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35 Inspiring Examples of Transparency in Logo Design

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Transparency effects in logo design help bring to life a digital mark, adding that extra level of depth and color. This showcase of examples provides some great design inspiration and shows how designers have creatively used transparency and overlaying effects to build unique logo designs.

Goosebumps – Jared Milam

Example of transparency use in logo design

Meca – Andre Oliveira

Example of transparency use in logo design

Andy Fiord – sbDesign

Example of transparency use in logo design

Nethik – Aurelie Ronflard

Example of transparency use in logo design

Boss Hog Studio – Mathieu Schatzier

Example of transparency use in logo design

Paranaiv – Are Sundnes

Example of transparency use in logo design

Munich 2018

Example of transparency use in logo design

Museum of London – Corey Porter Bell

Example of transparency use in logo design

Saol – Stefan Romanu

Example of transparency use in logo design

Zipliner – David Pache

Example of transparency use in logo design

Lexpro – Kirill Demidenko

Example of transparency use in logo design

Pangur Glass Craft – Sean O’Grady

Example of transparency use in logo design

Round Interactive – Kerimov Stanislav

Example of transparency use in logo design

Chopeh – Pete Lacey

Example of transparency use in logo design

Sylion – Joan Pons Moll

Example of transparency use in logo design

tmiint – Bojan Stefanovic

Example of transparency use in logo design

Immobiliare.com – Mattia Moretto

Example of transparency use in logo design

The Creative Company – Andre Gagnon

Example of transparency use in logo design

Go Play – David Pache

Example of transparency use in logo design

Wrapture – Nexqunyx

Example of transparency use in logo design

SIC Group – Misha Lepshey

Example of transparency use in logo design

Pousada Anduara – Dadado

Example of transparency use in logo design

World Moto – Firebrand

Example of transparency use in logo design

Creative Atelier – Aleksandar Grkinic

Example of transparency use in logo design

Demiu – Dalius Stuoka

Example of transparency use in logo design

Robin Rutherford, DDS – Bart ODell

Example of transparency use in logo design

Better Yet – Firebrand

Example of transparency use in logo design

gonorth – Cris Labno

Example of transparency use in logo design

Amova – Roger Oddone

Example of transparency use in logo design

Seeing Double – J.Garner

Example of transparency use in logo design

Pounamu Ngai Tahu – Simon Thornley

Example of transparency use in logo design

A.M.T. Ceramics – Efektyvus Dizainus

Example of transparency use in logo design

Capital Universe – Meansmore

Example of transparency use in logo design

Free Realtor – Kirill Demidenko

Example of transparency use in logo design

Otis – Craig Scott Russell

Example of transparency use in logo design

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76 Comments

  1. Great round-up Chris, seen most of these before but never been able to compare them all in one post before. Thanks! :)

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  2. Rocky says:

    Nice collection Chris Spooner.. i had seen so many ur articles that are amazing. whn ever i see a pic with staple pin i recognize you :) … “Examples of Transparency “i like to Add colorful word..

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  3. Lindsay K. says:

    I really want to see the black and white (no gray) versions of these logos. I’m not being cynical, although as a design student it’s been drilled in to me that starting a logo in black and white first is most practical), I really am curious. I shy away from the fancy effects of these because I’ve got that B&W version at top priority. I’d like to see solutions for these logos for when they get faxed, shrunk, grayed out, etc.

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    • chopeh says:

      I know where you’re coming from. My initial design was B&W, but as it was solely for my freelancing design side I wanted to create something a little fancier.

      It’s designing a logo fit for purpose really, my logo will only really appear in digital form on my website. If it was to appear anywhere else on multiple mediums I would probably have done it very differently. Its a logo for me, so I control the usage. If it was a logo for a client I would use a different process as you never know where the logo could end up.

      chopeh

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      • I was going to add a section covering the whole ‘But these don’t work in black and white’ thing, but decided to leave it for a separate post. The thing is, almost every one of these logos can be made to work in mono by outlining the shapes.
        It is definitely important to create a mark that can be used in a single colour, but I can’t see any problem in tarting it up for its primary use in full colour, as long as you also build flat colour and mono versions too so it covers every application.

