Top 10 Sun Logos: Depending on your area, sunshine may be all that you see when you look outside this time of year. However, the sun is also a popular symbol of heat, energy, and power. The following ten logos come from a variety of industries, from beverages to television networks to solar energy, but they all use the sun as a central image. However, as we shall see, they do so in very different ways and with equally disparate meanings.
A cooling beverage logo with the sun in its name almost has to use the sun in its logo design. However, this offers somewhat of a dilemma as a cold beverage needs to communicate refreshment as well. This logo offers a perfect balance, with eye-popping orange and blue representing the sun, the orange flavor, and refreshing water at the same time. Wave-like shapes throughout the image add to the cooling image. The way the blue and orange is positioned gives the impression of a sun over a clear, clean ocean.
Again we see a sun and ocean, this time without even a hint of orange and yellow. The calming blue waves swirl around into a round shape representing the sun without being too obvious. The plain, upper case writing combined with the use of straight horizontal lines balances the image with a solid feeling. The use of several different blues is calming but offers a palette for developing the association’s brand.
This children’s Christian TV Channel Logos uses a play on the word sun and therefore includes a stylized sun in their logo. The use of gray lettering around the golden O makes it appear to be a sun, with a similar color used in the second half of the word. The writing is slightly uneven, with a mixture of upper and lower case letters that gives it a childlike feeling. In all, this logo design is subtle yet effective, and offers a distinct color palette, font, and style that can be used throughout the brand for a cohesive and memorable effect.
Again we see a beverage with the word ‘sun’ in its name, necessitating the use of a sun in the logo without overheating what is supposed to be a cooling image. In this case, a bold orange sun is being overtaken by blue waves of liquid, implying a quenching effect. The modern writing at a slant gives a feeling of movement while keeping the logo design youthful and appealing.
Another industry that can benefit from using a sun in its logo is that of solar energy and related accessories. This company is a good example. The lettering is in lower case, with the O in solar formed to appear to be a sun. Colored squares below balance the orange and charcoal gray, adding interest to a logo design that might otherwise be a little too plain. This solar energy logo design is very simple, but it is memorable and interesting while strongly indicating the field for which it was designed.
Can you make a sun without even a hint of orange? As we saw above in another example, the answer is a resounding yes! In this case, olive green and cherry red are the color palette for a sun-based logo design. The round, olive sun has sprigs with fruit instead of traditional rays, giving this celestial object a decidedly earthly feeling. The circular shape is also inclusive, inviting people to visit this natural market. The use of lower case letters adds a touch of informality that is balanced by the capital letters immediately below.
This produce supplier offers produce to area stores, so the sun is an appropriate image. However, in this case, the sun is fashioned to resemble a piece of ripe fruit by using a green leaf as an accent. The leaf is made of several lines, giving it a less substantial and more artistic feeling. Simple black and white writing in a modern yet nondescript font neither adds nor takes away from the simple and multi-faceted image.
Many tanning and beauty salons use the sun in their logos, but few do so in such an interesting way. In this case, the sun has tentacle-like rays, resembling a popular tattoo design and infusing this logo design with a youthful, edgy feeling. Circular shapes around the sun give a friendly feeling and make the image seem finished. The use of two different fonts balances the less substantial writing with a more solid type. Black combined with red and yellow tones gives a sunny yet almost aggressive feeling to this logo design. While the sun can certainly be potent, few logo designs use this aspect as effectively as this one does.
Most jewelry logos focus on sophistication and use a lot of black in their logo designs. This will help this logo design stand out from the pack. The exotic name is written in bold yet plain lettering, giving a modern feeling. Jewel shapes radiate out from the A, which in this case has been styled as a sun. This logo design is ultra simple, but it is warm and inviting. It also is relevant to its field—after all, jewels are meant to sparkle in the sun—while also being very different from most logo designs in its field. This fine line can be very difficult to achieve.
Sometimes there is nothing wrong with using an old standard. In this case, a very ‘status quo’ theme, of a sun over an ocean, is made personal. The sun is separated by modern lines to add interest and a little movement, while the writing below is plain and blue, to imply an ocean. This hotel has a vacation logo that ties into its name while hinting at its simple, no-frills style, which makes it very appropriate indeed.