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50 Excellent Circular Logos

Branding, Design | May 19, 2009

A graphic symbol is often used as part of logo design in order to convey a particular idea or concept in an effective and eye catching way.

The shapes of these graphic symbols vary a lot, but one of the most commonly used shapes is the circle.

Circular logos have been some of the most popular trends in logo design. A circle is timeless, simple and memorable.

In this article we’ll take a look at 50 excellent circular logos. These logos make use of the circle in many creative ways, sometimes containing typefaces, symbols and images as seen in the examples below.

 

eNASA

NASA



 



Indra

Indra



 



Lucky Strike

lucky-strike



 



Virgin Express

virgin-express



 



Volkswagen

volkswagen



 



BMW

bmw



 



WordPress

wordpress



 



Target

target



 



Korean Air

korean-air



 



Holden

Holden



 



Accelrys

Accelrys



 



Tide

tide



 



Bayer

bayer



 



London Underground

london-underground



 



Lucent

Lucent



 



Vodafone

vodafone



 



Yamaha

yamaha



 



Spar

spar



 



Sony Ericsson

sony-ericson



 



AT&T

at&t



 



Air Canada

Air Canada



 



Obama ’08

obama-08



 



Bacardi

bacardi



 



Filmax

filmax



 



ABC

abc



 



Timberland

timberland



 



CBS

cbs



 



Alfa Romeo

alfa-romeo



 



Der-Grune-Punkt

Der-Grune-Punkt



 



Schindler

schindler's



 



Radio Shack

radioshack



 



Palm

palm



 



Vattenfall

Vattenfall



 



Motorola

motorola



 



Firefox

firefox



 



PBS

pbs



 



Danone

danone



 



General Electric

general-electric



 



Tupperware

tupperware



 



Texaco

texaco



 



ESA

eac



 



Starbucks

starbucks



 



Oxfam

oxfam



 



LG

lg



 



Mercedes Benz

mercedes



 



Rexel

rexel



 



Safari

safari



 



Nissan

nissan



 



Pepsi

pepsi-new



 



Caltex

caltex



 



Compiled exclusively for WDD by Edward Calugtong, a graphic and web designer from the Philippines. He also writes design related articles on his blog.


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  • http://www.benekdesign.com Benek

    Wow, when I first saw the Filmax logo I thought for sure it was TipTop (http://tiptop.co.nz/) Those are shockingly similar.

    Nice collection though. I think a properly executed circle logo is one of the most powerful visual symbols you can have.

    • http://www.telletto.com Telletto

      @Benek, Wow. I had not heard of TipTop, but you are very right. They are so similar that it is stunning.

    • http://www.creativeindividual.co.uk Laura Montgomery

      Suspiciously similar…got spot!

  • http://www.nicoleandgreg.net/ Greg Givan

    I was with you until Blaupunkt

    I’m sorry but its not iconic, memorable or even interesting.

    • http://www.webdesignerdepot.com Walter

      I hear you but what do you think of Japan’s flag? Isn’t it the ultimate in simplicity and memorability? :)

      • http://www.nicoleandgreg.net Greg Givan

        Ultimate in simplicity? yes, indeed. Memorable – sure = but from the 15th century on, it maintained a rich historical significance. None of which could be truly prescribed to the design itself. More that it arose from the warrior classes who marched it into battle as their banner. Also the “rising sun” flag was not set up as a single use Logo but exists inside of larger design which lends it context and form.

        A freekn blue dot by itself is not a “well designed” logo.

      • Omniszron

        It kind of is, if you consider the fact that the company’s name literally means “blue dot”.

  • kat

    it’s funny how similar they can look, as much as certain ones stand out. I question the decision of adding Bayer.. never liked that one.

  • http://www.littleboxofideas.com/blog/ Sneh

    Isn’t it amazing how many know, well-established companies have chosen to go with a circular logo? I wonder whether the circle makes it more memorable, more of a poignant visual pointer in the consumer’s mind?

  • http://www.kornykornelius.com kornykornelius

    wow that blaupunkt~ is that even a logo? or just a blue rounded circle?

    • Uri

      ‘blaupunkt’ means ‘blue dot’.

  • http://designblurb.com Eli

    So, basically Korean Air took Pepsi’s logo and distorted it? :P

    • Joe V.

