50 Clever, Creative Logos

by Steven Snell

November 3, 2009 in Inspiration

If you’ve browsed through any logo design galleries, you’ve probably noticed some that take a very creative approach. In this post we’ll feature 50 clever logos for your design inspiration.

Uptown

Uptown

Cowbra

Cowbra

Typeface

Typeface

Shy Child

Shy Child

Mary and Andy

Push the Bottle

Cafe Click

Cafe Click

Iron Duck

Iron Duck

Threesome

Threesome

Pain

Pain

White Crimson

White Crimson

Sushi

Sushi

Wine Kingdom

Wine Kingdom

Strategical Office Solutions

Strategical Office Solutions

Natuur 2000

Natuur 2000

Shocked

Shocked

Broken Goggles

Broken Goggles

Steers Restaurant

Steers Restaurant

American Culinary Foundation

American Culinary Foundation

Egg

Egg

Eco-Cities

Eco-Cities

Families

Families

Fenz-it

Fenz-it

Plated

Plated

Rentzilla

Rentzilla

Miskeeto

Miskeeto

Doghouse Brewing Company

Doghouse Brewing Company

Exitive

Exitive

Forkwire


Mind Over Math


Catalyst Construction


Umbrellar

Modani


Wiesinger Music


Playground


Elephant Talk


African Film Club


Twins

DJ Loop

Oil

Shelter

Shift Creative

Look

Killed

Swing Studios

Unpugged

Mr. Cutts

Peace Rebels

Shirt Pepper

Bar Code

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About Steven Snell

Stephen Snell is the owner and editor of Vandelay Design.Connect with Stephen on google+

  • designfollow

    Nov 3rd

    great logos

    thanks.

  • LiliekS

    Nov 3rd

    Wow very creative… My favorite is Push the Bottle Logo :D

  • Design Informer

    Nov 3rd

    Nice logos. I can’t even choose which one as my favorite. Good job!

  • captaindagher

    Nov 3rd

    Very creative! You should look at the “Canadian Press” logo, would definitely fit with these.

  • theComplex

    Nov 4th

    Wow… these are so inspiring! Can’t wait to share this!

  • Brian Yerkes

    Nov 4th

    Thanks for the collection. I really like the “Shy Child” logo, haven’t seen that before.

  • dotndot

    Nov 4th

    Awesome collection…Great post.

  • Emma Williams

    Nov 4th

    Simple logos but very effective, I like them. Logos are so important to promote your brand and the above are very good, Thanks

  • Nicolas Crovatti

    Nov 4th

    Very inspirative. I particulary love the “Killed” logo, simple, effective and easily readle.
    Thanks for the research!

  • Senthil Ramesh

    Nov 4th

    Lots of brain and creativity needed for these. I am stunned at many places. The first one inspired me was SHY

  • Ronald

    Nov 4th

    GrEat LoGOs GOOd InSpiRation.

  • Iura

    Nov 4th

    wow !!!

    very and very nice

    love the simplicity in everthing

    great works

  • Jaky Astik

    Nov 4th

    Hey, it’s wonderful. I have just started a new magazine designing blog. It’s different from your design blog from the context that it need arrangement of typographic layers on paper and a lot of distinguishing ideas.

    Anyways, I like your blog. it’s worth reading.

  • TimHolmesDesign

    Nov 4th

    Some really awesome and inspirational logos here very good indeed

    Cheers

  • Jack Harris Jr

    Nov 4th

    The Rentzilla and Typeface ones are my favorite.

  • BebopDesigner

    Nov 4th

    Wow! these are brilliant. Thanks for the inspiration.

  • Arnaud

    Nov 4th

    Very good logos !!! The best one I think : Shy Child and Killed !

    See U

  • Monsieur M

    Nov 4th

    Brilliant selection !

  • Thomas

    Nov 4th

    Nice selection, lots of very popular logos

  • Wes Wilson

    Nov 4th

    Great post! Thanks for showcasing several of http://brandstack.com logos!

