Beautiful And Creative Logo Designs For Your Inspiration

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Last week we already presented our first selection of beautiful, clever and creative logo designs1. This post presents the second part of our selection, featuring even more beautiful and creative logos that will hopefully inspire you or at least give you the idea of what the current logo design trends look like.

Just as last time, we focused on logos that use creative methods to represent the brand through color, shapes, and typography. Every design presented below tells you something about the company that it is supposed to represent. Also note the brilliant color palletes and unique patterns used in many of these. Finally, pay attention to the typography, especially font selection and coloring.

Below you’ll find a collection of 40 more beautiful and creative logo designs to inspire you. Browsing through the showcase, you will notice many trends. Some of these include the usage of simple shapes to create something complex, origami shapes, coloring and transparency trends, and many more. You may want to take a look at the post Logo Design Trends 2009442 for further reference.

40 Creative Logo Designs

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Further Resources

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Footnotes

  1. 1 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/04/01/drawing-inspiration-from-creative-logos/
  2. 2 http://www.logoorange.com/logo-design-09.php
  3. 3 http://www.ocularink.com/
  4. 4 http://logopond.com/gallery/detail/44610
  5. 5 http://www.faveup.com/design/9111
  6. 6 http://logopond.com/gallery/detail/17928
  7. 7 http://logooftheday.com/2009-02-03-tiny-mouse-design/
  8. 8 http://www.logofromdreams.com/january-032009-adjika/
  9. 9 http://incspring.com/brand_details.php?brand_id=2607
  10. 10 http://www.logofromdreams.com/january-052009-schizophrenic/
  11. 11 http://logofury.com/logo/hopesparks.html
  12. 12 http://www.logofromdreams.com/march-272009-paradox/
  13. 13 http://logopond.com/gallery/detail/26042
  14. 14 http://www.faveup.com/design/1799
  15. 15 http://www.dache.ch/portfolio/logo/
  16. 16 http://logopond.com/gallery/detail/51899
  17. 17 http://logopond.com/gallery/detail/45222
  18. 18 http://www.dache.ch/portfolio/logo/
  19. 19 http://logopond.com/gallery/detail/43166
  20. 20 http://siahdesign.com/portfolio
  21. 21 http://www.ocularink.com/
  22. 22 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/LOGO-part-I/89058
  23. 23 http://www.dache.ch/portfolio/logo/
  24. 24 http://www.faveup.com/design/7821
  25. 25 http://www.logofromdreams.com/december-252008-event-guide/
  26. 26 http://logofaves.com/2009/02/horror-films/
  27. 27 http://www.logofromdreams.com/january-292009-dream-marketing/
  28. 28 http://logopond.com/gallery/detail/42557
  29. 29 http://www.dache.ch/portfolio/logo/
  30. 30 http://incspring.com/brand_details.php?brand_id=1810
  31. 31 http://www.faveup.com/design/7680
  32. 32 http://www.dache.ch/portfolio/logo/
  33. 33 http://logopond.com/gallery/detail/55747
  34. 34 http://www.logofromdreams.com/logo-of-the-march-2009/
  35. 35 http://logofaves.com/2009/01/play/
  36. 36 http://logofaves.com/2009/03/deep-six-brewery/
  37. 37 http://logofaves.com/2009/01/square-studios/
  38. 38 http://logofaves.com/2008/12/families/
  39. 39 http://www.entzcreative.com
  40. 40 http://logooftheday.com/2009-03-27-obama/
  41. 41 http://www.faveup.com/design/7680
  42. 42 http://logofaves.com/2009/02/raumfilm/
  43. 43 http://logofaves.com/2008/12/more/
  44. 44 http://www.logoorange.com/logo-design-09.php
  45. 45 http://www.1stwebdesigner.com/inspiration/logo-design-trends-2009/

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  1. 1

    Very Creative These gives me inspiration. I like the horror films logo, Very original, dark bg, and clean font.

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  2. 2

    these are nice, but where are the WP themes? Are you done with them?
    These logos, and inspirations were submitted last week. You should submit and release more
    free CSS / XHTML templates for designers to download.

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  3. 3

    I couldn’t figure out the heart one until I looked away and saw it out of my periphery. What a trip.

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  4. 4

    Esooo, bien ahy viejaa….

    che va a llegar el libro de smashing magazine a argentina?

    besooo

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  5. 5

    wow, some real amazing works!

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  6. 6

    I was working on a logo – fits along with my day and seeking inspiration nicely. Thanks!

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    Some of those are really amazing…yet others are so simple I have to wonder why they are included (maybe they are genius in their simplicity idk).

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  8. 8

    The Horror Films logo is about seven shades of brilliant. Excellent work. Honorable mention to the Schizophrenic logo as well. Yes, I like simple. :)

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  9. 9

    Great logos! love the Family one.

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  10. 10

    i hate wordpress.

