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How to Create a Barber Shop Logo

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What You'll Be Creating

In the following steps, you will learn how to create an old-school barber shop logo in Sketch.

For starters, you will learn how to create a custom artboard and how to set up a simple grid. Using simple shapes and paths and some stroke styling techniques, you will learn to create the main components of your barber shop logo. Moving on, you will learn how to add simple text and place it on a path.

Finally, you will learn how to import a vector outline and incorporate it into your old-school barber shop logo.

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What You Will Need

You will need the following resources in order to complete this barber shop logo design:

1. How to Create an Artboard and Set Up a Grid

Step 1

Go to Insert > Artboard from the toolbar or menu (or press A). The Inspector will reveal a list of presets, but we'll create a custom size artboard. Simply click and drag inside your canvas to create a new artboard.

Make sure that your artboard stays active, and focus on the Inspector on the right. Set the Width and Height to 850. Once you're done, hit Escape to deselect your artboard.

new artboard

Step 2

You'll need a grid so that you can easily create pixel-perfect objects. First, go to View > Canvas > Show Grid (Control-G) to enable the grid.

Next, go to View > Canvas > Grid Settings... to edit your grid. Enter 10 px in the Grid block size box and 1 in the Thick lines every box to get a gridline every 10 px. Click the Dark Color box, set the color to black (#000000) and lower the Opacity (Alpha) to 10. Now that everything's prepared, let's start work on this barber shop logo design.

barber shop logo grid

2. How to Create the Background and the Main Pieces of the Barber Shop Logo

Step 1

Go to Insert > Shape > Rectangle from the toolbar or menu (or press R). Create an 850 px square and make sure that it covers your entire artboard. Hold down the Shift key while dragging to create a perfect square. Go to View > Canvas > Show All Guides to enable the Smart Guides that will help you see when your shape is perfectly centered.

Make sure that your square stays selected, and focus on the Style section from the Inspector panel. Uncheck that little box to disable the existing Border and then change the Fill color to #E7C891.

barber shop logo background

Step 2

Go to Insert > Shape > Oval from the toolbar or menu (or press O). Create a 520 px circle and make sure that it stays selected. Hold down the Shift key while dragging to create a perfect circle.

First, focus on the top of the Inspector panel and use the X and Y input fields to position your selection on the artboard. Enter 160 in both boxes, and then move the Style section from the Inspector panel. Disable the Border and set the Fill color to #222129.

barber shop logo oval

Step 3

Go to Insert > Shape > Oval from the toolbar or menu (or press O). Create a 500 px circle, make sure that it stays selected, and place it as shown in the following image. Once again, the Smart Guides will make this easier.

Go to the Style section from the Inspector panel, disable the Fill, and focus on the Border. Check the Inside button and increase the Width to 10. Enter 5.0 in the Dash and Gap boxes, and then click the color button and change it to #E7C891.

border dash

3. How to Add a Horizontal Ribbon to Your Barber Shop Logo

Step 1

Go to Insert > Shape > Rectangle from the toolbar or menu (or press R). Create a 540 x 80 px circle, make sure that it stays selected, and place it as shown in the following image.

Focus on the Style section from the Inspector panel, disable the Border, and change the Fill color to #E7C891.

rectangle

Step 2

Make sure that the Rectangle Tool (R) is still active. Create a 20 x 30 px rectangle, make sure that it stays selected, and place it as shown in the following image.

Focus on the Style section from the Inspector panel, disable the Border, and change the Fill color to #222129.

rectangle

Step 3

Double-click inside the rectangle made in the previous step to activate Edit mode. Select the top-right anchor point and remove it using the Delete key.

Hit Esc to leave Edit mode, and then hit Command-C to copy your selection. Hit Command-V to add a copy of your triangle, and place it as shown in the third image. Make sure that it stays selected, and go to Layer > Transform > Flip Vertically.

delete point

Step 4

Go to Insert > Shape > Rectangle from the toolbar or menu (or press R). Create a 10 x 20 px rectangle, make sure that it stays selected, and place it as shown in the following image.

Focus on the Style section from the Inspector panel, disable the Border, and change the Fill color to #222129.

rectangle

Step 5

Double-click inside the rectangle made in the previous step to activate Edit mode. Select the top-left anchor point and delete it, and then select the bottom-left anchor point and drag it 10 px up, as shown in the third image.

triangle

Step 6

Select your three triangle shapes and duplicate them (Command-C > Command-V). Make sure that only the copies remain selected, and drag them to the left side of your design.

