Advertisement
Articles

Inspiration: Colorful and Vivid Logos

by

The world as we see it, is populated by colors. Every day we see brands and businesses using colors to define their identity (for example, the famous "yellow M" of a multinational fast-food chain). Although logos are traditionally made with minimal colors, the shift towards full color is unmistakable. In fact, a recently published article by Logo Lounge states that, for many years logos have been designed with one or two colors and recently designers have begun to look at the actual surface of the shapes as an entirely new canvas and the use of color is unrestrained. The article goes on to say that, rainbow-like color is often used to represent the concept of a full spectrum, more choices, or additional capabilities. In this compilation we present to you a selection of colorful and vivid logos that are fresh, inspiring and push creative boundaries.


Colorful Geometric Logos

Circles, ovals, squares, and triangles are very effective in logo design. These shapes can be combined with each other and beautiful colors to achieve unique and attractive designs. You may notice, many of these logos use almost all of the seven spectrum colors.

Renda

Autentika

Star Creative

Agent Orange Logo

Signalnoise.com Logo

Common Wealth Development

Cecif

Colourspace

Tyze

Socialimagineers

Vithree

Metroplex

Fundacion ADAR

Konzentrat

Good Together

Solarswipe

Samarras

Mirapolis

Brite Click

Collective Feedback

Hudson & Hobson logo proposal

North Color


Colorful Text and Text-Shape Logos

Text-based logos are the logos made form words or letters. Below you will see a selection of text-based logos with attractive colors that go beyond the text itself and make them visually appealing.

Beyond Media Inc

DLUX

Qwell

Instituto Portugues

Browsera

Maya

Michael Spitz V2

Vivid Ways

Odigo

Along with attractive colors and type, the Odigo logo is also an awesome ambigram: turn this logo design upside down and you will see that it reads the same both ways.

Brillio

Fete Event Marketing

101 Princess St


Colorful Illustrative Logos

Illustration-based logos are often complex, and require a full color palette. Here you will see a selection of lively and engaging logos that use vivid color combinations and are a feast for the viewer's eyes.

Discrete Idea

Andy Fiord Studio

Foto Skrydis

MSDN TV

Media Factory

MyStockLogo

Art Hive

Koloroo Logo

Creative Atelier

DoDo Birdy

Tullamore Estate

Retrozebra

Illusion Studio

Creative Dog

CSS Cat

Bigcolors.com

Web Designer Wall

iDream Images

Lullaby

Liga Podarkov

Semisture

MonkVibe

Avenue Interactive

Talk City

BigSiteCity Logo Design

Artvolens

Salomon Urraca

Exadrop

Attractive colors combined with gradients and transparency in Exadrop logo evokes a sense of space and gives it a 3-Dimensional look.

Creator Lady

Travel World

Captivid

Further Resources

Related Posts
  • Design & Illustration
    Interviews
    Interview With Graphic Artist and Illustrator Marcelo SchultzIlovejazzpreview
    Marcelo Schultz is a graphic designer and illustrator that specializes in typography, and is well known for an illustrative style that emulates the look of 3D. I recently had some time to chat with Marcelo. During our discussion, we talked about several topics ranging from social media to illustrative techniques. Let's take a look!Read More…
  • Photography
    Interviews
    Interview With Fashion and Entertainment Retoucher Nick Leadlay0968 nick leadlay preview
    I recently had some time to chat with Nick Leadlay, a fashion, entertainment and advertising retoucher based in Toronto, Ontario. Nick has worked with some big names in the photography industry, and has retouched some of the biggest stars in Hollywood including Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, George Clooney, Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, and many more. In this interview, Leadlay and I talked about several topics including how he got his start as a celebrity retouch artist, and even a few workflow tips. Let's take a look!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Designing
    Create a Magazine Cover, Inner Spread With Mock-Ups in Adobe InDesignIsometric tut mockupreview
    In the second of our two part tutorial, I'm going to show you how to use our cityscape graphic to create a magazine cover and then two versions of an inner spread in Adobe InDesign. I'll then go on to create a mock up in Photoshop.Read More…
  • Web Design
    Case Studies
    How They Did It: Typekit's New HomepageTypekit retina
    Typekit recently redesigned their homepage with some new services in mind. When Typekit joined Adobe, they set out to bring us a new way to handle fonts on the web. Not only did they create a fairly simple way to embed fonts on the web, but they have now officially launched a desktop sync option, which allows Creative Cloud subscribers to sync fonts to their computer directly from Typekit. This has been in a beta form for a while now, and provides a much easier route to local fonts than finding them elsewhere!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Theory
    12 Ways to Get the Most From Behance0946 behance preview400
    I often talk to other creatives about the ways they share their work online. Most admit that they really enjoy this part of their job, but many feel like there just isn't enough time in the day to devote to the task. In my opinion, one of the most important things an artist can do with their time is to share their creations with others. Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Illustration
    How to Create a Geometric, WPAP Vector Portrait in Adobe IllustratorWpap wpap400
    Tuts+ has the honor to present to you a vector tutorial from a true legend, Wedha Abdul Rasyid. Wedha, originally from Indonesia, created his art work in traditional mediums early in the 1990s, which later in early 2000, crossed over into the digital world. Vector being the natural choice for such a colorful, geometric style. Since then, it has gained major popularity in Indonesia, with several communities dedicated to the creation and showcasing of portraits in a WPAP style, with members in their thousands! With the resurgence of the geometric trend, it's fair to say that WPAP may venture out of Indonesia and into more aspects of design. The following is a tutorial on how to create a WPAP (Wedha's Pop Art Portrait) portrait in Adobe Illustrator, by the WPAP master himself!Read More…