Mankind has always looked to the stars for inspiration. As a symbol, stars are recognized around the globe, and carry lots of wonderful connotations—exploration, wonder, achievement, brilliance, escape. Now imagine if your own logo could inspire those same stirrings in your customers.

With that in mind, why not take to the stars and design a logo that is out of this world? We’ve rounded up some awesome design inspiration to help you get started.

Classic five-pointed star

The five-pointed star has been used for millennia, across countless cultures and nations. It’s featured in a variety of places, including the American Flag, the star and crescent and, of course, the Walk of Fame.

So if you’re looking for a logo that’s instantly and universally recognized, start thinking about incorporating the five-pointed star. It’s a great starting point for brands that want a time-honored, classic feel.

Five-pointed star logo design
North Star Stripping logo by KVA
Five-pointed star logo design
All Star design by KVA
Five-pointed star logo design
GPS navigator logo design by faleksandar™ for htoomyintnaung
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Celebrity auction logo design by Terry Bogard
Five-pointed star logo design
Kindsters logo design by Diqa

Negative space star logos

You don’t have to restrict yourself to standard depictions of stars, however. Sometimes, it can be just as effective to find alternate ways of depicting star imagery. Look for an interesting twist on traditional depictions to make your logo stand out.

Negative space is a great place to start—rather than draw a star, draw around it. This implies the star without being too overt, perfect for adding subtlety and visual intrigue. It doesn’t hit the viewer on the head, but still gives the aspirational effect you want.

Star logo design
Park Clinic logo design by sheva™
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Logo design by ludibes
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Amation logo design by underthespellofmars
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Logo design by thedani
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Cstar logo design by brandeus
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Shopstar logo design by Musique!
Star logo design
Vivid logo design by sheva™ for Jay SV

Anthropomorphic star logos

Who wouldn’t want to be a star? I mean, not literally… stars are very hot. But that metaphoric heat is something you want your audience to feel.

Take that feeling and make it literal by designing a logo with a person or animal that is a star. Now you have a character that your customers can identify with, and hang all those great star associations on.

Star logo design
Comic Strips logo design by Sava Stoic
Star logo design
Reviewables logo design by dan.stiop for Dipen Javia
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Logo design by Desana
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Starfish logo design by stevanga
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LoneStar logo design by Point.0
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Logo design by emretoskan

Stars as accents

The star doesn’t—ironically—have to be the center of attention. Instead, you might use it to accent or enhance your logo. Add a touch of wonder or majesty to the image with a twinkly star, or even a skyscape.

Space logo design
Supergiant logo design by Sava Stoic for bensA
Space logo design
SpaceWhale logo design by Niko Dola for bcorrigan78
Starfish logo design
Logo design by Lassie
Constellation logo design
Referral.Works logo design by MartinJK for peter li
Animal mascot logo design
Elephango logo design by singaraja
Spaceship logo design
Spaceship logo design by MerGel
Aerospace logo design
Aero-UA logo design by Foontiq for giles.brandon
Outer space logo design
Nebula logo design by RedsquareE [ ]
Constellation logo design
Polaris logo design by Maria Nersi
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Crestto logo design by AM art for worldcanteen

Stars in wordmarks

For certain industries, it’s important to get your name out there, and it’s perfectly understandable that you want your company name to be the center of the logo. Pare down your logo to just the name to accomplish this effect. It’s generally called a “wordmark.”

Of course, this doesn’t mean that you have to limit yourself to boring ol’ text. Include a bit of starry sparkle to elevate your wordmark.

Watercolor logo design
Estrella films logo design by majamosaic for david cnA
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Star logo design by HeART for curtislee
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Logo design by Lassie
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Enspire logo design by Vi.
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