Go to Layer > Transform > Flip Horizontally to flip your selection, and then go to the top of the Inspector panel and click the Align layer to left button. In the end, things should look like in the fifth image.

duplicate flip align

4. How to Add the Central Pieces of Your Barber Shop Logo

Step 1

Go to Insert > Shape > Oval from the toolbar or menu (or press O). Create a 280 px circle, make sure that it stays selected, and place it as shown in the following image.

Focus on the Style section from the Inspector panel, disable the Border, and change the Fill color to #E7C891.

oval

Step 2

Using the Oval tool (O), create a 260 px circle, make sure that it stays selected, and place it as shown in the following image.

Go to the Style section from the Inspector panel, disable the Fill, and focus on the Border. Check the Inside button and increase the Width to 10. Enter 5.0 in the Dash and Gap boxes, and then click the color button and change it to #222129.

oval dash border

Step 3

Using the Oval Tool (O), create a 220 px circle. Make sure that it stays selected and place it as shown in the following image.

Focus on the Style section from the Inspector panel, disable the Border, and change the Fill color to #222129.

oval

5. How to Add Text on a Path

Step 1

Using the Oval Tool (O), create a 420 px circle, make sure that it stays selected, and place it as shown in the following image.

Go to the Style section from the Inspector panel, disable the Fill, change the Border color to white (#FFFFFF), and increase its Width to 5. Once you're done, hit Option-Command-C to copy the Style attributes of your selection. You'll learn how to easily paste these attributes to a new shape in one of the next steps.

white border

Step 2

Make sure that your white stroked circle is still selected, and go to Layer > Path > Scissors. Use simple clicks to remove the top sides of your selected shape, as shown in the following images.

scissor

Step 3

Go to Insert > Text from the toolbar or menu (or press T). Click once on your artboard to create a text field and focus on the Text section from the Inspector panel.

Select the Ponds Grunge font, set the size to 65 and the Character spacing to 3, change the color to #FDEDD1, and then simply type "SHAVES & CUTS".

Make sure that this piece of text stays selected and go to Text > Text on Path. Drag your text towards the white stroked path and let it snap into place. Remember that when you want to add text to a vector path, the path should be below the text in the Layer List.

text on path

Step 4

Reselect the white stroked path, go to the Style section from the Inspector panel and simply disable the Border.

text on path

Step 5

Using the Oval Tool (O), create a 340 px circle. Make sure that it stays selected, place it as shown in the following image, and hit Option-Command-V to instantly paste the Style attributes copied a few steps ago.

white border

Step 6

Make sure that your white stroked circle is still selected, go to Layer > Path > Scissors, and delete the bottom sides of your selected shape, as shown in the following images.

scissor

Step 7

Go to Insert > Text from the toolbar or menu (or press T) and add a new text field.

Make sure that the Ponds Grunge font is still selected, set the size to 75 and the Character spacing to -4, keep the existing color (#FDEDD1), and then type "BARBER SHOP".

text

Step 8

Make sure that your new piece of text stays selected and go to Text > Text on Path. Drag your text towards the white stroked path and let it snap into place. Now, your text will snap on the inner side of that path. To move it on the outer side of the path, simply go to Layer > Path > Reverse Order.

text on path reverse order

Step 9

Reselect the white stroked path, go to the Style section from the Inspector panel, and disable the Border.

text on path

6. How to Add Text and the Scissors Outline to Your Barber Shop Logo

Step 1

Use the Text Tool (T) to add the "EST." and "1987" text. Use the same font, set the size to 40 and the Character spacing to 2, and change the color to #222129. Place this new text as shown in the following images.

text

Step 2

Copy the scissors outline from this Barber Shop vector set and paste it inside your Sketch document. Select it, click the Rotate button from the Toolbar, and rotate your selection as shown in the following image. Hit Esc to exit Rotate mode, and scale your selection to fit that dark inner circle, as shown below. Once you're done, change the color of your scissors to #E7C891.

scissors vector

Congratulations! Your Barber Shop Logo Is Done!

Here is how your old-school barber shop logo should look. I hope you've enjoyed this tutorial and can apply these techniques in your future projects. Don't hesitate to share your vintage barber shop logo in the comments section.

Feel free to adjust this barber shop logo design and make it your own. You can find some great barber shop logo ideas at GraphicRiver, with interesting solutions to improve your design.

old school barber shop logo design

Barber Shop Logo Ideas From Placeit

Cut out the hassle of creating logos and try a barber shop logo maker. Explore an amazing collection of barber shop logo ideas from Placeit to easily create your own barber shop logo!

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