Logo design trends in 2009

2009 logo design trends

Each year trends come and go in many fields, and logo design is no exception. Previously favored minimal logos are seemingly on the decline, while Web 2.0 and especially vivid colours are all the rage.

Logotypes and prominently typographic marks are being used to convey precise messages while graphical elements are becoming secondary. Even previously conservative brands are taking on bold new identities.

Assembled here are 75 logo designs from 25 trends of 2009. The trends will almost certainly fade, but will the logos themselves stand the test of time?

Candy stripes
2009 logo design trends
Circulative
2009 logo design trends
Concealed images
2009 logo design trends
Dandelions
2009 logo design trends
Doilies
logo design trends 2009
Arabesque
2009 logo design trends
Encrusted
logo design trends 2009
Flip flop
logo design trends 2009
Geometric
logo design trends 2009
Gossamer
logo design trends 2009
Modernism
2009 logo trends
Monologue
2009 logo trends
Mosaics
2009 logo trends
Origami
2009 logo trends
Photofill
2009 logo trends
Pictograms
logo designs 2009
Psychedelic colour
logo designs 2009
Puzzles
logo designs 2009
Recyclable
logo designs 2009
Sequential
logo designs 2009
Street art
logo trends 2009
Tactile
logo trends 2009
Texting
logo trends 2009
Typographic
logo trends 2009
Variable dots
logo trends 2009

Do you follow trends?

Have you recently designed or used any of these styles yourself? Or do you stringently avoid trends?

You can see more logo design trends from years gone by over at Logolounge and LogoOrange.

6 thoughts on “Logo design trends in 2009”

  1. It is nice to see so many colorful logo designs, but I feel that most of these logo designs are not very flexible, many would not work well if printed in only one color or embossed. Also a lot of these would not be very readable when viewed quickly on a sign from a moving car.

    But maybe more companies are just concerned about how their logo will look when viewed online and on a full color business card.

  2. You’re absolutely right Joni, some of these would be totally lost if reproduced in anything but full colour.

    The delectable chocolate logo design in the candy stripe section in particular is almost unreadable as it is, let alone in monochrome.

    Some such as the concealed images logos modernism logos are still obviously widely adaptable, but many companies are definitely moving away from this style of logo design.

  3. I don’t think these are 2009 trends specifically, unfortunately it seems they’re the same every year.

  4. Mojo,

    While you’ll no doubt see these all styles somewhere at any given time, particular trends do emerge and fade from year to year.

    Logolounge catalogues thousands of logo designs a year going back as far as 2003. If you’re interested be sure to check them out.

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