If you’ve been a reader of my blog you’ll know I love a good badge or emblem style logo design. I’ve done a couple of tutorials before and featured plenty of great examples in showcases. Today I fancied creating another logo of my own, so I used the IGN Alliance network my @spoonergaming alter-ego is a part of to create a military style emblem. Follow this step by step Illustrator to see how the whole thing was put together, using various tools to create the range of vector shapes.

IGN Alliance military style emblem

IGN Alliance is IGN’s YouTube network for gamers. This little emblem I put together uses a military theme to relate to first person shooters like Call of Duty and Battlefield. The logo uses a Staff Sergeant insignia surrounded by a wreath with two large banners, all constructed from scratch with Illustrator’s vector tools.

We’ll begin with the sergeant insignia, draw a black square on the artboard then hold Shift and rotate it by 45 degrees.

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  1. Hi! Just started following your great blog! Thanks for all the great design and good information!!
    Regarding today’s post, may I ask how you gave the badge the texture at the end? I’m currently working on something that needs that look. Many thanks again!!

  2. Hey Chris,

    Great post, really insightful and great use of the envelope distort option!

    I’ve been using Illustrator for years now and never realized how easy it is to make curved vectors by simply using that tool.

    Oh yeah, and the logo looks flawless!


  3. WOW! Thanks for this tutorial, i made a design class and not have more details than yours tutorials, thanks for this work.

  4. It is a very detail tutorial and the best part is that you have taught us to make a logo in illustrator. So we can use this go in various sizes without pixelating.

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