10 New Trends of Logo Design for 2016

This has been a great year for logo exploration as most of the designers were following logo design trends of 2015. I have been analyzing whole year that what new can be done and where we are heading towards. Let us know what kind of logos are made in 2015 and what logo designs have been approved the whole year.

Here are the few hints and a guide to know what should be done regarding logo designs in the year 2016.

George Bokhua introduced a new technique of logo designing and named it “negative space logos” which was the most famous trend that clients kept on asking. Some even asked for the negative space logo version of their current logo. For that reason, I am starting with George style as negative space needs more time and still requires more experimentation.

1. Negative Space Logo Design

It is always a good idea to be as simple as possible while creating logo designs. The more elements and colors you add the more it will be problematic for larger scale printing and it won’t be cost effective. If you want to stay simple yet creative you should follow negative space trend.

I am giving you two options for these logos first one is simple negative space.

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2nd one is Negative space with dual impression


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More beautiful examples of negative space logo designs for inspiration


2. Overlaping Gradients logo Design

Shiny color schemes are implied while making overlapping gradients in the logo design. Normally web based companies ask for this technique to be used in their logo design for a greater impact and beauty.

More Stunning examples for Gradient logo designs also some more by Yuri

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3. Offset Logo Designs

In this technique of logo design, the initials of the company is being utilized, the designer plays with the initials of the company after being asked to make use of their initial as their logo mark. Offset path is used to give a very nice touch to the logo which makes it noticeable.

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4. Overlapping with shadows logo design

Overlapping technique was much in use in the year 2015. It is basically a technique where two elements of design overlap each other to give a shadowed feel in the logo design.

More examples in Overlapped Logo Design

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5. Subtle Gradients Usage in Logotype

For a smooth feel subtle gradients are used in the logotype, which adds to the richness of the logo & make it look professional in the appearance.

More Examples of Gradients logotypes for inspiration





6. Bold & Thin line usage in logo design

Thin and bold lines are being used to draw the logo design and there is no usage of fill object in this technique. It is made with the help of pen tool. Bold and thin line usage makes the logo design amazing.

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7. One Line Art Logo Designs

This technique is magical which will be a totally new technique for 2016, it is used to make a dynamic logo design where one plays with the line technique. There are no multiple strokes’ usage in the formation of this type of logo design.

More One line art logos for inspiration

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8. Hand lettering usage in logo design

Hand letterers use this technique to make logo design remarkable where feeble\pointer pens are used to give a delicate feel to the logo design. It looks stunning and sophisticated.

50 More beautiful examples of hand lettering logos

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9. Brush Pen Usage in Logotype

Brush pen was firstly used to compose Japanese and Chinese letters. Brush pen is also called fudepen. Hand letterers use this brush pen to make the beautiful kind of logotypes. Now this style is implied to write brand names and these type styles has been widely used in packaging. This technique looks more like being drawn by a paint brush. Here you can buy Pro Dual End Brush Pen Set if you want to give it a try to brush pen logos. Don’t forget to check out David Milan for his exceptional brush pen work.

More beautiful examples of brush pen logotype





10. Copperplate Script Calligraphy usage in Logotype

There is also a technique of copperplate script calligraphy where oblique pen is used to give a retro feel to the logos, people are following it and liking this techniques to be used in their logos.

You can start script calligraphy with speedball oblique pen set

More Examples on dribbble

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  5. 39 Beautiful Modern Logo Design Concepts by Andrey Sharonov
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  1. Hi ZQ,
    Great work on all the logos. I was looking for inspiration on the web for a VC logo design and came across yours. I’m not a graphic artist, so can you clarify what exactly you mean when you say “You are only allowed to use it for inspiration.” ? I would like to create something similar, but I’m not sure how close or far it can or needs to be. I don’t want o cross any design lines without knowing. Please advise.


    • Make it somewhat different these are just ideas that you can get inspire from so if you design exactly or somewhat copy work that is imitation and that is completely prohibited.

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