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Drawing Inspiration From Creative Logos

As designers, we are always in constant need of inpiration. Whether it be Web or graphic design, other work to fuel our creativity is essential. Logo design requires the most amount of inspiration, however.

Below we present a showcase of 50 beautiful, clever and creative logo designs that will hopefully inspire you. If you take a closer look at the showcase below, 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.

Why are these logos so excellent? All of these logos use very creative methods to represent the brand through color, shapes, and shape typography. Look at how each of these logos can tell 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.

Showcase Of Creative Logo Designs Link

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  1. 1 http://logopond.com/gallery/detail/43168
  2. 2 http://logopond.com/gallery/detail/50886
  3. 3 http://mabu.dk/#9593
  4. 4 http://logopond.com/gallery/detail/52400
  5. 5 http://hiredgunscreative.com/
  6. 6 http://logopond.com/gallery/detail/43779
  7. 7 http://denisolenik.com/
  8. 8 http://logopond.com/gallery/detail/52015
  9. 9 http://logopond.com/gallery/detail/52222
  10. 10 http://logopond.com/gallery/detail/38654
  11. 11 http://logopond.com/gallery/detail/50976
  12. 12 http://logopond.com/gallery/detail/50173
  13. 13 http://logopond.com/gallery/detail/56069
  14. 14 http://logopond.com/gallery/detail/42356
  15. 15 http://logopond.com/gallery/detail/45725
  16. 16 http://logopond.com/gallery/detail/49156
  17. 17 http://logopond.com/gallery/detail/46151
  18. 18 http://logofaves.com/2009/03/cafe-melody/
  19. 19 http://www.design-mp.com/
  20. 20 http://logopond.com/gallery/detail/28786
  21. 21 http://logopond.com/gallery/detail/35898
  22. 22 http://www.dache.ch/portfolio/logo/
  23. 23 http://javoramirezportafolio.blogspot.com/search/label/Imagen%20Corporativa
  24. 24 http://www.dache.ch/portfolio/logo/
  25. 25 http://logopond.com/gallery/detail/51990
  26. 26 http://logopond.com/gallery/detail/53957
  27. 27 http://logopond.com/gallery/detail/9985
  28. 28 http://logopond.com/gallery/detail/57788
  29. 29 http://logofaves.com/2009/01/modern/
  30. 30 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Surround_-Record-label/145864
  31. 31 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Studio-8-(Logo-2)/110472
  32. 32 http://logopond.com/gallery/detail/42586
  33. 33 http://logofaves.com/2008/11/shareeffect/
  34. 34 http://www.rainfall.ro/brand-design/
  35. 35 http://www.dache.ch/portfolio/logo/
  36. 36 http://www.northcolour.com/
  37. 37 http://logopond.com/gallery/detail/53935
  38. 38 http://logofaves.com/2008/12/african-film-club/
  39. 39 http://www.duoh.com/portfolio/category/logos/
  40. 40 http://www.duoh.com/portfolio/category/logos/
  41. 41 http://www.stylestation.net/SSV4/index.html
  42. 42 http://logopond.com/gallery/detail/26972
  43. 43 http://logopond.com/gallery/detail/25100
  44. 44 http://www.groozdas.com/
  45. 45 http://logofaves.com/2008/11/estravel/
  46. 46 http://www.logoorange.com/logo-design-09.php
  47. 47 http://www.1stwebdesigner.com/inspiration/logo-design-trends-2009/
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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

    Tbh, they look heavily derivative. Replace fish with a moose and voila! Separate company.

    I think you have a singular riff down that will work well for some markets. But I would be hard pressed to believe these are separate companies rather than divisions of the same, given their brand logos.

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    Nice collection.

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  3. 3

    Really inspiring.
    Thanks

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  4. 4

    that´s amazing! Thanks!

    Rego

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    There are many wonderful little works of art here. That does not make them great logos.

    By my count 29 of the 48 are either way too detailed for their own good, or too reliant on color, gradients, and/or shading. And especially – whoever signed off on Xona, Media Factory, and Surround should be taken out behind the woodshed.

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    Can I have one?

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    Hrvoje Livnjak

    April 1, 2009 5:30 pm

    Hawaii and fold it my top picks. great find and very inspiring!

    Hrvoje

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  8. 8

    Shocked is my favourite there. The double meaning makes it highly memorable

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  9. 9

    Trends for 2009 ?

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  10. 10

    These are pretty to look at, some are clever, but a lot of them are self indulgent ‘web 2.0’ stuff, in my mind.

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    Josh Durham

    April 1, 2009 7:20 pm

    The Twins Logo really inspired me. Using the 2 as an N, Genius! Good collection for the most part.

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    fabulous !

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    I think logo muat easy to implement on any kind media.. print or digital
    Are they do it?

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  14. 14

    Wow! More Web 2.0 logos! Who would’ve thought!? How about some HDR logos, too! Oh and what about some logos w/ soft drop shadows, semi-transparent glossy candy stripes, oh and those buzz-saw starburst things that say ‘NEW!’ or ‘BETA!’ or ‘2.0’ that would be really original and inspiring. My creativity is really flowing now because, well we haven’t seen any logos that look just like these for the past 5 years. Oh and did I mention round hot doggy fonts,,. gotta have that too.

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    Fold It is just absolutely brilliant. There was that split second of “Wait, what am I looking… OHHH!”

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    Great Co(ol)lections

    I love all the designs… espp “three leaves” awesome

    thanks SM

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    I’m gonna have to go ahead and agree with the above posts, and say that the majority of these “logos” are as generic as they come. Slapping a gradient on an asymmetric circle and using some offbeat modern typeface seems to be considered a great logo these days. But what about in 1,5, or 10 years? A great mark should be everlasting. If I want a logo like one of these, I might as well head over to a site like CrowdSpring and get 50 different choices for minimum $.

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    damsnetworks

    April 1, 2009 8:20 pm

    all of them are briliant :)

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    Really nice Interactive logos..

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    i think all design is too soft …maybe trends for logo desing in this several year ?

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