  • Larissa

    Nov 4th

    Great collection. I haven’t seen some of these before. Here are a few more great logos: http://ljdesignstudio.com/logo-inspiration

  • Kelsey

    Nov 4th

    WOW! These are great and so inspiring. It’s so refreshing to look at good design. I’m blown away.

  • Felipe Ávila da Costa

    Nov 4th

    Great selection…

  • Steven Snell

    Nov 4th

    Thanks for the feedback everyone, I’m glad a lot of people have found this post to be inspiring. If you have any suggestions for future logo design showcases please leave a comment.

  • Gopal Raju

    Nov 4th

    Loved the shy logo! a masterpiece!

  • Tim

    Nov 4th

    I HATE YOU PEOPLE!!! How can you come up with such clever ideas?!?! Soooo inspired. Simple yet full on impact. Nice post.

  • Ray

    Nov 4th

    SHift & Families are spectacular

  • A.D.K.

    Nov 4th

    Some really nice ideas here. Thanks for sharing this. I like cowbra and cafeclick . Really clever ideas. Also swing and un pluged :D

  • Liora

    Nov 4th

    Fantastic! Inspiring!!! Why was there never a “threesome” logo before?

  • Jay Cookingham

    Nov 4th

    Great logos, thanks for sharing!

  • Mr.JOSE

    Nov 4th

    Really great Logos…. cool… thanx for the collection!!

  • Business

    Nov 4th

    These are amazing. So simple, yet so complex. Definitely gets my attention.

  • Hayley

    Nov 4th

    Clever, love the ‘shocked’ and ‘threesome’ !

  • e11world

    Nov 4th

    This is a really great post! Thanks for putting it all together.

  • Ben Nadel

    Nov 4th

    These are some really awesome logos. Very inspiring. Seeing Steers Restaurant logo just makes me want a steak immediately.

  • Grey

    Nov 4th

    This is a very nice showcase, thank you for taking the effort to put this together! Many of the logos are pretty smartly designed, I think I should check back here every time before I start a logo design project :D

  • Deathgleaner

    Nov 4th

    Love how they used some of the denotations of words in the logos themselves.

  • Zack

    Nov 4th

    Brilliant designs

  • Vhuwan

    Nov 5th

    Nice Logos.

  • Oliver

    Nov 5th

    Very Cool Logo-Ideas! Great.

  • linko

    Nov 5th

    Excellent article. Thanks for sharing.

    Cheers

  • Pavan Somu

    Nov 5th

    nice idea

  • Denis

    Nov 5th

    Cool! Very clever! Most of all i like Families logo

  • trendbender

    Nov 5th

    really, great ideas, good logos :)

  • Premium Theme Club

    Nov 7th

    yummy Icon collection some are simple yet attractive

  • LogoMotto

    Nov 8th

    Thanks. Another compilation of great ideas.

  • Roel

    Nov 9th

    Those are absolutely stunning logo’s.

    However, most of them are probably case studies of companies that don’t actually exist (I’ve seen lots of those on logopond.com). Many times you can see that the designer had a clever idea and made up a company name that matches that idea. However in reality you have to deal with a dull uninspired company name and have to create something clever that matches that name. Which is really really difficult! :-)

  • Steven Snell

    Nov 9th

    Roel,
    You’re right and I agree that it is often much more difficult in a real world scenario. Still, I think they can be good sources of inspiration.

  • Logo Design

    Nov 9th

    I really, really like these my favorite is push the bottle.

  • Ted Rex

    Nov 9th

    Great collection. I happen to be working on a couple logos right new so this was great timing. I posted a link to this page on my daily design blog:
    http://designthoughtfortheday.blogspot.com/

    Ted

  • Creative Guy

    Nov 10th

    Brilliant collection!
    Can’t really say which one is fav…
    Thanks for sharing.

