Top 40 Logos of The Year 2010

written by aext on December 29, 2010 in Graphic Design and Roundup with 17 comments

Usually, at the end of year, evaluations, plans, tops or analyses are made and, as in any field, these are also made in the one of logo design. To analyze your own activity or the one of a company, it is quite simple to sort out information, in order to realize something concrete and in accordance with reality. Furthermore, a good analysis of one’s previous activity can tremendously contribute to the fulfillment of a plan in the following year.

This year has been a very good one for logo designers, the biggest proof being represented by the increased number of logos posted in diverse website galleries or on websites that allow the presentation of personal artworks. This richness is determined by the fact that the public has become more aware that a logo is a necessary thing in the making of a successful brand but also by the launching of HTML5 and CSS3, bringing a breath of fresh air in design and development. Making a top with the most interesting and beautiful logos of 2010 is a very difficult job, especially because there is an impressive number of special accomplishments, not to mention the numerous websites where logo designers can present their works of art but also because of the author’s subjectivity.

Here, you will find the best logos of 2010 and it is very probable to have omitted logos which are at least as interesting but these which are presented here are 100% impressive. I genuinely appreciate any link that sends the person clicking on it to a very beautiful logo (please use the comment box for that). I hope that you will enjoy yourself!

Logos Of the Year 2010

1.Recycling worx

recycling-worx

Definitely, one of the hottest colors of the year 2010 was green and, due to the global movement for a health nature, the trend will keep on in 2011. This logo is created for a company which has connections with the idea of a clean environment so the decision of making everything green is wise.

2. Logo to the 30 anniversary of Zenith Sankt Petersburg

zenith-football-team

A strong logo for a strong team; this has been made for the 30th anniversary of the Zenith Sankt Petersburg football team. The blue color offers an air of freshness but it is also a sign of a positive attitude, things which are very necessary whereas this sport is concerned.

3.Dark Room

dark-room

2010 represents a turning point in the evolution of television, given the fact that more and more companies in the field have announced their plans concerning television and television sets. It seems that the moment in which 3D television will be accessible at a global level is coming near. This logo has been built with this idea in mind but it has been included in the top also because of the way it was made.

4.Activa

activa

Normally, a logo should not be made using gradients but the effect making of this logo cannot be so easily surpassed. A lot of design rules can be sometimes neglected if the final product is well built or very original and this is a good example.

5.Maximum

maximum-cleaning-service

A logo is as funny as it is well made. The simplicity of this logo is doubled by a minimalist design which seems to target persons involved in house-related activities. It is very interesting how the elephant plays a double part: his power is compared to the cleaning power but the hilarious construction sends a warm message.

6.Kitten and chickens

kitten-and-chickens

The idea of this logo is brilliant, the design allowing any viewer to see two images, the face of a cat but two kittens as well. Did you see it?

7. Auto Detailer

auto-detailer

The metallic accents of this logo give a clue regarding the activity domain of the firm which owns it; this logo has been built for a company that is active in the auto industry. The things through which this logo impresses are the complexity of the details and the 3D effect, which is very well done.

8.Black cat

black-cat

Black cat is another logo which impresses at the hidden sense chapter. The creator writes black cat but the “c” in both words are the eyes of a cat. The imagination of the designer is amazing, a really good work.

9. Plexus puzzles

plexus-puzzles

The richness of colors is amazing; starting with the idea of a puzzle, this logo is based on this concept. The originality of this format is enriched by the unusual font with which plexus puzzles is written. The background which is settling for the eyes is the element that guarantees the success of the logo; you can try to imagine a background which has a very light shade, it would be a disaster, speaking from a coloristic point of view.

10.Airtwist

airtwist

This is a logo based on two shades, blue and black, the very simple yet futuristic look places it in this top. The sphere shape which is not completely defined and the concentric lines deliver a mobile character, the idea of mobility being also the basic idea of the graphic construction.

11. Connected home

connected-home

The black and white logos are usually simple but hard to create. Such a logo, because of the simplicity of design, has to have a strong message or one that is interesting in order to be successful. Connected home is a blend between the image of a home and a connector, two notions which apparently have no connection whatsoever.

12.Techie Talk

techie-talk

A superb logo created with a lot of imagination, few letters, a Berlin Sans FB Demi font and few hours spent in Illustrator, this being the perfect recipe for the making of a logo. The color scheme, black and orange, is very appropriate with the design, complementing it perfectly.

13. Matchwing

matchwing

This is probably the logo with the most obvious futuristic shade from the entire collection. The color scheme, the background or the font used totally confirm that this logo could be easily customized for Captain Picard from the Enterprise ship.

14.Tullamore

tullamore

This logo clearly expresses the idea of dynamism and variety. The horse, a symbol of speed and elegance, is the vector of speed and the multitude of colors the representative of variety. However, this would all be for nothing, without the talent and the work of a very good designer

15.XIII

XIII

Sometimes number 13 can be lucky, sometimes it brings bad luck, however very few people could have considered that 13 is funny. The designer obviously emphasizes the elements of folklore, in some parts of the planet a black cat being a sign of bad luck, so a double effect is obtained.

16.Fast top

fast-top

On the website on which this logo has been posted, an impressive number of comments have been left, varying from very nice to stunning or even perfect; these come from logo designers so these praises are actually confirmations of a high quality work. This has been built for a search engine; I would probably give it a try even if it’s just for this logo.

