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Logo No-Goes

Logo Trends to Avoid

No one wants to fall victim to basic branding. Your logo should be as unique as your business because customers shouldn’t see your logo and be thinking of someone else’s. Here are five basic logo trends to avoid this year:

Arrows and Native American Imagery

Arrows symbolize moving forward. Which is a great motivator for startup businesses, however, the arrow has become a trend and a staple in easy logo ideas.

Swooshy Humans

When people are looking for services, they would like a personal experience. Therefore, an abstract rendition of a human is what some people call “personal.” Many companies use this in their logo to make customers feel more comfortable making it easy to get lost in the crowd.

Communication Bubbles

Communication bubbles say “you can talk to us!” But that might be sending the wrong message to your potential clients. While you want them to feel comfortable talking to you, your logo should be the one talking to them.

Pixelated Images

Pixelated Images as logos seem like it would give your company a techy feel, but it distracts clients from what your logo is actually trying to say about your company and often comes across as an issue with rendering.


Helvetica font gives logos a modern look due to its clean lines. People often overlook the thousands of other fonts that are clean and more original. Try out your company’s name in different font variations and see which one you like the best instead of settling for something that is right in front of you.

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