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  11. 11

    Totally agree – the Horror Films jumped off the page. The “6” logo or whatever it is – is physically painful to look at. Which must be a brilliant marketing move – though I don’t get it. the rest are very good.

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  12. 12

    Great selection!

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    Bojan Stefanovic

    April 9, 2009 2:15 pm

    Thanks for featuring my work again, but can you please fix the credit/link from my logo? Is it a punishment for my critique on the way you’re presenting the logos here? I still think they are cramped in those tight squares :) Also, is there a particular reason why some of the logos link to sites of the authors, while some of them are linked to various logo portfolios, besides obvious reasons – ie not having the time to research :) There are several personal favorites here, two of them would be play and families. Nice collection!

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    Josiah Jost | Siah Design

    April 9, 2009 2:21 pm

    Excellent round up! I’ve admired several of this designs before.

    Its an honor to have a few of mine included (Horror Films, Schizophrenic and Office Strategies). Thank you!

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    When oh when will people learn that schizophrenia has nothing to do with multiple identities and is not bipolar…

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    Bojan – which are yours?

    Josiah – Horror Films – again – fun brilliant – what is the logo for (project, fun?)

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  17. 17

    Awesome logos, recent found this logo and totally love it

    http://www.alanvanroemburg.com/projects/parkslide-branding/

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    Bojan Stefanovic

    April 9, 2009 3:17 pm

    The prank one :) I thought you were joking with me linking it to this article :)

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  19. 19

    families and playground. so aweeeeesome

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    The one with the hearts is terrible. Yeah it’s kind-of clever, but it is completely impractical.

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  21. 21

    the schizophrenic logo is just awesome

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    Horror Films, PLAY & Families are my favourites!
    Amazing!

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  23. 23

    I may have to copy some of those straight. haha

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  24. 24

    Really? You think shleep is creative? Looks really lazy to me.

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  25. 25

    family logo~~I like it~~:)~~~

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    Niki Brown | The Design O'Blog

    April 9, 2009 5:54 pm

    Thanks for adding my tiny mouse design logo!

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  27. 27

    Some of these logos are very well crafted. Horror Films, Families and More being the best. They’ll work in greyscale, are scalable, are quickly read and understood, and will work even at a small size.

    There are quite a few, though, that looks uninspired – some look like a million and one other you see at the Logo mill, churned out by the dozen.

    just imo.

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  28. 28

    The Paradox logo is brilliant.

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    Two Socks - Graphic design and print

    April 9, 2009 6:55 pm

    Nice list, a little something to provoke the thought!

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  31. 31

    meh some are ok but half of these would never work in black and white. First rule we were told in school was that concepts for logos should always be able to work in B&W and color.

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  32. 32

    Horror films + Paradox jump off the page.

    @jamie – you also have to consider the usage; for instance, Microsoft’s Silverlight logo will never reproduce well in print or b+W, but it’s inconsequential because that logo will likely never leave the web (or be low-res, for that matter).

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  33. 33

    Yeah, really nice. Ignorant fools might want to read up on the history of Obama’s logo before you talk about how awesome it is.

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  34. 34

    The Obama logo just doesn’t belong. Way overrated and over used. Honestly it’s almost worst than the new Pepsi logo.

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    hira kumar maharjan

    April 9, 2009 7:52 pm

    i like time mouse design . it is so nice.

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  36. 36

    Once again,an excellent list !

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    Wes Wilson - Founder, IncSpring.com

    April 9, 2009 9:17 pm

    Great collection! It’s exciting to see how many of these logos are from IncSpring! Thanks for sharing!

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    The schizophrenic logo makes no sense. The smile/frown face would work if it was called “bipolar” but the essence of schizophrenia has nothing to do with mood. Shame because the logo itself is cool – just people are showing their ignorance when it comes to understanding schizophrenia.

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  39. 39

    I like that ‘Families’ one!

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  40. 40

    thanks, really nice collection! ;)

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  41. 41

    I find most of the logos posted too ephemeral and although they demonstrate the Zeitgeist, i’m not certain as to their test in time. My favourite logo is never shown anywhere. It’s on NeMe forum. Pity they don’t use it throughout their site.

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  42. 42

    Wow, very cool!

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  43. 43

    Families and Playground are lovely.. Nice typography and a bit of imagination

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  44. 44

    Horror Films and Families… OAU! Very, very expressive. I’m not an authority in logo design, but as a common mortal, they really spoked to me. Great job on those too.

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  45. 45

    very inspiring! “the creative company” looks like one those of abduzeebo’s tutorial. awesome!

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  46. 46

    Good collection. They’re all taken from http://www.logopond.com aren’t they?

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  47. 47

    Cool Inspiring Collection.. I liked Horror, Cinema Cafe and families. All rest are cool too.. :)

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  48. 48

    PlayGround logo is really fantastic…

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    Supercoollll!!!!

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  50. 50

    Cool list… really inspired… “PLAY” was good…

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