Does anyone know what these logos are called?

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by AirborneAngel, Sep 2, 2014.

  1. AirborneAngel macrumors 6502

    Sep 8, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    I have been seeing tons of them around lately (logos with the x in the center and smaller logos contained around it) and was wondering if there is a name/genre of this type of logo or if it has any particular significance.

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  2. nudoru macrumors regular

    Feb 27, 2012
    The best description of this style that I've seen is "hipster logo" and it's made fun of for the most part. Google "hipster logo" and you'll get the results you're after.
  3. SwiftLives macrumors 65816


    Dec 7, 2001
    Charleston, SC
    You might find this handy:
    Logo Trends on Logolounge

    According to the 2013 trend report, the style of logo you're looking for is called "Line Craft" or possibly "Badge."

    But as the poster above said, "Hipster" is also a valid description.
  4. adamneer macrumors 6502

    Apr 18, 2013
    Chicago, IL
  5. ezekielrage_99 macrumors 68040


    Oct 12, 2005
    But could you call that logo hipster because it's a totes too mainstream ironically?
  6. AngerDanger macrumors 68040


    Dec 9, 2008
    Well you could ironically call it hipster once you've reached level 4!
  7. chrono1081 macrumors 604


    Jan 26, 2008
    Isla Nublar
    Looks like the old old railroad logos. I used to see signs like this when I was younger around run down railroad tracks.
  8. spacedcadet macrumors regular

    Mar 5, 2009
    Coat of arms

    It follows on from the medieval coat of arms, in that it has iconic symbols arranged in a quartered design. Nothing new under the sun.
  9. ratsg macrumors 6502

    Dec 6, 2010
    if these are currently called "hipster logos", what were they called before we had hipsters?

    I have a roughly similar type of logo on my squadron t-shirt from the military in 1989.

    I think that in the 1980's, all we had were yuppies. :)
  10. dan1eln1el5en macrumors 6502


    Jan 3, 2012
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    Hipster is a term coined in the 1930s ;)
  11. jtara, Sep 4, 2014
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2014

    jtara macrumors 65816

    Mar 23, 2009
    It's meant to look like a wax seal. They want it to look old-time-y. Ye Olde Wax Seal.

    I suppose I have some sort of Hipster Logo, because it is roughly round. Darn!


    (For the curious, my company is called Watusiware Corporation. The logo depicts an Ankole-Watusi cattle performing the Watusi, the second most popular fad dance in U.S. history, after The Twist.)
  12. pmcdee macrumors newbie

    Oct 16, 2014

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