Back to what I most enjoy, here’s a little logo inspiration, focusing on monograms.
“A monogram is a motif made by overlapping or combining two or more letters or other graphemes to form one symbol. Monograms are often made by combining the initials of an individual or a company, and may be used as recognizable symbols or logos.”
I searched some portfolios and found these five great monograms.
Fair Indigo logo, from Raja Sandhu.
Raja was born in 1974 and lives in Toronto, Canada. He has quite an immense number of logos in his online portfolio, and an insightful logo design FAQ page. Notice the ‘F’ and the ‘i’ in this monogram?
Social Generation logo, from dache.
dache is a creative studio founded by David Pache in 2005. It’s based in Geneva and Lausanne, Switzerland. David has kindly spent some time commenting here on my blog, and I’ve admired his work since I first discovered it.
Dianne Dieplo logo, from itsgareth.
The link to itsgareth will lead you to Gareth’s LogoPond showcase. At the time of writing there doesn’t appear to be a specific website for this talented designer, but I expect one to follow soon. Dianne Dieplo is a classical voice training coach. Gareth’s City Drinking logo also shows a thoughtful concept.
Art Machine logo, from Art Machine.
Another logo designer who uses the LogoPond gallery to feature designs. Art Machine is a 20 year old, self-educated designer, providing tailor-made graphic design solutions.
First Rate logo, from Raja Sandhu.
Another from Raja, designed for a document handling company. This particular monogram is featured in LogoLounge 3, by Bill Gardner and Catherine Fishel.
If you have any favourites of your own that come to mind please share.
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