      I suppose the Korean flag ripped off Pepsi as well? It’s the taeguk symbol (yin & yang), which comes from Taoism.

    • Todd

      No, the Korean Air mark was designed long before Pepsi redid their mark in the 90’s or last year. Take a look at their flag.

    • ?

      wow.
      ignorant comment

  • http://briancray.com Brian Cray

    Very cool! And in high quality! oooooh!

  • http://jomilla.com Jordan

    Where do you get these giant logo samples?

  • http://designwashere.com Edward Calugtong

    Nice to see my post here.
    Thanks Walter! :)

  • http://www.wchingya.com Ching Ya

    It’s funny how we see most of them nearly everyday and not noticing they are circular in shape (or maybe just me, lol). Very well compiled, each with very own artistic and distinctive logo design.

    Yup, and Blaupunkt… who would’ve thought? ^^

    @wchingya
    Social Media/Blogging

  • http://www.truenorthe.com Courtney

    The new Pepsi logo is ugly. The original was iconic, the new one is just gross.

  • http://www.thewwwblog.com/ Chetan

    Surely you designed it yourself taking the inspiration of the original logos.. Awesome big sizes! BMW & Volkswagen, Firefox, Timbrland look very well designed.

  • http://www.webdesignerdepot.com Walter

    Aaaalright – nobody likes the Blaupunkt logo it seems, so I’ve replaced it with the Nissan logo. :)

  • https://www.twitter.com/gsempe gsempe

    Interesting. I think you can raise a the value of this nice post if you add at the end a page sized table of all the logos. This table can help me to choose my favourite and so to comment.
    See you soon.

  • http://www.revistavivir-ca.com Mauricio González

    One from my country of origin, that should be posted. Its reeeally good, only it “dwells within the darkness of 3d logos” …(…) http://www.regilete.com

  • http://www.orphicpixel orphicpixel

    i agree with ching ya, we always see this logo, but the only things that pop up to our minds whenever we see these logos are the product that they represent

  • Maji Water

    You left out Toyota. Its pretty much a circle, or almost perfectly circular.

  • http://soshable.com JD Rucker

    In today’s world of social media, it’s especially nice to have a square or circular logo variation available. So many profiles, avatars, and other identifying images for accounts online are square. A nice round logo fits nicely in them.

  • http://divyasharad.blogspot.com divyasharad

    Awesome Collection.

  • SPLAT

    For those of you wanting high quality logos, try doing a Google search for “vector logos”.

    Some good logos can be found at:
    http://www.brandsoftheworld.com, and
    http://www.allfreelogo.com

  • http://www.pixelstudioworks.com/ Pixel Studio Works™

    Good Concept!

    All logos are pretty good.

    It’s good stuff for logo inspiration.

    Thanks in advance.

  • http://www.samacreation.com sama creation

    Awesome Thanks

  • http://justcreativedesign.com Jacob Cass

    Now people can see where the inspiration from the Logo Of The Day award comes from…

    http://logooftheday.com

  • http://blog.callumchapman.com/ Callum Chapman

    Amazing round-up! Never knew there were so many circle based logos! (well, I did, I just couldn’t think of that many!). Thanks :D

  • http://www.closemarketing.net David

    I prefer the palm and bmw logos…

  • Cicci

    Nice post The quality of images is incredible where did you get them?
    Just one specification, the logo you reported as EAC’s logo is the European Space Agency logo :) EAC is just one of the establishments.

  • http://agencyzebra.com max

    Very interesting stuff… circular logos are great… if you want to add mine to the list, I’ll gladly provide a better Resolution ! :)

  • Bob Jansen

    This must be the best post I’ve seen in months! I really enjoyed seeing all the different approaches per company! I especially like the ‘Lucent’ one. Great job!

  • http://www.h-quadrat.com Henning

    The new Opel Logo could extend the collection:
    http://80.252.99.81/MOPIDB/viewcataloguedetails.htm?obj=255987&cat=109040

    Unfortunatelly I can’t find a vector-Version in their media database.

