Free and Paid Fonts Used In Logos of Popular Brands

I think we have already talked a lot about the importance of good logos here at DesignModo. But then again we are glad to go on talking about this subject, because it really is important. A logo is the first impression, and first impression matters in people and in logos as well. It is what people see at first and being impressed with the design of your fabulous logo, they will surely want to find out more about the person standing behind it.

This article will feature a short overview about what fonts you should use when designing a logo. Yes, there are special fonts that you should think about when you design your logo. It might be something simple yet catchy like Google’s tricky font for instance or you can go for something more complex and fancy but still stylish. By choosing the right typography we mean the type of font you choose and the message you’re trying to convey when using this special type of font. It is tough to get it right the first time you do it and there is a big chance you might screw up, but with practice and patience you can do it all.

First you have to start from the beginning. Think about the audience and your target. You have to hit the right path in their subconscious so that they will immediately think about your services when seeing the font in your logo. The right font sends the right message to your future clients believe it or not. The font you choose has to have a visual impact on people so that you could send your message easier. Remember: “Good design is all about effective communication”.

You would also have to pay attention to the alignment of your font that you use for a logo. Think about it, what message would send an elegantly aligned type with some curls or butterfly shaped letters in it for a constructions company? Wouldn’t it rather have a font that has at least something to do with its domain? How about a shop that sells organic food? Would you enter one that has a grunge type of logo with dirty brick-like font in it? I wouldn’t and so are many people that believe organic food is supposed healthy and healthy means green or blue. So, the choice of colors and fonts is essential in order to send the right message. We would like you to see some sample of companies that have successfully chosen good fonts for their logos. Get inspired and create!

Free and Paid Fonts Used In Logos

Hollywood Hills

Heineken

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Designmodo Shop

Coca Cola

Yahoo

PUMA

Walt Disney

IMDb

WordPress

Ebay

PayPal

YouTube

Wikipedia

Vimeo

Twitter

Sony

Skype

Linkedin

Last.fm

Google

TechCrunch

Facebook

Digg

deviantART

TIME

Swatch

Ferrari

Flickr

NewsGator

Shutterfly

Zopa

Sega

Marlboro

Snickers

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7 Comments
  1. Ruud Apr 13, 12:43 am

    Would love to see what fonts are free and which of them are derived from free fonts.

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    • Dan Sep 20, 4:14 pm

      I agree, I’d like to see two categories which are free and paid. Although good list though, some real nice fonts :)

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  2. Ted Thompson Apr 13, 4:15 pm

    Nice collection. So many individual looking fonts, hard to pick a favourite. But if I had to choose: Vimeo, Last.fm, Sega and Marlboro.

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  3. Paul @ IC Apr 17, 6:16 am

    Love these, great list! I can see a lot of clone sites and law suits following tho :D

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  4. canvas prints Apr 19, 12:42 am

    always handy to have more fonts. also interested to see which fonts are derived from free fonts.

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  5. Kasper May 8, 5:08 pm

    This is a tease… what FONTs? Your showing images of Logos with the tease of providing naming the fonts used. Fowl play!

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