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These 6 famous logo redesigns have got Reddit talking

The different designs of the Google logo
(Image credit: Kapwing)

How much can you tweak a logo before it stops being recognisable? That's the question we've been pondering today, and we'll be honest, many days before that. And it seems we're not alone. Reddit has been going wild for a graphic by video editing company Kapwing, showing what some of the world's most iconic logos would look like in a variety of different styles, including Art Nouveau, psychedelia and pop art.

The post (see below) features the Apple, McDonald's, Instagram, Nasa, Google and WWF logos, and the people of r/DesignPorn are busy delighting, despairing and comparing the designs (what's new?). If you think you could do better, but aren't sure which tools you need, then our best graphic design software post might help.

A graphic showing different logo designs

We particularly love the 3D WWF logo – it's so cute (Image credit: Kapwing)

Our favourites of the redesigns (see the full post by Kapwing here (opens in new tab)), are probably Nasa's characterful and fun psychedelic new look, and Google, Bauhaus style – we could imagine the latter on lots of Google tech. However, we're not sure sure about the garish colours and slightly tacky sparkles of the '80s era. But then again, it is the '80s.

As usual on the Reddit Design Porn channel (opens in new tab), opposing arguments are a-flying. "I love all the logos in the Bauhaus column", says one user, while another says, "I feel like I’m missing something because, oh my god, I hate Bauhaus." Each to their own.

famous_logos_redesigned_in_6_styles from r/DesignPorn
famous_logos_redesigned_in_6_styles from r/DesignPorn
famous_logos_redesigned_in_6_styles from r/DesignPorn

Do we wish famous brands would adopt these designs? Well, not really. But it does remind us of the core principles of logo design – when a logo really works, you can switch up the elements and it'll still remain instantly recognisable. 

If anyone wants to redesign the Creative Bloq logo in the Bauhaus style or otherwise, our inbox is open ( 

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Rosie Hilder is Creative Bloq's Acting Editor. After beginning her career in journalism in Argentina – where her blogging prowess led her to become Deputy Editor of Time Out Buenos Aires – she moved back to the UK and joined Future Plc in 2016. Since then, she's worked as Operations Editor on art and design magazines, including Computer Arts, 3D World and Paint & Draw, and got the 'Apple bug' when working on US title, Mac|Life. In 2018, she left the world of print behind and moved to Creative Bloq, where she now takes care of the daily management of the site, including growing the site's reach through trying to please the Google Gods, getting involved in events, such as judging the Brand Impact Awards, and helping make sure our content serves ours readers as best it can. Her interests lie in branding and illustration, tech and sexism, and plenty more in-between.