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How to design a School logo.

School logo

Every now and then, we come across logos, be it that of a shoe company, marketer, firm or school. Logos have tremendous power which when harnessed can brings lots of benefits to a school. Now the question: do you know its purpose and how to harness its power?

In this article, I will be sharing with you the importance, purpose, different types of school logos and their meaning.

School logo designs

A school logo is a recognizable, appealing and distinctive graphic design or unique symbol that possesses hidden messages and perceptions and shows the identity of an educational institution. It used in all form of advertisement and communication be it flags, reports, uniforms.

A good school logo creates a unique identity and image for the school. When people see the logo anywhere, they think of who its represents. An appealing logo with a good message is sure to attract students.

When designing a logo for a school certain factors are put into consideration. Some of the factors include: the motto of the school, uniqueness, name of the school amongst others.

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School logo sample

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Here are more samples of school logos you can get inspiration from

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School logo png

School logos are usually saved in the portable graphic (PNG) format because they are easy to read and very useful when looking for transparent background images. Logos saved in this format are quality resistant to compression and decompression.

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School logos in PNG are highly recommended for printing on products such as uniforms, exercise books, school brochure etc. Below are samples of school logo saved in the portable graphic (PNG) format

School logo ideas

A school logo possesses unique set of properties that represents the moral and values of an educational institution and promotes that institution. A good school logo must be clear, unique and easy to apply. It is the identity and image of the school and therefore careful consideration must be taken in creation of one.

School logo images

When designing a school logo, the school logo designer must put in place optimum combination off size, colour, and symbols to produce a good desirable logo. Also, the image file form of a logo is very important.

The form of your logo on a book material will be different from that on a school uniform or the website. The various medium in which school logo are used requires different image file. There are many file formats but the commonly used formats are

  • Encapsulated postscripts (EPS) file format:

This are graphic format editable only by the Adobe illustrator software. Files in the encapsulated postscripts (EPS) file format are also known as vector files. Logos in EPS format are easily used for large print e.g. billboard or as small as a card or flier. Also for printing on clothes.

  • Joint photographic expert graphics (jpeg):

This is a commonly used format. When logo is design in this format, the background is white which makes it suitable for office documents but not good for printed products.

  • Portable graphic (PNG) format:

They are easy to read formats and highly useful when looking for transparent background images. Images in this format are quality resistant to compression and decompression. This format is good for printing on products such as uniforms.

  • Graphic interchange format (GIF) format:

In most instance, school logos in the GIF format are moving image. It is similar to Jpeg and are used mostly on websites.

School logo app

School logo

School logos can be designed using user friendly application or software even if one possesses little or no skills.  Some of the applications that can be used in designing a school logo includes Adobe illustrator, Photoshop, Canva (mobile app), Logo maker etc. Majority of these application can be found on the Google playstore. You can visit the Google playstore here to download any school logo app of your choice.

School logo and meaning

A school logo possesses unique set of properties that represents the moral and values of an educational institution and promotes that institution. A good school logo must be clear, unique and easy to apply. It is the identity and image of the school and therefore careful consideration must be taken in creation of one.

 

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