These Cleverly Designed Logos Are The Satisfaction You Need In This Nonsense World
Have you ever been exiting a building trying to push open a door and been blocked by that ominous pull sign? You probably felt like the world was stacked against you. In those 3 seconds that it took for you to slow your roll and pull the door open, you definitely cursed this poorly designed world.
We’re here to tell you it’s not you, it’s the door. The world is crafted by crazy people trying to make us crazy. These graphic designers feel our rising blood pressure and have crafted some satisfyingly perfect logos to take the edge off.
This Logo May Be Too Fancy For The Dollar Store Chain It Represents
When you walk into DollarTree you expect to be greeted by rows of broken snowman lawn ornaments, children’s water guns, and opened recalled Covergirl makeup –– not the pinnacle of design perfection. This clever logo may be too good for the chain it’s made for.
Not only does the logo represent the dollar aspect through the “1” and the tree through the greenery, but it also creates 3D depth through the darker green color in this 2D design. Well done. Too bad it’s going to have to change soon since none of that dollar store stuff is ever $1 anymore.
Thankfully There’s No Disturbing ’80s Laughing Skull In This Game Over
Not every game comes accompanied by a poorly designed 8-bit graphic that mocks you as the noises get progressively deeper and mangled and the screen fades to black. No, this visual is actually satisfying and doesn’t make you want to throw your controller at the screen.
This escape room graphic is brilliantly infused with the exact amount of hopelessness you should expect when trying to complete one of these with your coworkers. You know Susan from accounting is going to take over and lose the key so you’re just going to chill in the corner and wait to fail.
This Clothing Store Logo Just Had To Light Up Our Lives
Clothing stores should be held to the same design standard that the rest of the art world is. Who wants to buy a crewneck from a place that can’t even figure out their own sign? We’re all looking at you Forever 21. Your tendency to switch signage from Roman numerals to the alphabet explains your weird t-shirt graphics.
This clothing store sign is one that beckons you forth and bids you to spend. This designer cleverly incorporated light to fill in the letters. It’s energetic and it’s illuminating. Seriously, take all our money.
The Toughest Decision For Date Night Is Now Whether To Eat At The Restaurant Or Just Stare At The Sign
We all know the struggle when it’s our significant other’s turn to pick a spot to eat for our date night meal. They can literally never decide, and when you tell them where you want to go their answer is always “nahhh.” Well, get ready for a new struggle –– the tough decision between eating and staring at the restaurant’s logo when it’s designed so well.
When you got to this restaurant you may never eat. The way the forks seamlessly make the “m” and “w” is all the eye candy you need to survive.
This. Is. SPARTAn Golf Club.
This is madness! Madness? This is Sparta and the wild world of graphic logo design! All jokes aside, this is a fantastic logo filled with the strength of the Persian army, the grit of a shirtless Gerard Butler, and the precision of Tom Daley. It’s a fearsome combination to behold.
The people golfing at this range better be inspired by the cleverness of this logo and the story of 300 to hit their personal goals. Actually, maybe not 300. We don’t want any golfers getting kicked into a sandtrap because they saw Gerard Butler do it.
Can I Get A Funky Logo, Extra Funky?
The golden arches are a classic when it comes to fast food logos, but let’s face it, they’re boring as all get out. Seriously, where’s the cleverness with the “m”? This restaurant chain heard our grumbles and has provided a burger chain logo that’s equal parts clever and cool. With extra relish on the side.
What better way to solidify your sandwiches as funky than to make your logo a treat to look at? The longer you stare at this thing the more you feel like singing Earth, Wind, and Fire and popping Saturday Night Fever on your TV.
Paws Because This No-Kill Animal Shelter’s Logo Is Purrfection
What’s the cutest part of any dog or cat? The toe-beans on their paws and their nose and mouth area aka the “snoot”. So what’s a marketer to do when tasked with creating a name and logo of an animal shelter? You include the beans and snoot of course.
This fantastic logo wins on both fronts –– the name references the sweet toe beans and the design displays the snoot in all its glory. The sign underneath it just gets bonus points for being true and being aware that cats really do want to destroy the world.
This Japanese Restaraunt Logo Is The Hatrick Of Graphic Design Greatness
When the graphic designer for this Japanese restaurant’s logo came into work they decided that just doing their job wasn’t going to cut it. They had to go and aim for Godliness. Seriously, this logo is so good you might ascend just staring into its pixelated perfection.
This logo is 3 parts amazing. It’s a hand holding chopsticks, a Japanese crane, and the flag of Japan all rolled into one simplistic design. If you stare at this long enough you can also see all of your hopes and dreams being realized. This thing just cured me of my ailments.
Even Youtubers Can Have Good Logos –– At Least They’re Doing Something Right
However you feel about Youtubers (those people that make money sitting in their bedrooms talking to a camera), you have to put those feelings aside and respect this particular creator’s design game. This logo may be strong enough to redeem the sins of the platform.
Youtuber RandomFrankP’s logo is simple, elegant, and promotes his brand the way it should. Frank runs a techy channel, so naturally, his logo looks mechanized and robust while still cleverly incorporating his acronym. Well done Franky.
Bet You Never Thought You’d See the Chrysler Building In A Giraffe’s Thigh Gap
We all know NYC is the mecca of everything –– they remind us every time we go there after all. So it’s natural even their zoos would have logos that blow everything you thought about good design out of the water. Giraffe thigh gaps as buildings are in people. NYC said so.
