Ideas Inspiring Innovation | Logos Inspired by Famous Buildings


By Dian Hasan | January 14, 2010


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Open your eyes, look around you. Everything can become a source of inspiration, whether nature, with all its abundance, or something man-made, be it a building, a work of art, or even a corner of a street. Anything that catches our eye, can trigger creativity.

Here’s a look at Logos and Corporate Identity, and what could have perhaps inspired its design.

I can only wonder whether NetApp‘s logo was inspired by the famous Arc de Triomphe in Paris, but the design and the symmetric geometry of both structures are simply fascinating. If this sounds a bit far-fetched, maybe we could bring it a little closer to home, such as the Manhattan’s Washington Square Arch that surrounds NYU (New York University), which naturally must’ve inspired the logo for Washington Square Press. And then of course there are others. I’m aware it’s a wacky thought, but hey… inspiration can come from anywhere!!

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Inspiration: Blachford; MINK Advertising Agency (MINK Reclame Bureau)

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About dianhasan

Brand Storyteller, Travel Writer, Speaker, Creative Writer & Thinker - avid observer of randomness in everyday life - Sustainable Business, Eco Matters, Sustainable Urban Issues, Architecture, Heritage Conservation, Innovation & Brand-Strategy, Cross-Cultural Communications, Travel, Tourism & Lifestyle.
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