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20 Very Clever Logo Designs

20 Very Clever Logo Designs

I thought that some logo design inspiration was in order, as we haven’t posted anything along the logo lines in a while. I have made a compilation of 20 extremely clever logo designs. The trick is to look into the logos and see what they are based on, then try and work out what the hidden message is. An example would be the Amazon logo. Many people think the arrow underneath it is a smiley face, when infact it is pointing from the a to the z.

Giraffe

Hint: The g is in a shape of a giraffe.
1 Clever Logo Designs

BarCode

Hint: Features a bar glass with bar code lines.
2 Clever Logo Designs

GetWired

Hint: Coffee cup made of wires.
3

The Dog House

Hint: A house that’s turned to look like a dog’s head.
4 Clever Logo Designs

Pencil

Hint: Pencil between the i and the l.
5 Logo Designs

Amazon

Hint: The arrow can mean smile or a-z of everything.
6 Clever Logo Designs

Horror Films

Hint: The film reel has 3 holes that look like a scared face.
7 Clever Logo Designs

LogoMotive

Hint: Looks like the front of a steam engine.
8 Logo Designs

Eight

Hint: The word “eight” made from 8′s.
9 Logo Designs

More4

Hint: More with different length lines making a 4.
10 Clever Logo Designs

Turtle Island

Hint: A turtle made of small islands.
11 Logo Designs

Families

Hint: A family is made up of the 2 i’s and 1 l.
12 Clever Logo Designs

Tape

Hint: The a and p look like the inside holes of a tape.
13 Clever Logo Designs

Ed’s Electric

Hint: A plug joining which has an E in the middle.
14 Clever Logo Designs

Wine Searcher

Hint: A pair of glasses made from 2 wine bottles.
15 Clever Logo Designs

Food Writers

Hint: A spoon as the inside pen nib.
16 Clever Logo Designs

Look

Hint: The word look which looks like someone looking.
17 Clever Logo Designs

Version2

Hint: The 2 is pushed within the word.
18 Clever Logo Designs

Umbrella Prints

Hint: A U and P making an umbrella.
19 Logo Designs

Eighteen

Hint: The number 18 within the word eighteen.
20 Logo Designs

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About Iggy Ko

I am the owner and main person behind WebDesignDev. I blog about all kinds of web design topics.

55 comments

  1. Louis

    Great logo roundup, thanks.

  2. Cat McQuillan

    Nice collection! Keep up the great posts

  3. Sedasa

    Very nice!

  4. RayZorback

    very cool. makes me want to doodle some logo ideas for my business… suddenly, mine isn’t cool enough. lol

  5. Giovanni Atalmi

    I like the fact that you explained each logo… “The word look which looks like someone looking” classic!

  6. Abounding Media

    There are some very creative designs here. I had to look at the Ed’s Electric logo a couple of times before the E jumped out. Took me a moment on umbrella prints too. Great work.

  7. Tammy

    You are very creative!

  8. Mersi

    Nice. I have seen and previosly admired most of these.
    Although, have to say that I am not too keen on the green for the more4 logo, kind of diminishes its relevance to the present as it looks outdated.

    • Astral

      Totaly and utterly agree with you Mersi, it actually really bugs me (the colour that is) … Why the heck that well outdated 1968 green?

    • Andy

      Yeh i see what you mean

  9. Reghardt Grobbelaar

    Thanks for including my pencil logo

    • Prashant

      Nice list man.

  10. Website Design Sydney

    Really very nice creativity..

  11. Martin

    Really cool logos. Thanks for sharing.
    Amazing…

  12. Ajay

    Very nice collection

  13. Paul van Schanke

    Brilliant designs.. very clever, yeah and i agree on the green on the more4 logo looking outdated… loved the food writing logo..

  14. L

    For whatever reason, none of the logos load on IE8

    • Andy

      Its an IE8 bug. I would strongly suggest using Firefox or Opera.

  15. Imran Hafeez Panhwar

    Thumbs Up !
    Great Work Dude.

  16. Christian Reber

    I absolutely love the getwired logo!

  17. Andrew Newhouse

    Thanks for including my ‘Umbrella Prints’ logo! Great collection, too!

  18. Claude Handy

    amazing !
    very good for my inspiration.

  19. Andy

    Ooh, looks nice :)

  20. Oliver

    A great collection of logo designs here. All of them are good apart from the more4 logo which is definitely outdated. Thanks for sharing these.

  21. Stylight

    The ‘Families’ is cool design.

  22. Fergal, Business Advice Forum

    Excellent logos, I especially liked Version2. I read it as just that, at first glance, without even noticing that the 2 was in the middle.

  23. Cody

    The “Eight” logo is clever with all the different versions of the number 8.

  24. shareunlimited.net

    Great “BarCode” design, very creative!

    Greetings,

  25. manuel

    great logos, thx

  26. Aadil Pitafi

    Nice research! Those logos are very impressive and I can feel that the logo creators certainly would have spent a lot of time designing those.

  27. Fabian

    Great collection! I love clever designs.

  28. Kelowna web design

    Good design, just never gets boring to look at. Very creative collection. Thx

  29. WarrenEsdaile

    Good work Andy!

    Nice designs…I haven’t got the talent, but I can see the effort and thought that’s gone into these.

  30. neen

    agree with above !! love these egs.

  31. Jimmy Liew

    Agreed. It is absolutely creative. What I can say is “simple & nice”

  32. Dan Sensecall

    Woah… thanks for featuring my get wired logo!
    Much appreciated!

  33. Brochure Design Melbourne

    Very clever indeed. Thanks for sharing.

  34. affordable logo design

    Nice and informative collection of logos are simply great keep it up

  35. Carl Smart

    Love these logos…the Food Writers is ace.

  36. mukash

    keep up the good work

  37. Shane

    Some really clever and inspirational designs.
    Thanks.

  38. Larissa

    These are great. Another fabulous collection of great logos is: http://ljdesignstudio.com/logo-inspiration

  39. designium

    i made also few months ago one list with 30 clever logo design :D you got here some that i picked also and other that didnt see it…

    ty for share.

    http://designi1.com/?p=505&lang=en

  40. Rezywezy

    Bravo! All are clean, simple and witty!! *clap-clap-clap!*

  41. Facebook Developer

    Great logo design. Must appreaciated and designers have to follow these logo’s for their websites. Really inspirational logos

  42. Cheap Logo Design

    Hey really inspirational design indeed. I really appreciate the originality of designs in real creativity.

  43. Logo Design Monster

    I have not seen The Doghouse logo before, really like that one. Thank you for sharing the great logo designs.

  44. Debbie Ketelaars

    ‘Giraffe’ and ‘Eight are brilliantly thought out designs.

  45. Ritwika

    Very Creative… :)

  46. AlvaroM

    Greats logos. Really inspirational

  47. edster

    Great collection!

    But the Look logo has been done before… looksmart did it in the 90′s…
    http://www.bigmouthmedia.com/live/articles/looksmart.asp

  48. lono

    channel four logos and branding are always so clever and well designed.

    love the horror film one though. clever and a sense of humor!

  49. Donnie Bell Design

    These are great. I always enjoy a clean, clever logo.

  50. Jonathan Owen Photography

    excellent compilation…love ‘eight’

  51. DanAbel

    With the pencil one, you suggested the pencil image was between the i and l, I thought the i and l were actually part of the pencil. If you follow the angle of the nib up it comes to the edge of the letters.

    I also really like the forward pointing arrow in the FedEx logo.
    http://images.fedex.com/images/ascend/shared/headers/nxgen/express_logo.gif

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20 Very Clever Logo Designs