By AN Jay on June 8, 2009

50+ Creative Masterpieces Of Logo Designs Using Gradient Effects

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A logo is a major element which is used to represent a business or product. Design a perfect Logo for your business or product is very much important. It has been told since last so many years that you should avoid using more than three colors when designing logo and told to avoid gradients. This trend was broken with the launch of Rainbow Apple logo in the mid eighties. From then till now we have discovered a lot about logo designing. Basically a professional logo design shows customers and clients your professional approach to business. A good logo design will help differentiate your product from similar products in the market. We believe that a well thought out logo design will help attract new customer. So feel free when you design logo. Do not limit yourself.

Today, we come up with interesting post for all our logo creativity-lovers, We made a list of 50+ Creative Masterpieces Of Logo Designs Using Gradient Effects.

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Apple Logo

Gradient Effect Logo

Aramova by grafikonline

Gradient Effect Logo

Webics by lalohead

Gradient Effect Logo

Glocalis by Martin Gallardo

Gradient Effect Logo

FOLD IT by TKhoury

Gradient Effect Logo

Veriation Music by kokonut

Gradient Effect Logo

UPS

Gradient Effect Logo

Marrek by dena

Gradient Effect Logo

LOOP by chek

Gradient Effect Logo

Ephfx by ephfx

Gradient Effect Logo

Sidewinder by Logomotive

Gradient Effect Logo

Dynamics Lab

Gradient Effect Logo

ADiM by Utkin

Gradient Effect Logo

Plastic Whale by brandberry

Gradient Effect Logo

Flutterfly by OcularInk

Gradient Effect Logo

NorthColour by northcolour

Gradient Effect Logo

Origamia by Gabber

Gradient Effect Logo

KSS By Euan MacKenzie

Gradient Effect Logo

Backup Drive by Oronoz

Gradient Effect Logo

South Pacific Imports Distribution by Stephen Petaia

Gradient Effect Logo

Luxable Group by kokonut

Gradient Effect Logo

Down the Mall by Humanot

Gradient Effect Logo

Elara Systems by maximalist

Gradient Effect Logo

TGB 09 Logo by sammy

Gradient Effect Logo

Magicthree by bartodell

Gradient Effect Logo

Yogo by Alan Oronoz Madriles

Gradient Effect Logo

BananasFilms by javo_rc

Gradient Effect Logo

CocoaStuff By Denis Olenik

Gradient Effect Logo

L-Evate Studios by Jean-Olivier Bouchard

Gradient Effect Logo

Sushi by smartinup

Gradient Effect Logo

Eem by Huseyin Cetin

Gradient Effect Logo

Emono Studios by VR

Gradient Effect Logo

Coffee CUP v.2 by janzabransky

Gradient Effect Logo

Premio Vida by leoramires

Gradient Effect Logo

Cia do Suco by Rodrigo Maia

Gradient Effect Logo

Cocoastuff by Denis Olenik

Gradient Effect Logo

Mad Compass by Impulse Design

Gradient Effect Logo

Jar Creative by Felix Espinoza

Gradient Effect Logo

South Pacific Imports Distribution by Stephen Petaia

Gradient Effect Logo

2FX Entertaiment S.A.

Gradient Effect Logo

Multimediums by Bart ODell

Gradient Effect Logo

Nucleus Creations by David Pache

Gradient Effect Logo

Fenix by fenix

Gradient Effect Logo

Anturius by Rodrigo Maia

Gradient Effect Logo

Life Source by Humanot

Gradient Effect Logo

Samarras by Joan Pons Moll

Gradient Effect Logo

Science House by Aleksandrs Kirhensteins

Gradient Effect Logo

Fritz Industries by Aleksandrs Kirhensteins

Gradient Effect Logo

Beyond Media Inc. by Van Bui

Gradient Effect Logo

moxlo by Diego Pampillo

Gradient Effect Logo

Bunzy by Dirk Leys

Gradient Effect Logo

Mad Compass by Impulse Design

Gradient Effect Logo

Guest post by Aquil Akhter, who is doing a job as a web graphic designer and working in this field since 8 years. He also run the blog softalize.com, which focuses on free web resources and inspiration especially for designers and developers. If you want to connect with him, you can follow me on Twitter.





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Wow, again with the superlatives. “Masterpieces?” There are some here, but also many examples of mediocrity and some outright dogs. Perhaps you received the readership you sought, but claiming much more than “interesting” or “nice” is an overall disservice and yet another example of crying wolf online.

Great collection of logos…Thank u.

Awesome collection.Nice post.

Agree with Bruce.

There’s a handful of logos in here that work despite the gradient effects. The rest compensate by adding them.

