Construction is a pretty straightforward industry, and the construction logos for companies in this field seem to follow suit. However, occasionally we see a construction logo that is creative and catchy, showing evidence of serious “outside the box” thinking. The following ten logos are great examples of using creativity and style to represent a rather concrete profession.
Frine Wence Arquitectura
1 The “outside the box” logo design begins with, well, a box, in this case, drawn in simple black lines that match the thickness and general style of the font. However, they branch out into wavy lines, giving a hint of style that represents the work produced at this company. Slight shading makes the box seem almost like a vase, giving the logo an artistic touch as well. This well-rounded logo will surely set this business apart from even the stiffest competition.
2 This is another interesting and multifaceted logo. The image of an urban skyline is not so original in this field, but the use of an arch to create a letter N is quite unique. Further, the arch acts as a gateway, which ties the image into the tagline as well. Gray and blue are both common colors in the construction field because they are straightforward and businesslike but still friendly. The font seen here is also businesslike but has a simple charm as well.
3 This business, named for olive trees, incorporates images of these plants as well as the general shape of a house into a clean, black and white image. In a brilliant touch, the dot on the I in the name makes up the house’s door. An ultra-modern font combined with a black and white color palette give what could have been an overly complicated design a simple and pleasant feeling. This is a good example of turning complicated images and objects into a clean and memorable logo—a practice that professional logo designers excel at.
Pharrande Group Logo
4 Can you see the P and the G in this image? If you look at the two colors separately, it will be clear. This logo design is interesting because it combines these two very different letters into an image that is almost symmetrical, which must have been a difficult design task indeed. The green and blue are both calming and trustworthy colors that make customers feel good about choosing this company. The writing is businesslike both in color and form to give a professional touch to a somewhat artistic image.
Martin Ulises, Architect Logo
5 This logo features the images of several high-rise buildings, as seen from ground level, enclosed within a square. Enclosing these images not only creates a memorable and simple look, it frames the buildings into an artistic and attractive image. The writing is bolder than the lines used in the image, which keeps the company name from being eclipsed by a memorable picture. Black with just a hint of blue is a color palette that is serious enough for a ‘black and white’ business such as architecture.
6 This brand uses an unusual color scheme that helps to create a unique brand for their company: mustard yellow, bright yellow, and stark white as a contrast. More interesting is the image, a stylized B, and E created with the same letter. This combined with the lower case, rounded writing gives the impression that this construction company is a little more creative and clever than the competition. The fact that the image is created by brick-like elements ties into the field of business and adds a cubist, modern overall feeling to the logo.
Irish Construction Network
7 This logo is different from any of the others that we have seen, with bold letters, a complicated image, and a design that is more functional than stylistic. Here we see a large amount of scaffolding and a crane, two objects commonly seen in urban construction. These are in black and white, while the word Irish is in a bold green. The scaffolding and crane are being used (apparently) to build the company name in large round letters. This image relates directly to the industry and is interesting while maintaining a straightforward, no-frills feeling.
Signum Design & Build Logo
8 How do you tie in two related professions into one cohesive building logo design? It can be difficult, but this logo is a good example of success. A rectangle is the primary shape of the logo, giving a sense of tradition. A background that appears ‘penciled in’ appears behind a stylized image of a house, which ties into the two fields in which this business operates. A pencil and a hammer are both created from the negative space in the logo image, which also signifies the two professions. Below, the company name is written in a dark, calming green in an ultra-basic font. In all, this is a welcoming logo design that perfectly represents the company.
Build Dubai Logo
9 There are few places on the globe that are growing as quickly as Dubai, so this is likely a competitive construction market. This logo design is sure to attract attention even in a crowd with a bold orange color that grabs the eye. A triangular shape, which symbolizes strength, is created from a stylized B and D. The negative space in the triangle creates an arrow pointing up, communicating subtly that this company is on its way up in the world.
Bozoky Builders Limited Logo
10 The most immediately noticeable aspect of this logo design is the color: lime green pops out against a charcoal gray background. However, there are other interesting elements as well. A tall, stylized house and an inclusive circle form a B, tying into the company name. The shape of the house could also be interpreted as an arrow pointing upward, suggesting moving in a positive direction as we saw in a previous example. The writing is thin and simple, perhaps a little too thin, but still part of an overall attractive and original design.