9 Generic Logotypes You Should Avoid When Designing A Logo

One of the most crucial aspects of designing a logo is making elements reflect what the company really is.

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But there are times when we as designers get influenced with current design trends. It may be caused by false inspiration, unintentional plagiarism, or just a plain result of the changing design times.

In a previous article, we talked about the generic logo that we are all too tired of seeing. Graphic designer Giovanni Todini curated a list of logo cliches most run-of-the-mill designers use.  Logos using Trajan font cut by an arc or the use of graph icons for finance-type firms are all too familiar to us by now that we would probably mistake one for the other.

Building up on this, redditor /u/still_thinking_, moderator of the subreddit /r/logodesign, compiled logo clones reflecting popular design choices by designers.

1. Warm, multitone triangles family

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2. Three lines on blue circles family

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3. Flipped letter “C” family

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4. Red circles logo family

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5. Southeast open teardrop family

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6. Orange doughnuts with triangle holes family

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7. Hands and leaves family

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8. Black letters with a touch of red family

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9. Incorporated number “1″ logo family

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