We're loving this literal logo project

A mix of literal logos
(Image credit: Samir Chajia/Starbucks/YouTube/Premier League/National Geographic/Fifa)

When designing a logo, you have a whole bunch of creative decisions to make. Do you use a strong image to represent exactly what the brand does, or do you go more conceptual with a carefully curated squiggle (not that you'd ever admit that's what it is)? It all depends on what you want the consumer to see, and the brief, of course, which will inform your decisions.

One graphic designer has played with those decisions with a recent project, where they've replaced brand names with the literal meaning of their logo images. Seeing some of the biggest brand logos this way isn't only good fun, it offers a new perspective on the image and message they've chosen to project with their branding – and is surprisingly thought provoking. You can see them below. Want to have a go? Download Illustrator and get designing.

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Georgia Coggan

Georgia is lucky enough to be Creative Bloq's Editor. She has been working for Creative Bloq since 2018, starting out as a freelancer writing about all things branding, design, art, tech and creativity – as well as sniffing out genuinely good deals on creative technology. Since becoming Editor, she has been managing the site on a day-to-day basis, helping to shape the diverse content streams CB is known for and leading the team in their own creativity.