Inspiring Examples of Negative Space in Logos

By / Apr 26, 2013 / Inspiration

When properly applied, the negative space effect can result in a clever and elegant logo. Negative space is the empty space between the main elements of a design and good designers know how to take advantage of this to create something that is memorable and captures the imagination. So, today we gathered some inspiring examples of negative space in logos to show you.

Inspiring Examples of Negative Space in Logos

Inspiring Examples of Negative Space in Logos

Inspiring Examples of Negative Space in Logos

Inspiring Examples of Negative Space in Logos

Inspiring Examples of Negative Space in Logos

Inspiring Examples of Negative Space in Logos

Inspiring Examples of Negative Space in Logos

Inspiring Examples of Negative Space in Logos

Inspiring Examples of Negative Space in Logos

Inspiring Examples of Negative Space in Logos

Inspiring Examples of Negative Space in Logos

Inspiring Examples of Negative Space in Logos

Inspiring Examples of Negative Space in Logos

Inspiring Examples of Negative Space in Logos

Inspiring Examples of Negative Space in Logos

Inspiring Examples of Negative Space in Logos

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://seogroup.com Marvin

    Great post guys. I love stuff like this.

  • http://www.pragmaticdesign.co.uk Web Design Wolverhampton

    Excellent collection. We love negative space in logos :)

  • http://www.mmeininger.com Michael Meininger

    Very cool examples.

    Here is a shameless link to another
    http://dribbble.s3.amazonaws.com/users/122965/screenshots/499302/unhinged.jpg

  • http://webdesignpeeps.com/ Terry of WDP

    First of all, I would like to say that this is my first ever comment on your site. I do visit every now and again but I just don’t actively participate. I suppose there’s always a first. I even mentioned you as a gallery inspiration in one of my articles.

    Anyway, back to the topic. I completely agree with the use of negative space when creating logo. It actually gives an elegant impression as opposed to logo design that is too cramped. To be quite honest, I haven’t quite created a logo for my site. As of this time I only use a google font text.

    • http://www.mauiwauidesign.co.uk Anne Steel

      Hello Terry,

      I can help if you need a great logo! Just had a look at your website – it looks really informative. I should think you have helped a lot of folk with this really useful info.

      Best wishes Anne (Maui Waui Design)

  • http://www.a2zcreativesolutions.com Aamir Shahzad

    Nice collection i like most of them…

  • http://www.behance.net/nunoalves Nuno Alves

    I love negative space logos :-)

    Here an exemple of my personal portfolio: http://www.behance.net/gallery/Altgi-Brand-Identity/2470443

    Thanks!

  • http://quaverlovestudio.net QLS

    They’ve certainly given me a few ideas!

    It’s only when I looked at it a second time that I saw the crown in the Royal Clothes logo… inspiring!

  • http://tomdurkin.me Web designer

    Love the Elephone logo! Great post thanks :)

  • http://www.future-proofwebdesign.com/ Julia Howard

    I love these type of logos. Logos that make interesting use of negative space are terribly clever and deceptively hard to do. Shift is my favorite.

  • Robert Cook

    How could you overlook Fedex’s logo which is subtle and elegant.

    http://bizbuzz.djournal.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/13/files/2012/11/fedex-logo-470.jpg

  • Melanie Meile

    SHIFT and Bull are my favorites! Thanks for sharing. A nice collection.

  • Geoff

    The Elephone logo is a gem.

  • http://www.kreativfont.com Kreativ Font

    Negative space rocket is great example … retro and stylish … nice …

  • Rodrigo Gomes

    All of them are cool, but mouse is the best!
    Thanks for sharing.