Japanese town logos

Alright, I’m not even going to pretend I know what’s going on here. Last week I came across this gallery of Japanese town logos on Pink Tentacle and have been amused, baffled and star-stuck ever since. Each municipality has their own simple, 1-color iconic logo.

No pictures of the town clock. No lighthouses. No “Welcome to Blah-blah” slogans. Just symbols. Clean, nice symbols. Man, how amazing would it be to see stuff like this on roadsigns as you bomb down the highway?

Absolutely beautiful. All I have to say on that. Swing over to this post to read the little story as to what these are.

4 Comments

  1. Slick!
    Very cool!
    Thanks for sharing.
    I love the one-colorness!
    -Reilly

  2. You should design one for Halifax or Dartmouth!

  3. I’ve seen these before somewhere, they are tremendous. It’s amazing what you can do with just 1-color, there are way too many ‘logos’ these days that are illustrations and not logos. Heavily illustrative logos usually don’t work at smaller sizes and definitely don’t work well in 1-color. These town logos put more ‘complex’ logos to shame.

  4. John

    Simply a stunning use of Typography to create a great visual. Agreed with Paul Pants on the complex logo.

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