Menu Search
Jump to the content X

Beautiful And Creative Logo Designs For Your Inspiration


Last week we already presented our first selection of beautiful, clever and creative logo designs. 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 2009 for further reference.

40 Creative Logo Designs Link

Further Resources Link

You may want to take a look at the following related posts:

Smashing Book #5

Hold on tiger! Thank you for reading the article. Did you know that we also publish printed books and run friendly conferences – crafted for pros like you? For example, Smashing Book 5, packed with smart responsive design patterns and techniques.

↑ Back to top Tweet itShare on Facebook

Matt Cronin is an avid graphic designer, web designer/developer, Cocoa programmer, photographer, digital artist, and the like. He also enjoys writing, and does quite a bit of writing for Smashing Magazine. He is currently working on a startup called VAEOU, which will have new services coming soon.

  1. 1

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

  2. 2

    Wes Wilson - Founder,

    April 9, 2009 9:17 pm

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

  3. 3

    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.

  4. 4

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

  5. 5

    Esooo, bien ahy viejaa….

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


  6. 6

    wow, some real amazing works!

  7. 7

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

  8. 8

    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).

  9. 9

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

  10. 10

    Great logos! love the Family one.

  11. 11

    i hate wordpress.

  12. 12

    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.

  13. 13

    Great selection!

  14. 14

    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!

  15. 15

    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!

  16. 16

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

  17. 17

    Bojan – which are yours?

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

  18. 18

    Awesome logos, recent found this logo and totally love it

  19. 19

    Bojan Stefanovic

    April 9, 2009 3:17 pm

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

  20. 20

    families and playground. so aweeeeesome

  21. 21

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

  22. 22

    the schizophrenic logo is just awesome

  23. 23

    Horror Films, PLAY & Families are my favourites!

  24. 24

    I may have to copy some of those straight. haha

  25. 25

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

  26. 26

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

  27. 27

    Niki Brown | The Design O'Blog

    April 9, 2009 5:54 pm

    Thanks for adding my tiny mouse design logo!

  28. 28

    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.

  29. 29

    The Paradox logo is brilliant.

  30. 30

↑ Back to top