Combine Your Initials to Create a Logo

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Real Estate Agent with Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., Crofton, MD 21114
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Have you ever wanted to create a personal logo?  The first option you considered may have been to create some artsy version of your initials, unless you have a name that just begs for something else (like Block, or House or Valentine). 

A google image search of my initials provided many examples of using MW to create a logo, including these:

 Model Works logo

 Monster Warrior logo

   Meghan Weir logo

Well, I came across an article today about this very subject in Before & After Magazine, Design a Logo of Letters.  The link should take you to the PDF file but, if it doesn't, just go to this link for Before & After Magazine and download from there.  I think it's worth bookmarking, because you might want to go back and look at the article for ideas whenever you do get around to creating a personal logo.

I always thought the right leg of the M (for lack of a better term) could flow naturally into the left leg of the W in my initials... or maybe they could be on top of each other, with the W almost like a reflection of the M.  Well, I learned that what I want to do is create a ligature, such as GE, ADT, Lowes, or Applebees.  ('Learn something new every day!)  It turns out that Monster Warrior and Meghan Weir both have versions of my first idea, and Model Works has another interpretation of my mirror image idea.

The article suggests (and shares examples of) shared strokes or almost identical strokes, lower case to upper case, horizontal or mid level crossbars, and many other creative ideas.  I think you'll find it a short, easy, interesting and inspiring read.  If you already have a logo of letters, please post it in the comments.  Maybe you could tell us how you created it and how it works for you.  If you don't, I'll try to find one using your initials when I acknowledge your comment.  This should be a lot of fun for everybody!

P.S.  Paula Henry says she uses the logoMaker.  I took a quick look, and you can try it out FREE.

Margaret Woda, Maryland Realtor

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Margaret Woda, Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.
Military Residential Specialist (MilRES®)
(410) 451-6245    mwoda@mris.com

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Rainmaker
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Thesa Chambers
Alpine Real Estate - Bend, OR
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I love this idea - I have been trying to figure out a way to use my initials - TLC - this is a great idea
October 03, 2007 11:04 AM #44
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Pat Hommel
Annapolis Plaza CB Residential and Commercial - Annapolis, MD
Annapolis, AA Co., Md. Real Estate Sales
Margaret,   Fun post - some very creative ideas here that you have suggested for various people.  I'll have to look into this some more.
October 04, 2007 02:28 PM #45
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Thesa and Pat - I promise to find logos made with your initials, but I can't do it before Sunday at the earliest... maybe even Monday.  'Trying to get my new blog site up and running and answer all of Adam's interview questions for his Blogging Sunday Blogging post.
October 04, 2007 07:25 PM #46
Rainer
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Kristin Small
RE/MAX Southern Shores - Myrtle Beach, SC
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Margaret,
Thanks for the information. I'm going to read the article now.  You left some good examples in the comment responses.
October 04, 2007 07:45 PM #47
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Pete C
TBA - Kailua, HI
Hawaii Mortgage Loan and Refinance
Great idea.  I'll have to google mine.  Thanks Margaret!
October 06, 2007 05:09 AM #48
Rainer
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Minnesota Home Staging Firm, Minnesota
Minnesota Home Staging Network~ MN's Top Home Staging Firm - Inver Grove Heights, MN

Very cool...might have to look into that.

Signed,

BP

October 06, 2007 10:20 AM #49
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Vicente A. Martinez
Prudential Douglas Elliman Licensed Real Estate Salesperson - Woodhaven, NY
Realtor, Brooklyn - Long Island - Queens Homes
Margaret, great site. I book-marked it and will be creating one myself right after this post. Thanks for sharing. Keep doing what you do and best of luck.
October 06, 2007 09:57 PM #50
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Vincent, here's one I found online for V and M - It is Vince Marino Plumbing

 

 

 

Beth - Of course the obvious one is BP - the fuel.  But here is Badger press

 

 

 Pete, here's PC Graphics' logo

 

 

David and Kristen - I couldn't find any ks, just DS for Discovery Science 

October 06, 2007 10:25 PM #51
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Margaret,   These are very creative, fun to see the combinations you come up with.
October 06, 2007 10:34 PM #52
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To the last commenter (now reported to ActiveRain and deleted):  I consider your comment to be spam.  If you have a menaingful comment to make and not just an ad, please feel free to participate.  You ideas are welcome, your advertising is not.
October 08, 2007 10:04 AM #53
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Thavisak Lucky Syphanthong
Lucky Star Realty - Eureka, CA

Great post and thank you for sharing!!

November 07, 2007 05:37 PM #54
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Krista Fuchs
Prudential Fox & Roach - Exton, PA
Chester County Realtor - (484) 459-8025 - Home Buying and Selling
This post is awesome!  I love all the ideas and can't wait to make one for myself!  Thanks!
November 07, 2007 06:56 PM #55
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Debbie

NF as a logo

December 01, 2008 07:49 PM #58
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Goodness, Debbie - This was a September 2007 post, and it was very time-consuming!  I'm afraid I don't have time to do any more of these, now that my blog is focused on other things.  But I only created a few of these myself - In most cases, I just did a google image search to see what others have done with certain combos of initials, and I'm sure you can do that.

December 01, 2008 08:46 PM #59
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Mike Schuster
I was reviewing this website and was wondering who creates logos with initials. I'm looking for a logo for my P.R firm. I want it with the Initials IH in a real classy way and then Image House PR to the side or underneath. Can you lead me in the right direction or create one for me. In return we can give you some free advertising or promote you or your company through our new website coming next month. Thanks Mike
June 11, 2010 12:54 PM #60
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Mike - I don't know any graphic designers, but this post sure does offer a variety of examples.

June 11, 2010 08:32 PM #61
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Travis Timmins

how about one for T T

July 21, 2010 05:21 AM #62
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Travis - I found all of these by simply doing a google search.  If there are any out there, I'm sure you'll find them.

July 21, 2010 07:26 AM #63
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Samir Bhatnagar

m looking for a logo with initials CL.... can u suggest something......????? i wil be really thankful if u could help me in this....

pls reply on my mail id asap..... its really urgent.......

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I'm going to disable comments on this post now because the last few commenters clearly haven't read the post or my replies.  If you have any questions, please do that and I suspect they'll be answered.

August 20, 2010 03:51 PM #65
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