  • http://www.logosguide.com Otba Mushaweh

    amazing collection of logos,
    but it has big size :(..

    best

  • daehyun kim

    There are two korea company
    korean air and lg

  • http://www.thechilligarden.co.uk Jijnjaninja

    You all know the BMW Roundal is a statement about their heritage in the aviation industry?
    Once somebody mentions it you get the spinning propellor design.

    ;)

  • http://www.josefrichter.com Josef Richter

    Quite good selection with some exceptions. NASA, LG, Tide, Virgin,… – these are far far from being “excellent” imho :-D

  • Albondiga

    Great post – thanks. Anyone else never noticed that the firefox logo is actually of a fox before? Maybe it’s me being thick? Though in my defense I’d say that it’s fairly complicated for something that’s often shown at 72 dpi and tiny. Anyone agree?

  • Alex

    Nice collection, great inspiration and love the large logo samples.

    Korean Air just screams out “a mushed” pepsi logo.
    Weirdly similar.

  • http://www.chasewillkom.com/ Chase Willkom

    Great collection. I think Assurant has a great circular logo too.

    http://www.assurant.com/

  • http://princessdesign.net Maja

    HP has also a circular logo – especialy new PSG logos

  • James

    Really, AT&T’s death star 2.0 logo is excellent? Iconic, sure, but not excellent.

  • http://albumartdesign.com joel

    I like ramada and jiffy lube’s new circular logos.
    MUCH better than their previous attempts.

  • loyalv

    Quite a few of those have been around for a long time with little change to the design. There’s something enduring about them. It’s encouraging to see that it is possible to just do it right the first time with logo design.

  • Grant

    The idea of this piece was great. It’s a good reminder to think about some of the basics that we often forget about when we have been designing for a long time.

    But there are a few on here I have to admit just aren’t great examples, but just here because they are circular.

    Had you put the old pepsi logo on there I would have agreed, but not the new one. Radio Shack, more known for the fact that it is bad than good.

    But this was definitely a very nice piece.

  • http://www.nik-apps.com Nikita Logachev

    Aldo Coppola have an elegant, minimalist circular logo, sort of like Lucent (mentioned in the post above):
    http://www.brandsoftheworld.com/brands/0011/3866/brand.gif

    I saw it once and it stood out for me straight away.

    I disagree with some of your choices in terms of ‘excellent’ logos… Some stand out simply because they belong to an established brand, not because the logo is particularly great. Then again, it’s often down to personal taste, isn’t it? :)

  • Kay

    Ok, some of these logos are one of the best (Volkswagen for example).
    But you’d also list logos which are the best example for bad design (Alpha Romeo is one of the badest logos of all time).
    Nice similarities between Korean Air and new Pepsi logo :D

  • http://www.wpdone.com Blog Themes

    I was impressed by Schindler logo. Awesome!

  • fabivs

    amazing list! congrat

  • http://www.bhooshan.com Bhooshan

    This is an amazing collection. Thanks for presenting the logos in hi-quality format. You should have also included ‘Burger King’ and ‘Pepsi’ in the list. That would’ve made the list look much more comprehensive. But a good job done nevertheless :)

  • http://www.nurbsatwork.com Osito

    Awesome post!

    Think my favourites in that list has to be:
    Timberland
    Firefox
    oxfam
    Sony erricson
    and
    volkswagen

  • http://netzlogbuch.de Luca Pianu

    Great Collection of Circular Logos.
    Here’s another collection I found last week with 60+ great Sphere Logos.

  • http://netzlogbuch.de Luca Pianu
  • http://www.kexino.com Gee Ranasinha

    Circles rule! That’s why we went for a circle for our company logo.

  • http://web-site.te.ua solexy

    thx, great article

  • http://www.hagenburger.info Nico

    Just a small typo: it’s called “Der Grüne Punkt” or without umlaut: “Der Gruene Punkt” (in English: “The Green Point”—a German recycling programme).

    I would also add the Internet Explorer logo (the old IE 6.0 cyan one), because it’s the only good thing of this old browser.

    Anyway, nice list :)

  • http://www.cobaltcow.com Nathan Sarlow
  • http://www.crearedesign.co.uk Adam

    Awesome post, I love getting inspiration from different logos. I love the Starbucks, Firefox and NASA logos. Those are some decent res images you’ve got there.