  • Shweta Saxena

    Nov 10th

    hello

    your site is awesome ……………..very nice work…………& very inspiring
    i think you have to add very user friendlly tutorials for design specially logo design b’coz its difficult to design very informative and conceptual logos………
    plz think abiut that mr stevan…………..

    thnaks fornice logos ideas

  • Enver

    Nov 14th

    Great logos here…
    I saw may be half of them before, but they are all great.

  • Shrikant L Gupta

    Nov 28th

    Just 2 word. very good. shy child, pain,&elephant talk are realy realy good.

  • Urviho

    Nov 29th

    Some of them are really cool logos :)

  • Luke Southwell

    Jan 7th

    Very impressive! The logo designs you posted are very clever indeed. Gives impact to the viewers’ eye.
    I enjoyed reading this post of yours.
    Keep it up!

  • me

    Feb 13th

    a very simple idea but the creative source of inspiration

  • afino

    Mar 2nd

    Cowbra is interesting…

  • Ghassan

    Apr 21st

    i need a logo could you assist me in that ?

  • Genevish Graphics

    Apr 21st

    One of the funnies ones – “unpugged”
    Thanks for sharing – these are quite inspiring ways to think outside the box~

  • eshanne

    Apr 22nd

    Hehehe.. Thanx for all the logo’s here.. It is really inspired me.. LOL.. WHOWW!! What can i say.. WHOWWWW!! Peace!!

  • DsignLovr

    May 4th

    “families” logo is created by Herb Lubalin (1918-1981), my favourite designer… :)
    very clever logo…

  • dhana

    May 25th

    wow…

  • oxidizzy

    Jul 6th

    families logo so good ! But everything was great here !!

  • utari

    Jul 8th

    awesome, good logo design..so great!!

  • Website designers chennai

    Jul 12th

    Creative logos…its useful for to designing logos..its great ideas,thanku for such useful post

  • ardhan

    Jul 13th

    great logo, but philosophy of the logo is important too

  • eric

    Jul 13th

    it was cool… :)
    thanks for share…

  • ilham

    Jul 15th

    its amazing, thanks

  • Koje

    Jul 15th

    Those are so inspiring logos :)
    Thank you for sharing/….

  • chai

    Jul 15th

    simple and creative, i like see them

  • tee are

    Jul 15th

    nice collection you have. simple and nice.

  • Eko

    Jul 19th

    Very creative and inspired logo design, thanks

  • kai

    Jul 19th

    so inspirative…. i think i can mix it with my logos

  • vuitton hanbags

    Jul 23rd

    nice collection you have. simple and nice.

  • lv

    Aug 3rd

    good job

  • MBO

    Aug 9th

    nice post! simple yet very interesting. good job! I really liked it.

  • Matthew

    Aug 11th

    Great inspiration, thanks for sharing! :)

  • isha

    Aug 13th

    great designs seriously… awsummmmm…….

  • lv

    Aug 14th

    awesome, good logo design..so great!!

  • Logo Designer

    Aug 19th

    The “Mary and Andy” logo design is my favorite. I like how the heart encompasses the entire pictorial mark.

  • TwitterBackgrounds

    Aug 20th

    Great logo designs :) I really liked the Plated logo and Push the Bottle; Thanks for sharing these original creations.

  • women seeking women

    Aug 28th

    The “Mary and Andy” logo design is my favorite. I like how the heart encompasses the entire pictorial mark.

  • Medical Records

    Sep 2nd

    Hi..
    Great Collection…Thank you for sharing.

  • Shradha

    Sep 8th

    Threesome!! Now thats just beyond words!

  • rey

    Oct 10th

    very nice & creative! its……amazing!!

  • Fabulous Anime

    Oct 30th

    Thought I would comment and say great theme, did you design it on your own? It looks great!

  • wallpainting

    Nov 1st

    I think this is really right logos! not everyone can create good logo this is very hard

  • Web Design Hull

    Nov 10th

    Some really inspirational logos here… I love loads of them but some that stick out for me are Iron Duck, Dog House Brewery and Mister Cuts… thanks for sharing!

