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Where to find logo design inspiration

Logo design inspiration
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Unfortunately, logo design inspiration can be difficult to find. Just imagine: you have received a brief from a new client, and now you're tapping your fingers waiting for inspiration to hit you. Are you expecting the perfect logo design to magically appear, fully formed, in your mind? If so, you'll likely be in for a long wait.

Seeking out inspiration takes proactivity. If you soak up a variety of ideas, gradually they'll come together to form the logo you're looking for. The only trick is knowing where to find your inspiration in the first place.

Below you'll find some suggestions of places you can look for logo design inspiration (check out this list of top logo design to get you started, or perhaps you feel ready to dive in with one of the best logo designers). On the next page, you'll find some tips for kickstarting your logo creative process. However, this can never be an exhaustive list because inspiration can come from anything and anywhere at anytime.

01. Behance

Logo design inspiration

Behance is full of creative inspiration (Image credit: Behance)

Behance is an online gallery for designers, packed full of design projects including a wide variety of high quality, creative logos. It's a brilliant place to go for inspiration – just search using keywords. 

02. Logoed

Logo design inspiration: Logoed

Logoed's simple UI makes the logos stand out

Logoed is a single-page archive that’s sole purpose is to present beautiful logo designs. Its simple vertical scroll makes it simple and easy to navigate, and as you move down the page more projects are automatically loaded onto the screen. Simply click on each thumbnail for more information on each project and a wider selection of images.

03. Logospire

Logo design inspiration: Logospire

Logospire takes a minimalist approach to showcasing logos

Logospire takes a similarly simple, infinite vertical scroll format and pares it back even further, offering just a single image and a link to the designer’s website. Without any other clutter, it's easy to spot the logos that stand out for you.

04. Brand New

Logo design inspiration: Brand New

Brand New critiques new logos

Brand New is part of graphic design platform behemoth Under Consideration, and offers information on logo design trends, showcases imagery and offers advice on great logo design. It also offers critiques of the latest logo designs.

05. LogoLounge

Logo design inspiration: LogoLounge

The team behind LogoLounge have also published books on logos

LogoLounge (at the time of writing) offers a whopping 277,237 different logo designs to peruse. The site was created for designers to offer an efficient reference library and also facilitates discussions around related topics and the chance to share ideas and concepts with peers and clients.

06. Logo Moose

Logo design inspiration: Logo Moose

Not sure about a concept? Submit it for feedback at Logo Moose

Logo Moose has a daft name, and an ironically daft logo. However, it’s a helpful no-nonsense online logo design inspiration community, which showcases work from professional designers worldwide. Designers can submit their own logo designs to be showcased and take advantage of the platform’s possibilities for critique and feedback.

07. Logo Design Love

Logo design inspiration: Logo Design Love

Logo Design Love offers a considered take on logo design

Logo Design Love is a site and book from graphic designer David Airey. Unlike some of the more overwhelming logo inspiration sites out there, the platform is thoughtfully laid out and showcases newer works alongside classic designs by the likes of Adrian Frutiger, Cruz Novillo and Paul Rand. Its considered content offers opinions, insight and news on everything logo-related, from celebrating the past to commenting on the contemporary.

Next page: Tips on kickstarting your logo design process

Martin is a creative director at graphic design agency Logo Design London.