Ten Humorous Logos Of 2010

So far this week, we’ve looked back at some beautiful CSS based web sites and a collection of cool Flash based sites. Continuing with our look back at some of the design eye candy of 2010, today I’m turning my attention to logos, specifically logos that made me smile or even laugh out loud with their clever and subtle humor. I write about logos frequently here on Sitepoint, and it seems to be one area of design which really gets people off their fence in terms of likes and dislikes, and I personally think it is one of the more challenging fields of graphic design.

Good logos tend to have the following qualities:

1. They are simple

2. They are eye-catching

3. They encapsulate an idea or concept about the company

There are thousands of new logos appearing each year and it’s impossible to keep track, and that’s where logo galleries like Logo Lounge, Logo Pond and Creattica are great sources of inspiration. For this particular roundup, I’ve picked out ten logos from the massive gallery at Logo Pond. It is a great skill to be able to bring humor into the design mix and I admire these designers for their work.

Woof, designed for a dog training center.

Woof

Deappetizer, a logo for a site encouraging people to eat less.

Deappetizer

Great use of negative space for the Tango De Tightrope logo.

Tango

Armadillo Christmas Bazaar

Armadillo

A self promo piece by the logo designer, Western Wrestler does what it says on the tin.

Wrestler

Nice illustration for Ruben’s Nuts.

Reubens

Logo for an upmarket wine shop in Boston.

WineBottega

Cute identity for Queen hairdressing.

Queen

Another nice use of negative space in this logo for Literate Frog.

LiterateFrog

What do you think of these logos? What logos caught your eye in ‘10?

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  • kaf

    I love the ones using negative space. Very clever.

  • ricktheartist

    I laughed out loud at ruben’s nuts. All of these are very clever designs, well done.