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        • Lindsay K. says:

          oh, i definitely agree with that. if it’s only on the web or screen, go for it! i just want to see the other versions to see how the problem was approached, for inspiration and whatnot.

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  4. Amy says:

    My favourite from the list, Saol and Sylion, great collection as always. :)

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  5. Richie says:

    Awesome collection. Among these, the logo entitled ‘Better Yet’ uses transparency very cleverly. Thanks for collecting and sharing this, Chris

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  6. Teo says:

    Very nice collection! Thanks for posting, can be really inspiring.

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  7. chopeh says:

    Thanks for including my logo! I didn’t realise there were so many out there that used a similar overlay effect.

    My favs are: Otis Foundation, Double Vision, and Saol.

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  8. Jonathan says:

    the meca, and the Capital Universe ones are by far my favourite ones – its really strange seeing such busy bright logo’s but they work really well.

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  9. Bonita says:

    Great post!! Very inspiring.. thanks!! :D

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  10. Fernando says:

    Cool! the interesting thing about transparency in logos is that most of them are in full colors and it’s so cool because it looks more alive.

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  11. mike says:

    very cool, i like these..

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  12. Maryann says:

    wow, these are really great! Very inspiring work. I wondered though, your logo should be versatile such options for one-color, reverse, grayscale, etc. I’d like to see how the designers handle those situations with these logos.

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  13. Thomas says:

    As alway nice inspiration and selection. I really love those logos which also have a gradient effect.

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  14. These are excellent. Sweet!

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  15. I haven’t seen to many transparent logos out there (surprisingly) it adds a neat element to plain logos :)

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  16. Nice to see a lot of Russians on the list

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  17. Angela says:

    Love these examples Chris. Thanks!

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  18. Erik says:

    Wow, nice list. Good for inspiration!

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  19. Neale says:

    Nice roundup Chris, my fave is going to have to be double vision oo or SIC Group :)

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  20. Qasim Arif says:

    This selection is a great showcase of transparency in logo design. All are inspirational works.

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  21. Birgit says:

    While all of these are really beautiful, I would see a problem with some of them when they need to get printed with only one color. Nice collection though!

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  22. culvi says:

    Digging the selection. I am currently working on a logo that could perhaps benefit from a bit of transparency now that I see these.

    Thanks Chris :)

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  23. Anas Benayad says:

    Excellente cette collection de logo ;)

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  24. Sophie says:

    Brilliant round up of transparent logos, they are all just sooo beautiful. i agree with the comments about the difficulty with one colour versions but the suggestion of outlines would work for a few of them as well as by breaking the shapes up would work for some of them too. great post :)

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  25. All logos a fantastic! Cool list!

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  26. This is awsome!

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  27. Nice roundup. Some of these would work fine as a black and white silhouette too.

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  28. Michele says:

    Amazing assemblage!

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  29. Sty*Lisch says:

    Wow.. nice collection.

    „Sylion – Joan Pons Moll“ is my favourite! =)

    Thx Chris

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  30. Creative Atelier,Sylion, Round interactive is simply amazing. Waiting for a collection of black&white logos.

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  31. vik says:

    I really love “Road Interactive” logo

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  32. aziq says:

    awsome logo.very inspiring

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  33. Pretty, but are these practical? How will these hold up in one color reproduction? I know it’s mentioned above that they can be outlined, but does the design still hold. Some of these the transparency IS the design.

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  34. Stefan says:

    Thanks Chris for including my logo. I appreciate it!

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  35. Olás, muito criativos os logos, só tenho receio quanto a aplicabilidade de ambas… Cores para serigrafia, processos em pantone e redução.

    Abraços

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  36. Great collection, although the Paranaiv logo seems unsuccessful (can’t tell what it says) and the Munich 2018 logo’s use of transparency just makes it look out of focus. Love the Gonorth and Sylion logos.

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  37. Jose says:

    Nice!!!! I gotta say one of the best is the SIC group. Phenomenal!!!

