Top 10 Star Logos

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Everyone wants to be a star nowadays, which may be why star logos are all around us. This shape denotes excellence, quality, and at times alternative culture. The following ten-star logos represent ten very different brands, but the star shape is well used in all of them.

As you can see, the image of a star can be used in many different ways, to imply several different meanings. Unlike more basic shapes, such as the circle and square, the meaning of a star depends heavily on culture and even on the age of the viewer. A good logo designer knows how your target audience will view this and other shapes, and how to create a logo design that will draw them in.

* Unless otherwise stated all copyrights to the top 10 logos shown above belong to their respective owners. SpellBrand has not designed any of these designs unless explicitly mentioned in the review itself.

A Star Logo Design

Branding and logo design is becoming common among schools in the UK. There was a time when marketing was absent in educational organisations such as schools, but more and more are seeing the community and student pride that comes from having a brand that you can be proud of. As more and more schools begin to access professional design services, the bar is being raised all around the UK. Schools with plain or old fashioned signage now feel out of date.

The National Star College and its sister organization the National Star Foundation recently introduced two separate but linked identities. The college educates students who have some very real challenges, mainly young adults with physical disabilities that can make it difficult to attend a traditional university or to get trained for a productive future. The National Star Foundation is a charitable foundation that helps to provide new opportunities for students of the school.

The college and foundation need a more professional brand and UK logo design not just for pride, but because the organisation is approaching a period of growth. They want to develop a wider range of services and also to make their cause better known in the UK. Having a great logo design created can help the National Star College and Foundation to begin achieving these goals. As the college stated in their release announcing the new logo design, they are not really known outside the disability sector, which will be a challenge in any expansion.

The new logo design features the name of the company in bold white letters against a coloured background. The S is shaped so that it has a shooting star hidden within. The National Star College uses the shortened ‘NSC’ on a leafy green background, while the foundation logo design uses merely the S (the same one as in the other logo) against a rich purple. Both organisations have developed straplines that express their purposes for people who are not familiar with them, which will help to build awareness for the growing brands.

There were a few challenges in developing this brand which were identified by the organisation. First, the organisation wanted to make it clear that they serve adults, not children. Second, the brands for the college and the foundation needed to be distinct and yet work well together. Last, the logo design had to be versatile enough to be used in a variety of contexts, including uniforms, vehicles, marketing, stationary and more. In addition, the star image clearly ties into the name.

One of the key challenges for this brand in the future will be its reliance on colour. It is easy to see the logo designs losing recognition power if rendered in black and white formats, which will probably be necessary at some point. While the colours are modern and eye-catching, they are possible the most stylish and attention-getting parts of each logo design. When the colour is removed, a lot of the brand will go with it. However, it is a great logo design and a very effective brand for two related organisations that are doing a lot of good in UK communities.