Gradients are really hard to pull off. They might be the most misused element in design.
A lot of these logos are great on first glance, but I feel like those are the ones that are being super trendy and thus won’t outlast that trend the way good logos should…

nice work and good collection

Gradients are very hard to use with silk screening. If you want your logo on a piece of hardware, stay away from gradients.

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Pretty nice. Those are some extremely good designs.

A great source of inspiration, thanks for sharing these great logos. A good logo is crucial if you are serious about establishing a brand name for yourself.

Wow, really nice selection. Great inspiration! Thnaks!

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Nice collection, thanks.

Awesome collection!
Just to warn, the South Pacific Imports Distribution, Mad Compass, Cocoastuff logos are duplicated ;)

I think that the colorful amoeba/sphearical thingy is quickly becoming what the swoosh was back in the early nineties. This post is evident of that with seven logos having some kind of variety of that.

Super duper logo!

I work in the sign design industry, which is an application most logo designers fail to consider when putting a logo together. Gradients are easier to accomplish on signs then they once were, thanks to high resolution digital printers, but in illuminated applications they are still problematical and in all cases increase costs. So for clients who will be requiring a lot of signage gradients should be avoided or, at the very least, a non-gradient version of the logo for sign use should be considered.

This is a amazing list of logos. I really like it..

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absolutely stunning… very impressive.

thanks for the list

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Note how many of these logos, good as they are, require a colored background to make the desired effect. The more photo-tricks, the less versatility.

Some really impressive logos there. My personal favorites are definitely Plastic whale and magicthree :)

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These logo’s are stunning! My favourite is perhaps the fenix as I just love what they have done to create a phoenix. Beautiful work.

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Thanks for sharing some great logo designs, the Apple logo is a great example of a successful logo using a smooth gradient effect.

This is really one of the best logo collection that I have found on the net. Thx for the list. A lot of inspiration here..

It’s so sad to see the UPS logo in this trendy new batch of upstarts. I’m really starting to see just how much UPS ruined their beautiful Paul Rand mark with their recent redesign….

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It’s true, most of them are quite eye catching. But logos should be used on many different media and not only on a LCD screen. Honestly, most of them in black and white or on a T-shirt would loose all their effect.
Good Logo design is a bit more complicate than just adding shadow and gradient to a random shape on a textured background.

And Bunzy… seriously?

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Much like the “attack of the swoosh” in the 80s and 90s, under which we are still suffering the effects, now we are under an assault of cliched gradients. Once someone does it, whatever the trend, every designer seems to fall into lock step behind the trend.

And Jeff is right. Many of these do not not translate to all media, B&W nor size reduction.

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I feel like just about any of these logos would be just as strong if not stronger without their gradient effects. Not that it’s a terrible thing to have a gradient version of your logo; but it should work just as well in black and white on a thrice-faxed paper letterhead as it does on a full-color website to be a truly memorable trademark.

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Much like the “attack of the swoosh” in the 80s and 90s, under which we are still suffering the effects, now we are under an assault of cliched gradients. Once someone does it, whatever the trend, every designer seems to fall into lock step behind the trend.

I’m not sure what Gloclasis is, but the Logo is hands down amazing =P.

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Great logos!! Thanks for sharing

This is really useful…thank you

one of the extraordinary design works in the recent past.
I am just astonished. great works. congrats for those who contributed.

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Today, we come up with interesting post for all our logo creativity-lovers, We made a list of 50+ Creative Masterpieces Of Logo Designs Using Gradient Effects

This trend was broken with the launch of Rainbow Apple logo in the mid eighties. From then till now we have discovered a lot about logo designing. Basically a professional logo design shows customers and clients your professional approach to business

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Sidewinder is a really nice and simple but effective logo, a decent name too which really helps with design inspiration

Thanks for the review. It can be really hard to find a good logo! I’ll definitely give this a try.

Keep writing, cheers!

stunning, very impressive, thanks a lot for the list!

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All logos are wonderful indeed. The designers are very creative.

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some of them are awesome! so powerful! state of the art indeed!

Thanks for post this, i like the use of color.
I must say that i am inspired

Really really nice collection of Logos.. Thanks

Really excellent compilation of logos. It’s amazing to see what graphic designers are doing with gradients. I wonder what the next graphic trend will bring. Thanks for the post.

This was a really fantastic post that I really do appreciate.
This is something that is really amazing and interesting to me to say the least.

I wish i had the talent to create such innovative logos.

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Hey there, beautifully designed logos will be telling all my friends and be back for more, thanks.

Simply stated, these are beautiful

What can i say Your work is just cool and neat.

Attractive, modern yet elegant logo design styles.

Sehr schöne Logos.

Great logo’s the designers are amazing.

A really awesome collection. I will certainly find a tutorial to help improve the logo design of my website.

Thank you very much for sharing. Die Logos sind einfach super.

I love Apple Logo:)

i like these site. i was looking for someting like these
interesting job keep on the good job

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