Flat logo inspiration

Flat design is taking world by storm since Microsoft introduced Windows Phone and Windows 8. At first most designers were against this trend but within a few weeks everyone started to love flat design. There are still some skepticism about this design trends thanks to Apple’s unpolished iOS7, but we can be sure that this trend is here to stay.

Flat design is not revolutionary new and have been here for a while but it became popular only after Windows Phone was introduced back in late 2010. Before that each tech startup and startup of any kind were trying to use glare effects, realistic graphics and other fancy elements borrowed from Apple design books. Now rolles have been shifted and Apple is copying Microsoft. I know that you will argue, like any other Apple fan would, but think for a second from where flat design come from and which company was the last one to apply it to their products?

In flat design the main attention goes to typography, minimalistic elements by leaving out complex gradients, shadows, bevels, feathered effects or 3D appearances. Flat design is all about tiny details for elements, typography and shapes because you can’t hide them behind glare, shadows and other effects.

Since I am learning graphic design I decided to create a list of flat logo design examples for inspiration. Not all of these logos will get nominates as logo of the year but still you will get an idea how flat logos are designed. I othered this list from various sources but majority of them comes from Dribbble, which is by far the most popular resource for graphic designers. Some logos are from Behance which is another great resource for design inspiration.

Below are over 80 flat logo design examples I mentioned earlier. Most of them are used for real companies, services, websites, organizations, events, etc, but there are plenty of ones created just for inspiration. Enjoy!

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