Logo designs can be loosely broken into three categories: text only, text and symbols, or symbol only. This post is a showcase of logos which fall into categories two and three, with the symbols in question being animals.
So without further ado, for your viewing pleasure and design inspiration here are some little known and some well known animal logo designs.
A frizzy cat for Gatto Picante
A unicorn is a kind of animal…
Here are a few more animal logos that many of us are fairly familiar with.
Not entirely unlike the Puma logo, is the Jaguar logo which has gone through some subtle changes over the years.
Another car manufacturer, the famous prancing horse of Ferrari. My next car.
“Wax before you ride” with Turtlewax.
The HMV logo with Nipper the dog today, and how it all began.
The Laughing Cow with nice cheese earrings.
The Playboy bunny created by Art Paul.
The Qantas logo featuring a kangaroo has been around in one form or another since 1944 and was redesigned in 2007 by Hulsbosch.
And finally one of my all time favorite logos, the beautiful World Wildlife Fund with the giant panda.
I have undoubtedly missed out on plenty of famous animal symbol logos, so feel free to add to the list. Have you seen any nice new logos featuring animals recently?
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