  • http://www.blueblots.com Blue Blots

    So inspiring. nice post ;)

  • Shannon

    I had no idea the Tupperware logo looked so cool

  • http://www.vealcreative.com David Veal

    I will copyright my pupils tomorrow. Just add a bit of text and I have two circle icons for sale!

    The left will in and the right will say out. The meaning will be as deep as my soul.

    dv

  • http://www.bearfootstudio.com Daniel Regan

    Some very cool designs there. However, I don’t know if I’d label it ’50 excellent circular logos.’ A good amount of these are rather poor (famous or not) and this is more like ’50 circular logos.’ Good collection though to see how much a circle shape can be varied.

  • http://blog.jakerocheleau.com/ Jake

    Awesome post, really nice designs. Definitely bookmarking for use later on for inspiration. Thanks again!

  • gm

    Yamaha is my favorite!

  • http://www.nomenot.net Tommy (NoMeNot)

    Pretty cool list! I hadn’t heard of a quite a few companies listed. So I guess not all of the symbols have been that effective in getting me to remember the brands.

  • Ricardo
  • http://logopond.com/members/profile/showcase/5359 Fabian

    Very nice collection. Who would of thought that Tupperware had a funking logo:)

    • http://www.telletto.com Telletto

      Even having see it here I was not convinced, so I surfed to tupperware.com where they don’t seem to be using it.

  • http://ideamashups.com ideamashups.com

    Is there a particular significance with round logos? Do they communicate a certain message that perhaps other shaped logos do not?

    You could also most put Apple on the list…??

    • http://www.webdesignerdepot.com Walter

      Good point. A circle can symbolize many things. Do a search in Google for ‘meaning of a circle’ – many different definitions, all very interesting indeed. Here’s one:

      ” An ancient and universal symbol of unity, wholeness, infinity, the goddess, and female power.”

      • http://ideamashups.com ideamashups.com

        Wow I did not know that, thanks for the insight! :)

        It does make you wonder though don’t you think… when a person actually looks at a circular logo do they consciously (or subconsciously) think ‘unity, wholeness, infinity, goodness’??

        I think maybe in most cases (mine for example) it is predominantly subconscious communication… for example the person looking at logo may automatically ‘feel’ unity, wholeness and goodness towards company OR feel that company portrays these good qualities.

        The fascination of branding! :D Reminds me of a video on Subliminal Advertising I saw once http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyQjr1YL0zg

  • http://angrykeyboarder.com Scott

    I agree with most of your choices. But for the few I don’t agree with I’d suggest replacing one of them with the Mozilla Thunderbird logo.

    It’s excellent. http://bit.ly/mwSm5

  • http://electrophonicdesign.com Ezra Sandoval

    WOW. Thats a great compilation of logos. There are so many iconic brands that use circular logos. I’ve just decided that I’m only using circles from now on when deigning identities.

  • John

    Considering that Blaupunkt translates as ‘Blue Dot’, I think their logo is quite appropriate. I certainly prefer it to the ABC, Texaco, and Vodafone logos.

  • http://www.tndmedia.nl Laurens

    Great collection!!

  • Uncle_zed

    this PEPSI logo is awful.
    bring back the OLD one.

    Nissan is also not intresting .. aspecjaly in this form

  • Metallizer

    Very nice collection, but because I’m french I expected this one :

    http://www.salondessolidarites.org/images/logos/logo_RATP.png

    the RATP transport service in Paris (subway, bus…)

  • Gabrioch

    Very cool!!! BASIC and Powerfull!!

  • http://www.joysavannah.com JOY

    It’s not until you see them so beautifully presented, that you are simply reminded how timeless, yet powerful and distinct each symbol really, truly is.

  • http://www.vimeo.com/claudius Claudius

    the pepsi logo looks strange, here’s all the pepsi logos since the beginning http://thebrandbuilder.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/pepsi-11.png

  • http://www.webdesign-guru.co.uk/icon/ Nikolai

    Some about being round… pi is not a perfect number yet being round is just perfectly simple. I know this is obvious, but the obvious ideas are so often overlooked.

  • http://www.webhome.be Webhome

    Nice collection! I saved it in my favorites.
    Thanks.

  • http://frankvandenberg.blogspot.com frank van den berg

    Top post! thanks.

  • http://robertfrusso.com Rob Russo

    Aren’t circles cool? I don’t know if you can get any better than Target. Also love London Underground.

