade is to keep your images or video at the forefront.
Faveup is a simple gallery of inspirational design. Everybody gets designer’s block sometimes so it’s nice to have somewhere to go to get your creative juices flowing again. Faveup also gives credit where credit is due, rewarding great design with the respect and linkage it deserves.
Logo Of The Day is a high-profile logo design award scheme that rewards the best professional logos and trademarks designed throughout the world. All suggested logos are screened by our two judges Jacob Cass & Jeff Fisher to ensure this.
To free logos from the hidden depths of the designers hard-drive. To expose logos great and small to the world for comment and adoration. To inspire great and fantastic logo design. To give logos their provenance and lastly to show people the path to enlightenment and more importantly to the source of the very logo artwork itself!
DeviantArt offers countless inspirational categories and also there are logo design category.
Lo8os is a logo gallery and graphic design community with goal to share design ideas, and inspire.
Site managed by David Airey collects many logo design related resources You should see, if You are serious about logo design.
Identity Archives Project – a keyword-searchable database of logos and brand identity designs from around the world.
There’s no need to register, and use of the database is free and open to designers, brand managers, marketing professionals, educators, students, brand identity design enthusiasts, and the general public.
Excellent inspiration and logo showcase site being around already 8 years with impressive archive.
12. Brand New
Brand New, is a division of UnderConsideration, displaying opinions, and focusing solely, on corporate and brand identity work.
One more site with great logo design archive as well as interesting categories like logo trends, featured designers, logo books and much more.
14. Good Logo
This site is dedicated to the artform of the logotype and its accompanied corporate identity.
Best brands of the World is the most comprehensive resource and one of the most visited web sites where visitors can browse and access copies of the world’s famous brands and logos.
16. Identity works
This site celebrates the use of corporate identity as a management tool, and credits corporate leaders and designers around the world for outstanding work.
It’s worthy also to check Bojan Stefanovic webpage and he is all about logo and corporate identity creation. Browse his extensive and impressive portfolio filled with logos, corporate identities to get amazing inspiration.
Daily logo designs available here for daily fresh and cool logo ideas!
Logo Faves, a logo design inspiration site. A collection of best designed logos around the web is showcased in Logo Faves, their idea is to bring You all the best of best logos they can find.
LogoMoose is a showcase for the best logos from all over the world. Site brings you your daily portion of logo inspiration.
Once in a while everyone needs some inspiration. Site intention is to create a resource for everyone to get inspired by high quality graphic design work from around the globe.
Logolog is a blog about logo design. Here logos are picked which bring only attention, more interesting logos than usual.
On Logofi logo showcase site there are 1,842 logo designs available for your logo inspiraton and counting.
24. E Logo Design
E Logo Design is led by Vukan Karadzic, who is one of the best-known names in logo design industry. It’s not quite a logo showcase site, but their portfolio is really impressive.
25. MisiPile agency
Every artists has own favorites. Portfolio site featuring “Mouse and Chick” collection of over 300 logos created for clients on five continents.
Google Doodle History and a Nostalgic Showcase
The concept of Google has changed little since its inception. Google is a user-friendly and very useful tool for online searches. We know what to expect of Google already: a search bar to enter the necessary keywords and then in a single click, relevant results are returned. The site is simple and minimal, so it can get ho-hum every once in a while, until Google doodles are born.
Google doodles, in a few words, are modified versions of the classic Google logo. They are often seen on special holidays and or for memorable events. Google doodles are a fun and pleasant surprise, because you never know what you’re gonna get. But do you know the story behind Google doodles? Let’s explore them together, and look at the most memorable examples of all time.
The History of Google Doodles
The first doodle was actually in 1998, to commemorate the Burning Man Festival. There is a stick figure behind the ‘o’ in Google. This is to indicate that the founders of Google took part and attended the festival. The design was a nod to the users that the founders were ‘out of office’.
Google doodles became a huge hit, and appeared more and more on other holidays: Christmas, Valentines Day, Thanksgiving, Easter, just to name a few.
Soon doodles started to commemorate lesser known events such as: ‘Pi’ day, Hans Christensen’s birthday, the anniversary of Sesame Street, and even the invention of the barcode.
Google is a company with a great sense of humor. Every April Fool’s Day, Google makes hoaxes and pranks that are sometimes silly, sometimes absurd, and always hilarious.
One prank in 2007 was the introduction of the Google TiSP, which is a wireless router that runs through the toilets. Moreover, Google promised that the TiSP has 24 hour, on site technical support in case of backup problems, brownouts, & data wipes.
Another elaborate prank was on April Fool’s of 2006. It was published with the introduction: Dating is a search problem. Solve it with Google Romance’. The search engine tool is used for ‘Soulmate Search’ so users can have a ‘Contextual date’.
Interactive and Flashing Doodles
Recently, Google doodles have gone interactive, and thus, have become more fun. The first interactive doodle was a clickable slideshow of a Halloween candy.
Since then, there have been many unique doodles such as a game, a short film, and more, all on the Google page.
One example is the Google particle logo wherein the particles move away from the cursor every time it moves near.
The Pacman Google doodle is a fun game that celebrates the classic Pacman game. If you missed it when it was on the website, May 22, 2010, you can check and play the game here.
Google celebrated Jim Henson’s 75th birthday on September 24, 2011 with a really funny Google doodle. It’s a pretty nifty doodle, where you can create your own puppet show. If you missed it, you can still see the Muppet Google Doodle.
Probably my favorite of all Google Doodles is the Les Paul guitar one. The Les Paul doodle commemorates Les Paul’s 96th birthday. The doodle is extremely fun, it’s playable and you can create and record your own tunes with it.
Some of the Best Google Doodles throughout the years
Here are the best Google doodles from 2001 to 2011.
A tribute to Dilbert, a famous comic strip celebrating every working man. The Google doodle ran for five days, from Monday to Friday, with a funny comic strip feature everyday.
March 13 celebrates the 124th birthday of one of the world’s most lovable scientists, Albert Einstein.
Google in Braille for one day, in celebration of Louise Braille’s birthday.
The Scream logo was featured on December 12, also Edvard Munch’s birthday.
Celebrating the invention of the first laser
Creative Google Doodle with the ‘l’ still dangling on top. This was for the 25th Anniversary of Tetris.
March 14, or 3/14, is a big day for math nerds worldwide. It’s Pi Day– the celebration of the ‘perfect number’, which is 3.14 (or let’s be exact; 3.14159265).
Who can forget the Flintstones? On September 30, 2010, Google commemorated the 50th anniversary of this dearly loved classic cartoon.
Celebration of the invention of the ice cream sundae, made on the same date exactly 119 years ago. Yum!
The Google doodle for Valentines day of 2011 is inspired by Robert Indiana’s renowned. The original sculpture has been on exhibit at the Indianapolis Museum of Art since the 70s, but now the sculpture has been reproduced in all types of media and colors and is on display around the world.
In honor of the Chinese Valentines Day in 2011, Google featured the doodle in selected countries celebrating the holiday: in China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Brunei and Taiwan.
During the holidays, Google made another really great interactive doodle. The doodle is inspired by string lights, carols and popular Christmas icons. Ho, ho, ho!
A Google doodle in honor of the famous and creepy Addams family, in honor of Charles Addams’ 100th birthday.
Doodle your Google Now!
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