30 Typography Focused Logo Designs

By / Jun 10, 2010 / Inspiration

We frequently talk about typography here at WDL. Whether it be in web design or print design, typography plays a big part in making or breaking a design, especially if the design’s main focus is typography. In this post we are showcasing 30 typography focused logo designs. In these logos you won’t find any icons or symbols. It’s all about type.

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About the Author

Henry Jones is a web developer, designer, and entrepreneur with over 14 years of experience. He is the founder of WDL and ThemeTrust.

  • http://www.gillico.com gillico

    I wanted to show you my company logo that I designed, which is also a typographic logo: http://www.gillico.com/images/gillicologo128pt.png

  • http://www.stratedgy.in Kruti
  • http://www.fenotype.nl Lourens

    Nice collection, lots of inspiration :)

  • http://www.amtstudios.nl/ AlfonsT

    Very creative logo designs, although some of them are difficult to read

  • http://www.fahadkhalid.com Fahad

    Nice collection. But, some are vey difficult to read.

  • http://www.ate5.com Jordan Walker

    Really a nice set of logo’s that any new company can draw inspiration off of when looking to create new logo.

  • http://www.webcreationuk.com/ Web Design

    Great round-up, thanks for sharing.

  • http://www.chrismower.com Chris Mower

    The key to getting an amazing typography based logo is to hire someone who specializes in typography 1st, graphic design 2nd.

  • http://www.spitshine-desing.com/wordpress Spitshine Design

    Wow, some very creative examples here. Unfortunately, a more than a few are very hard to read, even one or 2 that I still am unsure of.

    Good inspiration for how to work with typography, but definitely legibility needs to be key to a typographic logo.

  • Jason Underwood

    Interesting ideas, but the proble with most is that they are difficult to read. Rule number one, people should look at the logo and know exactly what company it is for. If you have or want to do something nifty with the type, create one that is easier to read with some type of graphic and a more standard text. Then shop it around to like minded peole and your grandmother. If it passes, it will work for most.

  • http://eserrano.com/logos E. Serrano

    It is a very good collection of typography based logo designs.

    I sometimes get asked about wheter to include an icon or typographic elements in a logo design. My answer is that typography always needs to be there, as nearly understood the same way all over the world, and it is the best way to make your brand memorable.

    So typographic design is an essential part of logo and brand design.

    Nevertheless, if your typographic approach is hard to read, I suggest including your brand name in a more standard, but extremely clean – and easy to read – way, as an additional tag-line. That way, people will remember your full name in a blink, while keeping your image distinctive and eye catching.

  • Domeanica

    I really liked …
    1. One Fund
    2. Sweet Land
    3. Adipe

    Really great examples..there were some that I couldn’t even make out the company name…Thx for posting

  • http://www.vectelligence.com Ilie Ciorba

    Great work, it very hard to master these type of logos.

  • http://www.boraacemi.com BORA

    Not all of them work great as a “logo” but nevertheless great collection of nice logos!
    Thanks for putting this together!
    Best wishes

  • http://www.logodesignguru.com/ Logo designs

    Expression without illustration is hard to design. Choosing typeface/ fonts for the logo is a tough job. with the right balance of colors and fonts one can create legendary logo designs
    Some good examples are ‘3m’, Microsoft, and ‘LG’ logos

  • http://www.burakgulnar.net burak

    Good work .Thanks a share

  • http://www.freshbusinesscards.com psd business cards

    Great collections of simple logos

  • http://onedrop.dk Jasko

    Hi all

    Im new here, but wow the fonts are all looking very good.

    How do i download them?

  • http://commingsoon Ivan Tsankov

    Some of them deserves a medal, others are hard to read and only a few will see the whole thinking behind these logos and “read” them.

  • http://www.webpagemasters.co.uk kevin

    great collection of logos , thanks

  • http://alldesignandprint.co.uk Simon Hall

    Some are very good but some are way too complicated and difficult to read. If you look at the biggest companies in the world, their typographic logos are very simple and easy to read, Google, Facebook, Sony, Philips, etc. Less is definitely more.

  • http://www.buzz-website.co.uk web design hull

    Very inspiring collection, I love the Amazing Seven logo, simple is often best. Thanks for sharing.

  • Gustav Damons

    Very Cool, inspirational and very creative applications. Some though are difficult to read, and the charm logo is straight, not much thought put into that.