  • Darío Madrid

    Hi all!

    Only I want to say that Indra’s logo is different now, just check http://www.indra.es/

    I think it’s better now!

  • http://www.joomla-webhosting.be/ Joomla Hosting

    Very nice collection of logo’s

  • http://wpcult.com The Frosty @WPCult

    I love the WordPress logo!!

  • http://www.Webdesignquote.ca Web Design Quote

    Thats a great compilation of logos. I agree with most of your choices. Keep up the good work.

  • http://www.branco-creative.nl Michel

    Wow that’s a great collection putted together. Good work!

  • http://newyorkcity.sk Embuck

    Awesome quality, do you draw those logos?

  • http://www.evolveredes.com Roberto

    Nice list. Many of them very well known. Good for inspiration. Thanks.

  • http://www.mcsf23.com Matt

    Check out the VIZIO logo { http://www.vizio.com }

    – recently redesigned, should prolly make the list

  • Jennifer Rose

    I think Circuit City had a nice round logo.

  • http://www.meadiciona.com/thiagomoura Thiago Moura

    You have forgotten Fiat Logo… http%3A//www.carbrands.us/uploads/fiat/fiat_brand_wallpaper.jpg

  • http://www.meadiciona.com/thiagomoura Thiago Moura
  • http://www.bazaralgodon.com Mario Vásquez

    thanks !!!

  • http://www.murillodesign.com Rolando Murillo

    I don’t think the att&t logo should have been included. That thing is hideous and badly drawn to boot.

  • http://mariuszciesla.com Mariusz

    Oxfam is awesome, never seen this brand, but it’s really nice.

  • jisoo

    i love korea ..

    There are two korea company korean air and lg.

    thank you!!

  • http://jamalahmad.co.uk Jamal Ahmad

    The Korean Air logo would have made a good Pepsi logo!

  • http://pagerank-check.eu PageRank Check

    Very cool! And in high quality! oooooh!

  • Kit

    Im surprised the current BT logo isnt on show here, if only for its refreshing nature in what are otherwise some very simmilar designs. Kudos still though, some great logos.

  • Nicolas

    Good stuff thanks.
    On thing however: it’s not EAC but ESA, which stands for European Space Agency!
    (between Texaco and Starbucks)

  • Valdemar Biondo Junior

    Great logos and I include this once.
    This is the great new logo from a big television company in Brazil.
    http://lh5.ggpht.com/lamparinna/R_E6M6GAbbI/AAAAAAAABqA/OXJYRfQdz0M/nova_logo_globo_comunicadores.jpg

  • http://www.sjlwebdesign.co.uk Sam

    Sweet list of logos, the VW is my favorite, mainly because I own one of their campervans :)

  • Mark

    “So, basically Korean Air took Pepsi’s logo and distorted it?”
    @ Eli

    Nope. It’s based on the Taegeuk, a centuries-old illustration that you’ll find everywhere in Korean culture. You’ll see an example on the South Korean flag. If anything, it’s Pepsi that copied the idea from Korea.

    Cheers

  • http:www.martiandesign.com David Platt

    they get a little abstracted at this large size so it’s hard to see how good/bad without taking a few steps back from my computer

  • http://www.murillodesign.com Rolando Murillo

    Pepsi as an innovator. That’s funny.

    The Korean Air logo could be drawn better, though. The curves are slow and bumpy. That’s just bad logo form and a sign of diminishing craftsmanship in our industry.

  • http://www.creativeindividual.co.uk Laura Montgomery

    I find the Starbucks logo hilarious. Such a dirty logo and yet so main stream! The mermaid has two set of fins/flippers, which she has separated and held up round her ears…

    I suppose it’s in keeping with the original one…which is based on a siren!
    http://www.deadprogrammer.com/starbucks-logo-mermaid

    I find the new Pepsi logo a bit contrived…bring back the old one! And on that note, how similar is the Korean Air logo?!?!

    I love the logos with depth like Firefox, VW, Sony Ericsson but for those that follow the more traditional logo rules (such as no gradients!) then the London Underground, Vodafone, Barcadi and Danone logos are great!

