The A-Z of Monogram Logo Designs

Monograms are emblems used to identify and personalize.

And they’re used for more than decorating wedding invitations and your old L.L. Bean backpack. They can be used on everything from stationary, to clothing, to home goods, and when they’re designed well, they can elevate your style and your brand. From the fashion industry to the world of sports, Monogram logos are everywhere.

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“A monogram is your name boiled down to the essence, executed with graphic artistry.” Glenn O’Brien, Menswear authority & co-founder of Spin Magazine 

When designing a monogram logo for your own brand, you want to create an image that illustrates your company’s essence. Using letters and icons you can build a unique visual representation of your company, an image that helps consumers remember who you are and what you have to offer.

When designing your logo, there are a few things you’ll want to keep in mind. Here are 4 rules for doing monograms right and some logo design tips.

Download a free logo kit to help you get started. The kits provide all of the design elements you need to create your own personalized logo. Check out some logo kit examples and extra design inspiration below. It’s the A-Z of monogram logos:

A: Animals Icons Logo Kit 

The animal icon logo set is a stylishly designed kit of animal icons that is perfect for businesses that have an animal in their business name. The icons are simple and bold, and could work in many industries.

B: Barber Shop Logo Kit 

The barber shop logo set is a stylishly designed kit of logo elements created for hairdressers and salons of all varieties. Whether you’re into grooming, or just like hipster logos, you’ll love this set!

C: Corporate Shapes Logo Kit 

The corporate shapes kit by Framestart offers a wide range of simple, geometric shapes and configurations that can be matched up with one of the many arrangements to create an elegant, modern logo.

D: Dimension Single Letter Monogram 

The dimension single letter monogram series is a kit of beautifully illustrated letterforms that can be paired up with twelve different configurations and arrangements to create elegant, modern logos.

E: Elegant Monogram Logo Kit 

The elegant monogram set is a comprehensive suite of 676 hand lettered combinations of every letter pairing possible. Provided are a few different embellishments that you can use to create an attractive monogram based logo of your own.

F: Logo Kit designer, Framestart 

Framestart is a graphic designer from Berlin, who has designed a number of unique logo kits for Envato. Framestart aims is to build clean, effective branding, which is timeless and memorable.

G: Gym Line Art Logo Kit

The gym line art kit is a simple, striking set of icons for fitness, sports, and gymnasium businesses. Projecting simplicity and strength, this kit can be tweaked for colour and combination to make a neat brand identity!

H: Hipster Food Logo Kit 

The hipster food logo kit is a set of badges for food and beverage establishments – whether it’s a steak house or ice creamery, a bakery or cupcakery – you’ll enjoy mixing and matching these badges.

I: Iconic logos

Well designed monogram logos are iconic. Think Chanel and Louie Vuitton:

J: Jamba Juice

A great example of how color can elevate your logo design.

K: Kentucky Fried Chicken 

A notable monogram logo that combines letters and imagery to create an iconic brand emblem.

L: Little Guy Mascot Logo Kit

The little guy character logo kit is a free set of interchangeable illustrations. You can alter the colours for his hair, clothes and skin. When you’re happy with your little guy, work him into a logo!

M: Modern Monogram Logo Kit

The modern monogram set is a comprehensive suite of 676 hand lettered combinations of every letter pairing possible. Provided are a few different embellishments that you can use to create an attractive monogram based logo of your own.

N: Negative Space Icon Logo Kit 

The negative space kit is a simple, striking and elegant set of icons. Each icon makes use of cutouts to create a stylish look for your logo. Lots of text arrangement options make this a versatile kit.

O: Outdoors Badges Logo Kit 

This free DIY logo kit for creating badges and emblems is great not just for outdoors related businesses and organizations, but also ones that have a brand that evokes the outdoors and its atmosphere.

P: Logo Kit Designer, Pecellele Pencil 

Pecellele Pencil is a freelance graphic designer skilled in creating custom character mascot designs, logo, sticker pack and game UI.

Q: Quantas 

Not exactly a monogram logo, but this logo is a great example of how to use negative space to create design impact.

R: Representation

Monogram logos represent your brand image.

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S: Stickman Logo Kit

This little faceless character is a flexible mascot for service businesses. As a chef he can unveil cheese, cake, a hamburger and soup. He also fishes, cleans, fixes, mines and plumbs!

T: Two Letter Monograms – Duo Monogram Kit

The duo monogram set is a striking, modern, and versatile monogram logo kit. Use it for versatile applications and businesses to create a gorgeous brand identity!

U: Unique designs

Monogram logos are unique images that personalize your products and possessions.

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V: Vintage Monogram Logo Kit 

This suite of vintage monograms by Sztufi consists of 676 elegant letter pairings in multiple styles. Choose your combination, the right embellishment, and away you go!

W: Website design

Make sure that your logo is aesthetically aligned with your overall website design and branding.

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X: X-box

An excellent example of a logo that plays with letters and branding.

Y: Yahoo

This easily identifiable Yahoo logo design is simple yet bold.

Z: Ziamimi Font

An artistic typeface option for your logo design.

For more monogram logo options, browse Envato’s Logo Kit.

Jamie Frankenberg

About the Author Jamie Frankenberg

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