17.Silfver Creations

Silfver-Creations

I personally consider this logo to be the most elegant from this collection; it impresses through simplicity, discretion, refinement and especially elegance. The first thing that takes it to this position is the color scheme, black being decisive and the blue and white tones amplifying this effect. The font that is used is in accordance with the design, the result being superb.

18. Human resources

human-resources

This logo should be built for a very active company that is involved in human resources because they let us know this. The logo accentuates the idea that the ones who own it are very attached to their job, so that they will try, through every possible method, to do their job, including using methods that are not at all conventional.

19.Be the star you are

Be-the-star-you-are

“Be the star you are” and a black background are not apparently a very successful combination but this logo manages to destroy this preconceived idea. As a matter of fact, black is present only to accent to richness of colors, with which the words “Be the star you are” are written, under the shape of a star.

20.Lion bird

lion-bird

What did you see there? A lion or a bird? I saw a truly awesome logo…

21. Step to end poverty

Step-to-end-poverty

A very mysterious logo but full of meanings, very touching. The designer scores points when it comes to being original but the most important things of this logo is the powerful message, transmitted through a very simple message, without a sophisticated combination of colors or fonts.

22.Lift

lift

I usually don’t drink coffee but, seeing this logo, it instantly made me want to savor one. The 3D effect is very interesting and the color is the one that redeems the essence of this logo.

23. Portrait photos

Portrait-photos

A logo, despite the fact that it is not a very complex construction, requires a lot of time to be conceived. This very interesting logo has been made in ten minutes (this is what the author declares) but a lot of designers have praised it. This fact comes to complete the idea that a logo is a graphic construction which has a definite purpose the expressing of an idea and not just being present on the header of a website.

24.Ecobox

ecobox

Ecobox is a logo which can be characterized in three expressions: clean, well done and eco. As I originally said, green was a shade which was trendy this year and the future only seems even greener.

25.Golf night

golf-night

Very creative, the designer of this logo builds a moon out of a golf ball. Very well done, carefully finished details, so it deserves its place in this top.

26. Carakale

carakale

Very elegant and distinctive, this logo inspires quality and seriousness. This has been built to represent the image of a beerhouse; I honestly consider this logo to be more elegant and it would seem more suitable for a company which is active in the financial or real estate field; anyway, it is very beautiful.

27.Harmony Veterinary Clinic

Harmony-Veterinary-Clinic

This logo is based on a few symbols which are somehow opposed but the final result is unitary and with a clear message: the not-so friendly relationship between cats and dogs is well known, however by putting them together near a cross, a symbol of tolerance and trust, the effect is impressive. “Harmony Veterinary Clinic” is another example that shows that the idea of a logo can overshadow the way in which the logo actually looks.

28.FFW

FFW

If the logo above invokes tolerance, understanding, peace, this one is the exactly opposite. The clearly delimited lines, resembling the ones of a sword or knife are the one that demonstrate the war-like attitude. FFW is the acronym of Free Fight Wear, so its existence is 100% justified.

29. Legoriza

legoriza

The author of the logo has declared that the biggest challenge in the making of a logo has been the fact of not making something which is industrial and I personally consider that he has succeeded in achieving his objectives.

30.Free Design

Free-Design

Most of the times, variety is associated with freedom and this logo is based on this fact. The same shape but in different positions and with various colors represents a superb way to express such concepts. On the other hand, the graphic realization is amazing as well.

31.Design Fresh

design-fresh

Shewa, the author of this logo, has conceived this logo with the thought of bringing forward the idea of freshness and light blue is the most suitable shade.

32.Royal

royal

This logo is my favorite; elegance, refinement and simplicity are probably the ideal features of a logo which should represent a bank but this incorporates all of them. Everything is a superlative in this logo and any comment is something on the plus side.

33.Amazing Seven

amazing-seven

A logo built with a common font but the final result is special. It has made this top especially because of the idea to replace “e” with “ii” in the word “seven”. In this way, the joining of “vii” is actually number seven in the roman numbers system.

34.Happy Holidays

hapy-holidays

At the end of the year, we could not have inserted a logo that has this theme. It is interesting that it tries to show a side of the holidays which is less happy, the black background being decisive. Overall, Happy Holidays is a very interesting logo.

35.Leaf

leaf

With these two leaves, this logo would not be anything else but a boring text with a Sans Serif font, without any sense, black and white colors emphasizing this feeling. The big attraction of this logo is represented by the two leaves which are strategically placed.

36.SA

SA

Elegance and sobriety are the central elements of a logo but the graphic realization of this logo shows the true talent of the maker. It really impresses with the richness and attention with which the details have been worked.

37.Logo Box

logo-box

This logo, built in dark shades, white-black and grey, has a sense of mystery but at the same time it seems quite futuristic. However, the central combination of these two elements has a very beautiful result.

38.Hot and cold

hot-and-cold

The connection between the logo and its name is very interesting: “Hot and cold” represented graphically by two parallelograms which intercross, one being yellow-colored, signifying heat and the other one blue-colored, signifying coldness. It is simple and insightful.

39.Second world

second-world

A simple logo but one that seems to say a lot.

40.She loves green

she-loves-green

If we started this collection with a green-colored logo, it is only natural to finish with the same trend and, by doing that, try to suggest a possible trend in logo design for 2011: the green color.