Smashing Pumpkins and Halloween Redesigns


Right, it’s the 31st of October. In spirit of the coming Halloween parties we’d like to spark some design flavour by showcasing Halloween redesigns we’ve stumbled upon over the last few days. Pumpkins, skeletons, dark colors and spiders can be found almost in every Halloween design. In some cases designers replace some of the logo elements by visual elements (images or Flash-movies); other designers tend to add dark background colors and an according Halloween theme to the web-site’s header. And sometimes the whole design is completely replaced with a Halloween theme.

Smashing Halloween Logo Redesigns

Last week we’ve presented some beautiful wallpapers and tutorials in our Halloween Roundup: Wallpapers And Tutorials1 and asked our readers to send us their redesigns of our Smashing Magazine logo. As a result we’ve got a number of Smashing Pumpkings which we’d like to present in this post as well. And we’ve also replaced our logo with the Halloween logo designed by Marian Buhnici (first logo in the list below).

Thanks to all designers for participation!

Marian Buhnici

Smashing Halloween

Giovanni Dema

Smashing Halloween


Smashing Halloween

Vitor Almeida

Smashing Halloween

Kostas Mavropalias

Smashing Halloween

Lauren Burdette

Smashing Halloween

Cole Henley

Smashing Halloween

Halloween Logo Redesigns

In the brief overview below we’ve listed some Halloween logo redesign we’ve found over the last few days. We’ve definitely missed some designs. You can find more Halloween logos in Philipp Lenssen’s recent post2. Stumbled upon some more attractive designs? Please let us know in the comments! Thank you. And smashing Halloween, folks!

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Halloween Screenshot8


Halloween Screenshot10

Halloween Screenshot11

Halloween Screenshot12

Halloween Screenshot13
Animated Flash-Logo

Halloween Screenshot14
Animated Flash-Logo

Halloween Screenshot15

Halloween Screenshot16

Halloween Screenshot17

Halloween Screenshot18


Halloween Screenshot20 offers a Halloweenish background image.

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  1. 1

    Good choice for the logo, but still I was expecting something more original than just a pumpkin though.

  2. 2

    Very nice Marian!

    Nice and clean, and it keeps the style of the site.

  3. 3

    Love the redesigns! Especially Yahoo, Google, and Ask…

  4. 4

    Love the spooky smashing magazine logo! Spotted this halloween theme in my inbox yesterday. spooky evesham

  5. 5

    Nice redesigns!
    BTW; I found this:… maybe worth adding?

  6. 6

    The Digital Bits does a yearly Halloween makeover as well.

  7. 7

    Very cool, glad to see everyone in the spirit. I redesigned my blog too… just not too Halloweeny, unless you count my face!

  8. 8

    I like the new smashing logo.. is also nice.

  9. 9

    i like the redesign for this site, its very clean… and I like the one for Yahoo… I was really disappointed by the Google logo though

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    Tanner Christensen

    November 1, 2007 4:52 am

    Love the new Smashing pumpkin (?!) logo, great work.
    You can view my custom Halloween logo here. Usually the logo is just a cursor on a plate.

  11. 11

    Twitter changed their logo for Halloween, they made it orange.

  12. 12

    Wow! I am so happy to see that my logo idea went through!! :)
    Congratulations to all the guys that sent their ideas, every logo looks great.

  13. 13

    Congratulations to the champion…

    But the most scaring logo was from C. Henley!

    Very cool contest. I hope more contests here!

    Sorry for may bad “portuguese” english

  14. 14

    You missed’s awesome alien Halloween logo : at the bottom

  15. 15

    Hi Vitaly Friedman and Sven Lennartz, do consider linkin to the developer’s website or email, some of them are really good. And we love to touch base with them. It’s in the internet. Lol..

  16. 16

    Congratulations Marian! :o)

  17. 17

    Another Pumpkin!

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    Kostas Mavropalias

    November 2, 2007 2:54 pm

    Grats Marian :)

  19. 19

    Nice redesigns – very creative! Thanks for the collection.

    The Icon Factory went all out!

  20. 20

    i really hate the google’s logo it’s not clear and nice
    even yahoo’s in not very smart idea too :D

  21. 21

    every nice…….,i like it

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    Does anyone here enjoy viewing the AOL animated logo’s on the internet? You know the ones that celebrate a special event such as a Holiday like the ones above! What happens to them after the Holidays are over? AOL and Yahoo have some very creative logos. I would like to know if anyone knows about any links to any AOL animated logos? I have many Yahoo animated logos to share if anyone is interested? I was interested in viewing the Christmas logo from AOL with a Jack in the box, also Thanksgiving, and Halloween logos of last year and year before. If anyone knows of any links to these logos could you post them here, or e mail me? I listed a link below to show you what I am talking about! Thanks! Bill

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    I am pleased to announce I have found AOL’s Halloween animated logo’s of 2007 & 2008. Also found Christmas 2008, and Election day 2008. Still looking for Thanksgiving, Valentines Day, St Patrick’s Day, and 4th of July of 2008! I will eventually find them to add to my collection. I enjoy collecting these logo’s!

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    Here is an update of my animated logos. It is now 2011 and no one has commented since me! In just a few days it will be Halloween. I am looking forward to see what animated logo Yahoo has for Halloween. In the past they have had some very creative logos. AOL doesn’t have animated logos any more! I miss that!
    I am very pleased to say this last Thursday after 3 years, I found the AOL 2008 Thanksgiving logo. It was still on the internet. It’s cool! I think I have them all now! I can’t post any links here, but if interested post a message here. Now that the Holidays are approaching I will be looking to build my animated logo collection, through the rest of this year!


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