Grayscale Inspiration: 50 Black & White Logos

One of the most commonly given pieces of advice on the topic of logo design is that you should always start the project in black and white.

There are a number of reasons for this. For one, it keeps you from using color as a crutch and getting the lines and shapes perfect because there is nothing present to distract from them. Secondly, it means that in the myriad situations where your logo will be reproduced in black and white, it’ll look good because it was initially designed for that scenario.

Designers can then add color to their logos, whether that’s coloring the illustration, or applying the brand colors to the mark.

In this showcase, we look at 50 black and white logos that haven’t been colored. Next week, we’ll look at 50 exuberantly colorful logos, and see whether you, the reader, think one style or the other creates a mark with more impact and memorability — or if it just depends on the project and the mark itself.

Menitiz

Runner Press

Black Frog Industries

Bulldozer

Nexya

Moove

Logo Milk

Dinoviking

City Logo

chameleon

vineria

Bijoux

Eightie

Urbanoiz

Museum Of Japanese Balance

Insanity

Mobius egg logo

First Aid Studio

Ninja wine

Old New Republic

Banditos

Cennik

Occupy

Skyrocket

Batwomen

Siskin

Ark Woodworks

speaker

Restaurant guide Chef

hole in the Wall

Lightegg

anthill

Bullock

Designfirst

Furry Logo

epic comments

HE

blacksplash

Trust

Native

NR

Moving Pictures

Fotograf

Wrench Racer

Anne Flower

Feodor Rubert

Afflante

Eleven

Badcouture

White Rabbit

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