What if you don’t have the resources to have someone create a logo, or aren’t confident in your design chops? Sometimes a few letters are all you need — all the following sites use their initials for graphic, memorable logos.
Monograms aren’t just for polo shirts, and simple doesn’t mean boring or unremarkable. Pick a font that matches your brand’s personality and add a color — there are infinite possibilities, so you can create something elegant, playful, or bold.
Not sure how to choose a font? Check out WordPress.com designer Kjell Reigstad’s pro advice on fonts.
Add an Outline for Impact
For a round logo that’ll fit perfectly on social media sites, take your initials and sand down the edges. Use a free tool like Canva to experiment with shapes — we’ve even got a tutorial to show you how.
Clockwise from top left: the portfolio and blog of photographer Madara Parma; Disney fan site MiceChat; longform journalism site Longreads; Australian literary magazine Meanjin Quarterly; blog and community for dads with mental illness Dadding Depressed; entomology today, the blog of the Entomological Society of America.
Look for fonts with strong shapes, or try your hand at a drawing of your own. Every font has a broad personality like “simple” or “fun” or “sophisticated,” and more unusual fonts add other layers of meaning: these three stylized letters communicate “bold impact,” “forward thinking,” and “science-oriented” to complement three very different brands.
From left to right: Women in the World, a platform highlighting women making an impact across a range of industries; North of the Internet, a digital magazine featuring artists and creators in conversation with one another; environmental sustainability journal Anthropocene.
Add a Custom Touch
If you’re already using some graphics or design elements on your site, incorporate them into a typographic logo for a unique hybrid. This can be as basic as adding some punctuation, or as involved as making the imagery a part of the actual letters — start with the type itself, then see where your imagination takes you.
Clockwise from top left: food blog Wood & Spoon; literary magazine Sundog; travel and lifestyle blog Messy Nessy Chic; photo blog Architectural Afterlife; portfolio of music photographer Carl Battams online food magazine The Gannet.
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