This Is What Logos of 12 Famous Celebrities Would Look Like!
You know why so many celebrities have their own perfume lines or have their faces plastered across brand campaigns? It is because their name becomes iconic. They’ve created a personal brand that makes them instantly recognizable.
What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of Tom Cruise? Aviator Ray-Ban sunglasses…right?
Some celebrities become so much a ‘character’ in a movie that they are known more for the peculiar traits of the character they played than themselves.
So in short, celebrities are like brands.
- − They have their credibility in the market.
- − Their own unique image, fan following,
- − and above all brand equity.
This goes to show the importance of branding in today’s world.
So being a part of the logo design industry I had to think …what if celebrities were to have their own logo designs to represent their brand identity in the industry?
I selected a few of the big names in Showbiz and had designers create personalized logos that best represented their ‘name’. So here it is my two cents worth of celebrity logo design.
Check out my rendition of 12 celebrity logos and the rationale behind their creation.
1. Cameron Diaz:
Lips don’t lie…and in Cameron Diaz’s case, lips don’t shut! The slender yet gorgeous actress is ‘widely’ famous for her extraordinarily wide smile. Using the ‘C’ in her name, her personality is portrayed in her logo design.
2. Nicki Minaj:
The bad-ass rapping chick Nicki Minaj always sets herself apart with her vividly crazy yet oddly creative hairstyles. And the same is reminiscent in her logo design. To tell the truth, seeing her multicolored hair always reminds me of ice-cream. Yum!
3. Johnny Depp:
Johnny Depp, the man with a thousand faces. The talented actor is widely acclaimed for his versatile roles especially for getups involving hats. Alice in Wonderland, The Lone Ranger, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory… the list is endless. But one of his characters clearly stands out. Yes you guessed it right Pirates of the Caribbean.…Jack Sparrow.
4. Robert De Niro:
“I’m gonna make him an offer he can’t refuse.” Remember this famous line from the blockbuster movie Godfather II that won an Academy award for Robert De Niro? The veteran actor has starred in so many major Mafia films makes his name synonymous with the mobster character. His logo includes the chamber of a revolver representing the letter ‘O’ and a gangster hat placed on the letter ‘R’.
5. Lady Gaga:
‘Roma-roma-mamaa! Ga-ga-ooh-la-la!’ The eccentrically stylish Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta better known by her stage name Lady Gaga has given a whole new dimension to pop music with her contemporary works. Recently, she also raised her voice against anti-gay law in Russia by boycotting Sochi Winter Olympics. Her logo includes fancy typeface that defines her personality accurately along with an illustration of her face.
6. Daniel Radcliffe:
A skinny yet brave boy wizard, sporting a nerdy pair of spectacles, fights against the darkest of Sorcerers. That’s Harry Potter for you. Or is it Daniel Radcliffe? Aah…Tomayto, tomahto. Daniel Radcliffe has featured in all seven sequels of the Harry Potter movies which constitute almost half of the total movies he has ever starred in. That is why his logo design includes the Harry Potter typography and, to top it off, a wizard hat.
7. Tom Selleck:
If there was ever an award for the World’s Best Moustache in Hollywood, Tom Selleck would win hands down…unless the contest was for ruggedly handsome good looks (especially at his age). Tom Selleck has sported the finest moustache throughout his entire career aka the above logo.
8. Daniel Craig:
“The Name is Bond, James Bond!” For me Sean Connery was the best James Bond, yet to give the devil his due the current 007, Daniel Craig has made his mark in the action-flick spy sequels.
9. Miley Cyrus:
The rowdy country-girl Miley Cyrus just cannot keep her tongue in her mouth. Almost every photo of hers (including selfies) feature her ridiculously long tongue sticking out from her mouth. Miley explains the reason for this saying she is embarrassed to take pictures. Well after watching her Wrecking Ball music video, we really need to redefine the term ‘embarrassment’.
10. Hugh Jackman:
Tall, sturdy and charming…describes none other than our very own Hugh Jackman. The Australian born actor has proved his talent by being portrayed in versatile roles however we still remember him as the Wolverine. His logo design would be incomplete without his trademark ‘Steel Claws’ (inspired by the blockbuster X-Men Origins: Wolverine movie)
11. Justin Bieber:
‘Baby, baby, baby oooh’. The wonder kid discovered via YouTube is widely famous for his single hit song Baby ft. Ludacris. Till late 2012, the music video was the most watched YouTube video ever before Gangnam Style overtook it. My rendition of a Justin Beiber logo includes a baby face on a record disk signifying his claim to fame.
12. SPECIAL TRIBUTE – Paul Walker:
As tragic as the Paul walker car crash incident was, it is ironic that the person who rose to fame driving fast and speedy sports car met his final fate in the same fashion. No matter how many Fast & the Furious sequels may come, it just won’t be the same without Brian O’Conner. As a special tribute to him, I have created a logo that encapsulates his Hollywood journey via a silhouette of a sports car.
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