  • http://www.catalog.p3b.pl szablon

    BMW is beautiful ;-)

  • http://www.murillodesign.com Rolando Murillo

    “BMW is beautiful”

    But is it smart?

  • Devang

    The Firefox and Sony Erricson logos is awesome!!

    =)

  • http://www.tulsa-signs.com Tulsa Signs Made

    Truly a fantastic collection of logos.

    All of them are vectors or 2d.
    Is that because they need to be reproduced in print?

    With the capability of digital printing technology I think it won’t be long before many are rendered as 3d logos. That is certainly true on web sites already.

    3d is great and wonderful, but sometimes it’s nice to see the simplicity of 2 dimensional / vector logos.

  • http://www.twitter.com/peterfabricius Peter Fabricius

    Great inspiration, thank you :)

  • http://www.alejandroperazzo.com Alvaro Hernandorena

    The circle is the figure with more energy, it haves infinite sides and vertices. And the circle is also protector.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/kombizz/sets/ kombizz

    Amazing Collection.

  • livia

    what about the Convers’s logo?

  • http://www.fuse8.com Cara Dixon

    Amazing collection of designs. I really like the Firefox logo, it’s really striking! There’s a huge collection of diverse inspiration here!

  • http://www.carderoo.com Rob

    Great designs. I’m, now thinking whether I should change the Carderoo logo and make it circular. The ‘C’ could work really nicely.

    Thanks for the inspiration.

  • http://www.arthurbrownjr.com Arthur Brown

    Great group of logos. The Vodafone, Lucent and London Underground being so close together like that makes it apparent that they are pretty similar not only because they are round (hence the name of this blog post) but in color and balance in terms of text and positioning. Great post.

  • http://www.squiders.com Web Design Maidstone Kent

    Good mix of vintage and contemporary

  • http://www.yogapuntadeleste.com Alvaro Hernandorena

    i have to design a logo for a yoga site, and guess what? it’s going to be round.

  • http://www.wordsoftheweb.com Carson Shold

    I love this post! I just wrote one about the top 25 inspiring square logos, so I thought it would only be appropriate to post this link:

    http://wordsoftheweb.com/2009/10/top-25-inspiring-square-logos/

    Cheers

  • yasomathi

    superb..
    mathi

  • http://www.owendevelopment.co.uk Web Design Manchester

    I love round logos. Isn’t ‘indras’ a colour-blind test though? lol

  • http://www.moinid.com Web Ideas

    I love the AT&T and FF logos

  • http://www.wholesalediy.com koko

    Thanks for sharing

  • John Best

    What about Mattel?

  • niks

    hey..really cool logos !!!!

  • http://www.pixelworkshop,com Dave Bittner

    The Baltimore Aircoil Company has a well-known circular logo. Once you start looking for it, you notice it everywhere. (They make the large cooling towers for commercial buildings.) And you can’t go wrong with Cooper Black.

    http://www.mf.ukim.edu.mk/web_ohrid2005/main_files/bac_logo.JPG

  • http://dubovoy.openua.net dubovoy aleksandr

    great list

  • http://www.lyonssolutions.co.uk Web Design from Lyons Solutions

    It took me a long time to realise the importance of having a logo. May be I wasn’t thinking branding. But it’s definitely worth having Logos as we can see in the examples, all these Logos are embedded in our brains.

    I could say which was what company! lol (Smart ain’t I? )

  • http://www.webtint.net/ Johnny

    Lovely collection, quite a few inspirational names there.

  • http://www.agencija.rs Dizajn Agencija

    Great collection our Agencija also created couple circle logos.

  • http://www.glendelmdesign.co.uk Web Design Cambridgeshire

    This is a great collection of logos – they are all brilliant. Thank you for sharing them :)

  • http://technascent.com Uttoran Sen

    so many circular logos and each to different and cool :)
    i personally like the sony Ericsson logo, its cool web2.0 style,

  • http://mukustudios.com David Morgan

    Nice list… definitely not feeling the Bayer logo though. The colors and cheap bevel effect kill it for me.

  • http://www.clippingimages.com Tanjila Jesmeen

    really awesome– thanks for sharing.nicely done.keep it up.

  • ario

    I love Starbucks’ the most
    it’s just so great, the color, the composition, the image…
    btw, what’s so great of EAC’s logo????

