Today’s logo design collection is all about clouds. Yes, the white and fluffy clouds which inspired us as children and continue to do so even as adults. Remember looking at the clouds and creating imaginative shapes as kids? I think graphic designers do something similar when they create inspiring designs based on clouds. What they perceive is what they create.
What can a Cloud Logo Possibly Mean?
Clouds have now become one of the latest trending symbols in graphic design along with circles. Various businesses are using clouds in their brand images and, depending on the industry they represent, they can come to mean a variety of things. Clouds generally denote dreams, imagination and creativity. This is why cloud based designs work well for creative companies like design studios and kids products.
Religious organizations also prefer cloud based logos most of the times as it helps portray the image of heaven, other worldliness or to literally symbolize something God sent. Using sun rays behind a cloud symbolizes hope while it can also stand for happiness as suggested in the term cloud number 9. Clouds are also manipulated as speech bubbles sometimes and used for blog logos. They can symbolize big web communities or a group of like minded people which is why hosting companies, web security companies, communication businesses and social media networks like using it in their logos.
Businesses that Prefer to Employ the Cloud Symbol
These can vary from baby products to cloud computing, social media sites, online communities, studios, non-profit organizations to children foundations, hosting services, companies related to communication and businesses dealing in mobile apps or technology. The cloud symbol is most commonly used by large groups and companies that cater to the masses which is why it is trending with hosting services and online communities these days. And of course the weather new channels and websites can make a good use of the cloud symbol by incorporating it in their logo or web design.
Blog Update: 27 March 2015
Now that you understand what this symbol can mean, here is a collection of forty cloud based designs for inspiration.
Have you created any cloud based logos recently? Do share your designs with us.
Image Sources: BrandStack.com, LogoPond.com, BrandCrowd.com
*This post was originally written by Sana Khan.