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Logos…The world seems like a colorful pastry with all these lively emblems all around us. No one can deny the fact that a proper logo is one of the simplest ways to create brand recognition because a visual symbol is more memorable than words.

However, when you notice these emblems, you will notice some icons and symbols which are used most repeatedly in today’s logo designing. I have listed few of them and the impact they leave on the viewers mind.

Swoosh:

Although the Nike swoosh is one of the oldest and most recognizable logo of the world but nowadays also designers add swoosh to their designs to give it a trendy and contemporary feel and make people remeber it for ages.

Logo for a Resort
Logo for an Italian School

Arrows:

Stylized arrows are always found to be a part of successful logos as they give a sense of motion and forward thinking.

Logo for an Enviromental Company
Logo for a New Church

Globe:

To add a universal feel to a logo, designers prefer adding a sign of globe which gains worldwide recognition for your brand/product.

Logo for an Online ThinkTank
Worldwide Logistics Provider

Human/Cartoon Figures:

Human and cartoon figures help conveying a brand message effectively, telling the customer what positivity it can bring to one’s life.

Logo for a Dairy Farm
Logo for a Pastry Shop

Crests:

We get to see crests very often in designs, which display or describe arms and badges. Logo designs with crests define the steadiness and stability of a company.

Logo for a Football Team
Logo for a Yearly Concert

Hearts:

Heart, is the most overly used icon in logo designing and after tat successful New York Logo by Milton Glaser “I Heart NY”, this symbol became a must ingredient for logos.

Logo for Italian Kitchens
Logo for a Foster House

Spirals:

Funky spirals in logos make a logo look more stylish and fresh. These spirals make the logos more attractive for viewers.

Logo for a T-Shirt Brand
Logo for Pharmaceutical Company

Pixels:

The molecular effect is used in logos to express technological and computing aspect of a company.

Logo for a Software House
Logo for Designing Company

Wings:

Showcasing angels and birds in logos with wings express freedom and progressive nature of company.

A Music Label
An Italian Fashion Company

Tree:

To make a logo leave a positive and energetic impact on the viewers mind, a designer uses symbol of tree or leaf. It helps them trust you product and credibility of your company.

Event Management Company
Logo for a Designing Company

So guys, do you agree with me…don’t you think these symbols/icons are used too often in Logo Designing and seem to stay here for many years to come.

If you think you can add any symbol to this list, you are more than welcome.

Author Charlie B. Johnson

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  1. Joshanna On October 19th, 2008 at 10:35 pm
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    Hey Charlie,
    I really liked the way you compiled such simple symbols of logo designing, which we usually don’t notice. Initals and stcik figures can also be added to this list….wat say?

  1. Sally On October 20th, 2008 at 12:00 am
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    I discovered your homepage by coincidence. Very interesting posts and well chosen images.

  1. Jawa On October 22nd, 2008 at 2:26 am
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    There are a bunch of logos that work without text that are much older than the Nike Swoosh.

    The christian cross for example is a great piece of branding. Swasticas, Star of David, pentagrams… all can be seen as branding – symbols that communicate a message about the wearer/ user.

    As you say though… a logo can be both with or without text. I would be interested to know how long a smiley face has been about.

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  1. Emmanuel On May 21st, 2009 at 8:22 am
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    great idea and enlightening, good job.

  1. Debashis On October 20th, 2009 at 2:00 pm
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    Perhaps you forgot one !! It is the “Leaf”

  1. Sall On November 18th, 2009 at 12:03 am
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    Yeah!!! You forgot the leaf

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  1. Webby Design Guru On February 2nd, 2010 at 2:49 pm
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    Nice selection of images. Great stuff, Well done!!!

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  1. Joshua Parkhurst On February 2nd, 2012 at 9:41 am
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    I love the list! I think it’s the colors that really bring out the best and worst designs despite the icons’ shapes being the most focused item in this case. Interesting.

  1. Therapist Uniforms On February 13th, 2012 at 1:28 am
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    These logos are simply superb. Hats off to the creator


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