  • Herbie Hysteria

    Nov 14th

    great selection, my faves are the ‘killed productions’ and the ‘wesinger music’ ones, simple yet so creative!

  • stone crusher for sale

    Nov 23rd

    I like how the heart encompasses the entire pictorial mark.

  • Nico

    Nov 27th

    its a good inspiration, thanks

  • custom logo designs

    Dec 12th

    Are you aware you lately change hosts? Perhaps it is just my personal computer however the weblog is repowering upset behind these days.

  • Bloppy

    Dec 25th

    Wow corporatism rules! I look forward to the day we all work in sweatshops.

  • Bloppy

    Dec 25th

    Wow corporatism rules!! I look forward to the day we all work in sweatshops.

  • Nico

    Jan 1st

    Great, i like it.

  • Newcastle Website Design

    Jan 24th

    Love the Swing Studios Logo! Thanks for pulling them together.

  • Karin

    Jan 26th

    What a creative selection of logos!!
    The Sushi logo is so clean and concise. I also thought that the Modani and Wiesinger Music logos were great because they incorporated the companies’ product or service into the design.

  • arbizz web design chennai

    Jan 29th

    Are you aware you lately change hosts? Perhaps it is just my personal computer however the weblog is repowering upset behind these days.

  • Joe Rozsa

    Mar 24th

    I would like to see these designers design for the real world. Let the client get a hold of these concepts and see what happens. Yes they are good, but put them into play and see how many remain on the list.

  • Kamal

    Mar 25th

    Great piece of work

  • suhail khan

    Apr 7th

    you have a good resourse site for designers

  • elly

    Apr 20th

    It’s really great article. I would like to appreciate your work and would like to tell to my friends.

  • Murillo

    Apr 20th

    Muito bons!!!!! Muito bacana mesmo! Brand na veia!

  • nuskhan

    Apr 20th

    Awesome logo… we need a share idea how to make a beautiful logo.

  • Denim Geek

    Apr 25th

    Some very original ideas here. Look really good. Cheers

  • Alex

    Apr 28th

    Thank`s for article! Realy awesome logos, my favorite is BarCode :)

  • joseph

    May 4th

    Very nice & inspiring!!

  • ismath

    May 9th

    nice logos

  • Rishikesh

    May 14th

    Hello!!

    This was a great post and very helpful as well.

    Thanks
    Rishikesh

    Eco tearts

  • Rishikesh

    May 15th

    Hello!!

    This was a great post and very helpful as well.

    Thanks
    Rishikesh

    tour to rishikesh

  • Rishikesh

    May 15th

    Hello!!

    This was a great post and very helpful as well.

    Thanks
    Rishikesh

    Ayurved treatment

  • Rishikesh

    May 15th

    Hello!!

    This was a great post and very helpful as well.

    Thanks
    Rishikesh

    Eco treats

  • Rishikesh

    May 15th

    Hello!!

    This was a great post and very helpful as well.

    Thanks
    Rishikeshyoga

    yoga

  • vasectomy

    May 15th

    Most of the things we forget after doing. Its better to keep our log update.. wish you best of luck to find the way to solve it..!

  • Nadeem

    May 19th

    Amazing

  • Logo Design Crew

    May 24th

    Just gotta love that “unpugged” logo. I wonder if that’s in commercial use? Would be a shame if it wasn’t.

  • Scraps

    Jun 3rd

    Nice collections of desgin , really inspirable

  • Joyoge Designers Bookmark

    Jun 19th

    great collection thanks for inspire.

  • Viisshnu

    Jun 22nd

    Liked all of em’ :D

  • Carolyn

    Jul 6th

    I remember having to design those type of logos in Art School ! They’re fun! And those shown here are fantastic!

  • Kannan Chandrasekaran

    Jul 15th

    Hands off to the designers!!!!!!!!!!!!

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