We’ve clearly come a long way in terms of logo design. Gone are the days when people had to rely on old, tired standards for designing a company logo. These days, you can get inspiration from practically anywhere when it comes to creating a new logo for a business or website.
Although there are limitless possibilities to make a logo, some factors may limit the creativity of the logo designers. For starters, some companies require a particular element or feature on the logo so that it represents the firm’s ideals and objectives. These limitations may come in the form of the following:
- Colors: A company owner or board of directors may have decided on a particular color combination for all external communication, and may dictate the logo designer to stick to these colors.
- Imagery: Some companies use specific objects or themes to convey their message to potential customers. Examples include a fierce animal (tiger or eagle), a globe (to represent their global reach), or any object that the company considers significant.
- Text: Probably owing to the fame of companies that use text-based logos such as Coca-Cola, FedEx and Google, some people want a logo that spells out their company name.
For the latter, some logo designers may have more than enough creativity to conjure an impressive text-based logo. However, one very limiting factor that leads some graphic designers to scratch their heads is number-based logos. A company that goes by the name of “435, Inc.” could lead the logo designer to a serious mental block or loss of ideas.
If you are designing a logo that requires the prominent display of numbers, here are…
10 inspiring, number-based logo designs:
Using the number eight (8) and cutting it up into pieces that spell “eight” is a brilliant and effective idea.
The pink “11” and “1” numbers project well in this clean logo.
Simple and straightforward, this logo shows the number 12 rotated 45 degrees and seemingly pointing south.
Crisp and structured like a cube, this logo exemplifies the perfect infusion of a number inside an object.
This ingenious logo makes use of simple design to depict the number 1 as a long hand of a clock face.
This may look like an average geometric number 3, until you notice that it’s shaped like a nut and the inner whitespace looks like a wrench.
A play on the words “three” and “eagle”, this logo shows the number 3 in white color. However, you may also look at it as an image of an eagle’s head facing left.
This logo, composed of three streak lines, perfectly captures the spirit of the name.
Aside from the huge white number 8, the two holes appear as a circle and rectangle to signify “one” and “zero” in the concept of a bit, respectively. The bite mark at the upper right also helps to establish the name.
Initially, it looks like the word “win” in white font over black background. However, taking a closer look reveals that it’s composed of the numbers 1, 2 and 3. It’s also brilliant in the sense that this is how winners of sporting events stand on the podium.