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The Importance Of Shapes In The Psychology Of Logo Design
By Chloe Pek, 31 Dec 2016
Logos are the face of every brand. They embody the company’s services, beliefs, and ethos.
However, with only shapes, colors, and type to work with, designers must make their choice carefully to evoke the desired emotions from the brand’s target audience.
This does not happen by whim or chance—each visual cue hide a message that can provoke a different psychological reaction from its consumers.
Read on to find out how each shape communicates a specific message and head here for more.
Circles: Interconnecting circles convey unity and strength, best demonstrated with the Olympic rings.
Logo via Olympics
Triangles: Triangles associate with energy and danger, but with a solid structure. They evoke a sense of power and masculinity.
Logo via Google Drive
Squares: Perfectly balanced, squares are solid and reliable, but can risk looking dull if there’s a lack of color and shades.
Logo via Microsoft
Curves: Often used to represent a smile, curves evoke a sense of positivity, comfort and warmth.
Logo via Amazon
Diagonal lines: Like triangles, diagonal lines hint of energy and danger, resulting in a dynamic and exciting response.
Logo via Adidas
[via Digital Doughnut]
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