Logo Inspiration with a Clever Mark

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Last week I showcased a plethora of logos with clever typography. Of course a logo isn’t only about great typography, many of the most iconic ones feature a clever mark or symbol, so I decided to extend this series. I hope you enjoy the clever logos that follow!













Final Thoughts

It was really a lot of fun searching out these logos. Which is your fave?

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Andrew is a primary contributer for MyInkBlog. He is a full time web developer for Niagara University. When he's not working there, he's a blogger, twitter'er, wordpress'er, silverstripe advocate, blessed father and husband.

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  • http://arbent.net/ Angie Bowen

    Great collection, the Cakefilm logo is really clever!
    .-= Angie Bowen´s last blog ..Freelancing Benefits Episode III : Revenge of the Myth =-.

  • http://thecreativelab.timothybsmith.com Tim Smith

    Really cool! Really good ideas! My fav is the Caveman Entertainment.
    .-= Tim Smith´s last blog ..Blogging is a Drag =-.

  • http://graphic-identity.blogspot.com A u d e e

    Amazing cretive logos, I’m curious with how those logo designers came out with such clever output. Should be some sort of challenging process! :)
    Nice post and inspiring as usual! Thanks :)

  • http://www.buildinternet.com Zach Dunn

    CafeNews and Cowbra are my favorite of the bunch. I think one of the trends that makes a good logo is creative use of negative space, as demonstrated in many here.
    .-= Zach Dunn´s last blog ..Charging Project Pricing Versus Hourly Rates =-.

  • http://karmakars.com Amit

    Such a neat find. I love them all but I think the Piano forest takes the cake. Amazing how much information can be conveyed in just black and white alone!
    Very creative.
    .-= Amit´s last blog ..Amazing iPhone =-.

  • http://typefaceaweek.blogspot.com Phil

    Loving the piano forest one… so simple and bang on the money.
    I wonder if the logo drove the name, or the other way?…

    as John Maeda would say…simplicity rules!
    .-= Phil´s last blog ..23 – Maple =-.

  • http://www.webmasterdubai.com webmasterdubai

    nice inspiration logos anybody has inspiration logo’s for web design and development company.

  • Bryan

    I had already favorited most of these logos on logopond. great stuff.

  • http://www.blueblots.com Blue Blots

    I love the Core Cider. nice post :)

  • bebopdesigner

    Great selection. Love the Push the bottle and the Cafe News. Thanks for sharing

  • http://alove4horses.com Joni

    Hard to pick a favorite logo – like too many of them! But if I had to only choose one I think maybe, Core Cider.
    .-= Joni´s last blog ..Jewelry for horse lovers =-.

  • http://www.traceygrady.com/blog Tracey Grady

    I could never get sick of seeing clever logos like these. I really like Cowbra (I used to draw tigers in the same style when I was six or seven years old! Not with the same level of mastery, of course) but I think my favourites here are Push the Bottle and Cinema Cafe

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/danielgilles/ Tanaka13 – Créations du Net

    very nice showcase ans inspirative ones!
    i like the mix in cowbra too, core cider and cinema cafe are really appealing too.
    .-= Tanaka13 – Créations du Net´s last blog ..Carson optical lenses concept ad =-.

  • http://www.katerconcepts.nl Joffrey Kater

    Stunning! Really good work!
    Hard to choose one favorite, but if only one could get my vote it would be Piano Forrest.

  • http://belikeliquid.com maui

    There all good. Least favorite is Cafenews (salt?) and CoreCider (image is of peel, not core) although both are aesthetic

  • http://www.crearedesign.co.uk Michael Angrave

    Wow. That is a seriously impressive ‘plethora’ of logo designs. Each and every one not only shows good design skills, but great concept of ideas.


  • http://www.graphicdesignblog.org Graphic Design Blog

    If you notice carefully, all these logo are masterpieces of logo design world, showing how cleverly graphic designers play with the designs.

    This post reminds me of my blockbuster post where I placed a huge compilation of “25 Logos with Hidden Messages” which was hugely appreciated


  • http://www.joyoge.com/ joyoge designers’ bookmark

    I like cinemacafe logo, its to be a very professional.. thanks for inspire list..
    .-= joyoge designers’ bookmark´s last blog ..The Best Links Of The Weekend =-.

  • http://www.evohosting.co.uk Caitlin

    Cinema Cafe and Cake Film are my favorites. They were all really cool though–thanks!

  • http://www.echoenduring.com Matt Ward

    Cinema Cafe for sure! The way the film twists down into the shape of a coffee mug is so unique and clever!! Web Ankoris pretty clever, too. A very interesting twist on two very comon icons.
    Awesome post!
    .-= Matt Ward´s last blog ..Royals T-shirt Concept =-.

  • http://www.potatoproject.com John

    Piano Forest. Kitsch-y. Genius.
    .-= John´s last blog ..Photoshop Tutorial: Create a Poster Circa 1950s =-.

  • http://robertoblake.com Roberto Blake

    These were some great examples of logo design, I recognize a few of them from other sites. I really like “Caveman” personally.
    .-= Roberto Blake´s last blog ..20 Top Tier Photo-Manipulations =-.

  • http://www.logotalkz.com linko

    The truth is… all the logos are very cleverly made, hmm… I think my vote goes to webankor logo..
    .-= linko´s last blog ..808 Logo =-.

  • http://www.loopwhole.co.uk web design suffolk

    Push Bottle is brilliant. Some really clever ideas.

  • http://www.brillcreative.co.uk Rich – Web Design

    Nice! But, I still prefer a simpler overall logo design, just my two cents…

  • http://www.macromindz.com website development

    really like the push button … took me some time to get around the logo .. but finally was amazed to see how designers can think … i am a developer so leave it for my designers to get thinking .

    Thanks for the logos .