OVERUSED AND ABUSED LOGO DESIGN
When logo design was in it’s infancy, the sky was the limit and uniqueness wasn’t a concern. However now a days it has gotten harder to design or find a unique logo design that stands out from the rest. Unfortunately the marked is flooded with overused logo design and I being a freelance graphic design have see clients to many times choose a design that has been used quite a few times in the past.
There are many freelance websites out there that have made it possible for clients to easily get design work or a designer to start a comfortable work at home business for themselves but like every market there are individuals trying to exploit those services and make a quick buck using generic logo design. For a professional designer these type of logos aren’t hard to spot, because we see them all the time and even in the past I have design some of them only to realize it had been done before.
LOGO DESIGNS THAT HAVE BEEN OVERUSED
I have ventured into the internet in search of those very designs that I believe and many other designers will agree are over used logos.
As you can see from the sample image above there are certain logo design concepts that are being used over and over again. As said in other post there is an importance in simplicity in logo design but there is also a need for unique logo design and to many times a client will choose a design because it is appealing to the eyes. Don’t get me wrong I can see why these design where chosen, they are eye-catching, clean and simple but they are over used which makes it hard for your company to stand out from the rest.
KEEP IN MIND
As you look at the concepts above keep this in mind, make sure the design is unique and fresh. Keep these designs I have shown here in mind when designing or picking you next logo and believe me the ones I have showcase here today are just a small portion of overuse logo design, there are many more companies out there using these same design concepts. If in doubt there are many tools out there to determine if the design has been used or is currently being use such as doing google image search and I will post a tutorial for those who are not aware of how to determine if there design has been used on this site in the near future.
Hopefully I have shed some light of Over used logos, made it a little easier to spot and I hope not only designers keep them in mind when designing but clients also keep these type on concepts in mind when choosing the symbols that is suppose to represent there company throughout it’s life. Keep it clean, simple, memorable and unique! Happy designing…