Showcase of Logos with Folds

by Steven Snell

October 7, 2009 in Inspiration

A current trend in logo design is to use fold effects that give a three dimensional appearance. Some of these logos resemble origami or folded paper. In this post we’ll feature more than 30 logos for your design inspiration.

Kite String Studio

Kite String Studio

Fold It

Fold It

Gift Shop

Gift Shop

Origamia

Origamia

Ox Vision

Ox Vision

Canadian Orebodies

Canadian Orebodies

PrintClick

Walk Agency

Simpla

Simpla

Frogami

Frogami

Green Volcano

Green Volcano

Tammy Lenski

Tammy Lenski

Graficas Sestao

Graficas Sestao

Zoipo

Zoipo

Heaven Films

Heaven Films

Personal Public Relations

Personal Public Relations

Flutterfly

Flutterfly

Workville

Workville

Logobox

Logobox

Page Fold

Page Fold

Aviator

Aviator

Walk Agency

Middenbaan

Middenbaan

Autentika

Autentika

Integra Group

Integra Group

8

8

Wambleway

Wambleway

EGEA

EGEA

LQT

LQT

Junicom

Junicom

Keen

Keen

Keyzion

Keyzion

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  • Ionut Popa

    Oct 7th

    Do you have any tutorials related to creating such logos?

  • Anna [crinkle]

    Oct 7th

    Fold It’s logo is genius, love it.

  • Steven Snell

    Oct 7th

    Ionut,
    No, I’m not aware of any.

  • alex tass

    Oct 7th

    Hey, very nice post, very nice logos. I am a big fan of this style (here is for example my logo symbol http://logopond.com/gallery/detail/57311 detailed).

    In fact I am more than happy to say that one of these selected babies is mine (egea). Thank you for choosing it.

  • Richard

    Oct 8th

    Ionut, take a look at these:

    http://www.graphicdesignblog.org/tutorial-create-a-folding-circle/

    http://abduzeedo.com/creating-very-cool-folded-typo/

    I guess you’ll have a hint for creating such artworks, now :)

  • Paul Randall

    Oct 8th

    I’ve recently used a ‘folded’ effect in my personal logo rebrand:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/pauldrandall/3955931426/

    I really like the way it adds texture to a logo.

  • Steven Snell

    Oct 8th

    Looks nice Paul. It’s a subtle effect but it has an impact.

  • Web Design Singapore

    Oct 8th

    Great designs no doubts. But personally i prefer logos to be 2D than 3D as i feel 3D logos looks wierd when they are printed on namecards

  • Brandon Cox

    Oct 8th

    Really great collection! Amazing what some simple shading and shadows can accomplish!

  • Osvaldo

    Oct 9th

    My fav is LQT, good logo. I like the movement!

  • Emil

    Oct 10th

    Great list of inspirational logos, and I’m honored to be one of the mentioned (logobox.no).

  • crumblepie

    Oct 11th

    Ox Vision looks fantastic!

  • Logo Design

    Oct 12th

    Very interesting to see the origami trend emerging in so many designs. I agree it does add deth to the design.

  • Website Design Bristol

    Oct 12th

    Great little selection of logos, I particularly like the logobox, flutterfly and the simpla designs.

  • Mark

    Oct 13th

    Love the designs. Simple but visual. I want to learn to get better at creating 3d logos.

  • Mark Carter

    Oct 14th

    There’s some really nice logos here. I remember working at a previous company where cost of printing business cards was a big factor – and such subtle gradients / 3d aspects would cost a fair bit more than flat colours. So that type of identity was ruled out.

    I love flutterfly, btw …. very simple …. beautiful font to match the name / logo … really nicely done …..

    many thanks for sharing these …

  • Shannon

    Nov 2nd

    Interesting category of logos here! I too have been admiring the folded logos lately, it’s a unique trend giving logos depth and movement. Nice collection :)

  • duncan

    Nov 4th

    Chevron has changed their logo to what I would call a faux fold:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Chevron_Logo.svg

    In my opinion it destroys the logo. They’ve changed it from a chevron to something that has the same silhouette as a chevron, but isn’t.

  • Nigel

    Nov 13th

    Re: chevron logo

    I disagree, I think it recalls the original well and achieves a softer positioning for the brand and it feels more contemporary. The question for me, is how long it will hold the attraction…

  • LV

    Jul 23rd

    disagree, I think it recalls the original well and achieves a softer positioning for the brand and it feels more contemporary. The question for me, is how long it will hold the attraction

  • laman web

    Nov 4th

    i like these logo design….thanks for sharing….

  • Sudhakar20

    Jan 5th

    All are amazing logos. Great thinking. Great execution!!

  • Graphic Design Forum

    Apr 12th

    Very nice sets of logos, really good one and inspirational.
    Some of them are creative, mostly i likes the futterfly one.

    thanks for giving me inspiration for this.

  • Ted Thompson

    Apr 14th

    Some nice logos. Ox Vision, PrintClick and Heaven Films are my favourites!

  • vince

    Jun 20th

    excellentselection of logos there clean and fresh wish i could come up with ideas like this well done

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