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  38. Josh says:

    Pretty nice collection. It’s easy to admire the look transparency adds to an identity. Thanks for the post.

    – Josh

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  39. Ajay says:

    Awesome collection! much appreciated.

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  40. I’m delighted to have had a look at this collection – inspirational, Thanks for sharing.

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  41. SM says:

    Nice collection! Over all liked Sylion. Thanks

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  42. Kevin says:

    Great collection of logos, very inspiring

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  43. Alex says:

    really cool for inspiring…

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  44. Nice to see a compilation of transparent logos but I’ve always loved “Pangur Glass Craft” and “Saol” logo and added couple of times to different logo collections on my blog too:)

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  45. Nice logos.

    I liked all, except the Paranaiv. Its very hard to read and the both colors vibrates too much.

    And dude, what a nice layout you have here!

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  46. Transparent logo have become a trend these day as they look really professional and elegant.

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  47. Wonderful logos compiled here. I especially like the Pangur Glass Craft logo by Sean O’Grady & OTIS logo

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  48. djavupixel says:

    I really like Sylion. The transparency overlay creates different shades of color of hair which is really nice an gives a bit of relief to the logo.

    Great list.
    ty

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  49. cchana says:

    looks to be a trend at the moment, but a welcome one! a little bit of transparency can go a long way.

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  50. BigM75 says:

    great logodesigns more please so cool :-)

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  51. linko says:

    Excellent list! Thanks

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  52. Cindy Morris says:

    Excellent logo design collection. These are so creative. Its amazing how logo designs are able to represent a company’s motto as well as look so good at the same time.

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  53. Wiz says:

    I noticed you have a logo for “Road Interactive” but the logo itself says Round Interactive. Might want to change that…

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  54. These Logo Designs are amazing! What creative and inventive use of this media!

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  55. DrCharles says:

    Esto es increible, y se necesitamos plasmarlo en textil, utilizariamos hilos con tonos pasteles…

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  56. rory says:

    Great collection of logos.
    The transparency effect isn’t something I’d usually use in my day to day web designing, but seeing how good you can make imagine like Lexpro by Kirill Demidenko, I’ll definitely be trying it out in the future. Free Realtor – Kirill Demidenko and Sylion – Joan Pons Moll are also favourites of mine.
    Nice site yourself Chris!

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  57. wien says:

    nice post, there was some great logos
    thanks for this post

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  58. Kj says:

    Pretty good!

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  59. Mark Astle says:

    There’s some beautiful stuff there, but you REALLY have to know what you’re doing to get these to reproduce correctly across all media. Some very complicated overprinting etc to if you want to use Pantones. And with some of those really bright colours, you definitely do want to use Pantones. Be intersting to see how some of them reproduce in mono too.

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  60. Rob says:

    I have to agree with Mark. All these logos are fantastic for web use, but one has to wonder how they’d fair in other uses. Some of these could never be printed in monochrome for office documents, etc.

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  61. farah butt says:

    I have a seen ur work its realy appreciated.its very beneficial for me.its full of filled with
    information.I hope other people will gain things from here.

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  62. nice collection! thx!

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  63. They are great to get ideas. Best regards!

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  64. Jasmine says:

    Thanks! They look great. I have featured this on my blog.

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  65. Beauty says:

    The principles here are so in line with the way a beauty designer in beauty school works. It’s impressive how much here is just a simple combination of colors we all learn in grade school. The designs are so structured.

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  66. Mindy says:

    These are beautiful! Though I’d also like to see how they translate these to black and white.

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  67. Some of these concepts would look great on a page utilizing some css3 transparent divs

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  68. Ashish says:

    nice job!!!!

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  69. andrew p says:

    great post. thanks Chris!! were some of the logos removed? I could have sworn there was a great on for 19 collins street or something like that?!

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  70. Great examples here, Transparency effect is not useful in every kind of designing, as i think when you are designing a logo or corporate identity. You have to look many of its aspects that it will be printed as well.
    Thanks for sharing though.
    Regards

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