An awesome DJ logo lets people know what type of music and energy they can expect when they come to your events. It also gives fans a way of keeping track of you so they never miss a beat! To help you find the right style, we’ve created a breakdown of the different types of DJ logos. Lemme hear you say yeah!
Angular design with futuristic sensibility
DJ’s that play electronic music have a reputation for creating futuristic environments. Lasers, darkness, fog, strobe lights and non-human soundscapes are all elements of the electronic DJ performance that allow fans to feel as though they are in another time and place. In order to brand that experience, you need a logo that also uses futuristic elements.
A good place to start is with angular, non-organic shapes. Angular shapes help to reflect our cultural path towards that futuristic machine-infused world which DJ culture embraces. In addition to angular shapes, laser-like colors and subtle glowing effects over a black background can work to represent the darkness and lasers commonly seen in dance clubs.
Stylish illustration with street appeal
In the 1970s, hip hop emerged from the South Bronx in New York City. The culture was defined not only by DJs, rappers and breakdancers, but by graffiti artists as well. Graffiti was an underground subculture that became a central part of the hip hop image. Today, graffiti-inspired art is used by DJs across many genres to let people know that they are old school, or from the streets. If you’ve been in the game for a long time or relate to that street mentality, think about using graffiti art as design inspiration.
Cursive and calligraphy with high fashion feel
We can’t deny that DJs are cool. In essence, they’re the life of the party. Many DJs like to play up the cool factor by wearing stylish sunglasses and designer clothing. If you are into the stylish and fashion-oriented side of DJing, think about representing your brand with a sleek cursive or calligraphic logo. This kind of typography has inherent flow and personality, just like you!
Clean and colorful logos with a fun vibe
Last but not least, we mustn’t forget about how DJs create experiences that are fun! It doesn’t always have to be about darkness and lasers. DJs that focus on the uplifting and light-hearted realms of DJing, such as weddings, pool parties and beach parties, need a style of branding that sets them apart. In the examples above, we see tropical colors, clean line work and charming illustrations. These techniques are all successful in letting people know that when they see you DJ, they can expect to have fun.