11 Beautiful Fonts for Amazing Logos

I can almost guarantee that you have heard the phrase, “Content is King”. Yea, sure that’s true. But, many bloggers truly take that to heart and forget about other factors that have an influence on your blog such as branding, usability, and design.

I usually consider branding the hardest of these tasks since I am not a designer. But today, I would like to share with you 11 fonts that will help you make simplistic, elegant font-based logos for your blogs. It’s time to take charge of the design of your website!

The Showcase of Fonts

Below are some fonts that I believe would make for great, simplistic font-based logos. All of these fonts are either free to use, or have free licensing options at the time of this writing. Be sure to check, and comply with, any licensing that comes with these fonts ;)

LOT

Lot Logo Test

Daydream Daily

Just Old Fashion Font Test

Junction

Junction Font Test

St Ryde

St Ryde Font Test

Kaine

Kaine Font Test

Prociono

Prociono Font Test

Zag

Zag Font Test

Blackout

Blackout Font Test

Soopafresh

Soopafresh Font Test

Square Type B

Square Type B Font Test

Chunk

Chunk Font Test

How to Create your Logo

Once you download these fonts, you now need to get them installed on your computer. I haven’t used a PC in several years, so I’m going to point you towards a support article from Microsoft that will help you install new fonts. For Mac users, it’s as easy as double clicking on the font you download then clicking install.

Once your font is installed, you can easily jump in Word, Photoshop, or any other program that lets you insert fonts to play with your logo. I personally suggest Photoshop for Windows and Mac since you will get extra features such as kerning, textures, and other transformations. But, you can get some basic font-based logos by just using a program such as Word.

Once you have your logo, you will need to export it to an image (JPG or PNG). If you are using Photoshop, use the Save for Web feature. If you are using a text editor like Word, it might be easier to take a screenshot (CMD + Shift + 4 for Macs).

This should be about it. You should now have a basic font-based logo to work with

Conclusion

This little guide should get you started creating your very own font-based logos. If you don’t see a font you like, don’t worry. There are plenty of places out there that have free, or cheap, fonts. One that I have recently fallen in love with is the League of Moveable Type. You The Designer also has a good roundup on handwritten fonts that would go well for personal blogs.

If you have any questions, leave a comment below and I will get back to you.

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Written by Eric Binnion

Eric Binnion is a computer science student at Midwestern State University. When Eric is not online, he is usually volunteering in his community or enjoying time with his family. You can find Eric on Twitter.

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  • Vincent Wang says:

    Unfortunately, first impressions do mean something; especially when it’s a business that’s trying to gain credibility and branding.

    Having an aesthetic logo is crucial to being remembered by your readers. After reading hundreds of sites per week, which sites will the reader remember? The one with relevant and great CONTENT, and YOURS. The one with the amazing logo.

    I personally think that out of the list, St Ryde and Junction are the best. Great recommendations Eric!

  • Eric Binnion says:

    Thanks for the comment Vincent. I like St Ryde and Junction too. But, a good font based logo will also depend on what type of blog the logo is used on. For example, a blog based around parents could get by with Soopafresh. I wouldn’t use that font here on Art of Blog though.

    • Vincent Wang says:

      Exactly, I completely agree with you. Your logo and design should be based on your target audience. It need to be relevant in order for your audience to relate to you and your content.