  • http://spidersavvy.com SpiderSavvy

    Looking for great circular logo inspiration for my own logo. Great collection. Thanks for posting!

  • Greenhassan

    i always hated the motorola logo

  • http://www.freelancing-on-net.com freelancing website

    Great resource.
    But one question…. Do you actually find the NASA logo very creative and appealing?

  • http://joedu.com Avalon Design

    While I appreciate the resource, I have to put in my 2¢. Just because a logo “exists” and may have been in use for decades, that does not make it “excellent.” To laud bad design is a disservice. As indicated by the responses, many of the logos here are just awful.

  • http://www.ishantechnologies.com Ishan Technologies

    Nice collection…

    All the logos are very good and has uniqueness…

    But BMW stands out…

    Its really agreat work…

  • http://www.purposive.com Purposive

    Great choices! I was inspired by this article and created one for oval logos: http://www.purposive.com/60-oval-logo-designs/

  • http://www.carringtonstanley.com David Pickup

    It’s just so easy not having a logo, but this site proves a fantastic logo makes all the difference.

  • http://www.invitations-calligraphy.co.uk Tracey Burns

    Wow I think I will get my company logo redesigned having seen what can be done.

  • http://www.northerngold.co.uk John Greaves

    This site is really good. Thanks for the inspiration.

  • http://ww.w3graphix.com Robinhood

    rocking logos :)

  • http://www.pcnetworks.gr PCNW κατασκευή ιστοσελίδων

    nice and clean collection !

  • http://no cycyman

    korea design i need it

  • FAULTYD

    I THINK YOU GUYS FORGOT TO PUT ON THE ELEMENT LOGO, ITS NEAT AND WORKS WELL

  • http://www.wearingrainbows.com/mens-waistcoats-ties-c-2659.html Billy

    A great collection there, The Tupperware one is excellent.

  • http://calebeonlineenglish.blogspot.com/ Calebe Borges

    All Cool!!!!!!!!! xD

  • http://www.carringtonstanley.com carrington

    The BP logo really does look fantastic compared to the old!

  • http://www.vealcreative.com David Veal

    To this list I would add the circular logo of the Graphic Artists Guild. I’m not sure when the logo was created, the Guild was founded in 1967 or 1969? http://www.graphicartistsguild.org

  • http://joomla-outsourcing.com/ Joomla

    really looks fine

  • http://thewebsitedesigncompany.co.za/diy-website-design DIY weB duDe

    These rock, totally cool stuff!

    I never realized how important circle’s can be in design,. Some of these would make great favicons.

  • Vishu

    don’t know but Korean Air and Pepsi logos seem a bit similar at first glance.

  • http://www.besttipstechnology.com technology

    Nice post The quality of images is incredible where did you get them?
    Just one specification, the logo you reported as EAC’s logo is the European Space Agency logo :) EAC is just one of the establishments.

  • http://www.logodesignguru.com/ Logo designs

    Most of these logo designs are very famous ones. Most organization go for a circular logo designs too. Even the U.S President’s party has a circular logo.

  • abe

    missing stumbleupon.com

  • http://www.danieleckermann.com Daniel

    Firefox, AT&T and Sony Ericsson are magical

  • http://www.poolsandspasforsale.com William Jones

    Nice collection, I personally think the ones from BMW and Vodafone are the best. Decent quality, did you make them yourself?

    • http://www.vishu.net Vishu

      WDD did not make them, it’s just a compilation post of good circular logos…they managed to get them at hi res sizes though.

  • http://www.carringtonstanley.com adsvertising agency leeds

    A superb collection. I do like the starbucks logo, it is very strong.

  • http://www.letterluck.nl Johan

    What do you think of mine: http://www.letterluck.com

  • http://www.jancantor.com Jan Cantor

    nice collection!

    I always like the the WordPress logo.

