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Doubletake: Clever logos with hidden meanings

Some of these logos are so well known that we see them every day. But do we really know these logos? Here are ten examples of logos that contain hidden images or messages:

1. Amazon

The arrow under the logo starts at A and ends at Z, emphasising the company’s ethos of selling everything from A to Z.
Amazon Logo

 

2. Baskin Robbins

Focus on the pink of the logo and you will notice the number 31 emerges from the ‘BR’, representing their 31 ice cream flavours.
Baskin Robbins 31 logo

 

3. Eight

Eight is not only spelt out, the letterforms are comprised entirely of portions of the number 8.

Eight logo

 

4. FedEx

Negative space is employed here between the ‘E’ and ‘X’ to create an arrow, pushing the courier message. The FedEx logo has won over 40 awards internationally.

FedEx logo

5. Guild of Food Writers

At first glance the logo simply looks like the nib of a pen, but look closer and you will see the negative space within forms a spoon.
Guild of Food Writers logo

 

6. MyFonts

An attractive freehand type reveals a hand created from ‘My’ reaching for ‘Fonts’.

My Fonts logo

 

7. Pittsburgh Zoo

Another triumph of negative space, the logo is a tree, but also a Gorilla and Lion’s faces.
Pittsburgh Zoo logo

 

8. Snooty Peacock

This vintage jewellery shop is represented by a face, but a peacock motif is also visible.
Snooty Peacock logo

 

9. Toblerone

Yet another famous logo. Look closely within the mountain and you will see the silhouette of a bear. This references the companies founding town of Bern, otherwise known as ‘the city of bears’.
Toblerone logo

 

10. Yoga Australia

And finally Yoga Australia. The negative space of the females pose creates the shape of Australia.
Yoga Australia logo

 

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Choosing the right style of Logo for your Business

Whether it’s on your website, on a flyer or even on your business card, your logo is your customers’ first point of contact with your brand. Therefore it’s important to consider the design of your logo and what it says about you. There are four main types of logo style to choose from:

Wordmark

A wordmark logo is simply a word only logo, making use of font and colour to create interest and memorability, sometimes with a graphic flourish to the text. Wordmark logos are great for new businesses in particular as they spell out the business, yet do it in a way that is visually memorable.

 

Lettermark

Similar to word mark letter mark logos again make exclusive use of text but this time using initial or individual letters to represent the business.

 

Brandmark

Brandmarks take a different approach to the first two styles by relying on an image as the entire logo. This works well for iconic brands and builds a stronger recognisability than just text. The drawback of this style is that it does not promote the business name, important for new or small businesses.

 

Iconic

Iconic logos are the best of both worlds, combining text with image. They therefore allow for a strong visual identity through imagery whilst still displaying the name of the business.

 

Logo Families

In some instances a variety of similar logos, or a logo family is used to allow the logo to be manipulated for different scenarios. A great example of this would be the City of Melbourne Logo designed by agency Landor:

The boundaries of these different types of logo are often blurred and it can be difficult to tell sometimes which category a logo falls into. What is most important is how your logo represents your business.

 

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No Artwork? No Problem! Printworks Online have a team of graphic designers with the design skills to translate your ideas into stunning visually effective pieces of print. We are focussed on presenting your brand to your audience in the most effective possible way. Drawing attention to your key messages and ensuring you get the return on investment on your print you require. If you would like to speak to someone about your artwork needs or for a design quotation please drop us an email: studio@printworksnorth.com or phone: 01937 585575