October 29, 2020

50 Of The Most Amazing Design Ideas That People Have Ever Shared In This Sub-Reddit Group

Designing a logo is not an easy task but when your client wants a simple logo, that task suddenly seems much harder. What makes designing a simple logo harder is the mere fact that the word ‘simple’ doesn’t necessarily mean minimalistic. A simple logo can mean that design elements have been brought down to bare essentials or that the logo makes use of clean typography. It can also mean the most basic concept you can think of.

Even though they can be tricky to design, simple logos are often more memorable, when done right. Just think of Gap, Nike, and Coca-Cola. When it comes to logo design, it doesn’t get any simpler than that. Not only are those logos easy to remember and recognize, but they can also easily be reproduced from memory by anyone who’s come into contact with those brands before.

There’s a whole Reddit community dedicated entirely to design goodness of all kinds, whether it’s graphic design, advertising, architecture, furniture, or product design.

From a really cool design made for the Tokyo Olympics to animal pics made from as many pixels as that of the endangered species’ population, these are some of the most creative ideas that prove just what an art a good design can be. Check them out below!

#1 This Condom Ad

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#2 “Safety Glasses” That I Made For My Wife’s Optometry Office

alanbrendan

#3 Each Picture Is Made Of As Many Pixels As That Of The Endangered Species Population- Designed By Yoshiyuki Mikami

World Wildlife Fund (WWF)

In order to find out the secret to timeless, captivating, and game-changing design, Bored Panda reached out to Emanuele Abrate, an Italian graphic designer who specializes in creating visual identities and brand logos. We previously wrote on two of Emanuele’s projects, where he recreated blank logos in a sleeker way and revealed the fonts behind the world’s most iconic brand logos.

Emanuele told us that the key aspect in timeless design is simplicity. “A simple logo is easily memorable, it enters people’s minds and sticks to them.” However, it may be easier said than done. “Obviously, creating something simple is not easy at all, because it must be simultaneously engaging, non-trivial, and suitable for the context it has to represent,” the designer explained.

In order to do so, one has to study good concepts. “Think of the Nike logo. It’s such an extremely simple sign that virtually anyone could reproduce it. At the same time, it conveys the concept of dynamism and speed.”

#4 A Bench In The Library Of Alexandria

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#5 This Ad

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In order for a project to go viral, it has to have features that will make people share it. There are some techniques to follow.

“First, the sense of humor is key. Secondly, any project that aims to become viral should have something that’s well-known to people. And thirdly, it should feature a collection of images.” In other words, a low-volume project with a single image which has nothing recognizable or universal in it for people to relate to is unlikely to go viral.

However, Emanuele believes that every designer has their own method of coming up with unique designs, and it’s up to the creator to decide which way works the best for them. “The beautiful thing about this creative field is that everyone always has something to learn from other creators.”

#6 Highlight The Remarkable

Spanholz

#7 Found In Twitter

IIphilipII

#8 Very Direct Ads From The City Of Toronto Against Littering

Live Green Toronto

#9 Really Great Minimalist Billboard Ad

ibmwatsonson

#10 I Really Like The Privacy

FourAM-Throwaway

#11 Poster For Better Shark Culling Laws

Shark Culling Laws

#12 All The Hooks And Shelves You Need!

5_Frog_Margin

#13 A Satisfying Use Of Space

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#14 Saw This On Facebook, By Invisible York

juddzilla69

#15 If You Put All The Mexican Coins Together They Turn Into The Aztec Calendar

Roxxo5500

#16 A Clever Way To Show What Ancient Ruins Looked Like

terchon

#17

harschil

#18 The New National Geographic Cover

Crazylyric

#19 Ignoring The Politics, This Anti-Gun Pro-Adoption Poster Design

Bless-You

#20 The Spines Of These History Books

DIA13OLICAL

#21 Elevator Kick Buttons

rastroboy

#22 Eraser That Turns Into A Tiny Mount Fuji After Some Time Of Use

MarshallTan

#23 Vietnam’s Daring Golden Bridge

conorthearchitect

#24 Studio Ghibli Designed This Dvd Case So It Looks Like The Characters Are Checking Their Reflection In The Water

FrostedCrow_FC

#25 I Thought This Volkswagen Ad Belongs To Here

bringeroftherain

#26 This Shop Has A Option To Shop Alone Or With Assistance

TheMinimob

#27 Time Magazine Covers From 2017, Early 2018, And This Week

moby323

#28 Floor Tiles At The Us Postal Museum

ligbag4

#29 Surfrider Foundation Sushi Ad

Palaceboy100

#30 I Found This Bird Table Quite Charming

ViddyDoodah

#31 These Measuring Cups Are Designed To Visually Represent Fractions For Intuitive Use

blaizzze

#32 Daring Add By A Company That Sells Hats

fake_guccii

#33 This Japanese Restaurant Logo Is Simultaneously A Japanese Crane And A Hand Holding Chopsticks

all-night

#34 This Alzheimers Awareness Ad

hiimcoleman

#35A Campaign Ad For Universal Design In Hong Kong

DubeDuba

#36 Literally The Logo Of The Year

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#37 This Durex Add

Leviathan_XX

#38 Space Exploration Monument In Moscow. 100m Tall

bakedmarx

#39 Perfect

ajlion_10

#40 Milk Box Design Of Vera Zvereva

peguipa

#41 Ad For An Eyewear Company

Potle09

#42 New Iceland Sports Team Logo Depicts The Four Mythological Protectors Of The Country. Landvættir

Pieroo1

#43 TP Holder

dittidot

#44 This TV Poster

Ferrari5746

#45 Minimalism Is King

TheSupremeNu

#46 Ben&jerry’s Call For Participation In Youth Climate Change March

king-inthenorth

#47 This Swiss Bottled Water

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#48 This Frosted Mirror Display For A Squeegee At IKEA

flawierbarbie

#49 Anti-Smoking Poster

Panda_911

#50 Adidas Sandals Ad

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