60 Highly Clever Minimal Logo Designs

Depending on the flavor of your business, your logo may appear big and flashy, bold and colorful or just plain simple and clever. In this roundup, I’ve turned the spotlight towards the more simple and clever logo styles that leave a strong impression. As simplistic as they may appear, there is genius behind these 60 highly clever minimal logo designs.

OneFund

Filmaps

NOON

Folder

back

Bipolar

Backspace

Stairs

Fence v.2

Walk

Unarmed

Frankenstein Films

Thinktank

Pelican

eveva

Love Clip

SewPerfect

Wave

Pendulum

Sex Lovers

City Direct

FishLine

Up

Straight UP

elefont

Rocket Golf

Illusion

Circus of Magazines

CodeFish

Zip

Mummy

Foot

Missing

Helium

Killed Productions

Bird

Giraffe

minimum

Catch 5

ascus

HandsUp

Pencil

James Forbes Plumbing

Wine Searcher

Ed’s Electric

LocKey

Handmade Pictures

upside down productions

More

Wine Kingdom

MOSLEEP

brand

Twins

Horror Films

Ross Poultry

Half

Crown

Jump

Atack

Tulipart

Have a Favorite?

When putting a showcase of inspiration together, I often find myself picking a couple of favorites out of the bunch. In this case, I would have to choose Tulipart, Backspace, Pencil and City Direct. In actuality there are a dozen or more that I favor from this particular roundup. Did you find one or a couple that struck a tune with you? I’d love to hear your thoughts below. Thanks!

Written by Shawn Ramsey

When I’m not brewing my own beer or hiking through the local National Forest, I’m busy building a more beautiful web.

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190 Comments

  1. AHDG August 27, 2012 at 1:50 pm #

    The logos are awesome! I wonder if you guys could make me a custom one like this for my production!
    It could be ‘ARA’ or ‘ARA Productions’.

    • KN April 7, 2013 at 7:07 pm #

      Hire a graphic designer, you cheap ass.

  2. rohan gonsalves November 11, 2012 at 5:02 am #

    nice share!

  3. Kat November 11, 2012 at 9:45 pm #

    These are all examples of how great design looks effortless (but I know better).

  4. Stano November 17, 2012 at 1:22 am #

    Very nice! Collest collection i’ve ever seen.

  5. linda myers December 7, 2012 at 1:19 pm #

    I love bird, pelican, sew perfect. I’m looking for a logo of a stick figure woman with curly hair and a dog, that screams compassion.

  6. Cool Stuff March 3, 2013 at 4:37 pm #

    these logos are great they gave me some good ideas to make one of my own thanks for sharing this

  7. Derek Kimball March 11, 2013 at 3:19 pm #

    I’ve already seen many of these logos elsewhere on the web, but it’s a good list none the less. Thanks.

  8. Rodrigo March 17, 2013 at 12:44 am #

    Hi guys good job on all of those,
    Im looking in to hire somebody to help with my logo,
    Can you pls refer me some one.
    Thank you
    R.

    • Roberto Carmona January 6, 2014 at 1:23 pm #

      Hi Rodrigo.
      I use to work with logos creation.
      Do you speak portuguese?

      Let’s contact by email ok?

      Blessings

  9. Nicole March 24, 2013 at 8:49 am #

    These are all great! I love the one for Bipolar, Killed, and Hands Up. Everything was very witty and creative. Good job!

  10. Anton April 9, 2013 at 6:56 am #

    Amazing simlicity!

  11. Lee Johnson April 11, 2013 at 9:12 am #

    This is an excellent collection of minimalist logos. I love the work done by each of the designers and will bear it in mind for my own future designs.

  12. Todd April 13, 2013 at 9:41 am #

    Great collection which I will keep to remind me when I do my logos, “Keep it simple”. “CN” logo, Canadian National Railway”, is still one of my favourite logos (http://www.cn.ca/en/media/media-kit/logo-usage-and-licensing). Simple yet says railroads, boxcars etc.. Also “GO”, Government of Ontario transit logo. http://www.gotransit.com/publicroot/en/default.aspx.

  13. uche April 13, 2013 at 9:59 am #

    nice, my favourites are OneFund, Code Fish, Stairs and Folder

  14. Bolivar Tomala April 13, 2013 at 8:19 pm #

    I need to know if I can have some options to change my logo. please. Thanks

  15. Nevart Barsamian April 13, 2013 at 8:57 pm #

    I liked (Giraffe, Bird, Code Fish, Pelican, Handmade Pictures) there is vision.

  16. Sivan April 14, 2013 at 12:57 am #

    great and wonderful logos!

  17. Silvana Franze April 20, 2013 at 7:23 pm #

    Most of them are great. The one that stood out for me was City Direct and Up. I’d love to know the brief behind them or more about the companies they represent.

  18. B Friberg April 26, 2013 at 7:50 pm #

    I love looking at these amazing logos and thinking about the creative genius and the thought process spent on each one of them. And then I wish that I could someday be so clever. Thank you to each and every one of you for your clever and intelligent design.

  19. Philip Saj April 29, 2013 at 6:18 am #

    ‘City direct’ and ‘code fish’ are my favorite. They are really clever.

    And the ‘Horror film’ is kinda funny :) Love that too.

    Thanks Shawn, for the great list.

  20. Alyse May 13, 2013 at 11:35 am #

    I thought the love clip one was cute.

  21. Matt Price June 13, 2013 at 10:51 am #

    You can’t beat immediate, well executed and simple logo design. The Elefont and City Direct examples do it for me, very nice.

  22. ali June 30, 2013 at 7:00 am #

    Logos are amazing

  23. mamamuzic July 15, 2013 at 10:57 pm #

    Great use of negative space. Entertaining collection.

  24. Michael August 10, 2013 at 9:42 pm #

    The bipolar logo is pretty clever ;)

  25. VECTORdesign August 16, 2013 at 10:24 am #

    ‘Bipolar’ , ‘Illusion’ and ‘Thinktank’ are my favorite. They are really smart.

    They represent the perfection for a well-designed logo:
    thousands of suggestions behind one simple sign…

    Thanks for the great list, these examples will enter in my list of graphic inspirations.

  26. doodleblue January 2, 2014 at 10:29 pm #

    Awesome logos. Nice to share with us.

  27. msdvc January 8, 2014 at 2:44 am #

    i love pendulum logo :)

  28. byteboy January 8, 2014 at 3:00 pm #

    electric and wine searcher, very nice

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