Logo design trends evolve over time, so as a designer, it’s important to stay updated with the latest trends. Even if you work in another area of design and not logo design specifically, odds are, you’ll still have to deal with logos at some point, whether integrating it into a print ad or displaying it in the header of a website.

For 2013, the two main trends are the continued evolution of the clever, colorful, shape-modification logos that have a decidedly “social media” feel to them, giving it an energetic style. The other main style is a more refined, traditional and corporate style that brings a sense of elegance and sophistication to the brand.

Here’s some of my selections for creative logo designs so far in 2013.

Feldt Paddle

Houdini

Foxter

Coastal Financial

Borealis

OneLife Surf Couture

Moonwater

Spoilerman

Comet

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