The skyline never looked so good and so chafing as it does in the Bronx Zoo logo. All jokes aside, this logo is great and so satisfying to look at. However, an octopus would’ve been a better choice if they wanted to capture the statue of liberty too.
Butterfly, Brusherfly, Or Impactedmolarsfly?
If a butterfly flaps its wings in South America, does a root canal in Washington begin? This graphic designer for this small dentist’s office certainly thinks so since she decided the focal point of the photo should be this cool bug.
This interesting logo makes dentistry seem both beautiful and natural at the same time –– which is a nice thing to do since a lot of people fear the dentist. If you concentrate on the butterfly’s calming energy maybe you won’t feel your root being ripped out.
You’re Going To Be Shocked By This Gorgeous Logo And By The Company It’s For
Sometimes graphic designers fall into the same traps that scientists do –– they only ask if they can but never if they should. This is the case with this logo. It’s gorgeous and elegant, but for a gelato business? Their treats must be to die for.
The way the gondola and the skull work together with the company name is oh so satisfying, but the vibe is ruined by the “gelato co.” underneath. This designer could’ve been better employed by an Italian funeral home.
You Design What You Eat
This food logo was designed deliciously –– after all, if you eat well you’re going to design well too. The Guild of Food Writers logo looks as good as its members write since their design incorporates an ink pen and a spoon inside of the logo.
Despite what you’re thinking, your recent post on TripAdvisor doesn’t mean you’ve inadvertently joined this guild. To join you have to fill out a form that includes a “special subjects” section. We’re pretty sure that intensely researching the flavor profile of the local fish and chips at the pub for TripAdvisor won’t cut it.
This Workspace Logo Just Makes Space Work
This Malaysian co-working space knows a little about creating interior designs that let people live their best work lives –– and their logo is no different. If you look closely you can see that their graphic is actually a floor-plan itself.
Despite how satisfying it looks and how much we want it to be, this logo isn’t a floor-plan of the actual co-working space. That means people employed there shouldn’t use this as a substitute for a map. They’ve probably had to have this exact conversation with many confused Postmates delivery people.
This Brown Gelato Looks Like What It’s Supposed To Look Like, But It Also Looks Like Something Else
This logo is the bee’s knees, the cat’s meow, and the squirrel’s nuts all rolled up into one beautiful package. Think that’s a lot of things to combine? Us too. This logo designer couldn’t relate to this issue since against all odds they made a bunch of unrelated things work so well together.
Who would’ve thought gelato, squirrels, and nuts would go? This excellent logo definitely tied it all together simplistically and nicely. There’s only one problem –– that brown squirrel’s melting body also looks like sidewalk gelato.
Organ Donation Never Looked Better
This is the Mercedes Benz of organ donation advertisement. That’s probably not a sentence you ever expected yourself to read. But that’s okay since this logo for advertising organ donation is surprisingly beautiful… and missing a lot of blood thankfully.
This man is really putting himself out there to deliver a fantastic logo as well as his innards. This is truly a great combination of design simplicity and promotion of the idea of helping people through a gift. It’s a little misleading though because it’s not like you’re taking your organs out yourself. That’s just too hardcore.
You’ve Seen This One Hundreds Of Times, But You May Not Know The Story Behind It
You may remember this company name as one that sounds like the shortening giant Crisco. It’s basically the same thing except Cisco provides all your telecommunication needs, whatever those are. You’ve seen and heard the logo forever but the story behind it makes it a great design.
Cisco was developed in San Francisco –– hence, the company took on the “cisco” part of the city’s name. To double down on this reference, the signal logo is also the Golden Gate bridge. Bet now you won’t mistake this business for shortening anymore.
Coors Light Makes A Polarizing Beer, But Their Recycling Logo Is Pretty Great
Don’t let those fancy new-fangled IPA companies with bears and mustaches on their cans sell you on the idea that their beer has the best logo design. Sure their beer is is the only one that tastes like anything other than water, but big lager breweries have great graphic designs too. Take Coors Light for example.
The mountain is the electricity plug to represent the energy they generate and the mountains are the recycling logo. Just brilliant. The only downside is you don’t get to watch these mountains turn blue when it’s cold.
Cock-A-Doodle-Don’t Touch Your Eyes After Eating Hot Wings
This design for a small hot wing chain proves that you don’t need to have the big bucks to have an innovative creation. This logo decided not to skimp on the spice and served us a big piping hot plate of graphic design for the win-g.
You can clearly see the chicken, the flame, and the “W” on the inside of it all. This is a memorable interpretation of what a chicken can look like. Though, if you see a chicken like this in real life you should definitely run because it’s probably demonic.
Go To Minnesota For Its Lakes And Its Logos
We all know the NHL isn’t short on any cash, so it’s expected that their logos are going to be the cream of the crop. The logo design for the Minnesota Wild is no different since their designer went all out on what represents the million-dollar brand best. Hint: it’s bears and trees.
Mom always used to say that you’ve got to see the forest for the trees and the giant bear-thing face. The team’s mascot is “Nordy”, an ambiguously wild animal of no particular type that rumor has it the team found skating the Eveleth lakes. Yeah, okay.