  • http://www.ishantechnologies.com/ Jack

    Awesome collection

    I very much liked Virgin Express and Sony Ericsson

  • http://twitter.com/andiliciouscom Andi

    Aloha,
    hey… and Smart: http://www.n-automation.pl/grafika/smart_logo.jpg
    Cheers

  • http://tech-glide.blogspot.com Kartik Iyer

    Hello,
    I had some objections with the ones placed in the list and the ones not placed in the list. Some of the logos featured above are much feeble and uninspiring than the ones that could have been put upon, such as,
    Chrome
    Pizza Corner
    etc. could have joined the list instead of
    London Underground
    Lucky Strike etc..
    Yet the collection was good. Cheers! :)

  • http://www.goblinridge.co.uk Yorkshire Web Design

    Some great logos. From the above AT&T is my favourite. Not as good as our own circle logo at Goblin Ridge however! (the logo to the left)

  • Trond

    All nice logos, but questions rises:
    Why use a circular logo?
    What message does it bring across?
    When shall you consider using a circular logo?

  • Sharon Elin

    I’m with Shannon, Fabian, and Billy — I never knew Tupperware even *had* a logo! It’s a cool one, but according to Telletto’s comment, they don’t use it. I guess come to think of it, I don’t see many advertisements for Tupperware anyway.

  • Penny

    Has anyone come across a round silver ball logo with the letter I in red running up the outside righthand edge? I am trying to find out which company it belongs to – since you guys seem to know your logos perhaps you can enlighten me!
    Thanks everso.
    Penny

  • http://www.discountwebdesign.co.uk/ Imroz – web design

    great logos. i liked them all.

  • http://www.securityking.com Craig

    Great collection of logos, and shows that it is a very powerful symbol, Thanks

  • Shankar

    Fantastic Logo Collection Cool and enjoyed

  • http://www.perfilgeek.com Edwin Sandoval

    Amazing recopilation, what beatiful is the volkswagen logotype : )

  • http://www.craigfordham.net Lisa Thomason

    Infamous logo designs , Wow, Love the consistency and wholeness of the circle! LT

  • http://www.cardsoftware.net Amanda Smit

    Beautiful collection of circular logos, definitely one of the most popular shapes to be incorporated into logos, and can see why

  • http://www.bestcardprinter.com Jeff Jones

    I am amazed the logos are all circular yet everyone is unique in its own right, and some of them give you that emotional connection that all companies strive for, Great post Cheers!

  • http://carolumart.blogspot.com/ Carolum Art

    Good collection, for me the graphed circle all the information a company or partnership that focuses on brand and exposes everything in one place, simple and visually brilliant

  • http://rolling-webdesign.com Theo

    Was looking for some inspiration and found this great collection, great because it is a mix of really good old and new round logos, thanks.

  • http://www.planetwebfactory.de Renard L. webdesign

    Very nice Collection Regards from Gemany

  • http://www.i4visualmedia.co.uk essex website designers

    A brilliant collection! i love the firefox one, never seen it in such high quality:)

  • Osoc

    ok the radioshack logo just like that doesnt seem that great, a red circle, a generic R that seems awfully placed…

  • Kristen

    I thought that Filmax one was Tip Top when I saw it at the start. I’m not even sure what Filmax is. And the Korean air one made me think of Pepsi.
    I haven’t heard of a lot of these companies before but there are some inspiring ideas.

  • http://www,ImagesByTasia.com Tasia Jay

    The circular concept is in the making for my logo….Mr Corey Morris of AfterDarkMag.com is in the process of making the masterpiece! These are excellent images!

  • http://www.marketingweb.com.au Marketingweb

    The most interesting thing I think is the fact that in 95% of cases these logos are NOT used by themselves. Square and Circular logos are difficult to incorporate into website designs, and while a few like Tide have done it well, most others have the company name NEXT to it text on the web, which makes it in essence a symbol as part of a logo, not a logo itself, when it comes to the most common usage.

    This is different to square logos like Lego and American Express, where they make the logo work for them despite being oddly proportioned and difficult compared to rectangular type logos.

    Matt

  • http://tioni.net Tioni Oliv
  • http://www.ausweis-app.com AusweisApp

    Nice post and very usefull comments! Thanks from good old germany!

  • http://www.appealingweb.com creative web design

    Nice examples, which only show that simplicity is the key an effective design. Circle logos can make a huge impression if you connect the idea of a product with its functionality in creative ways when taking an innovative approach. Take Nasa logo above, no usability issues, but not convincing.

  • http://www.lifequotes.com Bob Bland

    Man, there’s just no time-stop on that Tide logo… Somebody sure knew what they were doing 75 years ago.