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30+ Colourful CMYK Inspired Logos

posted by Matt Ward on Oct 1, 2009.

This post collects 30+ different colourful logos that make use of a CMYK colour palette to some degree or other. Check it out, and try to note the differences and similarities that run through the logos in this collection.

Alright everybody, time for some inspiration. Today, I have collected over 30 different logo designs that are clearly inspired by the concept of CMYK colour. Most of these logos just use a combination of these colours, but some actually make more use of a fuller colour spectrum in which Cyan, Magenta and Yellow are all prominently visible (though one logo uses red instead of magenta).

Obviously, these logos are also mostly associated with and/or from companies (or imagined companies) somehow related with the print and design industries, whether that be through inks, actual printing or just colour and design in general.

You will also notice that there are four logos for a company called “CMYK Print Services”. There are actually a TON of different logos with this same name out there, so I don’t know if there was a contest or some spec work going on… regardless I only chose four of what I felt were the strongest of that crop.

Anyhow, let’s take a look. Here are the logos, in no particular order (except I saved on of my very favorites for last).

colorfull

Colorfull

inkake

Inkake

Anuyog Design Process Print

Anuyog Design Process Print

Inksect

Inksect

Inksie

Inksie

Toucink

Toucink

CMYK Today

CMYK Today

Express Press

Express Press

inKing

inKing

Colour Synergy

Colour Synergy

CMYK Garden

CMYK Garden

Inkline

Inkline

Soluções Gráficas

Soluções Gráficas

Inkspector

Inkspector

Castle Print

Castle Print

Inkcut

Inkcut

Inkstruction

Inkstruction

Royalnova

Royalnova

cmykserwis.pl

cmykserwis.pl

Seraprints

Seraprints

Digital Printing & Media Solutions

Digital Printing & Media Solutions

CMYK Print Services

CMYK Print Services

CMYK Print Services

CMYK Print Services

CMYK Print Services

CMYK Print Services

CMYK Print Service

CMYK Print Service

Speedy Print

Speedy Print

ANS Printing

ANS Printing

Copy Print

Copy Print

Cosmoprinters

Cosmoprinters

imitacion

imitacion

Cardinal Prints

Cardinal Prints

As you can probably tell if you follow any of these links, I found most of these at LogoPond.com and a few at LogoSauce.com.

Now it’s your turn to talk! Which ones were your favorites? Or do you just cringe at the use of CMYK in logos? Do you think that this colour concept has any validity anymore, even in the colour-saturated print and ink industries? I’d love to hear your thoughts on this one!

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Matt Ward is a digital artist who lances freely under the moniker of Echo Enduring Media, and specializes in graphics design, illustration and writing. He is also the Creative Director for Highland Marketing, a creative direct marketing company based out of Waterloo, Ontario. You can follow Matt on Twitter

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Oct 1, 2009

Nokadota says:

Those really are inspiring logos, thanks for the post.

Oct 2, 2009

cypherbox says:

I love this post. CMYK inspired logo rocks!

Oct 2, 2009

Christian Markley says:

Powerful colors, very inspiring. Great start to a Friday :-)

Oct 2, 2009

Chris Rowe says:

As a huge CMYK fan I can say this is a great post!

Oct 2, 2009

Matt Ward says:

I would never have guessed your passions for CMYK with that gravatar, Chris ;) Thanks for commenting

Oct 5, 2009

Most Interesting Ideas says:

Very impressive logo designs

Dec 6, 2011

Combstwin says:

Hey I have a logo you may have missed and it isn’t even in the print industry…but Dental… http://www.coltene.com

They all are great examples that anything is possbile

Apr 18, 2012

tahir says:

good

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