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Inspire Yourself: 58 Creative Logos

Logotypes stand for Corporate Identity. The better a logo is designed, the greater is the probability that your potential clients will remember your CI and get back to you once your service is needed. Consequence: designers have to be creative and put many efforts in designing beautiful, unique and catchy logos. And the results they come out with are sometimes stunning1 and spectacular2. Both in graphic design and web design.

This isn’t just another collection of logotypes. These are 58 creative logos you can inspire yourself from. Nevermind how different the logos are – they show the current trend in modern logo design. The logos we’ve selected below have been created and optimized for Web. Links checked: August/19 2008 – meanwhile some sites are dead, their logos are not linked.

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Footnotes Link

  1. 1 http://logopond.com/
  2. 2 http://www.logosauce.com/
  3. 3 http://aurea.es/
  4. 4 http://www.fabre.co.uk/
  5. 5 http://www.pathfinder.gr/
  6. 6 http://www.zillow.com/
  7. 7 http://9cays.com/
  8. 8 http://www.diigo.com/
  9. 9 http://eyespot.com/
  10. 10 http://www.dropsend.com
  11. 11 http://www.favoor.com/
  12. 12 http://www.revolutionhealth.com/
  13. 13 http://www.searchles.com/
  14. 14 http://www.iloggo.pl/
  15. 15 http://www.netstudio.gr
  16. 16 http://www.posizionamento-nei-motori.com/
  17. 17 http://www.listible.com/
  18. 18 http://www.opmom.com/
  19. 19 http://www.kqed.org/quest/
  20. 20 http://www.webshots.com/
  21. 21 http://www.knexusgroup.com/
  22. 22 http://www.adesus.pt/
  23. 23 http://www.dotoni.com
  24. 24 http://www.logosauce.com/logos/86
  25. 25 http://www.alltunes.com
  26. 26 http://www.tickspot.com/
  27. 27 http://www.crashplan.com/
  28. 28 http://www.myintervals.com/
  29. 29 http://www.xing.com
  30. 30 http://www.bottletalk.com/
  31. 31 http://www.jaman.com/
  32. 32 http://www.motiveinteractive.com/
  33. 33 http://www.jott.com/
  34. 34 http://www.jamglue.com/
  35. 35 http://www.vision-media.ca/
  36. 36 http://www.bigcontacts.com
  37. 37 http://www.buddystumbler.com/
  38. 38 http://www.widgipedia.com/
  39. 39 http://www.techdirt.com/
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    firman firdaus

    March 13, 2007 11:34 pm

    some pieces at the top is just mediocre. yet, another stunning post from you guys. thanks.

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    I agree … they look much alike.

    Now, if the title was “58 logos that say ‘I’m a Web 2.0 Company and I fit in’ …

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    Most of these logos are neither creative nor do they show a current trend in logo design. I would rather call them desperate attempts to paint me-too-logo-bullshit for web 2.0 companies. Anyway, it doesn’t really matter—the majority of them will disappear as fast as they popped up.

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  4. 4

    Some nice.. some poor – Skyblog=awful!

    As always… very inspirational post!

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  5. 5

    paaaathetic.

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  6. 6

    seriously?
    please retitle this post to ’58 things to avoid in logo design’

    to be fair, some are good, but the majority are plain nasty.

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    William Stewart

    March 14, 2007 12:36 am

    With the exception of a few, these logos are horrid and very cliched.

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  8. 8

    Thank’s A lot , keep insipiring us :)

    great work .

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  9. 9

    some of them are good. stop bitching!!!

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  10. 10

    some of them are good, STOP b’itchin

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  11. 11

    Dropsend’s is the best by far

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    A couple things:

    1) I enjoyed alltunes a lot; ideabox, dropsend, quest, and netvibes only some. All others were pretty bad.

    2) Logo critiquers need to remember sometimes that a logo for a website (where the business is nothing but a web site) can be different than normal identity. They aren’t going to have delivery trucks, lots of letterheads, etc. most of the time. They can be fun and not have to conform to normal identity standards.

    With that said, all of these were pretty big copycat logos. And they have the same tactics:
    – Ariel Rounded MT
    – awkward colors
    – signal lines (RSS style)
    – some sort of flowery thing
    – reflections

    3) The one to me that truly just doesn’t get it is “Texticate”. Hahaha.

    4) This post sucked, but I thoroughly enjoy all your other posts. One of the few aggregate sites I check regularly.

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  13. 13

    It is simply a collection with a very ephemere feeling. Only created for work a few years on the Internet, on the “web 2.0”.

    Not really nice collection. Sorry.

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    worst… logos… evar

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    you guys are doing a really nice job but i’d rather you put 8 truely great logos rather than 58 arguably-creative-and-certainly-web-2.0 ones. quality over quantity, what do you think? :)

    still, i appreciate your work and effort!

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    Carlos Eduardo

    March 14, 2007 3:58 am

    I think these icons are good examples to use on Internet… Offline, in some cases, they have to be modified.

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    Sorry, no dice.

    Many of these logos aren’t even logos–they’re basic type treatments.

    Bottletalk has a strong idea, lacking execution.

    DropSend is great.

    ALL THE OTHERS are crap. The only message they convey is “I’m Web 2.0. Give me VC money!”

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    Yeah, what they said…

    On the other hand, your scrolling list of Web 2.0 blah-ness helped me finally to name my feelings regarding this pervasive styling: “mushy”. They are all rounded edges and blue-plus-a-bright-accent and… mushy. I didn’t bother following any of the links, because frankly, I’ve seen enough Web 2.0 to know that Web 2.0 is to the Internet as Oakland was to Miss Stein: there’s no THERE there.

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    Gods. Grow up. If you’re going to criticize, why not offer a positive counter-example?

    Why can’t any of you turn snark mode off for five minutes and say “I don’t agree, but here are some I think are creative” instead of turning into a bunch of YouTube-surfing middle schoolers?

    “worst…logo…ever!!! ur log0Rehz hax0rs eth sux0Rz!111111!!!”

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    Some of these are nice but they all have that web 2.blow look. “I’m a wicked cool Graphic Designer, watch me design…”

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