2020 Logo Design Trends Report

2020 Logo Design Trends Report

Earlier in 2020, I posted an article on the latest logo design & branding trends and now 6 months on, the official 2020 logo trends report has just been released by Bill Gardner of LogoLounge.

This report has been put together by carefully analyzing over 350k logos from the past 18 years, handpicking those that contribute to emerging trends for the year. The findings & insights are found below.

Remember, as Bill says:

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“This report is an observation on the logo industry and isn’t meant as a guide for best practices. Trends are trajectories that will evolve and modify over time, not a passing fad. Use the ideas here to push your design skills to the next level and keep the trajectory moving to the next iteration.”

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Past Logo Design Trend Reports:

What are the Logo Trends of 2020?

  1. Counters
  2. Mazes
  3. Sisters
  4. Chex Melt
  5. Bevel Tips
  6. Petri-Dish
  7. Variable Type
  8. Black Letter
  9. iDrops
  10. HandOut
  11. Bolts
  12. Twinkle
  13. Cornered
  14. Letter Illusions
  15. Chiseled Shadows

Further explanations are provided below.

2020 Logo Trends Report

1. Counters

Cleverly arranged elements that create a negative counter space, often forming arrows, letters or symbols.

Logo Design Trends 2020 - Counters

2. Mazes


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A specific pathway embedded within the logo, often with a start and end.

Logo Design Trends 2020 - Mazes

3. Sisters

Two identical elements either mirrored, or nestled together after a 180 degree rotation.

Logo Design Trends 2020 - Sisters

4. Chex Melt

A checkered square framework that links and blends forms together to create a larger shape.

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5. Bevel Tips

For each rounded bend there is a counter corner that draws to a point like the tip of a leaf.

Logo Design Trends 2020 - Bevel Tops

6. Petri-Dish

Tightly cropped shots, often framed within a geometric shape.

Logo Design Trends 2020 - Petri Dish

7. Variable Type

Thick to thin type transitions.

Logo Design Trends 2020 - Variable Type

8. Black LetterSlab

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Angled letter forms with a sharp graphic appeal.

Logo Design Trends 2020 - Black Letter

9. iDrops

Colored dots, often found on the letter I.

Logo Design Trends 2020 - iDrops

10. Hand Out

Hands outstretched often with items hovering above them.

Logo Design Trends 2020 - HandOut

11. Bolts

A “lightinng bolt” symbol within the logo.

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Logo Design Trends 2020 - Bolts

12. Twinkle

A sparkle star often used to add charm, subtly or overtly.

Logo Design Trends 2020 - Twinkle

13. Cornered

An illusion of a third dimension is added by wrapping designs around an artificial reality.

Logo Design Trends 2020 - Cornered

14. Letter Illusions

Shape shifting optical illusions in the form of a letter or number.

Logo Design Trends 2020 - Letter Illusions

15. Chiseled Shadows


45 degree angled cuts that creates a 3D shadowing effect.

Logo Design Trends 2020 - Chiseled Shadows

 

 

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A shout out to Bill Gardner & LogoLounge!

A huge thanks to Bill Gardner from LogoLounge (read our interview here) for putting this report together. In case you did not know, LogoLounge.com is the world’s largest logo search engine and for less than $10 per month (billed annually), members get unlimited uploads and access to more than 350,000 logos from designers across the globe. They also get immediate entry into the selection process for the LogoLounge book series.

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