A few creative monograms for your enjoyment.

Canadian National Railway
Designed by Allan Fleming, in 1960.

Canadian National Railway logo

Designed by Arnell Group, in 2000. conEdison is a US-based electricity supplier.

con Edison logo

Frost & Reed
Designed by Atelier Works, in 2006. Frost & Reed is a UK-based fine art dealer.

Frost and Reed logo

National Theatre
More info on the designer and year in this comment.

National Theatre logo

Newspaper Marketing Agency
Designed by SomeOne, in 2000.

Newspaper Marketing Agency logo

University College for the Creative Arts
Designed by Blast, in 2005.

University College for the Creative Arts logo

London Symphony Orchestra
Designed by The Partners, in 2001.

London Symphony Orchestra logo

Rabih Hage
Designed by Hat-Trick, in 2002. Rabih Hage is a UK-based interior designer.

Rabih Hage logo

Victoria & Albert Museum
Designed by Alan Fletcher, in 1989.

Victoria & Albert Museum logo

Formula 1
Designed by Carter Wong Tomlin, in 1994.

Logo removed after I was contacted by NetResult, telling me I was in breach of FOA (Formula One Administration) copyright. To view the Formula 1 logo again, here’s the Google image search results for Formula One logo.

What’s your favourite monogram?


January 23, 2008


I’ll second the shout for the F1 logo. It’s probably the smartest monogram design out there. Although it is starting to look a bit dated, I’d like to see a revised version based on the current, very clever, monogram design.

Great new site by the way David.

Hi David, nice new blog!

My favorite (“favourite” for you Brits! – sorry) in that list is probably the USA network logo. Just simple yet perfectly done.

Another one of my favorites has got to the FedEx Logo…I am sad to say that I only discovered the arrow about 3 years ago.

Looking forward to enjoying many of your posts on the new blog!


Great Collection. I really like the NMA logo.

However, I don’t really get the LSO logo choice. Without knowing that its a monogram, it could easily be conceived as a drawing of some kind (sperm came to mind).

Cool Blog!

I’ve always been a fan of the F1 logo, it screams “fast”

I also think the LSO logo is awesome – very fluidic and symphony IMO.

The Victoria and Albert logo has to be the best! I’ve been seeing it around alot lately and I just think it’s perfect. So simple yet unique! Which is your favourite David?

My favorites… conEdison, Newspaper Marketing Agency, and Victoria & Albert Museum. The ‘NT’ in National Theatre is too military-ish to me, not something you would expect to see in a theatre logo.

Of these I like Newspaper Marketing Agency (NMA) and London Symphony Orchestra (LSO). I love how LSO looks like a conductor’s wand in action…

Of course, though not as well known, you could include my personal mark here, eh? :-)

Absolutely coincidental! ;)

Actually, you know that my last post was just in response to Brian’s Business Cards of Bloggers request. And while I’m REALLY trying to tell myself to update more, my current post may be there for a bit.

I’m new at blogging, but still think it is interesting that I found Brian’s post from a link on Jacob Cass’ site. And I found Jacob thru this site while participating in your recent Logo Design Love Awards. I was just honored to be included in the running.

Thanks again for all you do. Keep up the great work!

On the plus side I absolutely love the Victoria & Albert Museum logo…simple, classic and timeless. I feel the same way about University College for the Creative Arts logo. On the flip side I just dont get the London Symphony logo. I guess opinions are subjective though


Really I am impressed seeing your new website, its really useful.

I will also add some of your post and link back to this website. Is it ok?


The London Symphony Orchestra – Logo is brilliant! It’s the LSO, a conductor and some people even say it resembles the river thames :-D

Nice post.

Take a look at the NS (Nederlandse Spoorwegen = Dutch Railroads) logo. It is one of my favorites for a long time. Both a monogram and a symbolic representation of tracks at the same time.


I realize this is pretty old, but I only recently found this blog so I’m sort of catching up, I think the formula one logo works even better in B+W than it does with the red, suddenly the 1 (the white space) jumps out at you a lot better, whereas with the red I automatically see the red part as a 1… or is it just me?

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